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Threadgill's World Headquarters

#168 of 3,044 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 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Augusta, Georgia
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125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such a delightful, iconic place. It has been here forever and feels exceedingly comfortable. The brunch, the fried catfish, and especially the chicken fried steak were the definition of Texas comfort food, along with the fried okra. The decor is perfect and the ambiance is the same as I remember from college long ago. This is not to... More 

Thank Durwood N
Leander, Texas
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142 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I probably should give this a 5 rating. I enjoyed my meal at Threadgills. Service was quick, our server was prompt, the dinner was delicious - but my wife didn't like her meal as well - so a rating of 4. I had the King Ranch Chicken Enchilada casserole (for Minnesota friends, that is a "hot dish" meal.). Excellent. I... More 

Thank bruce w
Fulshear, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good veggies, nice burger and shrimp. Chicken fried steak great as always. Nice live music Durbin south. Y southwest.

Thank DanG1996
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was extremely slow considering that the restaurant wasn't very busy. The extensive menu made everything look very good, but when our food arrived cold and tired looking it was a big disappointment.

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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294 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the salad, I know most people don't go there for that, but the diet requires it at the moment. The fish on the salad was perfectly done and the salad itself was great! Also had fried pickles, liked them too although they we not on the diet either...

Thank GTrooper
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Home style Southern cooking. I had the catfish, Texas black eyed pea caviar, collard greens, cornbread - shoot I forgot to get the sweet tea

Thank BigHUGEfun
Lincoln, NE
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We hit Threadgill's on a Thursday night in January. They were not busy so we had great service. Our drinks quickly and they were excellent. There were eight of us and four of us had the "World Famous Chicken Fried Steak". Excellent choice. I am originally from Texas so I qualify as a semi-expert on Chicken Fried Steaks. This is... More 

Victoria, Texas
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127 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Our server was attentive and nice. The chicken fried chicken he suggested was so tasty and not a ridiculous size. It had tons of flavor wasn't bland at all with a nice crunch to the crust. My mother used to eat there when she was a kid and now I was able to take her and my daughter! 5 generations!... More 

Thank Lucretia S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Great bluegrass! Staff was very friendly! Wonderful fried green tomatoes.will definitely return for my gospel fix😊

Thank Caribu46
New York City, New York
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139 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I spent much of my youth at the original Threadgill's in Austin and stopped going for a long time because the quality was just no consistent. Visiting Austin with relatives, I wanted to take them to a good, southern restaurant and was told that Threadgill's was "good again". Maybe we should have stuck to the North Lamar location. This is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704-1226
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighbourhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-472-9304

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San Marcos
Austin, Texas
over a year ago

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