Odd Duck

Odd Duck

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oddduckaustin.com/
  • Phone: (512) 433-6521
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Mon-Fri 1130 am - 230 pm
    Brunch: Sunday 1030 am - 230 pm
    Dinner: Sunday through Thursday 5 - 10 pm
    Friday and Saturday 5 - 11 pm

    Bar: Mon-Fri 1130 am - close
    Sat: 5 pm - close
    Sun: 1030 am - close
    Happy Hour Mon - Fri 3-6 pm
    Sunday 230 - close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bryce Gilmore
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Odd Duck has a great 4 seasons patio. Great views of Downtown Austin and plenty of space to entertain your guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Jason James 512-433-6521x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gibson
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Odd Duck has complimentary valet parking.
A word from Odd Duck
Odd Duck features a seasonal menu inspired by our local farmers. Utilizing our wood fire grill and oven, we offer shared plates and an extensive bread program. Our crafted drink menu will share in a similar philosophy as the food. With a great high energy atmosphere driven by our open kitchen, Odd Duck is the perfect spot to see what our community has to offer.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Odd Duck reviews from OpenTable diners
378 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (331)hot spot (217)neighborhood gem (164)special occasion (143)great for outdoor dining (129)vibrant bar scene (116)good for groups (107)great for brunch (84)great for lunch (84)romantic (69)notable wine list (49)late-night find (37)scenic view (16)kid-friendly (11)Show More
  • Loved the ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    This is a lively, very unique restaurant. It's great for anyone who wants to explore different and unique food preparations. For me, personally, I would like to have seen some more traditional comfort foods included on the menu. The service is fun, efficient, and friendly. The chef prepares your shared-plate foods in the order he thinks works best with the choices you've made. That made the dining a constant surprise. We did enjoy his selected order. Great place; just be sure you're in the mood for adventure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They Win You Over
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    My husband and I went to Odd Duck to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I was surprised that our reservation only got us two stools at the counter and almost made the decision to leave. We stuck it out, mainly because the staff seemed sincerely alarmed and made a huge effort to make our experience a happy one. They explained that the majority of seating is communal, but offered to move us when a table opened up. After drinking the two free beers sent over by manager Jason, our attitudes softened and we came to appreciate the small plate portions and the variety of flavors mixed in unusual combinations. At the end of the evening, still on our stools but eating a free desert, Odd Duck won us over. Thank you, Jason.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my new favorite hot spots
    FarmToFace
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Everything was amazing from the food to the derive and the ambiance. I will be returning - and they have complimentary valet parking.....that is amazing! It's a great place to go in a group or even on a date. The food is so fresh, farm to table :) I devoured everything. Desserts were amazing as well. I recommend this place with 5 stars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely fantastic. Food
    peekay
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Absolutely fantastic. Food was amazing, staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Odd Duck.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cindy lou
    Cindy
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Best dining experience ever! Food was divine, service was first-rate, ambience exciting and vibrant. We ordered every single small plate on the menu, and not one disappointed. Our favorites were the chicken heart tacos, the tater-tots, the redfish and the bread. We're going back next week for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Odd Duck should not be missed
    austinite
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Came here for lunch and was not disappointed. The small plates are fun and inventive. The food, especially the carrot salad and the tater tots, was amazing and fresh. Our server, Sasha, was cool and attentive. She knew the menu inside and out, suggested perfect food and drink pairings, and wasn't too hard on the eyes either. I will definitely come back and suggest this restaurant to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    LetsEat
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    I was in Austin for SxSW and looked up good restaurants for a group as I wanted to take my whole team there. The food was great here, they had a brisket which we share and was delicious. I would definitely go back the next time I am in Austin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So happy to discover Odd Duck!
