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Hill's Cafe

#810 of 3,133 Restaurants in Austin
$$ - $$$American, Cafe,
4700 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745-2303
+1 512-851-9300
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
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American, Cafe, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
4700 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745-2303
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Well decided to visit one of the oldest cafes in Austin for Chicken Fried Steak Day and was not dissappointed. A must visit. The restaurant is in the old Travis County Courthouse, a bit of Texas nostalgia. Texas in and out in this place. Country...More

Thank hpresas
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Hill's was a favourite of mine in 1970's college days.....when we had $ for a restaurant meal treat. In those days you would usually run into Texas politicos and up and coming musicians. And the food was always as good as grandmas home cooking. Well,...More

Thank tomshort003
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I don't get out much when I'm home; but Saturday, I figured on treating my landlady to lunch. After seeing the mob of tourists on Congress, we moved further south and ended up at Hill's. We'd been there before, but it'd been like ten years...More

Thank Scayf
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a pretty good place for a burger or chicken fried steak. There is plenty of food on the plate and at a pretty good price. The only thing is you have to wait a nit. The staff seems to be a bit slow,...More

Thank daddymo2
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is an old established South Austin restaurant with live music on some dates. Good local atmosphere and food. The chicken fried steak and sizzling steaks are a must. Super mashed potatoes with white cream gravy. Excellent service and plenty of local signage on the...More

1  Thank randy s
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I had their cheeseburger as they said it was incredible. It was fine, nothing to write home about. The fries were interesting. Cheese and light pepper gave them a nice kick - and I don't like fat fries. My wife had the tacos and liked...More

Thank JimW551
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Great restaurant with a lot of atmosphere! Great food, generous plates, pleasant staff and nice prices. Would go there again!

Thank EirikGaas
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We went to eat and listen to some good music. The night we went (Thursday) the music was great! The food was not. This place has the potential to be a good restaurant and hangout but the food served there ...ex: a BUNCH of lettuce...More

1  Thank Happy2dog
Reviewed 23 June 2016

When we visited in Austin, we stopped by for lunch. We didn't know any thing about history about this restaurant, but we picked it because it showed "dog-friendly restaurant" in my search. We enjoyed our conversation with servers who were very friendly and nice. Country...More

Thank ASCline
Reviewed 17 March 2016

I took my daughter on a South Austin tour to show her my roots. We had lunch at Hill's Cafe on South Congress. The decor is classic Austin eclectic with references to many people that have made Austin unique. There is so much to look...More

Thank Amy R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Cafe, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4700 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745-2303
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-851-9300
  • E-mail
A local South Austin hot spot since 1947, Hills Cafe has been serving up the best southern comfort food, steaks and BBQ anyone could ask for. An old Austin original with live music, catering, outdoor dining and large oak trees, Hill's Cafe is a destination for great food and fun! Did we mention a full bar and awesome drink prices?
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