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Jack Allen's Kitchen

American Restaurant$$$$
Oak Hill, Austin
  • The experts at Eater and Serious Eats recommend this place
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    • Serious Eats
  • Ryan P.
    "Great brunch buffet."(4 Tips)
    Valerie S.
    "Fat jack burger with avocado is delicious."(4 Tips)
    Grace Y.
    "Great happy hour, amazing food and a splendid staff."(16 Tips)
    Eric G.
    "chicken-fried suite with that green chili country gravy"(8 Tips)
153 Tips and reviews
  • good for dates
  • happy hour
  • lively
  • tacos
  • steak
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  • Candido L.
    Candido Lopez3 days ago
    Chicken fried pork!
  • Naveen S.
    Killer burgers
  • Brian F.
    Brian FleenorJuly 29
    Been here 5+ times
    The mango shrimp tacos are delicious and satisfying.
  • Kendall W.
    Enchaladas and chunky queso are great!
  • Sam M.
    The chicken natchitos are huge!
  • David P.
    Chicken enchiladas with the egg were a special, if they have it I highly recommend. Some good Austin beers on tap as well
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie SDecember 26, 2016
    Great staff, amazing food, awesome drinks. Fat jack burger with avocado is delicious. They also do curbside pick up when it's busy, if you ever order to go.
  • Juan S.
    Juan SanchezOctober 16, 2016
    Nice looking restaurant with great food from local sources
  • Janet I.
    Janet IncertoSeptember 23, 2016
    Happy Hour and pork chop and it was a lot of food but good and crispy.
  • Keith D.
    Keith DennisonJune 29, 2016
    Burgers & tacos for lunch and chicken fried NY strip for dinner!
  • Eric G.
    Eric G.May 3, 2016
    Anything, but especially the sunday brunch and chicken-fried suite with that green chili country gravy
  • Helen W.
    Helen WheelsApril 23, 2016
    Happy hour. Half price appetizers.
  • Jon A.
    Jon AApril 12, 2016
    Fat jack burger and chicken fried chicken are always a safe bet here.
  • Yellowmonkeyrunner
    YellowmonkeyrunnerApril 5, 2016
    Fresh food with lots of flavor
  • Veronica H.
    Veronica HughesMarch 4, 2016
    Chocolate bomb
  • Jake
    JakeJanuary 22, 2016
    Nice local beer selection. Had the chile mango shrimp tacos which were mighty tasty
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenJanuary 18, 2016
    Over rated trendy place. I've given it 10 tries, not impressed. Really wanted to like it, but it disappoints. Never tried the burger, understand its good, but a restaurant isn't a burger joint.
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaJanuary 17, 2016
    Margarita on the rocks and a steak salad FTW!
  • Rolland S.
    Rolland St-AubinDecember 30, 2015
    Burgers. A little noisy but sitting in the back overlooking a small stream was less so.
  • Antonio R.
    Antonio RomeroDecember 1, 2015
    $18 brunch
  • J. Scott H.
    J. Scott HelwigDecember 1, 2015
    The chicken fried chicken was the best I've ever had!!
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HaverlandNovember 10, 2015
    All about the brunch buffet.
  • Tyler N.
    Tyler NNovember 7, 2015
    My favorite are the fried beef ribs and fish tacos
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurAugust 31, 2015
    Missed the fabulous weekend brunch but the green chile cheese burger and chorizo stuffed pork tenderloin medallions more than made up for it 😋
  • Ashley V.
    Ashley VincentAugust 26, 2015
    This place is great. The food is amazing, you can't go wrong here.
  • Jennifer A.
    Jennifer ArchambeaultAugust 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything on the menu is delicious, but if you want something scrumptious and light... opt for the twisted cobb salad.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MundoJuly 26, 2015
    Great food and service. Large portions. The staff is very friendly.
  • Steve H.
    Steve HillJuly 18, 2015
    Texan cookery refined here - patio is the place to be with kiddos, fun to explore by the creek before you get your table
  • Brian F.
    Brian FleenorJuly 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken fried beef ribs are delicious!
