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Colleen's Kitchen, Austin, TX

Colleen's Kitchen

4.6
4.6
615 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Colleen's Kitchen is a southern inspired restaurant delivering refined, yet uncomplicated fare. Dishes reminiscent of your favorite family recipes served in a down-home Austin environment. We keep our approach and offerings simple, but well executed. Looking forward to serving y'all soon!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:15 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 580-2413

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Simultaneously neighborly and stylish, Colleen's Kitchen is perfect for your next gathering. Our Southern restaurant can be fully reserved or blocked off into private and semi private spaces to accommodate your next gathering. We look forward to serving yall soon!

  • Private party contact

    Ashley Fric: (512) 580-2413

  • Neighborhood

    Central Austin

  • Cross street

    McBee Street

  • Parking details

    We provide free self-parking with validation in the District Garage, located directly behind Colleen's Kitchen on McBee Street. Paid on-street parking and bike racks are also available throughout the District.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 615 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Great for Brunch

  • Austin

    Kid Friendly

  • Austin

    Great for Brunch

  • Austin

    Kid Friendly

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  1. CP

    CollinP

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, prompt service, seated quickly
  2. HB

    HallieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dining experience was all around wonderful! Great food, fast and attentive service (all thanks to Lacresha!). Will be returning, recommending, etc.
  3. ML

    MargaretL

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food is always incredible - and service is just perfection - one of my favorite places to go with the family
  4. R

    Rachaelrenee

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good and service
  5. BM

    BrianaM

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My family and I enjoyed our time celebrating my fiance for his birthday. The service was excellent and so was the food. We will return!
  6. DE

    DavidE

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We have been in the past, but the last two times have been too disappointing and will most likely mean that we will not return. The noise level has always been a challenge at Colleen’s. It is a relatively small venue and all hard surfaces. Our latest experience was the worst with feeling rushed by wait staff, the biscuits were tough and cold (!) and the drinks were mediocre with a mimosa served in a water glass due to “there are no clean glasses.” I support only locally-owned dining establishments, however, given my recent experience at Colleen’s I will be reluctant to return. I acknowledge that these are challenging times in the hospitality industry, but for a mandatory 20% service fee imposed on the bill I would expect to have better food and service.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always! Their pot pie is delicious! Everyone is extremely friendly and attentive! Highly recommend.
  8. LF

    LauraF

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great staff who made our experience pretty pleasant!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Service was lacking for sure, server forgot to bring side and a cocktail. Food came out cold. Overall not a great experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Incredible food, great drinks. If you can be patient enough for the limited servers, it is well worth the price.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had brunch for the first time and it was delicious. Would recommend the ordering an assortment of the brunch menu items to sample more items. The drinks were refreshing.
  12. AS

    AndrewS

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a fun place. Food is good! And service is good. One thing to note they add 20% service fee to your bill but they don’t tell you that when you get the check. So if you’re talking and not paying attention you might miss that on your bill.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Overpriced food with not a great seasoning. The baked chicken was dry and the restaurant has a peculiar smell that I can’t name. Service was ok but nothing extraordinary. Would expect better service with the mandatory 20% tip. Please rename the “high cotton” drink. Kind of tone deaf given that this is a non POC owned southern restaurant.
  14. TF

    TexasFran

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, Colleen’s delivers. It’s our neighborhood go to. Great shrimp and grits, she crab soup, and salads. The banana crème brûlée was a hit!
  15. VM

    VictoriaM

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My fiancé and I just celebrated our 5 year anniversary at Colleen’s and it was fabulous. Food was phenomenal, the service was fast, and the prices were reasonable. Also, they gave us a free cookie with “Happy anniversary” written in chocolate sauce on the plate. Absolutely adorable.
  16. CB

    CollinB

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My husband had the fried chicken plate and thought it was the BEST fried chicken he’s had in ATX. I had the mini breakfast biscuit - which is far from “mini”, one is definitely filling. The food was good, but a bit salty in my opinion (as someone who doesn’t typically use much salt). Willing to give it one more try! Next time I will probably request a booth or the outdoor patio - we were sat at a very awkwardly placed table that felt like we were part of the host stand…not the best seat in the house.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was solid. Very busy. Service was great. Food was yummy.
  18. R

    Russt

    Houston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for brunch, before we headed back to Houston. The cornbread was outstanding. I had the chicken and waffle which was cooked to perfection. Everyone else enjoyed their food as well. Service was perfect.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and it was a great time! Good food and great service
  20. f

    fudipr

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely place for brunch! The biscuits are absolutely amazing.
  21. GG

