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Hoover's Cooking

#234 of 3,011 Restaurants in Austin
#262 of 3,313 Places to Eat in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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University of Texas
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 28
    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
Good for comfort food

Hoover's is an old favorite. The offer a range of Southern and comfort food and do it well. Most dishes has two possible portion sizes, so you you can eat modestly if you want to. It very much has the informal Austin vibe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Houston
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I visited on 8-15-2015 at 11:15 am. My husband ordered breakfast chicken fried steak and a fried egg, and a breakfast taco on the side. It was ok. I ordered a chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, and mustard greens. The mustard geens were sweet, I do not like sweet greens, and the green beans tasted funny. So I... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Don't know what to say except -- my diet went out the invisible window. Yep, right out the window. I don't want to encourage too many but the pudding was so amazing.

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Irvine, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Hoover's is an old favorite. The offer a range of Southern and comfort food and do it well. Most dishes has two possible portion sizes, so you you can eat modestly if you want to. It very much has the informal Austin vibe.

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Tacoma, Washington
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Went here several times while in Austin. Went looking for some traditional Texas eats. (catfish, oakra, mac & cheese etc) They don't really season the food but I got that.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Three couples visited Hoover's Cooking on a Monday evening about 6:45. The restaurant was not crowded and we had no trouble getting a nice table that sat 6. Parking was also not a problem at that time. Our waiter was awesome and had us laughing in short order. He explained that all of the food was fresh and prepared on... More 

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Austin, Texas, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is one of my favorite little restaurants in Austin. Country comfort with Louisiana flare. Ás usual, lunch was great: meatloaf, pinto beans, great fries, yams,... some of which is going home with me. Yummy!

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Round Rock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Okay, so I have been on a plight for a little over a year to find the absolute best hamburger in the Austin, Texas area. And this burger was good and I would order it again. The meat was flavorful and cooked just right and the bun was wonderful! I opted for the squash medley for a side and was... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The food and service are great, although it can be a bit slow, so go with patience, it's worth it. And the dining room can get a little noisy. The nicest people!!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Everything here is good. For entrees, I particularly like the Jamaican Jerk ribs, the barbecue chicken, or the Frisco burger.

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College station, tx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Yum Yum Yum! I absolutely loved this place. I was very interested to see how Austin would do when it comes to having some decent soul food, but they exceeded my expectations by far. The restaurant itself is not very large, which provides for that down home southern comfortable feel. The staff was decent, not overly friendly, but not rude... 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 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?