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Red River Cafe

Cafe, American, Diner
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2912 Medical Arts St, Austin, TX 78705-3324
+1 512-472-0385
07:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Nothing fancy, but consistently good. Great hash browns. Service varies. Close to UT Austin. Good burgers, as well.

Thank Mike M
Gladewater, Texas
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Very good food. Wait staff could be a little more attentive to customers needs, but the food is good. Good variety of offerings.

Thank robertrO6947MU
Austin, Texas
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a quick simple lunch place. Service is fast. Nothing fancy and decent food. Prices are reasonable also.

Thank Keke5
Robinson, Texas
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Went to this cafe thinking it would be a great place for lunch, with sandwiches and the like. my husband's hamburger was cold as was my fish sandwich. We asked for the fries to be cooked extra crispy, but what we got was soggy limp ones instead. I do give credit for a very tasty wheat bun. It was on... More 

Thank ksa149
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

If you want some amazing food but poor service, this is your place! We've actually had a couple people wait on us that were super nice but overall the staff that communicates with the customers seem sad to be there. With that said this place is worth eating at whether you're dining in or taking out. The portions are HUGE... More 

Thank NomadicGear
Euless, Texas, USA
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We were at UT for a band competition. Looking for a place for lunch, we checked Trip Advisor and settled on the Red River Café. It is a quaint place and it has a pretty good menu, especially if you like breakfast, which is served all day. We ordered the hamburgers and though I would claim they are the best... More 

Thank Dave B
paris, france
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94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Had really nice beef brisket and sandwiches on the back terrace. They have live music in the evenings.

Thank burkele
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

I liked the coffee at this cafe so much the last time I visited Austin that I made a special trip there to enjoy the coffee again. Alas! The coffee was not the same, and in fact, was not good at all. I was told it is just Folgers now and it tasted like it had sat in the pot... More 

Thank Karen C
Houston TX
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Not the place we use to like in the years fast. We waited 35 mins for breakfast when there was only 3 other tables of 2-3 people. Food was ok but for the same price you can get a butter breakfast somewhere ales. Nice server but slow to replenish coffee and water on a not busy day. Too bad the... More 

Thank lali102
Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Stopped by Red River Café before an 11:00 kick off. Great prices. Great portions....not too large! I had the migas which were PERFECT. Crisp veggies, nice salsa, eggs cooked to perfection. Hubby had the cheese omelet. Solid cup of coffee. Service was perfect. Small place but we hit it just right with no wait at all. I will be back!

Thank DallasLaurie51

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2912 Medical Arts St, Austin, TX 78705-3324
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-472-0385

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