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Hoover's Cooking

BBQ, Soul, Southern/Down-Home | $$

2002 Manor Rd.
Austin, 78722
512/479-5006
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11am-10pm; Sat.-Sun., 8am-10pm
Dishing out huge portions of Southern-style home cooking including jerk pork ribs, pork chops, and amazing sides, this place draws crowds. Try sweet-potato pancakes and fried chicken at breakfast.

BEST OF AUSTIN AWARDS

  • 2008: Critics Best Hoes
  • 2002: Critics Best Soul Food
  • 2002: Critics Where to Go When You Lose Your Dot-Com Job and Need Some Comfort Food
  • 2001: Critics Coolest Cure for a Hot Day
  • 2001: Critics Coolest Cure For A Hot Day
  • 2000: Critics Finest Upholding Of Austin's Southern Food Tradition
  • 1999: Critics Best Down-home Vegetable Selection
  • 1999: Critics Best Way To Get Creamed

FIRST PLATES AWARDS

RESTAURANT POLL AWARDS

  • 2012: Readers Comfort Food
  • 2010: Readers Comfort Food
  • 2009: Readers Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 2009: Readers Comfort Food
  • 2008: Readers Comfort Food
  • 2008: Critics Best Breakfast Bacon
  • 2007: Readers Comfort Food
  • 2006: Readers Comfort Food
  • 2006: Readers American
  • 2005: Readers Comfort Food
  • 2004: Readers Comfort Food
  • 2004: Critics Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 2004: Critics Breakfast
  • 2004: Readers Favorites
  • 2003: Critics Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 2003: Critics Breakfast
  • 2003: Critics Comfort Food
  • 2003: Readers Favorites
  • 2003: Readers Comfort Food
  • 2002: Critics Vegetables
  • 2002: Critics Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 2002: Critics Chicken Dish
  • 2002: Readers American
  • 2002: Critics Comfort Food
  • 2002: Readers Comfort Food
  • 2001: Readers Vegetables
  • 2001: Readers American
  • 2001: Readers Comfort Food
  • 2000: Critics Chicken-Fried Steak
  • 2000: Readers Vegetables
  • 2000: Readers Chicken Dish
  • 2000: Readers Favorites
  • 2000: Critics Pies
  • 2000: Readers Chef
  • 2000: Readers Comfort Food
  • 2000: Critics Chef

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