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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 #391 of 3,115 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian
Neighborhood: South Austin
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Florence, Alabama
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105 reviews 105 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Threadgill's Riverside Drive is a combination diner, meat 'n three, roadhouse, with a 10% touch of honky tonk with beer (in a good way). This is also a music venue -- think Willie Nelson, Austin City Limits, & gospel on Sunday! Great menu of home cooking with some good looking semi-seafood items. Large selections of side dishes & vegetables. Our... More

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Amelia Court House, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had chosen Threadgills based upon a review of its menu that looked promising. The atmosphere was very relaxing and inviting. But the food was not. The chicken fried steak was a huge disappointment. While it was "huge", the steak was thin and dry with an overwhelming amount of breading and minimal amount of gravy. The collard greens were undercooked.... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Squash, spinach, all kinds of beans!!! Heaven!!! Oh yeah and fresh made salad dressings...try the jalapeno honey mustard. A lot of these veggies and casseroles are almost as good as what my grandmother use to make and she had a restaurant in a small town in GA. Daily specials are great and this location has live music several nights a... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

HUGE menu. Southern, home-cooked food. A lot of space, so no waiting. Service was excellent. Food was good. Not over-the-top outstanding, but good.

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Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This place was pretty low key (went on a thursday night) and nice to sit back and have a beer. Had the sirloin steak and it was good. Sides were both great and everyone in our party seemwd to enjoy their meal. Would go back if ever in the area again.

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Georgetown, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Threadgills is an Austin institution. The music is usually pretty good, but the food is fantastic. It's home cooking like I wish my mother had made. Threadgill's is better than Mom's. I usually go for lunch. Thursday is Chicken and Dumplings day and is my favorite day. The chicken fried steak is wonderful and huge. The veggie plate is one... More

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Houston, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The venue was open, country feel and the food was home cooking and very good. The waiter was very friendly.

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Unfortunately the last two times I have ate at this location, the food was poor. It was either cold or dry, or under cooked. Also there are very few customers either during lunch or dinner. I think it's either time for the owners to invest in good cooks/chefs or close the doors. Sorry to see this Austin institution come to... More

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Austin, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Known for live music, I don't love the outdoor venue here, but the music is very good. Threadgills puts out some good food for reasonable prices. The Chicken Fried steak is some of the best around and large enough to share. What's missing here? For me the ambiance but I still like the place.

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austin, tx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It had been over 5 years since moving out of Austin and was looking forward to having a tasty dinner at Threadgill's. Unfortunately, the food was not what I remembered. It was not hot, the catfish batter was thick and unseasoned. The asparagus, wilted and not crisp. However, the service and ambiance was great. Just a little disappointed in the... More

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