Downtown Austin Gem
This is a downtown Austin gem! The menu is inventive with something delightful awaiting anyone who enjoys a unique dining experience. The service is very attentive without being intrusive or pretentious, and the wine and cocktail lists are exceptional. Although the noise level is "energetic", it actually adds to the overall upbeat ambiance and one-on-one conversation is still possible. The overall concept of this restaurant was well thought out and very much appreciated.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, an enjoyable experience
Being a returning guest to 616 i already new what to expect.. I was dining with a young lady that i haven been seeing for a few months now and we took our first trip out of town together. When planing our weekend my first thought was dinner at ranch 616... She found the food and service as exceptional as i did... You have made another customer for life... Thank you again.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and atmosphere
Fried oysters are great. Jalapeño maize trout is great and one of their specialties. Noise level is high and outdoor porch had a DJ playing loud music which made it less appealing to eat outside. Food is really good. Watch out for huge servings!
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great drinks
Love this place! Does not disappoint. Wonderful food, great service, fun drinks. Perfect place to celebrate college graduation for my daughter!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food quells roar of noise
The restaurant is extremely loud on the inside (the patio could be less I do not know) I don't normally mind some noise, but my wife and I could barely hear each other, due to the noise and the closenss of the tables to one another . My wife was apprehensive, because the hunting bunk house ambiance and noise made her uneasy about how good it could be. Fortunately, the food came out and her worries melted away. The food was fabulous and so are the drinks.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very lively fun place, laid back ambiance, a limited but very nice menu
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun place with GREAT food!
We recently went to Ranch 616 for our friend's bachelorette party and we all LOVED it! The waitress was great and the food was awesome! Best chicken fried petite tenderloin and ranch cheese mashed potatoes!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delectable "Divorced Quail"
The "Divorced Quail" are a must have. We accompanied it with a nice Malbec. Great change of pace from BBQ while visiting Austin. Will definitely stop back in on my next trip!
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty creative drinks - fabulous food & great fun - love sitting in the booths!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time at Ranch 616. Drinks were great, crispy oyster appetizer amazing, yummy entrees and great service! I definitely recommend it. It was packed with people outside waiting and we walked right in with our reservation to a ready table.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall, I had a nice experience.
Overall, I had a nice experience. Waiter is very personable and responsive to our needs. Atmosphere is a little loud for my taste. The entrees that we had were excellent. I would highly recommend the food.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
What Austin is all about
I love the Austin vibe of this place! Ranch 616 is one of my favorite restaurants. The menu has a wide vartiety of choices. If you want steak, chicken, fish or lamb, they have it and it is great. If you want to branch out and have Quail or frog legs, they have that too. I have been several times now. Everything that I or a guest have had from the menu has been fantastic. The service is outstanding as well.
After dinner, you are walking distance to lots of other cool hangouts.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
the service and food are empecable.
the service and food are empecable....I love this place. We go at least twice every time we are in Austin. It is a true Texas restaraunt.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always love it here. Brought
Always love it here. Brought a friend from dallas and she was thrilled; food drinks and service are great!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ranch 616 is the best!
Ranch 616 is one of our "go to" spots. The food is incredible, service superb and atmosphere is fun! Good eat there and you won't regret it.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Check out the Tequail list quire impressive. Enjoy your menu with Texas flair as well. Keep up the good work.
Living North Austin
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first time to ever dine at Ranch 616 and it was FANTABULOUS!! The Service was very friendly and very gracious. Due to popularity we had to understandably wait a little bit for our table, the staff was very apologetic and took care of us so sweetly. The specialty drinks they have are delicious, the food makes your mouth water and the little unique touches and quirks make this place so enjoyable and special. I cannot wait to go again!!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have never heard of this place although it has been around for over 16 years(according to our look-a-like brad pitt waiter).
We started with the frogs legs which were ok, however the mash potatoes that they were on were delicious!!
My beef and lamb were awesome as was the quail. I highly recommend this place it was so delicious.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sat. night out
Food and service among the best in the Austin area. Great menu. we had a super evening !!!! Music was a bit too loud for our taste !!! But thats a personal thing. We just like to be able to talk without yelling !!!!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Austin feel
This place is a lot of fun, from cowboy decor to interesting southwest menu. It is very casual but the food is a little more upscale. Large portions so don't over-order. An interesting touch was the beer bottles were served in coozies to help them stay cold. We had a good time and you will too.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here is eclectic
The food here is eclectic and extremely good. Fun place, playful enviormnet, and cool bar. Casual and hip.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous meal at this little gem! We shared the crab/fish cake starter which was AMAZING! The homemade biscuits were absolutely scrumptious (and complimentary)! We split the chicken fried beef tenderlion with gulf shrimp and basically licked the plate clean - it was soooooo good! For dessert, we enjoyed the mexican dessert nachos - also incredible! Amazing attentive staff! We will definitely be back next time we visit Austin!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Place with Great Food / Service
I love their crispy oysters! The waitstaff is great. This place is what Texas dining is all about.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Down home kinda place!
