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Doc's Motorworks Bar & Grill

#294 of 3,045 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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1123 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Austin, Texas
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145 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food's good, service is good and the cocktails are fabulous! Totally recommend the Doc's Collins. It's nice to sit out on the patio if you're not that into sports because it can get a little loud indoors when there's a game on.

Thank VAHall
Angola, Indiana
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The outside appearance does not do the restaurant justice. I loved the menu choices. It was hot so just sitting down in a air conditioned restaurant was a place. We were greeted with great wait staff and served cold water so I was a happy customer from the start. We were all in the mood for a hamburger and they... More 

Thank Debi T
Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on a Thursday night. The appetizer pulled pork sliders were outstanding! The sandwiches we had were only average at best (the Lone Star Chicken and the Blackened Fish). The bar atmosphere seemed pretty cool though. The service was a little slow, but was probably due to a large birthday party that was happening and the fact there was... More 

Thank madi510
Chesapeake, Virginia
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink and appetizer to get out of the heat. Sat at the bar and the bartender gave us great service. Definitely would stop in again.

Thank Stargrl6
Sonoma, California
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

I had the fried avocado dish. It was delicious and so different! The atmosphere was very relaxed as the restaurant is located in an old automotive shop. It's a sit back and have a beer and some food kind of bar/restaurant .

Thank Nina3287
Ebensburg, PA
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327 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We stopped in Doc's during our walk through SoCo and had a sip and a bite. They had a good beer selection, and we we specially liked that they had local craft beers. Our server was knowledgeable and the food was quite good.

Thank Cambria5
Austin, Texas
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

This place really could be great. The location is ideal, but the food is terrible and the whole crowd is super douchey. Think frat crowd, but probably conservative and church-going. Stay away.

1 Thank Ethan W
Kent, Washington
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146 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

First the service was great. Friendly and quick. The cocktails were great. The food was pretty good. The ambiance was fine. The issue: cleanliness. There were two (out of eight) people in our group who got garbage in their glasses. A bottle top in one and foil in another. Gross.

Thank pjgrad
Danville, California
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228 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Came here to watch a basketball game on their big screen. Had the boneless chicken wings with buffalo sauce. VERY good. The side house salad was not very good (just (fancy) lettuce, one piece of tomato, packaged croutons and bottled dressing. More than 20 beers on tap but their only pilsner was out. Had a local pale ale which was... More 

Thank SandraBaja
Southlake, Texas
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504 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Less pretentious than it's nearby competition, this is a great place to while away an afternoon with a bucket of beer in the sun. Plenty of sun and shade seating. And as a bonus, the food is great, if not gourmet.

Thank annieb40

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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
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Pub, Mexican
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1123 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 15124489198

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?