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Hoover's Cooking

Hoover's Cooking

Fried Chicken Joint and Bar$$$$
Upper Boggy Creek, Austin
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    This fried chicken joint is famous for their Southern food. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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    Marcus C.
    "Chicken fried steak was a little smoky, and super yummy!"(16 Tips)
    Nae S.
    "Jamaican Jerk Ribs are a must.."(3 Tips)
    Bela P.
    "Amazing food, try the chicken fried chicken."(3 Tips)
    Cortez P.
    "Best Soul Food in Austin"(3 Tips)
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  • Southern food
  • hoe cake
  • casual
  • chicken
  • soul food
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  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaMarch 30, 2015
    The BBQ chicken is a must-try, and don't miss out on the side dishes like the Macaroni & Cheese, the Creamed Spinach and the Squash Medley. Read more
  • Mark B.heart icon on user image
    Mark BSeptember 25, 2016
    Great down home cooking. Chicken Fried Steak was good with the different sides to choose from. Make sure to try the Banana Pudding for dessert. Very good service and friendly wait staff.
  • Cameron F.heart icon on user image
    Cameron FloresOctober 30, 2016
    Everything on the menu is good here but as a vegetarian I love the Bella Muffuletta, I will say though the service has been pretty slow both times we've been here so you must have patience.
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleJune 18, 2013
    East Austin native son Hoover Alexander packs 'em in with tempting renditions of Southern comfort food, complemented with a dash of Tex-Mex, a whiff of BBQ smoke, and a pinch of Cajun/Creole spice.
  • Marcus C.heart icon on user image
    Marcus CarrFebruary 2, 2017
    Chicken fried steak was a little smoky, and super yummy! Black eye peas were tasty and homestyle mashed potatoes were great.
  • Austin T.heart icon on user image
    Austin TalbertJuly 20, 2015
    Chicken fried steak. Mashed potatoes. Green beans and collard greens. Killer comfort food, great side dishes and one of the best CFS in town.
  • Kathy R.
    Kathy RAugust 3, 2013
    Pretty good chicken fried steak here. I had the chocolate bread pudding and it was DELICIOUS. Speaking of delicious, my bf had the sweet potato praline cheesecake. Don't pass it up.
  • Katie B.heart icon on user image
    Katie BJanuary 18, 2014
    I'm one of the awesome grateful bartenders. Our loyal regulars are the greatest! Lots of laughs and great conversations, we are Hoover's family! Stop by for great food and wonderful drinks
  • Nick L.heart icon on user image
    Nick LoweryMarch 12, 2018
    Chicken fried steak was excellent, as were the sides. Service was excellent. Classic, old school restaurant with a great casual vibe.
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    Dfw DeanApril 25, 2019
    Very average Southern Chicken Fried Steak, okra&tomatoes, fried okra and mustard greens.Average is not bad but it is also not a destination.Staff are very friendly, and iced tea is sweet :)
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistOctober 12, 2011
    It's a short hop from the Stadium; the bar's flatscreen loves football; their fresh-orange-mellowed frozens won People's Choice at San Antonio's Margarita Fest; they've got a mean chicken-fried steak. Read more
  • Kanya
    KanyaAugust 22, 2013
    Everything is delicious, but I must say that it's the best fried chicken that you can buy. Just as good as making it at home.
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkDecember 4, 2013
    If your interested in Southern-style comfort food, this is the place to be. Please try their their country-fried...everything. You won't be disappointed!
  • Mary H.heart icon on user image
    Mary HdzMarch 28, 2017
    Southern home cooking, hearty but delicious. All the food tasted great, peach cobbler was delicious.
  • Sascha E.
    Try the AusTex Wings and ask for more than the 2 paper towels. The wings are extremely spicy, but delicious!
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeFebruary 23
    This Austin classic has above average soul food and a very indulgent breading on its fried chicken
  • ᴡ H.heart icon on user image
    ᴡ HJensenMay 6, 2016
    Home cooking and BBQ! Can't go wrong with this place. We sat at the bar and were in and out in 30 minutes.
  • Luke B.heart icon on user image
    Luke BMay 21, 2016
    Candied yams, collard greens, sweet potato biscuits stole the show. Our waitress (Tyler) was amazing!
  • Bo N.
    Bo NashFebruary 28, 2012
    The jalapeno creamed spinach is one of the best sides ever put on a plate. And if they happen to have the buttermilk pie when you're there, it's divine.