    GiGi

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cutest place ever! Perfect for a little brunch date or to get drinks with the girls! Definitely recommend!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorites!
  23. AP

    AmyP

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The biscuits were incredible! We also ordered the burger, Mac and cheese and Brussel sprouts. All was delicious.
  24. D

    Denise

    Austin

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Dined at Colleen’s Kitchen for the 4th time last week and will likely not go back. I live in walking distance so it’s very convenient and I keep hoping the experience will be better but it has not with 4 visits over a year. My main complaints are: 1) the front desk is not very friendly and consistently seated us at a noisy crowded table at the front and declined to move us when we asked to be moved to other available tables (could it be because we book on OpenTable?) and 2) I like that the tab includes a 20% service fee that goes to the staff yet 3 out of 4 times the wait staff have been pretty clear they expected extra.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious!
  26. M

    Maddi

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great brunch! 👍
  27. JG

    JacquelineG

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are always exceptional. A great place for a special occasion or just to catch up with friends.
  28. LC

    LaurenC

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was so friendly and smooth. We had to eat quickly to make it to an event and they killed it on timing. The smoked fish dip is a must order.
  29. JF

    JacquieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and cocktails, great service, chic but not pretentious atmosphere. Wonderful spot for a date night.
  30. LB

    LynneB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed the meal. And my 7 year old loved the chicken nuggets.
  31. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great spot for a special occasion. The food is wonderful and the service is personable and impeccable. A little pricey, but worth it.
  32. C

    Crustycrab

    Central Texas

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Been wanting to try Colleen's. Food was good. Decent happy hour. They do validate garage parking so don't pay for street parking
  33. C

    Camille

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Colleen's is not equipped to handle moderately sized groups (8 people). They also will not seat incomplete parties even though they will charge you for cancelling within 24 hours. Those two policies seem at odds with one another and put the customer in an unnecessary bind. They also refused to split our bill evenly and didn't give a logical reason why. I was embarrassed I subjected my friends to this bad time and will try to deter people I know from going here.
  34. ND

    NoeyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked a reservation for my mommy daughter date (my 15 yr old). The moment we walked up to the hostess she walked us right over to our booth! No waiting was wonderful! The staff was so friendly and the good was amazing. Such a cute atmosphere, my daughter and I loved it. We WILL be back 💕
  35. DS

    DebraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must for any visitor to Mueller. Unique menu, yummy food, and great staff!
  36. LT

    LindseyT

    Austin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We had a fifty percent vegetarian party and they were out of the only entree for vegetarians. Luckily they were okay with salads and appetizers. It all landed okay.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food took a long time when the restaurant maybe 75% occupied. Ordered biscuits as appetizer and they came out quick, but then entrees took a long time (more than 30 mins) after appetizer. All bill included 20% service charge which I believe it de-centivize good service, service was slow even when asking for to go box. And lastly, the parking validation does not have credit. Many little things went wrong, so we will not go back again.
  38. KT

    KimberlyT

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience3
    Food and my friends food oh, the cop salad were absolutely fabulous. So where the deviled eggs. However the food that my other two friends had, the macaroni and cheese was not good at all. It was not flavored well. And one of them had the ham biscuits. The biscuits were dry. And the beer was warm. It's a good place, but they need to invest more in their flavors.
  39. SL

    SylviaL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Will be back. Biscuit, cornbread skillet, chicken & waffle, dates wrapped with bacon is a must 😋
  40. SF

    SherylF

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and very attentive service. We were there right as it got busy for dinner around 6:15. Server even offered refills of chips without asking — I can’t remember his name— but he was so nice! ( beard, plaid shirt— you were great!). Food never disappoints!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Colleen's Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 580-2413.

Colleen's Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 615 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for Colleen's Kitchen

1911 Aldrich Street, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78723

Additional information

  • Cross street

    McBee Street

  • Neighborhood

    Central Austin

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:15 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Contemporary Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We provide free self-parking with validation in the District Garage, located directly behind Colleen's Kitchen on McBee Street. Paid on-street parking and bike racks are also available throughout the District.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 580-2413

  • Private party facilities

    Simultaneously neighborly and stylish, Colleen's Kitchen is perfect for your next gathering. Our Southern restaurant can be fully reserved or blocked off into private and semi private spaces to accommodate your next gathering. We look forward to serving yall soon!

  • Private party contact

    Ashley Fric: (512) 580-2413

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