  • Brian F.
    Brian FleenorJuly 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The Ruta Rita is good!
  • Mike S.
    Mike St. JohnJune 12, 2015
    Best burger in town! Also, get there during happy hour and order just off the starters menu and get a great meal for 1/2 price.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BradyJune 7, 2015
  • Pouya K.
    Pouya KhaniJune 7, 2015
    The brunch was awesome! Even better was the service! Thanks Stephanie.
  • Andrea W.
    Andrea WagnonApril 26, 2015
    Brunch! Of course.
  • Mariana R.
    Mariana RodriguezApril 12, 2015
    Everything is great! Try margaritas, guacamole and handcut grilled tenderloin, blonde dessert was particularly good.
  • Boris J.
    Boris JonesMarch 16, 2015
    The crunchy catfish and slaw is out of this world! Check it here:
  • Jennifer A.
    Jennifer ArchambeaultFebruary 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best spots for brunch in Southwest Austin. Make a reservation or swing in for an early happy hour and enjoy half priced appetizers
  • Melinda S.
    Melinda StammerJanuary 30, 2015
    Great for brunch!!! The buffet was awesomely delishhhhh 😛
  • Victoria S.
    Victoria SchaeferJanuary 10, 2015
    Average food, service and atmosphere. Not sure why this place gets such great reviews.
  • Rachael
    RachaelDecember 21, 2014
    Guacamole with pumpkin seeds and cotija cheese, and the GREEN CHILE BURGER were tasty, fancy Christmas-party-hangover-food. Will be back
  • sara b.
    sara barnesDecember 3, 2014
    The guacamole and twisted Cobb salad are musts!!
  • Sam D.
    Sam DNovember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The fish tacos were light and delicious. Make sure and sit outside during lunch to get the beautiful view of the creek.
  • Brooke F.
    Brooke FowlerNovember 28, 2014
    Happy hour!
  • Sir S.
    Sir SosaNovember 20, 2014
    I like eating and drinking at the bar ! Very social place the food very very good for your soul. Love it!
  • Yurij B.
    Yurij BryndziaOctober 11, 2014
    Brunch buffet in a league of its own
  • Christine M.
    Christine MartinezOctober 7, 2014
    Trout is excellent
  • Vonia
    VoniaAugust 31, 2014
    Sundays, ten to two, Mother's Sunday Chicken!!!!!....
  • Allegra C.
    Allegra Crosby-LaramieAugust 31, 2014
    Great drinks. Delicious mojitos.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Bryce Gilmore, chef of Barley Swine, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Crunchy catfish & slaw. Read more
  • Samuel W.
    Samuel WangAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Bacon wrapped quail is awesome!
  • Rachel F.
    Rachel FowlerAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Love Happy Hour! Pimento Cheese and Nachos!
  • Audrey R.
    Audrey RutherfordJune 26, 2014
    Amazing service!!!! The trout was to die for--- and I'm not a fish person at all! And the crab dip appetizer was so rich and delicious. Ask your waiter or waitress what's up and you can't go wrong.
  • Alexandra R.
    Alexandra RigiaJune 8, 2014
    Amazing happy hour!!! And amazing brunch on Sundays!! I just freaking LOVE this place!
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel ReyesApril 21, 2014
    Great food....but atmosphere can leave something to be desired.
  • Trent G.
    Trent GillaspieApril 14, 2014
    The Pepperita has some kick! Chili fries and chorizo green chile stuffed pork medallions were perfect for this fatty.
  • Andy F.
    Andy ForkMarch 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    At brunch make sure to try the Tomato Basil Pie and the House Cured Ham.
  • Cheryl G.
    Cheryl GlasgowMarch 29, 2014
    Best pimento cheese ever!!
  • Robyn H.
    Robyn HadleyMarch 18, 2014
    The guacamole is the best I've ever had, and I've had a LOT of guacamole in my life.
  • Grace Y.
    Grace YoungerMarch 13, 2014
    Great happy hour, amazing food and a splendid staff. I will be back!