    Heatherbelly
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    My brother was in town for SxSW, so I wanted to take him somewhere great. I read about Odd Duck on Yelp--and the reviews were wonderful. They did not lie!! The menu items were fascinating, delicious combinations of food. It's mostly tapas-style, so the three of us ordered 8 small plates. We enjoyed EVERYTHING! I'd go on about specifics, but the menu changes daily based on seasonal availability. It was a lovely evening--great beer selections and delightful signature cocktails. I recommend the Joanne! Please go check it out. You will love it. The service was wonderful and attentive, too. I cannot rave enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    This place was fun. The menu was fantastic and although I could not picture any dish based on the description on the menu, everything we ordered was wonderful. Glad we stepped outside our comfort zone and eat here, it was an adventure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This brisket was a religious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    This brisket was a religious experience. Outstanding food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Veruker
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    We loved Odd Duck as a food truck, but now as a restaurant it's awesomeness eclipses that experience. I would have to call this restaurant the best in Austin. The food is so delicious—every bite is just a mouthful of wonder. I'm a vegetarian, and it's such a treat to find vegetables being so respected! The flavors, the textures.....it's just divine. I feel so fortunate that Odd Duck is in my neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and wine, and knowledgea
    WilkAustinVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Great food and wine, and knowledgeable friendly staff, including re: food allergies. Not so keen on having most of the seating as bar stools, but that would be the only minor thing. I hope to return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding, totally unusual, a gem
    rdegoliaVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Odd Duck is indeed odd. A mushroom foam filling to a homemade donut. Extremely unusual combinations that are spectacular. Comfortable, easy going and very, very friendly. If I lived in Austin, I'd be at this restaurant every other week. I wish that we had one in Silicon Valley. I'm jealous. I usually only comment on the food, but the staff was equally good. One waitress, who wasn't even waiting on our table, walked by and recognized my Austin friends from having served them at her prior job. She said hello in the most friendly, casual way and we got added input on making menu choices. Very highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Impressed
    Mpooty
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    My first time dining at Odd Duck was for lunch. It was amazing and I will be coming back for dinner now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loved it
    Austinite
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Went with 6 small plates for the two of use, and it was the perfect amount. I loved all but one of them! Such interesting flavors and fresh ingredients. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So Fresh and So Clean
    LuckyDuck
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    You can taste the quality in every dish. Best from out dinner were the Pretzel, Beets, Carrot, Charred Broccoli with some ridiculously good chèvre, and Goat rolled in Pasta dishes. The Deviled eggs were good, not mind blowing, and had a tasty crisp Kale chip on top. The lamb dish wasn't on the same level as the other dishes. Bread pudding with beer soaked raisins, house made caramel was redonkulous as well! All the dishes are smaller and a fun way to taste a variety of foods, great date spot! We didn't do any, but I imagine the wine pairings for dishes would take it to another level =) - Our waiter said the menu changes quite regularly so we'll definitely keep coming back and want to try their lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing experience
    gtcohen
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    dallas and nyc couples met in austin and were both extremely impressed with the variety, quality, creativity, and taste of the food. even my 19 month old baby loved it. we sat outside on the patio where the staff was very attentive. we will definitely be back. i can't wait to try the sister restaurant barley swine too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Good!
    Pickensparty
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Food was amazing and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely be going back to this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wasn't Quacktastic!
    WeirdDuck
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    The service and staff saves this place! The food is trying too hard. The carrots were good but $9 for a carrot and a half is a bit ridiculous. The beets and the cheddar wurst left much to be desired. Between the 2 of us we ordered 9 dishes and walked out hungry. The drinks are good and the bartender was hilarious. I was impressed with the service though. The second you take your last bite of a dish the waitstaff is right there to bring you your next dish. The presentation was very good and every dish was explained eloquently by the waiter before it was served. I might be too hard on the restaurant because some of the flavors are good but if you show up hungry and don't have $150 to spend go elsewhere.
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  • Anniversary dinner was amazing
    DinnerWithCoworkers
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Uncommon food, but ridiculously delicious. Every single thing my girlfriend and I tried, we loved. Nothing was bad or even mediocre. I loved Odd Duck Farm to Trailer, and they really brought that same attitude and flavor that I remember from the trailer into their brick and mortar (and glass) restaurant. Loved it, too much really, and will definitely be going back a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's the duck???
    Otisred
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    The food was decent but not great. The pork belly was really good and there were interesting combinations but overall it was pretty average. Service was average. We sat outside which was nice but it doesn't compare to a lot of the other places on south Lamar.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • All around great experience
    gwbaustin
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    After being told by countless friends to try Odd Duck, my wife & I made reservations for an early anniversary celebration. I recommend getting reservations well in advance; this is a hot restaurant & it's not easy to find an spot between 7 - 9. The bar was high after hearing so many good things about the restaurant, and they didn't disappoint. My wife and I sat at the bar, which, arguably, turned out to be the best seat in the house. You get to see the chefs prepare the food, and you receive top-notch service and attention. Your options are to order small plates (which there are many awesome options) or an entree (not so many options). My wife chose the Chicken entree, and I selected 4 small plates. We both left full and satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was great with interesting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The food was great with interesting twists. We love the open kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Adventurous, eclectic
    Lucky
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Mostly small plates of locally sourced fresh, high quality ingredients prepared in inventive, tasty, unusual combinations. Breads made on site were excellent. Noise level inside was very high, but they have a very nice deck with a view of downtown. Restaurant staff was friendly and efficient. Even the valets were friendly and the valet parking was free. Plenty of gluten free options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Odd Duck Dynasty!!
    Timbites
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Take your taste buds on a rollercoaster ride to tastyville! Odd Duck lives up to the hype. My daughter and I sat at the bar and were able to observe the artists at work. We started with the pretzels with ham and cheese mustard. They were outstanding and we made sure to dip our other bread in the leftover cheese mustard. We shared 5 different plates from the Baked sweet potato with yogurt, peanuts and cilantro to the Boudin grits with pickled shrimp and fried pig skin. All dishes were incredible combinations of flavors that teased our senses. We finished our meal with the Meyer lemon mousse with beet panno cotto and lavender honey. The two of us fought to get our spoons into the bowl for as many bites as possible. All I can say is "WOW!"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not the same trailer...
    TTanVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Enjoyed our experience at the brick and mortar but must say the food was not as good as when it was the trailer. Don't get me wrong, still good food but not as amazing but the service and scene makes up for the difference.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only one complaint!
    steenVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Food was REALLY great - super fun experience to try all of the inventive dishes . . . don't miss the goat wrapped in pasta or the beet salad or the lamb sausage dish. Be careful not to let them seat you at the last table on the front deck - the speakers are RIGHT there and it's so loud you have to scream . . . BUT . . . when I asked them to turn it down, he did without so much as a smirk! The service really is amazing - things come out really fast - and the wine list is great, too!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Journey Through Flavor
    AlexvRVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Fantastic food. Inventive. Fresh. Diverse. Definitely a trendy hot spot but it delivers in every way. I look forward to many return trips.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for an impromptu happy hour
    SeaPagan
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Food, service, and plenty of bar space made for a great last minute happy hour with the wife. Just don't order the goat rolled in pasta with mole last, as you'll be almost too full to enjoy it. Order it in the middle. And they have Hops & Grain Zoe on tap...only ones in Austin.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fancy I will be visiting again...
    HappHourHappyLife
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    I had only been to Odd Duck (the trailer) once before a few years ago. It was great, but the lines were long and so just never ventured that way, but now that there is a brick and mortar restaurant, I fancy that I will be enjoying their company much more often. To start, I was very grateful that they had complimentary valet and upon walking it, it was a very welcoming ambiance. We sat at the bar and our bartender was incredibly helpful and gave us great recommendations. We tried about 5 items off the menu and a couple drinks all were really well done and had incredible flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    I reserved a table of 4 for my wife's birthday but my party was sat a community table. It would have been nice to sit at our own table and enjoy her birthday dinner together. We were sort of crammed and we couldn't hear a thing anyone was saying. The servers, and there were many of them were very nice and knowledgeable, but with every bite I took of our food, another person was reaching over, under, and between the small space between me and the person next to me, asking another question or taking a spoon or small plate away. I began to feel very anxious and wanted to rush through our meal. Despite the food being great, overall it was a bad experience, I wanted to relax, have fun, but the restaurant was super stuffy, overcrowded and rushed.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Odd Duck was Fabulous
    MsMuir
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    My friend and I sat outside and really enjoyed the ambiance while we dined on about 8 small plates of delicious bites fit for foodies! Everything was scrumptious - the waiter was very attentive and gave us wonderful recommendations. I would go back in a heartbeat. odd Duck was anything but Odd - it was Fab
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved every bite.
    joni
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    highly anticpated. was not let down . look forward to our return .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best farm to table experience
    Mist
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    My family used to go to odd duck when it was still a trailer. It was terrific to see it grow. Wonderful food and fantastic service.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    bert
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    delicious small plate restaurant. loved the atmosphere and the food was outstanding. cocktails were delicious as well. very nice and romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Odd Duck as the name suggests
    nehasura
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Odd Duck as the name suggests was definitely a menu comprised of odd combinations of ingredients put together! But once the food went into your mouth, man was it amazing! My favorite dish of the night was the goat rolled in pasta , the Beet salad, charred broccoli with scrambled eggs. The desserts were nothing great however!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Great experience
    AustinG
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great food and service. Interesting combinations of ingredients that had not thought would go good together. We really liked the small plates as it allowed us to try a lot of different things. My girlfriend loved the deviled eggs, chicken fried chicken egg and the pickled peas on the snapper. I liked the chicken fried chicken egg, Parker house rolls and charred broccoli & scrambled egg dishes. We will definitely go back and try it again.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Surprise
    harveSTAR
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Only open a few months, and everything was great. Fun, inventive food combined with great service. The staff really made the experience for us, that and the bread pudding dessert with malted ice cream. Absolutely the best thing I've eaten in Austin (been here since 93) period!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every bite was great
    ElevatedTASTE
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    My wife and I loved the place. We've been to nyc, London, Rome, sf. We explore and find. This was exquisite . We had the carrots, the chicken fried egg, the bread ( oh the bread and homemade butter!) and the main course chicken. Reservations at 5pm on a Thursday... We're still talking about the meal several days later. I had an old fashion cocktail and it went beautifully with what we ordered. If I had Michelin stars to hand out, I'd be generous to this food-truck to culinary dream come true.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Fun Lunch Experience
    nikakim
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    My family and I had too much fun when we stopped in for lunch. Our waiter was welcoming and knowledgeable; the patio was an enjoyable spot. The food came out fast and was unique while also palatable. We loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.