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Threadgill's World Headquarters

#149 of 3,008 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 - 10:30 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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Tyler, Texas
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Normally we are home for Thanksgiving, but my daughter was getting married during Thanksgiving weekend and we needed a great place for dinner. Threadgill's was a great alternative. The food was fantastic. Turkey was very moist and the gravy was great. Candied yams and the broccoli rice casserole were perfect sides. The pie encore of chocolate icebox at the restaurant... More 

Thank Jim P
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's 2 Threadgills, one north and one south. I generally go the the one south. It's spacious inside and room for lots of diners so sometimes it gets a little loud. There are booths as well as tables. The wait staff are friendly if a little rushed, depending on what time you go. It's open every day of the year... More 

Thank Polly O
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Threadgill's after finishing up a work conference at the Austin Convention Center. I originally went to just check out the place and buy a tshirt, but once I smelled dinner I had to try it out. I got ham, mashed potatoes and corn and it tasted like home. I'd highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Mindy M
Lubbock, Texas
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like comfort food and the feel of being in a cozy location this might be the restaurant for you. Our group had a hamburger, chicken fried steak and chicken dumplings. The hamburger was above average - a ton of fries with it. The chicken fried steak was a bit above average. The chicken dumplings were very good -... More 

Thank blandis2016
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188 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most of us had the "world famous chicken fried steak". We were all underwhelmed. It was bland. The batter got mushy. The food was not hot when we got it. The chicken fried chicken was good. The burgers were good. If I go back, I wouldn't order the chicken fried steak.

Thank LyndaBWaxahachie
G-Patch, Texas
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417 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Met up at Threadgill's before the UT/Iowa game for drinks and lunch and we had a BLAST!!! Amazing drinks, fantastic service, great food, easy parking, and the best people in all of Austin. Everyone ordered something different and every single order came out perfectly accurate. Glasses were never empty and the laughing and fun times never stopped. We went back... More 

Thank P5_Crazy_Train
Modena, Italy
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I took the most simple burger in the menu and it was so good. Beer and service was ok the restaurant looks reasonably clean but the restrooms MUST be renovated.

Thank Ragno22
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 October 17, 2016

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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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

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 October 3, 2016 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 

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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, 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: +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?