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Hoover's Cooking

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University of Texas
American, Californian, Cajun & Creole
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2002 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722-2436
512-479-5006
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Home Cooking!

Met my son @ Hoover's on Manor for lunch. This is a famous neighborhood kitchen making some of the classic southern soul food Texas style dishes that warm the soul and fill the belly! We first ordered the ice tea and then got serious with the chalk board specials and menu items. My son loves this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
D L
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The woman at the counter was saying she hated her job. She said so out loud. They had the different salads displayed in a glass cooler. I asked about one of the salads and she did not know what it was. She said it was a chicken club sandwich ?!? I ordered the chicken club salad, waited 10 minutes and... More 

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Denton, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

OK, gotta come clean here. I have known Hoover for about 36 years. We go WAY back. We have stories about each other that will remain untold. But everytime I travel to Austin, I stop by Hoover's to enjoy the fantastic food. I have hauled family, friends and business associates to Hoover's over the years. And you know what? They... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Chicken, liver, okra, barbecue, pie, greens, butter beans .... you can't go wrong. Best food and the nicest people in Austin.

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Branson, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We made reservations for an art group on a busy Tuesday, and the staff at Hoover's was very accomodating! The atmosphere at Hoover's is casual and that made everyone in the group feel more comfortable. The Hoover's down home cookin' was great, and the wait staff were very friendly and professional. While we were sitting at the table, members of... More 

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Round Rock, TX
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The smell hits your nose before you even go through the door, gets your hopes all high and then the food lets you down. Now, let me preface this by saying that we were with a very large party, so this may have played a part in the temperature of the food (room temp) but not the flavor. Soul Food... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Hovers is gem on the East side of Austin. Don't stand in line for celebrity BBQ. Walk into the funny vibe of Hovers and get the real deal. Chicken Fried Steak, Jmacian Jerk Ribs and Chicken. Eat where the savy Austin locals eat, don't stand in line with the tourists.

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Williamstown
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173 reviews 173 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Our friends recommended Hoover's for a get together dinner. My husband and I had neer been and were pleasantly surprised. Staff were very friendly and efficient. You can sit at a table or booth. They had a regular menu plus blackboard specials. A lot of comfort food to chose from and a lot of sides which they call "sidemates". I... More 

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Austin, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Met my son @ Hoover's on Manor for lunch. This is a famous neighborhood kitchen making some of the classic southern soul food Texas style dishes that warm the soul and fill the belly! We first ordered the ice tea and then got serious with the chalk board specials and menu items. My son loves this place and ordered a... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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182 reviews 182 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Hoover's is a great Southern comfort food place, with some Texas touches. Our party had chicken-fried steak, Elgin sausages, fried catfish, and meatloaf, with collard greens, macaroni and cheese, creamed spinach, butter beans, candied yams, etc., etc. All were terrific. In fact, a vegetable plate would be a great way to go. Whatever you do, don't miss the cowboy beans... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had a family get together at Hoover's Cooking while in Austin over Christmas 2014. They had plenty of seating for a party of 8, and the service was good. We were excited by all the options for vegetables on the menu, and I ordered a plate of 4 along with a catfish fillet. The food was OK, don't get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2002 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722-2436
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > University of Texas
  • Neighborhood: University of Texas
  • Phone Number: 512-479-5006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?