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Threadgill's World Headquarters

#160 of 3,043 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South Austin
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301 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704-1226
+1 512-472-9304
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Home style Southern cooking. I had the catfish, Texas black eyed pea caviar, collard greens, cornbread - shoot I forgot to get the sweet tea

Thank BigHUGEfun
Lincoln, NE
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hit Threadgill's on a Thursday night in January. They were not busy so we had great service. Our drinks quickly and they were excellent. There were eight of us and four of us had the "World Famous Chicken Fried Steak". Excellent choice. I am originally from Texas so I qualify as a semi-expert on Chicken Fried Steaks. This is... More 

Victoria, Texas
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127 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our server was attentive and nice. The chicken fried chicken he suggested was so tasty and not a ridiculous size. It had tons of flavor wasn't bland at all with a nice crunch to the crust. My mother used to eat there when she was a kid and now I was able to take her and my daughter! 5 generations!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great bluegrass! Staff was very friendly! Wonderful fried green tomatoes.will definitely return for my gospel fix😊

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New York City, New York
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138 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent much of my youth at the original Threadgill's in Austin and stopped going for a long time because the quality was just no consistent. Visiting Austin with relatives, I wanted to take them to a good, southern restaurant and was told that Threadgill's was "good again". Maybe we should have stuck to the North Lamar location. This is... More 

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Austin, Texas
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Place is ok. Nothing fancy. Food was good and service was great. Typical southern fried food. Was within walking distance of hotel we were in so it was easy to get to. No wait and good service

Thank SportsFanatic12
Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

We gathered at Threadgill's prior to a show at the Long Center. Hadn't been to this long-time Austin eatery in a while. Three out of four of us were disappointed with the food quality. Mine was greasy, the others were "not warm" veggies, and a limp salad. Too bad, might go to see music, but won't eat there.

Thank cjb055
San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We stopped by for a drink and happen to catch happy hour. Super fun place and a great, friendly wait staff!

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Austin, Texas
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

Considered an institution in Austin. Great ambience. Good southern style food. Went for office lunch. My colleagues highly recommend their chicken fried steak & sides. I had oyster po-boy with sweet potato fries which was real good.

Thank Nakstrani
Pflugerville, Texas
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186 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

I've been going to Threadgill's ever since I moved to Austin 10 years ago. Of course, the music makes this a must-see place, but we were recently there for a quick meal before a show at the nearby Long Center. The service was excellent and the food was good. However, the food presentation seems to have slipped a bit. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:30 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 - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704-1226
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighborhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-472-9304

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