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Threadgill's World HQ

301 W. Riverside
Austin, 78704
512/472-9304
Open since 1996, Threadgill’s Riverside location preserves the legacy of the Armadillo World Headquarters more literally than its North Lamar precursor on size and the memorabilia alone. Wall to wall vintage posters and photos from the likes of late pictorial historian Burton Wilson inside match gargoyle-sized armadillos on the exterior. Its sizable beer garden doesn’t quite match the AWH’s, which sat in the neighboring parking lot to the south, but jam bands and topflight singer-songwriters match up with rootsy locals in filling the 300-capacity concert area, still hosting 13th Floor Elevators frontman Roky Erickson’s Ice Cream Social every SXSW. Southern food and southern music co-mingle at Sunday gospel or bluegrass brunches.

Other Locations

Threadgill's North, 6416 N. Lamar

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Concert Across America to End Gun Violence

Texas Gun Sense hosts the local segment of the nationwide Concert Across America to End Gun Violence with a packed lineup including Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, and Suzanna Choffel. Sun., Sept. 25, 3-8pm. $20 general admission (kids, free).

Articles

Family Style

The Threadgill's secret to longevity

Claudia Alarcón, July 7, 2011

Best of Austin Awards

First Plates Awards

Restaurant Poll Awards

  • 2012: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 2012: Readers Vegetables
  • 2011: Readers Comfort Food
  • 2011: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 2010: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 2010: Readers Vegetables
  • 2009: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 2009: Readers Vegetables
  • 2008: Critics Best Restaurant Makeover
  • 2008: Critics Best Fried Green Tomatoes
  • 2008: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 2007: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 2007: Readers American
  • 2007: Critics Best Beer Garden
  • 2007: Readers Vegetables
  • 2006: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 2006: Readers Vegetables
  • 2005: Readers Comfort Food
  • 2005: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 2005: Readers Vegetables
  • 2004: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 2003: Readers Vegetables
  • 2003: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 2002: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 2002: Readers American
  • 2001: Readers Vegetables
  • 2001: Readers American
  • 2001: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 2001: Readers Comfort Food
  • 2000: Readers American
  • 2000: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 2000: Readers Comfort Food
  • 2000: Readers Favorites
  • 1998: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 1998: Readers Vegetables
  • 1998: Readers American
  • 1998: Readers Comfort Food
  • 1998: Readers Waitperson
  • 1998: Readers Favorites
  • 1997: Readers Favorites
  • 1997: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 1997: Readers Vegetables
  • 1997: Readers American
  • 1997: Readers Comfort Food
  • 1997: Critics Best Cornbread
  • 1996: Readers Favorites
  • 1996: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 1996: Readers Vegetables
  • 1996: Readers American
  • 1996: Readers Comfort Food
  • 1996: Readers Place to Take Parents
  • 1996: Readers Waitperson
  • 1995: Readers American
  • 1995: Readers Comfort Food
  • 1995: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 1995: Readers Vegetables

More: Southern/Down-Home restaurants, South Congress and South First

Lucy's Fried Chicken

The chicken is tender and juicy, the breading perfectly crisp, and it washes down well with a Juicy Lucy frozen watermelon margarita or the spicy Bee Sting. Like being at an impeccably curated picnic.

2218 College Ave., 512/297-2423

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