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DesrameauxMarch 8, 2014
    Try the ribeye philly sandwich and add eggs if you're looking to brunch it up (;
  • Jackie O.
    Jackie OliverFebruary 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Brunch is great here. It is after all in Oak Hill, don't set your expectations too high.
  • Junior S.
    Junior SolisFebruary 7, 2014
    Hooked on this place!! Yummy food, great service and a very nice atmosphere!!
  • David M.
    David MooreJanuary 26, 2014
    Go during happy hour! Half off ALL appetizers. Best to order the appetizers and eat them family style.
  • Shaun M.
    Shaun MoutonJanuary 1, 2014
    Black eyed pea & bacon soup was daang good - thanks, JAK!
  • Julian A.
    Julian AndrewDecember 11, 2013
    Eat up or they'll cut you off.
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BarberDecember 6, 2013
    The Prickly Pear Mojito is a must!
  • Weird C.
    Weird CouponsDecember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best dang margaritas in austin. Just need to fill them to the top! ;)
  • Greg H.
    Greg HaywardNovember 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cast iron skillet enchilada with fried egg on top rocks.
  • Jessie B.
    Jessie Boyer AmateOctober 13, 2013
    Best. Brunch. Ever.
  • Bridgette H.
    Bridgette HSeptember 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the happy hour and outside bar.
  • Janessa T.
    Janessa TomberlinSeptember 21, 2013
    Twisted cobb salad was awesome amd the chefs coconut cream pie was one of the best I've ever had!
  • Kelly R.
    Kelly ReynoldsAugust 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mexican martinis and beef rib quesadillas. Best ever!!
  • Steven M.
    Steven MayAugust 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantastic food! Even better, apps during happy hour, 1/2 price!
  • Wes G.
    Wes GibbonsJuly 25, 2013
    Try the chicken fried NY strip and the guac is awesome
  • gregg K.
    gregg KlarJune 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    EVERYTHING'S so good! Great atmosphere, yummy drinks, great service! You be hooked.
  • Patti B.
    Patti BrownJune 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Barbacoa Stackers are my favorite!!
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleJune 19, 2013
    Brave the constant crowds and be rewarded with skillfully made, belly-busting, Southwestern-styled comfort food like Chicken-Fried Beef Ribs. Nab a mason jar of amazing pimento cheese on the way out.
  • Greg H.
    Greg HaywardJune 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the crispy salmon
  • Rebecca K.
    Rebecca KuoMay 18, 2013
    Love this place! Get the peach cobbler if its in good.
  • Jacob L.
    Jacob LienMay 15, 2013
    So good. Try the New York strip!! Service is always good.
  • Ty N.
    Ty NguyenMay 6, 2013
    You must try their Chicken Fried Steak!
  • Rachel T.
    Rachel TillotsonMay 3, 2013
    5 cheese macaroni with grilled chicken SLAMS
  • Brenda M.
    Brenda MolinaApril 27, 2013
    Saturday drink special mimosas, Bloody Mary, screwdriver $3.50 appetizers are a great meal we had fried catfish and appetizer fries. Also salads are awesome. Wedge salad and added bacon and chicken.
  • Jennifer A.
    Jennifer ArchambeaultMarch 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Venture over for happy hour... dine on barbocoa stackers, red chilie fries or their smoked beef quesadillas & wash it down with a pomegranate sage margarita
  • Holly C.
    Holly CrabtreeMarch 26, 2013
    Green chile cheeseburger
  • Brielle B.
    Brielle BatailleMarch 19, 2013
    One of the best bites in Austin! A must try!
  • Tyler R.
    Tyler RayMarch 9, 2013
    Great food and atmosphere. Everything I have tried on the menu has been awesome.
  • Christina T.
    Christina TrevinoFebruary 27, 2013
    Great service from John. And the #Navajo Taco is delicious #kale
  • Jorge U. U.
    Jorge U. UngoFebruary 25, 2013
    Great place to stop for breakfast tacos on Hwy 71! $2 each, available M-F from 7-9am. Delicious!
