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“Finally a great restaurant in southwest Austin!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jack Allen's Kitchen

Jack Allen's Kitchen
7720 Highway 71 West, Austin, TX 78735
+1 512-852-8558
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Ranked #9 of 2,990 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Austin, Texas, United States
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Finally a great restaurant in southwest Austin!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

People on Yelp have the nerve to complain that jAK is too far away. To the hipsters I say - fine - stay on South Congress and Lamar!

JAK has it all - great food - great ambience - great service - great drinks - and it doesn't break the bank to go there. One of the best values in Austin for sure. The appetizers are TDF! Go during happy hour and they are half off. More than once we've had an early dinner of appetizers on a saturday. Don't miss the bacon-wrapped quail and barbacoa stackers. The 13 spice pasta is very flavorful - it is actually pretty spicy but it sort of sneaks up on you.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fresh food, great drinks in a fun setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We are lucky to only be less than a mile from their location. Yesterday, we stopped in for happy hour, my husband enjoyed an IPA on tap and I loved my vodka, cranberry and basil martini. Their quail rapped bacon was excellent and so was a dish with figs, bacon and gorgonzola. Since moving close by, we would really like to try their patio, however, waiting for some cooler temperatures. Very friendly service also!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Food in South Austin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Jack Allen's buys local fresh produce. Their "Sunday Buffet" is like no other in Austin. Everything is made fresh down to their own pimento cheese!! Yum!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Better each time I go!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

The happy hour margaritas are inexpensive and delicious. The pimento cheese appetizer is terrific - I now have strict orders to always bring some home to my husband! The green chile cheese burger is big enough for two meals and the french fries are excellent - thick and crispy. Try something new each time - you won't be disappointed!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful patio dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We loved the pimento cheese appetizer, the wine selection and price, the quail appetizer and the shrimp tacos.

Visited August 2012
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