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Hoover's Cooking

#231 of 2,944 Restaurants in Austin
#254 of 3,238 Places to Eat in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$
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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Today
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, Lunch, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 52
    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
Routine Meal

My wife ordered the four vegetable plate and could not finish it...the portions on the veggies are quite large. She found them to be adequate but nothing outstanding. I ordered off the chalkboard, getting the chicken with dressing. The chicken itself was tender and quite good. The squash was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
DougfmFortWorth
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Fort Worth
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
College station, tx
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Fort Worth
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My wife ordered the four vegetable plate and could not finish it...the portions on the veggies are quite large. She found them to be adequate but nothing outstanding. I ordered off the chalkboard, getting the chicken with dressing. The chicken itself was tender and quite good. The squash was the best of the sides. We found Hoover's from the staff... More 

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houston, tx
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great service. Delicious home-style food. A huge selection of entrees, salads, veggies, burgers. Ample parking. Good location. Ambiance down-home style, too.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 review
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
14 helpful votes 14 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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New Jersey
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196 reviews 196 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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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, Californian, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

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