$10 for $20 Worth of Homestyle Southern Cuisine at Threadgill's

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People love eating at restaurants because the food is as delicious as a home-cooked meal, but you don't have to eat at a table with your 14 strong, hungry teenage brothers. Get some eating room with this Groupon.

$10 for $20 Worth of Homestyle Southern Cuisine

Chicken-fried steak ($12.95) supports a menu of classic Southern dishes such as pecan-crusted chicken ($12.95), hand-breaded gulf shrimp ($15.95), and fried green tomatoes ($6.95).

Threadgill’s

Kenneth Threadgill stood in line all night to be the first person in Travis County to get a beer license. It was 1933, and the bootlegger and country-music connoisseur had plans to evolve his filling station into something bigger—though even Threadgill probably couldn't have anticipated how big it would become.

It started with touring musicians stopping in for drinks after their shows. By the ’60s, Janis Joplin was on stage, polishing her unpolished sound for crowds from all walks of life. The evolution continued, with Threadgill's hosting artists from Jerry Lee Lewis to Captain Beefheart and expanding into a Southern-style restaurant where the love of music ironed out disagreements and engendered an atmosphere of tolerance.

Today, the original location on North Lamar harks back to Threadgill's beginnings, with current owner Eddie Wilson decking the place out with decor that evokes the Austin of the 1930s to the 1960s, including vintage signs that say, “I can’t wait for the internet to be invented.” The second location on West Riverside celebrates the 1970s music scene that thrived at the Armadillo—Wilson's former establishment at that location. At both venues, chefs churn out classic Southern food, such as chicken-fried steak and fried green tomatoes, while frequent live music entertains guests.


Reviews

OMG the meatloaf with scalloped potatoes and collard greens freakin rock!!

Phillip B., 7/23/12

The king ranch chicken was great. One of my side orders was collard greens -- they were GREAT with the King Ranch Chicken.

Jacobo L., 10/29/12

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Service was great, food was excellent!”

  • “Sunday brunch is great and has live music”

  • “Noon is a good time to go.”

  1. A

    Highland

    6416 N Lamar Blvd.

    Austin, Texas 78752

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  2. B

    Bouldin

    301 W Riverside Dr.

    Austin, Texas 78704

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In a Nutshell

At a historical venue that's hosted music legends including Janis Joplin, chefs prepare chicken-fried steaks and gulf shrimp amid live music

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Not valid for alcohol. Dine-in only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid 12/24/12, 12/25/12, 12/31/12, or 1/1/13. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.