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Kerbey Lane Cafe

2700 S Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704-4708 (South Austin)
(512) 445-4451
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Ranked #226 of 3,120 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Vegetarian, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: South Austin
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McKinney, Texas, United States
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119 reviews 119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

OK, so when you visit Austin, you "gotta go to Kerby Lane." While I generally love "institution" establishments, this one missed the mark. Pros: Great queso, hands down Cons: Service was sporadic and food was slow, even during a non-rush time of day Food was definitely average diner fare. Once was enough. Been there, done that!

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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Kerby Lane has been an Austin staple for many years, and there’s a number of locations in the area, so there’s always one close to you. Like any business, when the opportunity presents itself, they will move to a better location. This was my first visit to this location on South Lamar. Located in a strip center, it was easy... More

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Dallas, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I visited Austin over the weekend and went to the Kerbey Lane Cafe location on South Lamar. I was there before 7AM on a Sunday...which looks to be off-peak as there was only one other customer in their at that hour on the weekend. I had gone to the other local chain of Magnolia Cafe the day before...similar breakfast items... More

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Northbrook, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My fiance and I were visiting a friend in Austin. He told us that we should visit Kerbey Lane Cafe as it is one of the best breakfast restaurants in Austin. We were not disappointed! We came there at around 11am and the wait was pretty long (we waited about 20 minutes). Once we were seated, our waitress served us... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I am an old customer of this restaurant in Austin, Texas, but I had an inedible experience last night. I have not sent a meal back at a restaurant in 20 years, but two bites of this miserable slop was enough to ruin my entire evening. I was taking an elderly friend out for a couple of beers and dinner... More

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San Antonio, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Went here for dinner during the week. Waitress was Barbara. Was very personable. She gave us great suggestions in what to eat. I had the Greek chicken. It is everything and more. It is a lighter way to eat Greek. Chicken was moist. Hummus was flavored perfectly. Do not remove anything from this meal. The cooked spinach, grilled chicken, olives,... More

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Austin, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Kerbey Lane Cafe is an Austin gem. It is a home grown restaurant that started in a little house on Kerbey lane near downtown Austin. They are still owned by the founder's family and have expanded all over Austin. The food is amazing, well prepared and always creative. They strive to preserve the "Keep Austin Weird" phrase.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Blueberry pancakes, crisp bacon, amazing service. I am sure their other food is great- but I can never get anything else here. And all the servers are "Austin weird" in the best sense- so nice to all!

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Austin, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I was there just the other day for lunch, and found the Ahogada sandwich on their seasonal menu, and it was out of this world delicious! It's a pork carnitas, avocado, asadero cheese, red onions Panini sandwich in a bowl of thick tomato lime soup ('jus)! It says you'll need a fork and a spoon to eat and they ain't... More

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San Marcos, TX
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69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Every time I go to the south Lamar Half Price Books store (located next door to this place), I make an effort to go hungry so I can stop here for a meal. The place is Austin in a nutshell, right down to the occasional dogs you see lying next to some of the diners' tables and the liberal feel... More

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