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Jack Allen's Kitchen

#10 of 3,013 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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7720 W Highway 71, Austin, TX 78735-8208
+1 512-852-8558
11:00 - 22:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had my daughter's wedding rehearsal dinner there on Friday Dec 2nd. Preston and another server were taking care of everyone and they were awesome. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious from the entree to the fabulous desserts. Thank all of you for making our celebration memorable!!

Thank Deborah F
Austin, Texas
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189 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited Jack Allen's many times and we've never been disappointed. Last night we sat in the patio (temps outside were 60s and it was very comfortable with the heat lamps). Their guac is about the best we've ever had and drinks are always fantastic as well. We did have a issue with a dish last night but our waiter... More 

Thank EricF147
El Paso, Texas
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking can be a nightmare, but the food was worth it. My daughter and I shared a burger and a salad. All the food there is farm to table. It is a little bit more of an upscale restaurant. They have a great bar and outdoor patio for seating in addition to their indoor restaurant. Food and service was good.

Thank caron c
Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Call for reservations otherwise the wait times are long - but one you do you have to aim for the buffet. The flavors are rich and even the silver dollar pancakes had a nice taste. Plus the Round Rock donuts were a nice surprise at the end of the line.

Thank NewsCruzer
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE had an early lunch on Saturday. Service was quick and friendly. Food was quite good. Menu had things that most places do not offer. We liked it very much and will go back. Even Austin natives thought it was better than most other places.

Thank 6Maroon6
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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231 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the area to do some shopping at Premium Outlets and Trip Advisor told us that this was a great place for brunch. We took the other advice of arriving dead on 10.00 'cos within minutes there was a line and a wait. It's a popular place and with good reason. The welcome and service is impeccable and... More 

Thank Tom B
Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place. Good service. Good selection of items in the menu. Steak salad and tinga great. Prices reasonable.

Thank abcotur
Friendswood, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sunday brunch at Jack Allen's is certainly one of the best! The variety of foods provided makes this a perfect spot for the most finicky eater. My husband is not a brunch guy, but he was pleasantly surprised with the food and the fact that it was a buffet made it even better in his opinion. You can not... More 

Thank Samantha E
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jack Allen's is always crowded. Located in Oak Hill, this restaurant stays popular in a site where two other restaurants went out of business. They have the best happy hour food in Austin. Many great selections of appetizers all half price during their generous 3-7 happy hour. My only complaint is that a mere dollar off normal prices for drinks... More 

Thank MarkAusTx
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I grew up in the neighborhood across the HWY from this place. Last night we took my mom and dad out for her 80th birthday. I was the only one of us 4 who had never been before. The very first thing I noticed besides the ambiance and buzz of all the diners was the attitude of ALL the employees.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7720 W Highway 71, Austin, TX 78735-8208
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-852-8558

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?