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#125 of 2,408 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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University of Texas
1.4 miles from Texas State Capitol
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Menu

HOUSE WARMERS​
Aus-Tex Wings
Pepper-fire soaked and then smoked.
$6.99
Queso and Chips
Smooth cheeses with a mix of smoked veggies.
$5.89
Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla
$8.49
Salsa and Chips
Smoked garlic and Chipotle make it great!
$3.99
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Parmesan and Swiss make this a great dish.
$7.79
Queso and Salsa and Chips
$7.49
The Sandwich Hut
Choose one of our House Mates with each plate.
Smoked Elgin Sausage
Famous​ around the world, but made here in Texas.
$8.29
Cajun Ham Po’ Boy
Deli sliced smoked ham grilled with Cajun spices, swiss cheese and served with spicy dressed lettuce and fresh tomato.
$7.99
Chipotle Chicken Salad Sandwich
Smoked chicken dressed in our Chipotle Remoulade and served chilled on a toasted Po’ Boy bun with lettuce and tomato.
$8.49
OUR GREEN HOUSE​
Greek Salad with Rosemary Chicken
Chicken Breast marinated in Rosemary and olive oil, tomatoes, cucumber, black olives, artichoke hearts, and feta cheese with a Greek oil and vinegar dressing.
$10.99
Smoked Chicken Caesar
A classic Caesar with homemade croutons, Parmesan and Smoked Chicken Breast.
$10.99
Grilled Tuna Caesar
Charbroiled with a Honey Mustard Glaze
$12.99
Garden Caesar
A Vegetarian Delight with avocado, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, black olives and tomato.
$10.49
Spinach Salad
Chopped bacon, egg and smoked mushrooms with red onion slices and seasoned croutons.
$9.49
SALAD DRESSINGS​
Garlic Buttermilk
Thousand Island
Bleu Cheese
Honey Mustard
Raspberry Vinaigrette
Chipotle Remoulade
SMOKE HOUSE​
Choose two House Mates with each plate. Includes pickles, onions, sauce and our hot bread basket
Pork Ribs – Half Rack
$14.99
Elgin Sausage
This is the REAL Elgin Sausage, made at the Southside Market since 1882.
$11.49
½ Bbq Chicken
We gently rub our Fresh Fryers in BBQ spices.
$11.99
Jamaican Jerk Chicken
We give it a little spicy heart and a touch of sweet before we smoke it.
$14.99
Jamaican Jerk Ribs
Garlic, 3 peppers and allspice are part of our blend of 15 herbs and spices
$16.49
CREATE-A-COMBO​
Create-A-Combo
Complement any of our Entrees with one or several of these.
SOUTHERN PRIDE​
Include our hot bread basket and a choice of two House Mates.
Chicken Fried Steak
This is a Choice cut of Beef, hand breaded to order.
$11.99
Lunch $+2.00
Dinner $+3.00
Fried Catfish
A​ ½ pound of farm raised fillets. We suggest our Mardi Gras Slaw and one other house mate.
$11.49
Lunch $+2.00
Dinner $+3.00
Charbroiled Catfish
1st basted with our lemon-wine sauce.
$13.99
Cajun
Lemon Pepper
Lunch $+2.00
Dinner $+3.00
Meat Loaf
We suggest mashed potatoes as one of your mates. True comfort food. Half-pound blend of Premium Chuck, onions, bell peppers and spices.
$10.99
Lunch $+2.00
Dinner $+3.00
Chicken Fried Chicken Breast
A ½ pound of boneless and skinless chicken fried golden brown. Topped with our home-made-from-scratch cream gravy!
$11.49
Lunch $+2.00
Dinner $+3.00
Ham Steak with Jezebel Sauce
Glazed and charbroiled. Try Macaroni and Cheese or Jalapeno Creamed Spinach with this.
$10.99
Lunch $+2.00
Dinner $+3.00
Southern Fried Pork Chops
Two Choice Cut Chops.
$12.99
Lunch $+2.00
Dinner $+3.00
HOUSE MATES​
Pinto Beans Black Eye Peas
Mashed Potatoes
Macaroni and Cheese
Potato Salad
Cole Slaw
Jalapeno Creamed Spinach
Buttered Carrots
Seasoned Green Beans
Caribbean Rice
French Fries
HOOVER’S JUNIORS​
Choose one of our House Mates with each plate.
Jr. Gourmet Hamburger
$4.99
For adult please add $+2.00
Grilled Cheese
$3.99
For adult please add $+2.00
Meat Loaf
$5.49
For adult please add $+2.00
Ham and Cheese Sandwich
$5.49
For adult please add $+2.00
Veggie Plate
$3.99
For adult please add $+2.00
Veggie Plate
$4.99
For adult please add $+2.00
The Elgin Sausage Wrap
$4.99
For adult please add $+2.00
¼ Bbq Chicken
$5.99
For adult please add $+2.00
Fried Catfish
$5.99
For adult please add $+2.00
BEVERAGE HOUSE​
Soft drinks
All you can hold
$2.25
Tea or Coffee
All you can hold Fresh Brewed.
$2.25
Rain Water
Collected, Purified and bottled in Dripping Springs, TX
$2.50
St. Arnolds Root Beer
A Texas Original
$2.50
Homemade Lemonade
One quart of the Tall Texas Quencher Fresh Squeezed Daily. The first refill is on the house!
$3.25
Arnold Paler
Homemade lemonade mixed with fresh brewed ice tea The first refill is on the house!
$3.25
ICE HOUSE​
Join us for Happy Hour weekdays 3-7 pm.
Featuring special prices on Liquor, Beer, Wine and Frozen Margaritas.
Buy a bar drink or entrée and the House Warmers (appetizers) are half price!
House Brands
Jim Beam Bourbon
J and B Scotch
Gordon’s Gin
Tito’s Vodka Made In Texas
Bacardi Rum
Sauza Gold Tequila
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Cajun & Creole
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good down home soul food restuarant. The chicken fried chicken, jalapeno spinach and mashed potatoes were all that. The peach cobbler and banana pudding could use some work.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed May 15, 2020