  • Don I.
    Don InbodyFebruary 24, 2013
    Sunday brunch is good, fun, and not excessively expensive.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsFebruary 22, 2013
    "The Green Chili burger at Jack Allen's Kitchen has got the perfect kick, thanks to green chilies, dill pickles, and jalapeno mayo," says chef Bryce Gilmore. Of course, his dad's the owner here.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BryanFebruary 13, 2013
    Everything was great! We had a large party and it was super smooth. Our server Josh was well worth the 30% tip we left.
  • Paul D.
    Paul D 🦃January 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The frozen margarita is excellent!
  • Lon B.
    Lon BozarthJanuary 4, 2013
    My Mom's cream gravy is a lofty mark to hit and these guys get as close as I've ever eaten. Get it on anything fried then spend 2 days in the gym.
  • Jess P.
    Jess PendletonDecember 31, 2012
    Brunch buffet on Sundays til 2pm!
  • Rob A.
    Rob AmorosoDecember 23, 2012
    Green chile eggs and pork dish. Done.
  • Travis K.
    Travis KDecember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Drink Thirsty Goat!
  • Tara D.
    Tara DieringerNovember 13, 2012
    Best food in Round Rock!
  • Megan V.
    Megan VasNovember 6, 2012
    Great food!
  • Rick
    RickOctober 22, 2012
    For lunch, get the Navaho Taco.
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MarvelsOctober 15, 2012
    Try the 13 Spices Chicken Pasta!! Aldo the Apple Martini was good. Thank Gwen for info great choice
  • mike v.
    mike v.September 29, 2012
    Get the enchiladas with an egg on top.
  • Joseph V.
    Joseph VasquezSeptember 22, 2012
    Try the Chorizo Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Medallions - Tender, moist and and seasoning worked well together. Roasted-garlic cream sauce put it over the top @jackallens
  • Joseph V.
    Joseph VasquezSeptember 22, 2012
    Try the Tenderloin Steak - With melted goat bleu cheese on a bed or red mashed potatoes and garlic ciabatta bread on the side. Deliciousness on a plate @jackallens
  • George M.
    George MantaringSeptember 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hands down the -best- breakfast tacos in SW Austin! Only served weekdays from from 7-9:30, they often sell out earlier when school is in session. Try the "JAK'd Up" - huge and a steal at only $2
  • 365 Things Austin
    365 Things AustinAugust 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best guacamole ever.
  • Kayleigh
    KayleighJuly 26, 2012
    The steak tacos are amazing!! The rice is the best and the pick isn't that spicy. AMAZING!
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJuly 19, 2012
    Skip the hickory-sauce-smothered Fat Jack burger and request the off-menu Fat Chick, an intense version made with chicken breast: Read more
  • DishOnIt
    DishOnItJuly 12, 2012
    Found BLT Sliders as Yum. Try it and dish on it at Read more
  • Suzanne G.
    Suzanne GeorgeJuly 9, 2012
    The food is amazing, and the margarita's are strong. Good cabernet selection.
  • Leslie C.
    Leslie CastelanJune 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Come on Sundays for their fresh brunch! You won't regret it.
  • Blair R.
    Blair RavishJune 4, 2012
    5 cheese macaroni & chicken is to die for ;)
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PombrioJune 1, 2012
    Great brunch buffet.
  • Diane V.
    Diane VentrescaApril 15, 2012
    Try the tomato basil bake. It's wonderful!
  • Chip R.
    Chip RileyMarch 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Brunch is fantastic! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Sissi
    SissiMarch 11, 2012
    Kris is awesome. The Pimento dip and house made chips are to die for. I had crispy salmon. Yum yum
  • Chad G.
    Chad G.March 4, 2012
    Incredible food! Anything from the Chicken Fried Everything menu is legit.
  • kosmar k.
    kosmar kosmarFebruary 28, 2012
    very friendly, nice terrace, is worth the cab ride to relax after a sxsw day.
  • Pam B.
    Pam BatyFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place!
  • Dee F.
