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Threadgills

6416 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78752
512-451-5440
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Ranked #172 of 3,122 restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Howdy strangers and neighbors, Welcome to Threadgill's. We hope to have something for everyone. Scroll around and find out the daily food specials, who is playing live at either location and order our cookbook, t-shirts or other merchandise. You can plan to have your next party, business meeting or rehearsal dinner surrounded by great food and hospitality at Threadgill's. Check out the menu for eating in, take out or catering. If you are so inclined you can read about our history and contribution to Austin's great food and music scene. Enjoy, and we'll see you soon!
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English first
Roswell, Georgia, USA
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Dined at Threadgills on July 2, 2014, due to it's close location to the Hyatt downtown Austin. I had dined at Jack Allen's Kitchen for lunch. I had the chicken fried chicken for dinner again. At first I liked the chicken, but as it cooled off, the "too much crust" began to become bothersome. I did like the "white gravy"... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The chicken fried steak and prickly pear margarita was amazing! I just wished I'd been able to enjoy the music from outside..inside. Will definitely visit again.

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Great piece of Austin music history. Janis Joplin performed here early in her career. You can read about her & others who performed here in displays by the entrance. Funky Austin diner décor. Excellent, friendly service. There is a live-music Bluegrass Brunch on Sundays which is great fun. Try to make a reservation, though, as it is always popular. Most... More

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Longmont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I had wanted to stop by Georges in Waco and introduce my son to a real Texas Chicken Fried Steak. We were running late and wanted to get into Austin so we passed it by. Upon arriving in Austin, I asked the concierge where we could get good chicken fried steak and he did not even hesitate. He said Threadgills... More

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Ingram, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Three of us went to Threadgill's, just after 1 p. m, Wednesday, July 9. We were politely seated, had drinks brought, ordered: one Wednesday special, one patty melt, one popcorn shrimp. Sounds simple. There were only a few customers in our area. We waited almost an hour for our meal, although waitperson assured us several times that our order was... More

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Fleet, Hampshire
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297 reviews 297 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Enjoyed my breakfast at Threadgill's and especially liked the atmosphere. Lots of Janis Joplin memorabilia / photos etc. Pretty good choice of food and we were helped along by a live band Certainbly worth a visit if you are in that part of Austin.

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Austin, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Used to be a great place to eat but it has gone downhill big time. Vegetable plates are now poorly prepared as are the daily specials. The place is trying to live on its past reputation. Kenneth Threadgill is turning over in his grave.

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San Angelo, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

First, the restaurant is excellent for home cooking comfort food. Atmosphere is music based, laid back and comfortable. Staff attentive, well tattooed, smart. Outdoor music venue is very good, stage and mixing boards professional, sound great.

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Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Whilst arranging a group dinner to meet friends, during a quick visit to Austin, it was suggested to eat here. Although I'm familiar with Janis Joplin, and that era of music, I'm not exactly a fan, but I have to admit that it was a fun night out - regardless of the history of the location or not. We had... More

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USA
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

OMG, the absolute best restaurant so far in Austin!!! Home cooked style Texas meal delicious, easy one the stomach and the wallet. Well worth the visit :0)

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