It's quintessential Austin. Laid back - yet superb food! Every dish has a nice zing to it. Good portion sizes - I'm glad I worked
out before heading there this time! We both had the steaks (different cuts). The camarones appetizer was delicious! My only
complaint was the chocolate sauce used in the dessert - how about some swiss/belgian chocolate instead of Hershey's?!!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
fun place to eat on vacation
we are from out of town and read about this place in a tour book. Kitschy and great food, really enjoyed it
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service & delish!
Server was super with recommendations and attentive all night. My friends had the steak, loved it. Prices super reasonable. Cool vibe, great funky decor.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Choice
The Texas ambiance, great menu and food, and great service make this a great choice in restaurants.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a party of six, all
We were a party of six, all our drinks and food were very good, nice size portions.
the appetizer was a bit small but very good.
would definitely return for another visit.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Shhh -Best Lunch place in Town
This is where I go if I'm doing lunch during the week. They have great service, the staff is always friendly and the food never disappoints! When I made the lunch reservation, the staff called me right away to let me know that the only tables available would be on the patio and to make sure that was okay. No one gives that level of service anymore. It's another reason I always come here.
I have to give high praise to this awesome gem, I just hope I don't want to let the secret out and have it become impossible to get in.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the trip.
We wanted to try some real Tex-Mex local food since we are New Yorkers. Our waiter was very pleasant and accommodating. The food was tasty and served quickly. This must be one of those places the locals try to keep for themselves. I am glad with left the tourist area and went. They were even nice enough to call a cab for us when we were finished with our meal.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service, ambiance, food - all fantastic. What a gem.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top notch service
We received great service at Ranch 616. The drinks and food were great. It was quite noisy, so conversation was difficult.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ranch 616 is amazing
Ranch 616 is one of my favorite restaurants in Austin, if not my absolute favorite. I highly recommend going there at least once. The entrees and special are a little expensive, but well worth it. The service is great, and the atmosphere provides a unique feel and experience. My favorite dishes are the duck breast and pork tenderloin, which are always cooked to perfection.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had not been to Ranch 616 in a couple of years and it was generally one of my favorites. It did not disappoint this time. Food was fabulous as well as the service. Great Austin vibe!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and drinks - service
Great food and drinks - service was off just a little on this trip, but still a great experience.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best steaks I have
One of the best steaks I have had in a long time, and I am a former meat cutter.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We just moved to Austin but
We just moved to Austin but we have managed to eat at Ranch 616 at least once a month. The menu is varied and contains items that are not on a typical menu. Starting with the cocktail menu, I have tasted the house margarita (delicious) and then ventured into the Prairie Fire and the Mezcal Mule. I highly recommend the appetizer sampler on your first trip in. The fried oysters, calamari,frog legs and bacon wrapped shrimp are all delicious and go well with a cocktail.
Our waitress was attentive and friendly. Her timing was perfect on serving drinks , appetizers and our main course. We were allowed to eat at our own pace and never felt rushed or ignored.
We will return and bring friends and business associated to this establishment.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food/service - good location!
Great food and service. A bit noisy to have a conversation but it location is in the heart of may great bars in Austin!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Fun Fun
First time at Ranch 616 and what a FUN time with my GFs! "Fire in Hole" is a fun shot and spicy goodness. Not only did we do a shot before dinner, we did another after dinner! Everyone enjoyed their meal as well. Travis provided great service, answered our questions, gave suggestions and even took pics.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved Ranch 616. Our first
We loved Ranch 616. Our first time there but will return. Great menu, really diverse selection.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Famed for Framed
Got the Framed burger, Onion Rings/Fries mix. What a treat. As always they hit the burger out of the park.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My daughter and I went to Ranch 616 on Halloween night. All the waitstaff were dressed in costume and were super-friendly. The food is wonderful and we had a great time. The margaritas are yummy, too!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will go back!
Excellent food and fun place. The fried quail, calamari were exceptional and the adult beverages were creative and tasty!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to the Ranch for the sauteed oysters--they're some of the best in town--and we weren't disappointed.
And if you haven't had Ranch 616's' Frito Pie, you're missing a treat!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ranch 616 does not disappoint
Ranch 616 is a good place to go when you are looking for something a little different for lunch. Their quail is fabulous. And their salads are great.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place
I'm a regular at Ranch 616 and I find the food consistently tasty, interesting and a great value for the price. The service here is among the BEST in Austin.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Austin Dinner Location
Great food, excellent staff, and a true Austin environment . Looking forward to our next chance to eat and enjoy Ranch 616.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent and
The food was excellent and our server was very attentive. The mixed seafood grill was superb! The tiny water glasses with Jesus was unexpected and I would have preferred regular size glasses.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great night - great service
This was my second trip and it was as good as the first. Eclectic decor, vibrant atmosphere, great food, warm and friendly staff. I just love this place!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just wierd enough
If you are looking for great food AND a funky Austin vibe, Ranch 616 is the place!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM