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Hoover's Cooking

#234 of 3,011 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
University of Texas
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2002 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722-2436
+1 512-479-5006
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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Austin, Texas
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572 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perviously this has been my go-to restaurant for Texas-Southern comfort food, so I have been waiting for the opportunity to try their famous Thanksgiving dinner for years. I was not too impressed with what they put on, and of the overall service. Turkey, Mashed potatoes, stuffing all tasted vaguely institutional. The sides that came with it were very small, so... More 

Thank JrMushroom
Wilton Manors, Florida
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307 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful Sunday night meal! Great service to accent wonderful home like cooking. Super veggies. Our table service was excellent and friendly. Plate scraping good comfort food. I have been here several times and always satisfied.

Thank randy s
Austin, Texas
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Three of us went for lunch. Had chicken fried chicken and chicken fried steaks. $10.95 each I think. Three sides come with each entree, and there is a long list of sides to choose from including mashed potatoes, salad, butter beans, fried okra, cole slaw, . . . Very friendly server and prompt service. Concrete floor, wooden benches and padded... More 

Thank Bernie_Texas
kenmac3, Manager at Hoover's Cooking, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and hope to see you again! More 

Leander, Texas
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The Leander Garden Club dined at Hoover's for lunch following a gardens tour at Case Mills Homestead. The food was delicious, our waiter was gracious and we were stuffed and happy. Definitely a great place to enjoy comfort food. The gardeners loved the sweet potato biscuits and the corn bread. Thanks for a lovely lunch!

Thank mmarshall15136
kenmac3, Manager at Hoover's Cooking, responded to this review

Thank you very much! I will share this with our Hoover's Cooking team! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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155 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Nice, savory flavors in the fried chicken. Could've been a little crispier. The meat was juicy and tender.

Thank Alis0n401
kenmac3, Manager at Hoover's Cooking, responded to this review

Our fried chicken is becoming a huge favorite with our customers. Thank you! More 

Austin, Texas
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Was here twice in two weeks both for lunch. Hadn't been here in a while and was surprised that the salad selections had actually become so much more. I ordered the Rosemary Chicken Greek Salad and it was yummy. I was impressed with the portion size. I really shouldn't have been, after all this IS Hoovers! but I was. My... More 

Thank AR1350
kenmac3, Manager at Hoover's Cooking, responded to this review

We appreciate that you shared your special date with us! Thank you for the kind words and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

houston, tx
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We'd eaten here last year and I thought the food was a bit better, but still very good and a def'n "do over". My wife's chicken was too dry, but my burger was very good. Large portions and more than fairly priced. we'll be back, for sure.

Thank cobra427sc
kenmac3, Manager at Hoover's Cooking, responded to this review

First of all, I apologize for the very late response. I usually get notified of a new reviews immediately. Did you let your server or manager know about your chicken? We should of corrected any food issues immediately. Thank you for mentioning this issue. I'm sorry your chicken was not prepared well. I will follow up with our kitchen manager.... More 

Tampa, Florida
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We wanted a traditional southern breakfast while visiting our daughter in Austin. Hoover's supplied deliciously.

Thank BrendaK3
kenmac3, Manager at Hoover's Cooking, responded to this review

YES! I believe we are Austin's best kept secret for breakfast. Please help us spread the news! Thank you for kind words, Ken MacKenzie, Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I've been a customer of Hoovers since day one and they have never let me down. Fresh ingredients, friendly staff and great location!!

Thank Ami D
kenmac3, Manager at Hoover's Cooking, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice message! I will share with the Hoover's Cooking Team. Hope to see you again soon! Ken MacKenzie, Manager More 

Bellville, Texas
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Always a family favorite, my hubby's family is from this side of town and this place is the best!! Great soul cooking! Always a must for us, best sweet potato and peach cobbler in town, hands down😉

Thank Missypooh323
kenmac3, Manager at Hoover's Cooking, responded to this review

Wow! We are blessed to have you as our customer. Thank you from the entire Hoover's Cooking Team! See you soon, Ken MacKenzie, Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cajun & Creole
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2002 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722-2436
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > University of Texas
  • Neighbourhood: University of Texas
  • Phone Number: +1 512-479-5006

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?