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“True to form... Definitely Austin!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Magnolia Cafe South

Magnolia Cafe South
1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3503
512-445-0000
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Ranked #84 of 3,160 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“True to form... Definitely Austin!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Breakfast burritos & pancakes... Great variety and hearty. 4 types of pancakes to choose from and bring an appetite, they are huge!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We were fortunate to arrive at a non-peak time. I've heard the Magnolia can get crowded. I had the Baton Rouge Salad, blackened fish served on a green salad with bell peppers, tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese and pecans. Great flavor combination. Staff was efficient and friendly.

Visited March 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Terrible.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stopped in here because it was a couple blocks away from where we were staying. We'd looked at some reviews online and decided to go even though the reviews were mixed. What a mistake! It was about 6 or 7:00 on a Friday. The place wasn't very crowded, so the service should've been better. We ordered enchiladas, which you'd think would be pretty simple. Sadly, it was obvious that they'd microwaved the food. The tortillas were dry and crunchy and impossible to cut. How hard would it be to put tortillas on a flattop and heat them up? There was also virtually no chicken in it. They must've gotten an extra shipment of red peppers, because the vegetarian enchiladas were 90% red peppers. The beans and rice tasted liked they came out of a can and were microwaved. We couldn't finish the meal. It was honestly one of the worst I've ever had.

Maybe this the kind of place you only go for breakfast, but I wouldn't try it after the terrible experience we had here.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Super place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Very happy to have discovered such an interesting place. Food and ambiance are very good. I do recommend stopping by for breakfast.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This place is out of this world. It's unbelievably awesome. Our waiter was Randy. He suggested five items off the menu which we all ordered. It was all great and we'll worth it. I wish I was local so I can go there all the time

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