We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hill's Cafe

#851 of 3,133 Restaurants in Austin
$$ - $$$American, Cafe,
4700 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745-2303
+1 512-851-9300
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“corn nuggets” (3 reviews)
“burgers” (10 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Cafe, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
4700 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745-2303
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (106)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 106 reviews

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great place. Nice venue for music outdoors with a country Texas theme. Food was delicious. The smoked Steak was fabulous! Daughter and I shared and it was plenty! Nice homey friendly wait staff. Chicken fried steak was great.

Thank luvlytxgal
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Great food! Awesome service! Mac n Cheese was scrumptious, as was chicken fried chicken I had with it. I had mixed berry cobbler for dessert and loved it too. I think this place would be great to visit on a night when they have live...More

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We came for the sizzlers, but were thrilled to find that they had great live music playing outdoors. The steaks were good, and the side dishes were delicious.

Thank Antityco
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I've wanted to try this restaurant for a long while. With the old country feel, great music, wonderful fast service...it was the best choice for a birthday dinner. You won't be disappointed!

Thank AustinMalteseBabies
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The music and the reputation are the only things keeping this place open. I ordered the meatloaf and it was way more loaf than meat. I have never had such a dried up meatloaf in my entire life! There was not enough gravy in Austin...More

Thank Janice V
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Imagine two gigantic trees spreading over your head with rustic seating and country songs being played on stage and you will have the atmosphere of Hill's Cafe. The setting is very relaxed, to the point you might be in your own back yard (if you...More

Thank blandis2016
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Trying to have a quick lunch near s S. Congress location; retried Hill's after getting a distance for a few years. As a 65 year old native Austinite, I'm aware of the r fondness citizens hold for its history, however, I will never go there...More

Thank fr0maustintexas
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Me and my fiancé we both ordered the sizzler steak asked for medium rare and we got beef jerk really disappointing

Thank katheryn M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

So confession first, I am not native to Austin. I actually lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for over 20 yrs prior to moving to Austin. During that time I've made many trips to the Austin area and eventually settled here in the late 2000's....More

Thank dancer45
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We came in w a group of 30 - they have very friendly staff & we had called in hours ahead of time - love the decor & had received good service in previous visits. But, despite a lot of staff moving around upon our...More

Thank oldnumber83
Nearby HotelsSee all 205 hotels in Austin
Candlewood Suites - Austin South
128 reviews
1.36 km away
Days Inn Austin South
231 reviews
1.43 km away
La Quinta Inn Austin South / IH35
435 reviews
1.45 km away
Residence Inn Austin South
203 reviews
1.56 km away
Nearby Restaurants
El Borrego de Oro
28 reviews
1.07 km away
Casa Maria
26 reviews
.73 km away
8 reviews
.79 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cathedral of Junk
129 reviews
.41 km away
St Elmo Brewing Company
14 reviews
.77 km away
The Austin Winery
13 reviews
.67 km away
Still Austin Whiskey Co
5 reviews
.73 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Hill's Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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?
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing