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Threadgill's World Headquarters

#150 of 2,995 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South Austin
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301 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704-1226
(512) 472-9304
11:00 am - 10:30 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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San Antonio, Texas
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145 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a fun place to go if you're in the downtown area. I've eaten there a few times before going on the Congress Street bat cruise, which is based just across the street. Threadgill's serves good burgers, chicken fried steak and other stick-to-your-ribs dishes, as well as some lighter fare. I have also attended a Sunday morning gospel brunch... More 

Thank Divascribe2
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Threadgill's is definitely an Austin tradition, and the World Headquarters oozes local music history. Definitely a destination to take out-of-town visitors. That said... at this point, I think it's just overrated. The menu has always been limited, and I'm not aware of any changes recently. Nothing wrong with the food, and there's definitely something to be said for knowing you'll... More 

Thank JaceWhite
Denver, Colorado
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Threadgill's is a popular restaurant (sometimes with live entertainment) located quite close to the Hyatt Regency Austin, where we stayed Met a friend for lunch one day and for brunch on another. The brunch offers made to order omelets as well as a decent buffet and order from the menu items. Lunch also offered a wide selection of menu choices.... More 

Thank gregb511
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always enjoy Threadgill's. There's a sense of the Austin which is being lost there. Food is good, not gourmet, but solid and reliable. The jalepeno corn bread and rolls will fill you up before your entree arrives if you are not careful. Service is always friendly.

Thank Lars L
Dallas, Texas
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385 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Weekday lunch during conference downtown. Decided to get a veggie plate. After the super good yeast roll, the meal went downhill. I like my vegetables healthy, but these were cooked or steamed to downright tastelessness. I was adding butter and salt to everything, which I never, ever do. Another criticism was they put almost all veggies on the same plate,... More 

Richmond, Texas
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135 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food is average, but it is a great old Austin original staple. The outdoor music is worth going to. We had a wide variety of ages and need someplace casual to eat. We had 8 year old to 72 year old. Good options to choose from but the food is just average.

Thank lynneh201
Seattle, Washington
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Was dining alone, so I sat at the bar. The bartender was busy but helpful and attentive and made good recommendations. Wish that they would give me the recipe for their cucumber wasabi salad dressing!

Thank Francine S
Austin, Texas, United States
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I visited Threadgill's World Headquarters for a late lunch today and was anticipating a wonderful lunch just as I usually do at Threadgill's . We have been eating at Threadgill's since 1981 when we moved to Austin. Our waitress was just a little distracted during our order taking and forgot to bring the bread, making a comment about wanting no... More 

Thank Marcia K
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to eat if you're visiting Austin. Good food. Service is good. Good place to experience the "Austin feel."

Thank Powell P
Buda, Texas
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492 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

What a tasty experience. Been here several times with family and friends as well as by myself for lunch. Fantastic and historic place where famous Austin musicians got their start. Fantastic food. Good staff. Good parking

Thank daddymo2

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: (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?