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Threadgill's World Headquarters

#165 of 3,024 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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Austin, Texas
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Place is ok. Nothing fancy. Food was good and service was great. Typical southern fried food. Was within walking distance of hotel we were in so it was easy to get to. No wait and good service

Thank SportsFanatic12
Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We gathered at Threadgill's prior to a show at the Long Center. Hadn't been to this long-time Austin eatery in a while. Three out of four of us were disappointed with the food quality. Mine was greasy, the others were "not warm" veggies, and a limp salad. Too bad, might go to see music, but won't eat there.

Thank cjb055
San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by for a drink and happen to catch happy hour. Super fun place and a great, friendly wait staff!

Thank sharonsY4973HD
Austin, Texas
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Considered an institution in Austin. Great ambience. Good southern style food. Went for office lunch. My colleagues highly recommend their chicken fried steak & sides. I had oyster po-boy with sweet potato fries which was real good.

Thank Nakstrani
Pflugerville, Texas
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177 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been going to Threadgill's ever since I moved to Austin 10 years ago. Of course, the music makes this a must-see place, but we were recently there for a quick meal before a show at the nearby Long Center. The service was excellent and the food was good. However, the food presentation seems to have slipped a bit. My... More 

Thank luv2travelMAP
Tyler, Texas
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Normally we are home for Thanksgiving, but my daughter was getting married during Thanksgiving weekend and we needed a great place for dinner. Threadgill's was a great alternative. The food was fantastic. Turkey was very moist and the gravy was great. Candied yams and the broccoli rice casserole were perfect sides. The pie encore of chocolate icebox at the restaurant... More 

Thank Jim P
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

There's 2 Threadgills, one north and one south. I generally go the the one south. It's spacious inside and room for lots of diners so sometimes it gets a little loud. There are booths as well as tables. The wait staff are friendly if a little rushed, depending on what time you go. It's open every day of the year... More 

Thank Polly O
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I went to Threadgill's after finishing up a work conference at the Austin Convention Center. I originally went to just check out the place and buy a tshirt, but once I smelled dinner I had to try it out. I got ham, mashed potatoes and corn and it tasted like home. I'd highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Mindy M
Lubbock, Texas
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you like comfort food and the feel of being in a cozy location this might be the restaurant for you. Our group had a hamburger, chicken fried steak and chicken dumplings. The hamburger was above average - a ton of fries with it. The chicken fried steak was a bit above average. The chicken dumplings were very good -... More 

Thank blandis2016
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189 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Most of us had the "world famous chicken fried steak". We were all underwhelmed. It was bland. The batter got mushy. The food was not hot when we got it. The chicken fried chicken was good. The burgers were good. If I go back, I wouldn't order the chicken fried steak.

Thank LyndaBWaxahachie

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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
USD 20
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?