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Ross' Old Austin Cafe

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$American, , Cafe
11800 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753-2147
+1 512-835-2414
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good44%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Southwestern, Cafe
11800 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753-2147
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ross' staff is warm and friendly. The salad bar was a little odd with large cut vegetables but the grilled catfish was excellent and the fries were crisp and tasty. If you are in North Austin on business, ignore the chains and go to Ross'.

Thank QuoteGuy
Reviewed May 1, 2017

We have been going to Ross off and on for several years. I'm not sure what has happened, but I never am there when there is live music anymore, and there just doesn't seem to be the clientele I used to see. Anyway, their food...More

Thank luv2travelMAP
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Always great and consistent. Owner very cordial and always knows your name.They have delicious breakfast and great steaks not to mention country fresh vegetables and salads. An Austin tradition.

Thank Judith H
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

The chicken fried chicken was good but the fried okra and soup are what our group raved about. The okra tasted home made and the beef vegetable soup was full of big chunks of beef (tender - not stringy) and veggies. Super nice counter and...More

Thank Brenda-Houston
Reviewed December 10, 2016

i had the western omelet and it was very good. a side of crisp bacon was also good. i will be back. very pleased. service isn't amazing but adequate. small place so they don't have tons of staff.

Thank wan001
Reviewed November 28, 2016

as I live on the West side of town. One day I really wanted a chicken fried steak and remember Ross. We loaded in the car and drove the 30 minutes to get there. It was as good as I remembered. Everyone in my party...More

Thank Me9247
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

First time here and what a great find. Great fresh food, excellent service, excellent quality and value.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed steak and pork loin which were both very good. Homey atmosphere. My favorite was their Mac salad in the salad bar!

Thank BrendaK3
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant served great Breakfast. The service was friendly as well. The atmosphere is homey. Overall, I was very pleased!

Thank N S
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Had the chicken fried steak, only average. The crust was different; smooth, almost like tempura. Avg gravy, mashed potatoes, and salad. The cheeseburgers, fries and rings I saw looked good, I guess I ordered wrong.

Thank Chris T
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Kelly B
May 12, 2017|
Response from luv2travelMAP | Reviewed this property |
Not really, I think option would just be salad bar.
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Restaurant Details

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American, Southwestern, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11800 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753-2147
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-835-2414
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