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Jack Allen's Kitchen

#9 of 3,028 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern
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7720 W Highway 71, Austin, TX 78735-8208
+1 512-852-8558
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Richmond, Texas
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Here on business and visiting kids. Decided to try it based on Trip reviews. We had catfish starters. So light and crisp. Pimento cheese with chips tasty. 2 of us had chicken fried steak. New York strip under that batter. Both had little bit of gristle. Batter was not too much. Portion size not over the top. Fish tacos were... More 

Thank mellykayi
Corpus Christi, Texas
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went during happy hour and we couldn't make it past appetizers - we were too full with such great food. Everything was fresh and delicious- homemade guacamole with pepitas, BLT with pork belly, quesadillas with short ribs - great twist to everything. Definitely on the come back list!

Thank Celina P
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

In promptu visit after a last minute recommendation from a friend. We sat by the creek and had a great friendly waiter. I had the fried beef ribs and my wife the skillet chicken enchildas. Will have to say the frozen Rita was spectacular. This stop was one of our highlights to start off a weekend hill country vacation. Will... More 

Thank INSCO1
Austin, Texas
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are looking for a excellent restaurant but dont want to go all the way into downtown Austin, Jack Allen's is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner, a business meeting or just a nice night out 1

Thank T H
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The crowds and parking often make me not even give Jack Allen's a try. When we do go in, the service is good. The appetizers are good and the beer is cold

Thank Marian_78737
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242 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You bet! and the steak is a NY strip pounded flat (seems like a waste of a good steak to me) covered with green chile gravy with mashed potatoes and veggies on the side. Chicken fried chicken was good but the highlight for me was the apple/cranberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream.

Thank czmdivenut
Austin, Texas
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I haven't been to JAK often enough which makes it tough to choose from the braid menu and tasty sounding specials when I do go. This time I opted for the turkey burger with traditional fries and I was not disappointed! The turkey burger was pleasantly moist and seasoned very nicely. The chips and table shaken salsa were a great... More 

Thank boatwaco
Marina del Rey, California
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice Texas style upscale atmosphere and excellent food. We only stopped in for a quick bite and found the happy hour with discounted drinks and appetizers to be more than enough. The fried catfish was beautifully breaded and cooked so perfectly it was hard to believe it was fried. The short rib quesadilla melted in your mouth. Jack Allen's has... More 

Thank Douglas G
Austin, Texas
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic food from salads, to to burgers to yummy fried beef ribs to the very best Mac'n Cheese in America. A group of servers who know the menu and are proud to tell you about the food and convert a sense of pride because they have the good fortune to work there!!! .

Thank chuckbizbuilder
Austin, Texas
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We eat at Jack's all the time. It is close to our home and in Austin that means a lot. There farm to table food is great. I have seen the owner/cook at the market on more than one occasion.

Thank lori d

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?