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Old School Bar and Grill

#105 of 3,045 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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401 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3739
+1 512-722-6351
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,050 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't make too many places like this these days, with bar food and kind of a scruffy decor, but excellent hamburgers, that come in all kinds of combinations of add ons, fries all served in a basket...plastic flatware...plastic tumblers...looks like lots of beer to choose and a friendly iconic type establishment.

Thank PlatinumHoney
Freeland, Maryland
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163 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stoped in and enjoyed a draft beer while I ordered carry out for dinner. A fellow conference attendee recommended thi place - so I thought I would give it a try. Blonde Ale was delicious. Bartender was friendly. My chicken Po Boy with onions and mushrooms was very large and piping hot when I got back to my hotel room... More 

Thank renarr
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this place because we saw the 2nd floor balcony dining area. The atmosphere was great for people watching. The service was great and food delicious and reasonable.

Thank Joan M
Greenwich, Connecticut
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Stopped in for lunch. Many places on 6th street are not open for lunch so options were limited. If you want quantity over quality then this might be the place for you. No one finished their meal including the teens. In hindsight we should have split a sandwich. Unremarkable food...staff seemed friendly, I would put them in the cool dude... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

Stopped by this historical building on 6th St in Austin for drinks and appetizers. Seated up stairs on the balcony. Great location, and good views of the comings and goings on 6th. The margarita was very good and the specialty drinks looked tasty also. The most impressive was the chicken tenders on the small plate menu. Crispy, juicy and delicious.... More 

Thank cpjrxer
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Excellent dinner and delightful service. First time on 6th street, friend suggested I try this place out. It did not disappoint. My friend had bronze chicken that was served with amazing asparagus. Our other friend had a steak that was prepared perfectly and served with garlic mashed potatoes that smelled so good I almost changed my order. Had a delicious... More 

Thank Jennifer S
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We happened to stop in here the after NYE. We were lucky enough to grab a ticket to their NYE party which was epic. We will be back next year! Anyway, we ate here on New Year's day and the food was really good. The server told us that's part of the fun is how customers are so surprised how... More 

Thank BillsWillWin1
Alexandria, Virginia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Was here for a late lunch. Ordered the chicken fried steak-- both the menu and my waitress said it was the best in Austin. If that's true I will never order chicken fried steak in Austin again. It was greasy, not crisp and in desperate need of salt. The little hole in the wall takeout place I used to order... More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Highly recommended stop, Great staff as well! They offer a great location, friendly staff that goes above and beyond to make their guest comfortable.

Thank Michael F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

We've always wanted to try Old School and last week we did. The chicken wings were the best we've had since Buffalo. And who would've imagined that a 6th Street venue would have crem brûlée as its only desert.

Thank Gerald N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $18
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3739
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-722-6351
We offer high food quality and great drinks all while providing for a great old school feel and atmosphere. Enjoy our menu of food, cocktails and wine with our very high level of service.

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