  • Alexander L.heart icon on user image
    Alexander LaraJune 24, 2015
    Chicken Fried pork chop almost made me slap the girl Sitting Across From Me that's how good it was
  • Bela P.
    Bela PulgarMay 15, 2015
    Amazing food, try the chicken fried chicken. Green beans are to die for, try to save room for dessert.
  • Veronics O.heart icon on user image
    Veronics OApril 28, 2015
    Everything is yummy. Kids will love the mac n cheese. The Meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food
  • Jennifer C.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer CrewsMarch 20, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    I'm the mayor. Best brisket sandwich. I want to try their brisket across the street, out WA sold out last time.
  • N B.
    N BMarch 24, 2011
    You have to try the wings! Out of this world... spicy and smokey! And yes, meatloaf and chicken fried steak are great as well as the service.
  • Paul L.heart icon on user image
    Paul L.June 20, 2019
    Buttered Cabbage & Local Collard Greens.
  • Isaac B. S.heart icon on user image
    Isaac B. SanchezNovember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken fried steak was delicious. You can order the single or the double. Service was great!
  • Isaac B. S.heart icon on user image
    Isaac B. SanchezNovember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken fried steak. Popular item. It's tasty!
  • Adriano T.heart icon on user image
    Adriano TrovatoFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The bbq chicken is incredible. The cobblers are delicious too. Mark the waiter is very friendly and helpful.
  • Kamna P.heart icon on user image
    Kamna ParafinaJune 9, 2016
    Southern cooking and good drinks too. Try the beet-a-Rita
  • Tonya B.heart icon on user image
    Tonya BerrySeptember 21, 2016
    Meatloaf and pork chops are the bomb! Such yummy food.
  • Cortez P.
    Cortez PerkinsMarch 24, 2013
    Best Soul Food in Austin I've tasted so far Great Service reasonable prices
  • Steve D.heart icon on user image
    Steve DaleAugust 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken and waffles on weekend mornings until 2 pm.
  • Ellen Y.
    Ellen YeungJanuary 17, 2012
    Huge portions for good prices! Enough for two meals and a hearty snack! Chicken fried steak and meatloaf are excellent.
  • Lowell M.
    Lowell MartinAugust 7, 2013
    The chicken fried steak is one of the alltime favorite dishes Ive ever eaten.
  • ⚜️⚜️ ~.heart icon on user image
    Try the chargrilled catfish & potato salad. Delishhhh
  • Meg M.
    Meg MurphyOctober 13, 2012
    Order pie to go, just like granny's. Get it wrapped in plastic wrap to lock out the smokehouse scent.
  • Matt B.heart icon on user image
    Matt BruceSeptember 15, 2017
    Fried chicken for brunch
  • Andrew T.heart icon on user image
    Andrew TIngleyJanuary 28, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Fried chicken & waffles! Nuff said!!!
  • Isaac B. S.heart icon on user image
    Isaac B. SanchezFebruary 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great home cooked style meals!
  • Christina C.
    Christina CastanonAugust 4, 2013
    I use to <3 this place but portions have gotten smaller. The creamed spinach and mac n cheese were watery, weak coffee. This place is like a watered down version of its former self.
  • D J.
    D JMay 12, 2013
    Great food. Had Hoover size chicken fried chicken.
  • Patrice Y.
    Patrice YursikApril 14, 2013
    The chicken etoufee is insane
  • russ k.heart icon on user image
    russ kendrickAugust 7, 2014
    BBQ chicken is worth checking out.
  • Ike C.
    Ike CoronisFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken and sausage gumbo is awesome.
  • Jax
    JaxJanuary 21, 2013
    We were all very disappointed... jalapeno spinach had a imitation jalapeno flavor, the jerk ribs were flavorless and not spicy at all. This is the 2nd time we've been disappointed so we won't be back!
  • Marvin M.
    Marvin McTawOctober 15, 2011
    The hoe cakes are really good and a must try for breakfast
  • Tim J.
    Tim JohnsonJuly 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Wings, gumbo and an Arnold Palmer!! Mmmmm!!
  • Drew T.
    Drew TysonMarch 21, 2013
    darn good food but downright spectacular service from Ron
  • LilaSun R.
    LilaSun RivasJuly 7, 2013
    Big delicious portions.
  • Adam H.
    Adam HiltonFebruary 28, 2010
    Mmm mmm! Weekend breakfast honey-fried chicken n' biscuits! Just remember to get there before 11:30!
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