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Hill's Cafe

Southern/Down-Home | $$

4700 S. Congress
Austin, 78745
512/851-9300
Hours: Tue.-Thu., 11am-2pm, 5-9pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-10pm; Sun., 10am-2pm
Hill's Cafe has been around (off and on) since 1947 and is well-known not just for its chicken-fried steak and barbecue but for some big music in a small space.

BEST OF AUSTIN AWARDS

  • 2008: Critics Best Saviors of Local Dining Landmarks
  • 2003: Critics Best Walking the Walk, Not Just Talking the Talk
  • 2001: Critics Best Restaurant Resurrection

FIRST PLATES AWARDS

RESTAURANT POLL AWARDS

  • 2005: Critics Best Place for Good Food, Cold Beer, Free Music, and a Cool Breeze
  • 2004: Readers Favorites

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