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Hill's Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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4700 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745-2303
+1 512-851-9300
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my fiancé we both ordered the sizzler steak asked for medium rare and we got beef jerk really disappointing

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Thank katheryn M
Texas
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So confession first, I am not native to Austin. I actually lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for over 20 yrs prior to moving to Austin. During that time I've made many trips to the Austin area and eventually settled here in the late 2000's. The times I have driven by the Hill;s cafe I honestly.I thought it had been... More 

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Thank dancer45
Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came in w a group of 30 - they have very friendly staff & we had called in hours ahead of time - love the decor & had received good service in previous visits. But, despite a lot of staff moving around upon our arrival when it was only 1/4 full well ahead of the busy evening Friday night... More 

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Thank oldnumber83
Austin, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure what the hype is. Went on a Sunday around 11am. Not very busy. Waiter was late taking our order. Had to ask for water and coffee refills. Chicken Fried Chicken had a bad after taste, like oregano. May have been the gravy. Pancakes were burnt. Had indigestion and stomach upset.

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Thank Spr123456
Buda, Texas
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647 reviews
417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This is our 4th visit here. The food is always good. Burgers, Chicken fried steak, chicken, etc. Lots of indoor dining room. Lots of tv's. The only drawback is the wait staff. They act as if you are bothering them. Slow and not friendly. Once you get your food you are ok. Don't try to get a refill on drinks.... More 

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Thank daddymo2
Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The atmosphere in this place is very relaxed. They were setting up for the night's live music. Outdoor seating and lights were a nice touch as well. The chicken fried steak was spot on. Crisp on the outside and tender inside. The service was great and always checking back to see if we needed anything. One sink in the ladies... More 

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Thank Judy T
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have eaten at Hill's periodically over the last few years. They are in a great location for me and some friends to meet up for lunch. The food can range from great to average, although recently it has been better than average. The kitchen is prone to backing up so don't come here if you have a time crunch.... More 

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Thank Lawrence U
Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Our first visit was really great, so we had high hopes. Sadly, on our second visit almost everything went wrong. It took 50 minutes to get our meals, from the time we ordered. Two of the orders were wrong, and two plates came out of the kitchen stone cold. It took so long for the replacements to arrive that our... More 

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Thank Lricecsp
Corpus Christi
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

My Son lives in Austin. He's had good experience here with brunch and suggested we meet here. Nice guitar duo playing, not rowdy for a Friday night. Seems family safe - kids are here. So good, so far. I saw others ordering sizzling steak. I ordered the sizzling ribeye. Tough, under cooked and not sizzling! I might come back, but... More 

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Thank Jeff M
Austin, Texas
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127 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We had an experience that I don't believe is consistent based on other's feedback, but unfortunately the perfect storm must have happened the day we tried out this restaurant. Our order ranged from chicken fried steak to grilled chicken salad to 2 grilled chicken sandwiches. Half of our order came out great, the chicken fried steak was amazing, and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4700 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745-2303
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-851-9300
Description
A local South Austin hot spot since 1947, Hills Cafe has been serving up the best southern comfort food, steaks and BBQ anyone could ask for. An old Austin original with live music, catering, outdoor dining and large oak trees, Hill's Cafe is a destination for great food and fun! Did we mention a full bar and awesome drink prices?

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?