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Roaring Fork

#27 of 3,218 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Californian, Southwestern, Seafood
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701 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 (7th Street)
5125830000
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 189
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Comfortable

We were looking for good food with a casual atmosphere and we found just that at Roaring Fork. Our meals were delicious! Everything was flavored nicely. The deep-fried avocado special with pulled pork was a real treat! The wait staff was pleasant and no one rushed us out of there, which was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
gnptravel
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florham park, nj
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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346 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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florham park, nj
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We were looking for good food with a casual atmosphere and we found just that at Roaring Fork. Our meals were delicious! Everything was flavored nicely. The deep-fried avocado special with pulled pork was a real treat! The wait staff was pleasant and no one rushed us out of there, which was wonderful after a long day touring UT. It... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

A group of 12 of us girls had dinner here for my friend's bachelorette party. The restaurant was super accommodating and even surprised us by putting us in the private room even though we didn't reserve it. The cocktails were strong according to the group and they had a great wine selection. The fried avocado with pork appetizer was amazing!... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Very nice restaurant good food and moderate prices in Downtown Austin. Went to The roáring Fork with my cousin an AUSTIN RESIDENT. I dinitely would go back.

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Food was unimpressive, good and big portions. Prices were, high and menu was typical-fare. Nothing special. My burger was almost cold. My friend's porkchop was huge. Happy hour seems pretty happening.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Dined here for dinner with a colleague during a very busy business trip. Was happily informed of their assortment of locally sourced offerings. Really pleased with the selection, and while I considered one of their steaks, settled on the spit-roasted chicken. I was very, very happy, and now really looking forward to having a chance to try out their wood... More 

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Akumal, Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A little crowded even for lunch. Had to sit at a bar table or wait 40 minutes. How do people with an hour lunch do that? Ordered the aged ribeye. Very good!

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Cheshire UK
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Our second night in Austin. Walked in and got a table, although it was busy. Our server, Lorne, was great - just right, friendly and efficient. He sorted out my food issues very quickly. Well run restaurant with a good menu. Recommended

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was a great find, the room was nicely laid out with authentic Texan décor. The staff were very attentive but gave you space and did not rush you through your meal so they could

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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Roaring Fork....please come back to San Antonio!!! My friend and I were in Austin for a book signing and were both craving the green chile Mac & Cheese. We arrived at 3 and were able to order off of the lunch menu. We both chose the Pick 2. I had the BLT salad and Rotisserie chicken, my friend had the... More 

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Albany, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Menu limited for my tastes; ordered filet mignon. Ok but not as tastey as I would have hoped. Prices more reasonable than many in that area. service was fast enough

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 701 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
    (7th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 5125830000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Southwestern, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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