    Dee FurrJanuary 29, 2012
    Skip brunch but lunch & happy hour are great
  • Aaron P.
    Aaron PalmerDecember 23, 2011
    Wow. Loved the Fat Jack Burger. Perfect sauce/pickle/meat ratio on an incredible bun.
  • Terri R.
    Terri RiveraDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Black cherry mojito......delicious
  • Felicia
    FeliciaDecember 11, 2011
    Really good food and service!!
  • Etienne P.
    Etienne PNovember 13, 2011
    Try the chicken fried strip steak is the bomb!
  • Mary Beth B.
    Mary Beth BrennanOctober 30, 2011
    Everything is good! Great place to have business lunch.
  • Patty P.
    Patty PacolakSeptember 11, 2011
    Tito's Sage Grapefruit Splash - just try it. And if Shayne is your server, he's just awesome.
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy SSeptember 4, 2011
    Be prepared for a wait for brunch
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 28, 2011
    Great, reliable, locally sourced food mid-century building; Jack Allen's has the makings of an Austin classic. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Kristen M.
    Kristen MaddenJuly 21, 2011
    Closed after 10 Wednesday nights. :-(
  • Wendee P.
    Wendee Peterson- clarkJuly 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy Hour is 3-5
  • Cathy S.
    Cathy SaenzJuly 3, 2011
    Sunday Brunch is amazing!
  • Bill G.
    Bill GardnerJune 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Veggie tacos are best in Austin! Order extra tortillas!
  • RexAnn S.
    RexAnn ShotwellJune 10, 2011
    5 cheese macaroni is amazing! So is the Cobb salad. You get a free pimento dip and two chips as an appetizer. Great place!
  • Roger A.
    Roger AlbertMay 31, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Whatever the soup is, invariably awesome.
  • Ernie S.
    Ernie SmithMay 20, 2011
    Pimento is top shelf cheesy GOODNESS!
  • leslie c.
    leslie c.April 17, 2011
    Best Bacon and cheese grits. Awesome Sunday brunch choice.
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SussmanMarch 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The chocolate bomb dessert is a-mazing. Also, the blue crab augratin is delish.
  • Lara G.
    Lara GrijalvaFebruary 24, 2011
    Their Sweet Potato Fries are amazing! They also have a really cool patio to hang out on and drink with friends.
  • Lorie B.
    Lorie BurnsFebruary 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Parking is really easy here on the weekend during Happy Hour from 3pm - 6pm.
  • Lorie B.
    Lorie BurnsFebruary 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get here EARLY - the parking lot fills up FAST!
  • Alicia C.
    Alicia CarrJanuary 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sunday brunch is amazing!!
  • Alyson R.
    Alyson RodgersJanuary 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Brunch: Apple butter and mini pancakes for the win
  • Lydia M.
    Lydia Michelson-MaverickOctober 17, 2010
    Unhealthy food! If you are health conscience or care about your waist-line *do not* eat here, try sushi at Tokyo teppen instead. If your body is of no concern to you & you love southwestern food..
  • Sean J.
    Sean JuarezAugust 15, 2010
    Chicken fried ribs!
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MortensenAugust 14, 2010
    Awesome place! Salsa is amazing!
  • Christine B.
    Christine BrownAugust 13, 2010
    Margs, fish tacos, grilled chicken sandwich, fredrickburg peach cobbler... Mmmmm mmmm mmm!!
  • Jon B.
    Jon BranninJuly 20, 2010
    Great food and great drinks...add this to your list on your next visit. Read more
  • Louis S.
    Louis San MiguelJuly 3, 2010
    Barbacoa Stackers are the best!
  • Angela F.
    Angela FulcherApril 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't skip dessert here.
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny SusanthyMarch 28, 2010
    Mango margarita, queso and key lime pie made such a good late night snacks.
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KindtMarch 20, 2010
    The steak and arugula salad is yummy!
  • Russell M.
    Russell McDowellMarch 7, 2010
    Try the banana pie!
  • Natanya A.
    Natanya AndersonMarch 4, 2010
    They have a great happy hour.
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