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Threadgill's World Headquarters

301 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)
(512) 472-9304
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Ranked #307 of 3,122 restaurants in Austin
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: South Austin
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135 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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Rosenberg, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My last trip was over 2 years ago- what happened?!?! My pecan chicken was fabulous but that's about it. The broccoli rice casserole was disgusting!! My mom's fried catfish and scalloped potatoes had no seasoning or taste whatsoever!!! We won't be back!!

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San Antontio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The food was very average on this trip. We have eaten at this Threadgill's many times. The services was great, but the food was not. Not sure if it was what we got, but 3 out of 5 meals were ok, but not great.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great food, great prices, great service, great ambiance. Absolutely loved everything about it. Will definitely then if in the area.

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

One of the better Austin restaurant experiences we had during the week. It is a very large bar / restaurant / music stage venue with good food, good drinks, good service and good prices. This is probably the only restaurant with butter beans on the menu along with other vegetables. Check Threadgill's music schedule for performers and show times. Question:... More

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Cedar Park, Texas, Usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Have been here so often, tried pretty much everything on the menu. Never been disappointed. Thursdays special is chicken and dumplings. If you finish the first bowl, and you will, you get a second bowl free. All the veggies are wonderful, so many options, hard to pick just a couple. Chicken fried Steak is heavenly. Atmosphere is really cool. Two... More

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Round Rock, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Many years ago, my husband and I tried Threadgill's on Lamar. We had heard so many raves about it. We had seen several plates being served to other patrons and they all look scrumptious. Couldn't wait to get our food. What a disappointment. Although it looked good, it was bland...no seasoning. Okay, maybe it was a bad day for the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I didn't even know this place WS here. I was staying in the Hyatt nearby and was looking for a place to eat dinner. Luckily I saw it on Bing maps, or I might have missed it since its not too visible from the street. They have good southern cooking, and a relaxed atmosphere. They also have live gospel music... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Threadgills Armadillo World Headquarters is a fun place with reasonably priced good Southern food. We found this place by chance while vacationing in Austin which turned out to overlap the South by Southwest (S X SW) in March 2014, a music/film festival & trade show with over 300,000 people! Yikes! A ton of live music and lots of fun. Threadgills... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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140 reviews 140 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Then go immediately. For the two in our party for whom this is a major food group, they were gushing, no, overwhelmed at this selection--great gravy, beautifully breaded, excellent orca. If you are not, you'll find this, as at least I did, not notable. Good southern cooking but unremarkable, save for the large selection of vegetables. While I would not... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

It was late, average food. Didn't want to drag kids towards downtown. There was a huge crowd outside for the music. Inside not very crowded. Service was slow. Had to ask for some rolls for the starving kids. The steamed broccoli was cold, not drained well. Had the chopped steak, not much flavor. Needed some steak sauce. Large kids portions.... More

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