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Austin Restaurants

Threadgill's

Updated 02/04/2013

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Locals take their out-of-town guests to this local legend for "real Texas food." Kenneth Threadgill opened the original location 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 Threadgill's is 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 disappoint, though veggie sides are satisfying. Live music happens regularly at both locations. The atmosphere is a bit hokey, but Threadgill's has earned it. At this writing, a third location in Cedar Park is set to open in mid-2008.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

6416 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas, 78752, USA

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Phone:

512-451–5440

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted

Updated 02/04/2013

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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.

By eyebug

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Jun 29, 2004

Not bad at all for an Institution

We may have arrived here for dinner out of confusion and desperation, but the food quckly vanquished my doubts about eating at a "local institution". I enjoyed one of the better chicken fried steaks I've eaten in Texas and the sides were all decent except for the sorry mashed potatoes. A margarita I ordered was undrinkable (they seemed to put salt IN the drink), but the waitress took it back and off the bill, and they had plenty of good draft beers

to replace it.

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May 28, 2002

good food and good value

the food is good (we tried shrimp po-boy and chicken cheese-a-liddas) and it is under 20 dollars.

By Dave

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Aug 3, 2001

Good Veggies but...

Veggies are yummy but the CFS (chicken fried steak) is okay. For great CFS, go to Hoover's.

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