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  • 6416 N. Lamar Blvd. Map It
  • North Austin

Updated 12/17/2014

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Locals take their out-of-town guests to this legendary "real Texas food" locale. The original location opened on North Lamar in 1933 as a gas station that soon evolved into a honky-tonk that drew local musicians, including a pre-fame Janis Joplin in the early '60s. Today, live music is still a huge priority, but Threadgill's is now a friendly restaurant with cleaned-up Texas charm, and the main attraction is the massive chicken-fried steak, followed by homemade cobbler

and ice cream. Some other mains may fall flat, though veggie sides are satisfying. There's a breakfast buffet on Sunday from 10–1. The atmosphere is a bit hokey, but Threadgill's has earned it.

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6416 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas, 78752, United States

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Updated 12/17/2014


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May 12, 2010

Threadgill's Review

Although the restaurant was a little touristy, the food and service were good and we liked the down home atmosphere. We really liked the chicken fried oysters. Also, the prices were very reasonable.

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Aug 8, 2007

Good home-cookin'

Food was very good. Something for everyone. Good service and a great location.

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