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Woodland

American Cafe | $$

1716 S. Congress
Austin, 78704
512/441-6800
Hours: Tue.-Sat., 11am-11pm; Sun., 10am-11pm; Mon. 5-11pm
Sophistication meets comfort here with exceptional burgers, grilled meats and fish, and pot pies. Start with cheese curds or ceviche. The tasty cocktails are available at brunch too.

RESTAURANT POLL AWARDS

  • 2012: Critics Best Shrimp & Grits
  • 2009: Critics Best Brunch on Congress
  • 2007: Readers New Restaurant

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