We just had a To Go order of the backyard burgers and they did not disappoint. I probably should have stopped after eating the first half of the burger but I couldn’t resist the great flavor. The toppings were plentiful which helped compliment the smoky...More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed February 4, 2020 via mobile

What can I say. That chicken from the smokehouse was on point. Perfect smoke, flavor, and just falling off the bone good. Service was excellent. Aaron was on time and on target with the service. You guys have something good going here, obviously. I travel...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed September 16, 2019 via mobile

Chicken Fried Steak, green beans, cole slaw, and broccoli was absolutely wonderful. I think the price could be a few dollars less, that's why I'm only giving 4 stars. I do want to eat here again and I highly recommend trying this place.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

If you are looking for a filling, tasty meal, then this is your place! Southern cooking with everything you could possibly want on the menu. It’s off the beaten path so wasn’t crowded when we were there on a Friday afternoon. Patience was our sever...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 1, 2019

We spent our family dinner Sunday at Hoover’s. Great Southern cooking (which my husband adore’s) Great quality, large portions, great price. They have great salad’s as well in case you are not into the Southern fried affair! Great service too. It was a very casual...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

Came here on the referral of a friend who has dined here before. Busy at lunch but all good. My son had the catfish strips and they were delicious. My cousin and I split two appetizers as the heat was oppressive and we wanted to...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 24, 2019

Orded a catfish dinner and it was pretty darn amazing. The batter was a nice corn meal coating, the fish tasted fresh (which can be hard for catfish) and you get 3 sides (and corn meal muffins) Loved the Caribbean rice and mac n cheese....More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

I tried this place for the first time with a friend. We found the waitstaff to be really friendly and helpful. The jalapeño cheese grits were amazing and the banana pudding cheesecake was to die for. We will definitely be back. Family friendly, laid back...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019

We were looking for local flavor while visiting and came across this in one of the many websites talking about local restaurants. The main courses were all very good. The sides were ok, but not really exciting. They did have a couple of very interesting...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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