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Hudson's on the Bend

3509 Ranch Rd 620 N, Austin, TX 78734
(512) 266-1369
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Ranked #47 of 3,120 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I drive by this place most days and the smells of the wood grilled food is amazing. We have eaten here 3 times in the past few years and it's always special. It is rather pricey, but we leave feeling like it was worth it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Drove from Driftwood to celebrate with family. Closed and no one around at 6pm. Tried making reservation and recording said we're busy with customers. We tried all afternoon.

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Houston, Texas
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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My girlfriend and I come here rather often when we come out to the Lake and it never fails to impress. It certainly isn't cheap, but you're not going to some overpriced, restaurant-of-the-month fusion place that you'll forget about a week later and will be gone in 6 months. Rather you're getting high quality food that's truly excellent. There's plenty... More

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Austin, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Before my son became vegan, we counted 12 animals that have their lives for our last meal there-and it was an amazing celebration of food down to the rattlesnake cakes. More recently, my husband & I celebrated an anniversary with dinner at this, his favorite restaurant It was hard to contain my rapture with the presentations of the food and... More

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Tampa, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

An amazing dining experience with very friendly staff. The dishes were amazing and well portioned. The elk and duck were perfectly prepared; tender, very flavorful and the sauces complimented each dish to enhance the natural flavors of each. The extensive wine list was great with a variety of price points to fit most budgets.

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Bonner Springs
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

When they say hill country cuisine, I was not sure what to expect. It essentially means that they use local game in a large portion of their dishes. The entrees were creative and very good. They update their menu quite often so it is worth checking it out several times a year for the seasonal changes. The deserts were very... More

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Austin, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

...and this place has not changed; I am "definitely" not a fan of their entrees. The atmosphere is lovely but the dress code (for Austin) needs to be "stepped up" for such an expensive restaurant! The wine expert did not give me a choice that even closely resembled what I would like in a white; their barbeque sauce is still... More

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Spring Lake, North Carolina, United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We enjoyed a nice Father's Day dinner at Hudson's. Although it's rated fairly highly in Austin it is easy to get a reservation. The decorations, outdoor swing and garden are uniquely Austin! Be prepared for very good food in very small portions. There are a plethora of wines and the chef will cook any way to meet your needs (gluten... More

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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Jose's just got replaced. Hudson's on the bend was phenomenal. Their dishes are creative, interesting, and delicious. Of all the places we have visited in Austin, I think this restaurant offers the best of what Texas cuisine can be. First of all, what restaurant can go wrong that has their own extensive herb garden right outside the door in their... More

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Sulphur, Louisiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I enjoyed the evening with friends and colleges hosted by three manufacturers. There was plenty of room set aside for 32 of us that enjoyed a trio of appetizers that included rattle snake stuffed mushrooms, bacon wrapped duck breast skewers, and their crunchy shrimp all served with their own special sauce and all were extremely good. Of those setting close... More

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