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Hill's Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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4700 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745-2303
+1 512-851-9300
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have eaten at Hill's periodically over the last few years. They are in a great location for me and some friends to meet up for lunch. The food can range from great to average, although recently it has been better than average. The kitchen is prone to backing up so don't come here if you have a time crunch.... More 

Thank Lawrence U
Austin, Texas
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Our first visit was really great, so we had high hopes. Sadly, on our second visit almost everything went wrong. It took 50 minutes to get our meals, from the time we ordered. Two of the orders were wrong, and two plates came out of the kitchen stone cold. It took so long for the replacements to arrive that our... More 

Thank Lricecsp
Corpus Christi
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

My Son lives in Austin. He's had good experience here with brunch and suggested we meet here. Nice guitar duo playing, not rowdy for a Friday night. Seems family safe - kids are here. So good, so far. I saw others ordering sizzling steak. I ordered the sizzling ribeye. Tough, under cooked and not sizzling! I might come back, but... More 

Thank Jeff M
Austin, Texas
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139 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We had an experience that I don't believe is consistent based on other's feedback, but unfortunately the perfect storm must have happened the day we tried out this restaurant. Our order ranged from chicken fried steak to grilled chicken salad to 2 grilled chicken sandwiches. Half of our order came out great, the chicken fried steak was amazing, and the... More 

Thank MistiATX
Houston, Texas
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136 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here many times over the years when visiting Austin. The food seems to be more mediocre every time we come. This time my BBQ dish arrived with over cooked dry meat and very cold BBQ sauce. After waiting for some time to ask the waitress to bring hot sauce, I had to find her in the kitchen to... More 

Thank Gregory M
Marble Falls, Texas
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311 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Week Night Dinner The waiter did well. When we asked questions that he did not know the answer, he went and asked. No problem with that. All of the food was good. The kids liked the grilled cheese.

Thank OWL78654
Brownsville, Texas
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124 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 decor to the max, but not obnoxious. The greeter was great and friendly, I was... More 

Thank hpresas
Jalpan de Serra, Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 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, after 45 years, we finally returned, and what great memories. The food was still outstanding... More 

Thank tomshort003
Austin, Texas
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 ago. It was amazingly UNcrowded, the weather was exceptionally beautiful (we dined out back under... More 

Thank Scayf
Buda, Texas
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672 reviews
438 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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, even when there are only a few people in the place. It has been around... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Cafe, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?