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“Meh. It's a good choice if you've got kids to entertain”
Review of Freddie's Place - CLOSED

Freddie's Place
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Neighborhood: South Austin
Reviewed January 24, 2013

The food will fill your belly if you are hungry, but that's about it. Keep your expectations low - food is not the reason to go here. Go for their fantastic patio under some of Austin's most beautiful live oak trees. Get a beer, let the kids play on the playground and kick back.

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Thank Wendy C
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Good food, great outdoor area with games. Family friendly. A good place for large groups after work or a day at the Lake.

Cheers

Thank SailorDrew
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

The food is "meh." The drinks are "meh." The outdoor dining is BEYOND great. The kids can run around and play on the jungle gym. Dogs are welcome and friendly. Atmosphere is fun. Menus are hilarious. Waitstaff is is equally fun and hilarious. One of the few spots in town where you can sit under a beautiful, historic oak, be served a drink and a meal, and let your kids run amuck. Well, not amuck......but you get the idea. Great spot!

Thank Rhonda Z
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Freddy's is just awesome- the food is reasonably priced and it's the kind of comfort food most of us crave. The inside is fun with booths and tables- but the outside is really great- like being is a giant back yard with humongous trees - and picnic tables. They often have live music- dogs are allowed and it's a great place for families.

Servers are fun as you would expect in the South Austin area of town- and they run fast to get your food to you, here.

The drinks are good- check out the daily specials both on food and the drinks (once I went the manager was doing all burgers for $5 just because it was a rainy day). They also have a great happy hour where they will add tequila floaters for $1 or so.

Definitely a fun South Austin place to go!

Thank Mongoose R
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Do not go to Freddie's on a Tuesday night. They have this kid's night event every Tuesday and it was very annoying to say the least. Not only was the "Mr. Johnny" husband and wife singing duo awful but they encourage the kids to scream and run around like banshees. Twice I had to ask kids to stop running around our table. I later realized it was this Mr. Johnny's young daughter that he sends out to rile up the kids. Part of the act I guess but extremely annoying for diners who were unaware it was kid's night.

To make matters worse, the food was really subpar. I ordered fish tacos and my wife ordered a burger. The burger bun was very dry and the fish taco was served on a very large store-bought tortilla. The tortilla was dry and stiff. I had to smother it in sauce to make it edible. The ironic thing is, Freddie's owner has a commercial where he walks around with a shotgun shooting competitor's plates of food claiming it is no good. He ought to taste some of his own. Tacos at Torchy's down the street are twice as good at half the price.

If you want the Freddie's type of atmosphere but with better food and less noise, go to The Grove

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Thank Jan H
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