Is there such a thing as Soul Food in Austin? You bet there is! There are a handful of Austin restaurants that specialize in the delicious cuisine known as soul food. In Texas we may refer to it as comfort food, or simply down-home, southern cooking, but the premise is the same. We’re talking about the really good stuff. Pork chops. Fried chicken. Catfish. Meatloaf. Ham steak. Gravy. Red beans & rice. Cornbread. Sweet potatoes. Macaroni and cheese. Greens.
If you find yourself with a craving that only this type of menu can satisfy, check out our list of restaurants where you can find Soul Food in Austin. There are of course the popular restaurants like Hoover’s and Threadgill’s, and the east side newcomer Nubian Queen Lola’s Soul Food. There are also little hidden gems like Arkie’s Grill, Southern Hospitality, and Stallion Grill, who offer weekly menus that feature home cooking items like chicken fried steak, chicken and dumplings, turkey and dressing, etc.