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American Restaurant$$$$
Brentwood, Austin
  • Sean S.
    "Eat best chicken fried steak ever, and stellar vegetables."(11 Tips)
    "here that Janis Joplin"(3 Tips)
    Eric A.
    "The spinach casserole here is fantastic!"(2 Tips)
    Liss L.
    "Awesome blackened tuna poboy!"(2 Tips)
62 Tips and reviews
  • chicken fried steak
  • Southern food
  • janis joplin
  • spinach casserole
  • tuna poboy
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  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleJune 18, 2013
    The granddaddy of all Southern comfort restaurants, Threadgill's has still got it. We flip for the chicken-fried steak and airy yeast rolls, and terrific live roots music has us ever tapping our toes.
    HISTORYApril 7, 2010
    It was here that Janis Joplin honed her mix of country music and rock onstage. She also worked here as a server.Country crooner and music producer Jimmie Dale Gilmore led the house band in the 1980s.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkSeptember 1, 2013
    If you are looking for traditional southern food at a great price visit Threadgills. They have delicious cornbread and rolls that will take you right back to your southern roots and extensive sides!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenOctober 20, 2016
    While it may be known for its chicken friendly steak, the Vegetable Plates are a delicious option
  • Jackie M.
    Jackie MannNovember 27, 2016
    The chicken fried steak was delicious, the service was fast, and it was overall a great way to spend our Thanksgiving without having to cook!
  • Reynaldo C.
    Reynaldo CantuSeptember 11, 2016
    Rey loves the Chicken Fried Chicken and as many times as we've been here, I've tried just about everything on the menu! It's all good😋
  • Carl d.
    Carl de CordovaNovember 11, 2011
    It's legendary for a reason. From the bread to the sides to the king ranch chicken to the best chicken fried sirloin in a region known for it. And fabulous live music. A must
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FooAugust 5, 2012
    Try the Chicken Fried Steak - First time trying chicken fried steak. Um, it does taste like chicken. With collard greens and okra on the side.
  • Susanna D.
    Susanna DouglasAugust 2, 2013
    I had the pecan crusted chicken with broccoli n cheese rice and koolaid. It was great and they give free extra veggies!
  • Liz H.
    Liz HallAugust 3, 2016
    Love their veggie plate! You can choose 3 or 5 of their huge list of veggies plus seconds are free!
  • Rolling Stone
    Rolling StoneMarch 15, 2011
    Opened by a bootlegger the day Prohibition ended in 1933, Threadgill’s served as the breeding ground for many burgeoning Austin acts, including a young Janis Joplin.
  • Liss L.
    Liss LieuDecember 6, 2012
    Awesome blackened tuna poboy! Cooked to perfection.
  • Susan R.
    Susan RiceMarch 5, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    They always have great vegetables I like the spinach casserole the best.
  • Liz H.
    Liz HallAugust 15, 2015
    Original location for this legendary live music venue and famously yummy southern cooking at its best!
  • Isaac S.
    Isaac SanchezFebruary 10, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Delicious food. Best known for their chicken fried steak! Service is great.
  • Pete W.
    Pete WungAugust 11, 2011
    There's music, and then there's the spinach souffle. Great combo. Oh, and the chicken fried steak too.
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon McNettNovember 27, 2015
    Fast service. Chicken fried pork chops and the buffalo chicken tenders were cooked just right.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenOctober 20, 2016
    The spinach casserole here is fantastic!
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin LanceAugust 20, 2012
    Best meatloaf in Austin! If you're into meatloaf, which I am.
  • Isaac S.
    Isaac SanchezNovember 16, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Chicken Fried Steak and Chicken are both very tasty.
  • R W.
    R WilliamsMarch 13, 2011
    The breakfast omelet is huge, ask for a smaller one if you want.
  • Heather
    HeatherJuly 25, 2010
    Gospel Brunch on Sunday. TONS of food for a reasonable price and some gospel music.
  • Patrizio
    PatrizioJune 23, 2013
    Some meals come with additional sides for FREE. Ask your server for details!
  • Linda L.
    Linda L.September 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Blackened tuna poboy w/ mac & cheese. Perfection.
  • Brian C.
    Brian CampbellFebruary 15, 2011
    Tuesday special is vegetable lasagna - highly recommended by a carnivore!
  • Alice L.
    Alice LiApril 23, 2011
    Free seconds on the vegetable plate! Amazing!
  • Pedro A V.
    Pedro A VillalobosAugust 31, 2013
    Get the sweet potato fries as a side
  • Kumar J.
    Kumar JMarch 16, 2013
    Chicken fried steak, y'all?
  • Laughing Squid
    Laughing SquidFebruary 28, 2012
    HIbiscus mint tea on a hot day. Chicken fried pork chops. Read more
  • Sean S.
    Sean SavageFebruary 28, 2009
    Eat best chicken fried steak ever, and stellar vegetables. Maybe best veggies in TX? Great live music and history. Had 1st liquor license in town, launched Janis Joplin. Priceless
  • Veronica V.
    Veronica ValladoJanuary 11, 2011
    Complimentary seconds on veggie sides! Get the San Antonio squash!
  • Liz H.
    Liz HallFebruary 24, 2016
    Family owned means closed on Superbowl Sunday!
  • Jeri S.
    Jeri S.February 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't get the special $5 off powered by AmEx unless you pay with AmEx.
  • Lexi S.
    Lexi ShepherdDecember 25, 2011
    Everyone ask for Candice! Best server they have!!
  • Jo S.
    Order the vegetable plates.
  • L. O.
    L. OcampoAugust 16, 2010
    the garlic and cheese grits are delicious!
  • Amy P.
    Amy PacharzinaDecember 25, 2012
    Chicken fried steak is incredible!!!
  • Jim S.
    Jim ShafferApril 1, 2013
    Love those fried chicken livers!
  • Litto B.
    Litto BacasFebruary 6, 2013
    Should've taken a picture. The chicken was huge!
  • Wesley Y.
    Wesley YoungJanuary 27, 2013
    Sunday Brunch has blue grass band
  • Karen F.
    Karen FraserJanuary 1, 2013
    Open on New Year's Day
  • Sara S.
    Sara SasakiJuly 22, 2011
    The chicken fried chicken is the best!
  • Pedro A V.
    Pedro A VillalobosAugust 7, 2013
    Chicken fries steak is amazing!
  • Ugly S.
    Ugly ShylaApril 2, 2015
    Good oyster poboys.
  • Denali V.
    Denali Van Kampen-LewisDecember 28, 2013
    The bread is soooo good!
  • Oscar M.
    Oscar MunguiaJuly 25, 2013
    I did leave a tip already. ;)
  • Paul E.
    Paul EstradaJune 23, 2012
    Chicken Fried. Steak SanAntonio squash
  • Schultzcore
    SchultzcoreJanuary 11, 2011
    Free seconds on sides! Be sure to ask.
  • Charlie M.
    Charlie McGintyNovember 14, 2011
    Fried Chicken Livers. Yum.
  • Monty W.
    Monty WineingerNovember 16, 2013
    Try the Mexican martini
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