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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 #423 of 3,153 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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Rockport, Texas, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Comfort food followed by some great music. Who could ask for more. Chicken fried steaks with gravy and mashed potatoes. Not exactly haute cuisine. But, definately the stuff that makes life worth living. Then, mosey outside and listen to some really good music. That's Austin. That's the stuff that makes for great memories.

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Austin, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

As a local I am getting a little tired of the same old menu. However this is still a great place to bring out of town visitors. The staff is incredible and the atmosphere is fun. I only wish there was live music more than only a few times a week.

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Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We had a great meal (SO. MUCH. FOOD!). Authentic home-cooked food and loved the ambiance and all the cool old signs and knick knacks around the restaurant. Great, friendly service!

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Bridgeport, CT
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I was in Austin for a conference, and a small group decided to meet at Threadgills for lunch. The choices are good, but the food is just okay. I ordered fried catfish; the coating was tasteless and unseasoned, while the thin strip of fish inside was too hot to eat. Sides were actually quite good--cheesy grits (can't get 'em at... More 

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Ontario
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107 reviews 107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Nice place. I got a giant chicken fried steak that was huge. I couldn't stop eating it as it was so tasty. Super friendly staff.

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
416 helpful votes 416 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

I stumbled across Threadgill's while in Austin for the the F1 Grand Prix - my hotel was nearby, and the music sounded good (it was Deadeye, I later discovered). Despite being a Saturday night, I was seated right away - opposite a big painting of all the artistes that had played there - it is quite an impressive list. The... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Had the famous chicken fried steak. It was similar to a large version of what you got in the high school cafeteria. Definitely tough and cold. I used to go to the Lamar location and this is certainly not the same food.

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Florence, Alabama
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109 reviews 109 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 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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Additional Information about Threadgill's World Headquarters

Address: 301 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: (512) 472-9304
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian

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