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Threadgill's World Headquarters

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301 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 472-9304
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Food

I had not tried Threadgills so wanted to give it a shot. I ordered the daily special which was King Ranch Chicken. My sides were fried okra and black-eye peas. My drink was sweet tea and for dessert I had the Chocolate Ice Box pie. The King Ranch Chicken was pretty good and an average size portion... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Steve D
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Austin, Texas
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New York
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was fine ( we were with a group). But the taste of the dishes were so-so at best. Nothing special. I had the black and blue salad... okay... but not memorable. Margarita.. the same....wine (cabernet) awful. From our large group ( we did have a reservation) on a not so busy night, no on actually complained about the... More 

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Thank wkdwtch
Belton, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for the breakfast buffet. Eggs were very over cooked. Looks like yellow rocks. Brown from slightly burning. Potatoes...pinky nail size. From a bag. Not fresh. Bacon and sausage dripping with oil and overcooked. Don't even look at the pancakes. Silver dollar size. Not fresh. Fresh omelette bar...but the cook uses soooo much oil to cook the contents and... More 

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Thank mr_gamio
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chicken fried steak and vegetables were fresh and tasty! The service was spot on. It's big enough to go with large parties but organized enough to provide great service. The decor is interesting and will keep you occupied for hours.

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Thank JSSknows
Austin, Texas
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232 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had not tried Threadgills so wanted to give it a shot. I ordered the daily special which was King Ranch Chicken. My sides were fried okra and black-eye peas. My drink was sweet tea and for dessert I had the Chocolate Ice Box pie. The King Ranch Chicken was pretty good and an average size portion. The fried okra... More 

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Thank Steve D
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad to hear Your overall experience was what we aim for on a daily basis. Hope to see you at Threadgills again, real soon! More 

Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This has always been one of our favorite places to eat when attending events in downtown Austin, Tx. Recently we had dinner here before attends the Blue Man Group show. The visit didn't start out well; the hostess first tried to seat us at a table with several damaged chairs. We requested to move and were accommodated. Really, I don't... More 

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Thank Texasmom042010
Apex, North Carolina
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great staff with delicious food. I had the Chicken fried chicken breast with red beans and rice with scalloped potatoes on the side. Very Yummy! The atmosphere was great and they have live bands on the weekends. Janis Joplin used to sing here back in the day. Really had a good night out.

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Thank harley28356
Wimberley, Texas
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Sundays are the best days to visit! Nice brunch with good home style cooking and a great Gospel group that performs. Other days also good for the standard fare of chicken-fried steak, etc!

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Thank txsingleexplorer
Baltimore, Maryland
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90 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Threadgill's has good home-cooking, including fried chicken almost as good as my grandmother's! The restaurant inherited the memorabilia of the Armadillo World Headquarters, where everyone who was anyone (from Count Basie to Willie Nelson to Janis Joplin to Frank Zappa) performed in the 1970s.

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Thank TowsonLady
Missouri City, Tx
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Absolutely great home cooking. The collard greens and chicken were incredible. My wife had a delicious club sandwich. The atmosphere is fun.

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Thank 1Tim116
Austin
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Family lunch for three generations included standards like chicken fried steak, Salisbury steak and Texas caviar. The place is decorated with all kinds of Austin memorabilia.

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Thank DandDAustin
Management response:

Thanks for visiting Threadgill's and taking the time to write a review! We always love seeing families sharing great memories at our place. Come back soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighborhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 472-9304

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:30 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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?