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Magnolia Cafe South

#28 of 3,152 Restaurants in Austin}
$$ - $$$American, , Cafe
1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
+1 512-445-0000
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“home fries” (25 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Came through Austin passing through. Drove on 6th and then on south congress. Was hard to decide where to eat. Ate at Magnolia Cafe. Got the ginger bread pancakes to try them even though I am not a fan of gingerbread they were ok. The...More

Thank Arndtwelucky
Reviewed 15 June 2016

so it is a pretty funky place. eclectic diners ...... eccentric wait staff for sure. I have had breakfast lunch and dinner here. they are all fantastic. the last time we went we had burgers and they were outstanding ! Big, greasy, buttery..... just wonderful....More

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This place is great, the food was really good and the portions were big!! Its not a huge place, so there could be a wait, we lucked out when we arrived we were sat right down at a table. The food came out reasonably quick...More

Thank Crystal D
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Not a large place, we've eaten here a few times. Breakfast the way you like it. Order from the menu or ask them to make something off menu...not way off menu. Coffee is nice, all meats are cooked well, no over cooked, waiting in a...More

Thank mikel68
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Put it on my list of eateries based on the reviews but I was not impressed. We visited on a Sunday afternoon which was great as there was no wait and were seated right away. I can't complain about the service, we had a server...More

Thank CorMonte
Reviewed 4 June 2016

You can't beat a good diner and this is no exception. I believe they are open 25 hrs a day. It was packed so expect to wait but things moved fast here so not too long.

Thank step511
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This is my first time in Austin and from a town where there are more local restaurant then not and we were looking for just that. The food was amazing, tasted fresh and the prices were even better. I would definitely go again.

Thank Tate591
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is why I like this place. The serve breakfast 24/7. I frequent Austin on business and would try to stop by at this located. I like the simplicity and earthiness of this restaurant. The food and people are totally unpretentious. Definitely coming back for...More

Thank Grecel L
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

You know you're going to eat well when people are happily queuing to go in. This was the case for us, we quite happily waited for a table with sore heads and were seated after about 25 minutes. They agreed for gluten free easily and...More

Thank Jemma P
Reviewed 30 May 2016

In 2008 visited a former location know as the Austex Lounge which held a place in my childhood history. Food was horrible an service was slow.

Thank Pedro S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-445-0000
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