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Doc's Motorworks Bar & Grill

#291 of 3,036 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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1123 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-1727
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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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I used to love this place, easy going vibe, good food and great weekly specials. I was so excited to bring my boyfriend for the first time and it was incredibly disappointing. Our waiter was lackluster, lazy and totally unenjoyable. I ordered a sandwich which was supposed to be made on cornbread, it came on ordinary sandwich bread. Our waiter... More 

Thank GoldenGateGirl2011
Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great stop-off here at Doc's the other day and would recommend it for some craft beer/ciders and quick bites (highlights include the pineapple cider and the white wings- excellent!)

Thank KHilton1
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this place because it's dog friendly outside! And the food tastes great too. I got the beef nachos and my husband go a chicken dish with avocado, can't remember the name of it but we both really enjoyed our food. Its in one of my favorite areas in Austin- SoCo. I will be going back.

Austin, Texas
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152 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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 12 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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329 reviews
136 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

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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
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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, 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 78704-1727
  • 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?