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Hoover's Cooking

#199 of 3,047 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
University of Texas
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2002 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722-2436
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So I found this place by googling "best chicken fried steak Austin". Decided to give them a try while in Austin overnight for a concert. Popped in around 2pm, hostess was pleasant and seated us quickly. It was a slow afternoon. Plenty of options on the menu to satisfy just about any taste bud. I had the chicken fried steak... More 

Thank Adrianna80
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

If you're looking for some Southern comfort food, this is the place! It's apparently been around forever, and going strong. We arrived around 12:30 to a full house, but was able to find a small table by the front for 2. The servers were friendly and attentive. I ordered the chicken fried steak (highly recommended on a foodie web site)... More 

Thank Chestnutmash
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89 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Interesting menus choices but allow time because everything is v e r y s l o w .. traditional egg dishes and breakfast tacos and excellent pancakes

Thank raven40
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

It was awesome. I had the muffuletta sandwich and fried okra. Delicious. I would definitely recommend trying out Hoover's.

Thank Bren1959
Somerset, Texas
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

First time ever to eat at this restaurant in Austin, Texas. there were 4 of us together, walked in and was seated immediately. Waiter was right at our table to take our drink orders. He explained Hoover's way of serving customers and about the freshness and preparation of the food we would be served. He suggested an appetizer which was... More 

Thank charlest156
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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294 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

All good Southern cooking restaurants boast they are the best. I was invited to this spot for a business lunch and it was amazing. The ribs were tender and plentiful. I enjoyed the okra and tomato, corn on the cob, and creamed spinach as my sides. I left feeling satisfied and not stuffed as so many of these cooking establishments... More 

1 Thank Steve S
Harlingen, Texas
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176 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

It's been many years since I've been here. It was good then so we decided to try it again since we were in the area. Just as good as I remembered. Three of us at the table. Place was busy for lunch; service excellent - well done, Todd! I had a New Orleans muffuletta, my wife a Caesar salad with... More 

Thank billb1959
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Our party of ten were all very happy with our meals. Being from New Jersey, I do not get too many opportunities to have chicken-fried steak. This version was by far the best I've ever eaten. Warning, though...stay away from the soggy green beans.

1 Thank lestroyens
Austin, Texas
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435 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

We were on the East side and decided to go back to a place we hadn't been in awhile. I want to give our server Tyler a huge thank you and she deserves 10 stars! She was amazing. She was friendly, she was attentive but not in our face. Great spirit. Overall a wonderful experience because of Tyler. THANK YOU.... More 

Thank Me9247
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

The food was so good! I had the ham with jezabel sauce and 3 (yes, 3) vegetables. The entire meal was very good. The service was a little slow but the butter beans and tomatoes and okra made up for it. I highly recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank Patricia M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cajun & Creole
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2002 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722-2436
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > University of Texas
  • Neighborhood: University of Texas
  • Phone Number: 512-479-5006

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