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Threadgill's

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Threadgill's Review

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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  • 301 W. Riverside Dr., Zilker Park, Austin, TX, 512/472–9304
Updated: 02-04-2013

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    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.

    by mscarls, 5/12/10
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    Good home-cookin'

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

    by wherestheparty, 8/8/07

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