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Patsy's Cowgirl Cafe

#365 of 3,067 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South Austin
Southwestern, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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5001 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78741-7301
+1 512-444-2020
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Payson, Arizona
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225 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I met a friend here for a late Friday lunch. The atmosphere is colorful and fun and if looked like they were getting ready for a band to play there later. The menu had lots a casual choices. My husband and friend both ordered Sandra Bullock sandwiches with fries, and I had a Cactus Pryor (barbecued chicken)... More 

Thank SophieBlue09
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were served very quickly, and the for was great. The salad was crisp and fresh, and the sandwiches were large for the price. I can with a flavorly diverse party and everyone was happy.

Thank Steve F
San Antonio, Texas
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945 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I went out of the pure novelty of the restaurant looking like a vintage roadside attraction but I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality of food, decent prices, and great service this place had to offer. The employees really seem to care about their customers here, something that I have not experienced very often in the city. The food... More 

Thank pnkgirl27
Austin, Texas
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We had a really enjoyable time at Patsy's. We watched a great local band play two sets. Well we had drinks, appetizers and great down-home pot roast. There were lots of options from chicken to taco bowls. This is a very unique place and the band Gal Dangit was impressive collage of Austin female singers and musicians with 6 people... More 

Thank frankochief
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We got the recommendation for the restaurant from the hotel we were staying at. They were closed most days of our stay (which was unusual) but we tried them the last night we were in Austin. Although the sound was very loud and made it hard to communicate with the waitress and each other, the live music was a good... More 

Thank Christina P
Portland, United States
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch and the place has the old dive feel. Menu was decent and prices were good for lunch. Food was good and service was fine. All in all, good value with a nice Austin touch - no hipsters in this spot!

Thank Dawg_Travelers
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78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We just needed a place to eat, but not fast food. The decor alone in this place is worth the trip especially if you want to see something different. I especially liked the blue life sized horse. You can see the giant neon sign from far away-so it's easy to find. There was very good local entertainment which could be... More 

1 Thank Melissa A
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We picked this place from a recommendation from our hotel clerk, and it was close to our hotel. Looks great from the outside. Thought we would be able to enjoy some good live music and we ate. We arrived at 5:45 and found out they just started closing early on Mondays at 6:00. But the waitress was very nice and... More 

Thank DaveMagic
Bastrop, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Good food. Sucks they changed their happy hour times. Who stops happy at 6?? Most people don't get off till 6

Thank krickett56
Austin, Texas
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240 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Seating was crowded and the noise deafening. Service was slow. Worse the waitress forgot my main dish. The food was so, so. My water glass was refilled twice without prompting. The ambiance was plastic horse flesh.

Thank Garth M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Southwestern, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5001 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78741-7301
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighbourhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-444-2020
Patsy's Cowgirl Cafe offers good home-cooking in a comfortable, eclectic space in South Austin. With a full bar and draft beers, Patsy's offers Happy Hour daily from 4-7pm. Check our website for live music nights.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?