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Threadgill's World Headquarters

#154 of 3,047 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
Closed now
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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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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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382 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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134 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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364 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try Threadgills out for the first time since they had some great reviews. Was quite disappointed in our visit. Pros: customer service, friendliness/attentiveness of staff. Cons: food was very bland and overcooked. Nothing tasted like it was seasoned. And that went for the whole family's meals, which we all had something different. The bathrooms were "clean", but smelled... More 

Thank Bryan J
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

We had heard about Threadgills so decided to try it. It was a disappointment. The server was very professional and courteous and the highlight of the visit. The fried chicken tenders were very dry. The asparagus was overlooked and pale and had an odd taste. The broccoli and green beans were very good, steamed al dented as requested. The salmon... More 

Thank RockWoman5
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This restaurant has been here as long as I can remember, and I have some fond memories of eating there as a college student...but I recently ate there with my family, and it was just "meh." The dishes all sound so tasty and comforting, but my food was just downright bland. I had fried catfish, hush puppies, black eyed peas,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?