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Threadgill's World Headquarters

#147 of 3,066 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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Monrovia, California
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400 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two of our Austin friends pointed out and recommended Threadgill's as they were driving us back to our hotel. It is literally across the street, and was even a nice walk in the light rain early Sunday night. Enjoyed the music history, and we happily placed our order -- hubs ordered fried catfish, which came with hush puppies, and for... More 

Thank astrojane
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide book is usually spot on with its suggestions and recommendations of great food. This was way off the mark though with pretty average food which was quite expensive. I ordered the chicken fried steak which i hot sick of hslf way throug. The only good point is the greens were al dente rather than cooked to a mush.... More 

Thank Kristiana P
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had several friends tell me how great this place is and I can't understand why! I ordered the chicken fried steak, mash potatoes, and fried okra. The CFS had a thick, heavy, breaded coating that was not very good. The steak part separated from the coating quickly but was good. The fried okra reminded me of frozen, breaded okra... More 

Thank Monte O
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner solo tonight at Threadgill's, a shrine to one of the most colorful and creative era eras in the history of Austin and American music--when ropers and dopers learned to make damned fine music together. The walls are lined with photos of Texas music legends and concert posters from the legendary Armadillo World Headquarters. Most tables are filled with large... More 

Thank fortworthsketcher
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181 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a nice family brunch on a Sunday. Good live music, nice causal setting (but loud), and the food was good. My wife says the chicken livers were the best she ever had. Chicken friend steak, Texas caviar, and other dishes all were tasty. Good experience.

Thank plz2meatu
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017

When we arrived, we ALMOST left as the AWFUL GLARE from the Hostess was EXTREMELY UNINVITING! Soon a VERY PLEASANT young man asked if HE could seat us & began cleaning off a table for us. He ended up being our waiter too. Nice guy! He apologized for the SLOWNESS & sure did his best. The food itself was good.... More 

Thank Julie B
Toronto, Canada
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

Wasn't originally planning on heading here but happy I did after Congress street was packed. Friendly staff and great southern 'veg plate'

Thank S M
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Clean and inviting atmosphere. Waiter was prompt and courteous. Food was served warm and delicious and my tea glass stayed filled!

Thank V4067SOsandras
Deerfield, IL
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241 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2017

We stopped here for a drink because my hubby said Janis Joplin played here once and he wanted to see it. The bar staff was really nice and we had some fried green tomatoes that were really just OK to go with our beer. The staff were so nice. We said we were going to see the bats and they... More 

Thank irisarbor
Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 1, 2017

I have been going to Threadgill's since the 80s and this place rocks. I always order the the four or five vegetable plate--these vegetables are to die for--southern cooking all the way. Try the spinach, the okra, the mashed potatoes, the collard greens, the red beans and rice--any vegetable on the menu is delicious. My guy loves the chicken fried... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
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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San Marcos
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?