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“Great Old Standards Plus New and Healthy Choices” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Threadgills

Threadgills
Ranked #210 of 3,668 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Howdy strangers and neighbors, Welcome to Threadgill's. We hope to have something for everyone. Scroll around and find out the daily food specials, who is playing live at either location and order our cookbook, t-shirts or other merchandise. You can plan to have your next party, business meeting or rehearsal dinner surrounded by great food and hospitality at Threadgill's. Check out the menu for eating in, take out or catering. If you are so inclined you can read about our history and contribution to Austin's great food and music scene. Enjoy, and we'll see you soon!
Austin, Texas
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Old Standards Plus New and Healthy Choices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Yes, they serve good chicken fried steak and other Austin traditions, but they've added pecan-crusted chicken (delicious), and other interesting choices. Friendly service, moderate prices, and seconds on vegetables (including some great soups) make Threadgills a continuing favorite.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark A
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Roswell, Georgia, USA
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Threadgills for dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Dined at Threadgills on July 2, 2014, due to it's close location to the Hyatt downtown Austin. I had dined at Jack Allen's Kitchen for lunch. I had the chicken fried chicken for dinner again. At first I liked the chicken, but as it cooled off, the "too much crust" began to become bothersome. I did like the "white gravy" better than Jack Allen's.

We arrived about 6:30 pm and it seemed they were already in the process of shutting down. They had a very limited area where they wanted us to sit, most of the dining area was closed or closing.

Waitress was helpful, given limitations, it appeared, given or imposed her by restaurant management. Just about each question we asked, she had to go check.

By the clientele, you could tell there we other diners who had been going to Threadgills for a number of years. As it is downtown, it seems to not match with the present demographics of the area, which only a few blocks away, is under major construction.

Between Threadgills and Jack Allen's not comparison. J.A.'s is better on all counts, except for the gravy. But if you are a Texan, or a Austin local, they must like jalapeno infused gravy.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank Thomas W
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

The chicken fried steak and prickly pear margarita was amazing! I just wished I'd been able to enjoy the music from outside..inside. Will definitely visit again.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Shalonda K
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Austin, Texas
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109 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“An Austin Institution”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

Great piece of Austin music history. Janis Joplin performed here early in her career. You can read about her & others who performed here in displays by the entrance. Funky Austin diner décor. Excellent, friendly service.
There is a live-music Bluegrass Brunch on Sundays which is great fun. Try to make a reservation, though, as it is always popular.
Most people come here for the chicken fried steak, which is always fantastic. Other dishes to try: Fried catfish, San Antonio squash, Pecan pie.
We held a wedding rehearsal dinner here recently. In-town guests were thrilled because they knew & loved the food. Out-of-town guests were excited to experience a bit of "authentic Austin" and "good home-style cooking." Everything, from the service to the room to the food, went off without a hitch. It was as good as, if not better than, a regular dinner visit.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank buonviaggio_12
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Hygiene, Colorado
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“INCREDIBLE CHICKEN FRIED STEAK1”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

I had wanted to stop by Georges in Waco and introduce my son to a real Texas Chicken Fried Steak. We were running late and wanted to get into Austin so we passed it by. Upon arriving in Austin, I asked the concierge where we could get good chicken fried steak and he did not even hesitate. He said Threadgills is as good as it gets.

We were not disappointed! From the plate size steak to the incredible gravy and veggies, this is the place to go in Austin for a wonderful meal. I only wish I could get this in Colorado. What an incredible meal, service and atmosphere! Will definitely go back next time in Austin.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jasperandloro
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