Colleen's Kitchen

4.6
419 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 419 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.6
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RickyB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Accommodated a party of 6 very easily. Service was superb across the board.

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SamS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and setting were a perfect nod to southern comfort. Will definitely return with the whole family when they visit.

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and awesome service. Love their Sunday brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The fried chicken was saltless and mostly flavorless. Isn’t that the restaurant’s signature dish?

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MichelleZ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place for brunch. Delicious food. Service could be a little better especially since they charge 20% service fee automatically.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great Sunday Brunch. Our server was new but overall great experience. Food was Amazing

MD
MorganD
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Biscuits are a must! They are served with hot butter and jam. Everything we ordered was really good except maybe the chicken pot pie needed more gravy filling on the inside. Service was A+

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Gratuity is included, no matter how good the service, which was pretty bad, server kept walking away before we were done and then not coming back for a long time, one server poured our limes into his hand and tried to hand them to us which was pretty gross and people were at the bar watching soccer yelling, plus all the white Hetero pictures and figurines all over the place are creeeepy just sayin.

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Leee
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was so so and so was service.

It took a good 10-15 mins for them to take our order and they forgot to give us multiple items until we let them know. The food was just okay as well nothing special.

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BillM
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and graduation lunch

MR
MoniqueR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The biscuits and Mac and cheese were amazing.

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ATX87
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, drinks took a while to come out, but everything else was perfect.

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vipEatOutALOT
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Everything is good particularly the biscuits. Service was awesome. So friendly.

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russelln
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Mother's Day. Server was very flexible with our special needs.

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Irishman33
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great place...food, drinks, service and location.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious. Waitress was not a the best of moods, but we got everything we asked for

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DawnC
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. I <3 Colleen's kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food and ambiance was absolutely wonderful, the service was good too, just one weird occurrence that left my girlfriend and I feeling a little awkward.

My girlfriend ordered another drink, the waiter who dropped it off winked at her.

While, I didn’t feel it as anything other than a way to say “your welcome” without words. It left her in a uncomfortable spot, where she didn’t want to order anything from him.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun little date night - food was incredible, server steered us in the perfect direction, clean and goodness gracious the pimento cheese 😍

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LaurenH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still dreaming about the biscuits..oh my word.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great Sunday brunch - it was like being at my grandmother’s house!!

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vipTexasFran
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post vaccine celebration with friends. It was delightful! The food was great, the service superb! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We joined the monthly supper club for takeout during the pandemic, but are going to continue the subscription because we are enjoying it so much!

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JasonF
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday lunch was great. Food was spectacular and very kid friendly

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RCVA
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and environment. Tables were spaced out and staff were safe. Nice experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and welcoming. It’s like stepping into posh Grandma’s house decorated with family photos, antiques and cute decor for delicious traditional southern home cooking.

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vipKatarinaC
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The biscuits were amazing. As was the fried chicken. The owner came out to talk to us. Very friendly atmosphere- will definitely go there again!

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Megan
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Colleen’s! I got the potato hash, and the potatoes were cooked so well that I still think about them! The bacon is also amazing! I will be back to try more dishes.

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vipMuellerResident
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Colleen's always delivers on food quality. The biscuits during brunch were amazing...

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GEEKQUEEN
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Note, brunch is only on Sundays. We missed the small print and thought we could get brunch on Saturday. We had the biscuits and a mimosa carafe. Delicious. Atmosphere and people are great. Super comfy booths. We will be going back for brunch on Sunday soon :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining is all we’ve ever done and the noise level is quiet outside

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TXHusker
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for delicious comfort food. You can also make it healthier if you want - they let me get the buttermilk fried chicken grilled instead. My husband and I split it because it's a ton of chicken! One of our go-to places for sure.

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vipCate
Minneapolis
69 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic first time visit to Colleen's Kitchen - I'd highly recommend it! The food was outstanding - the pimento cheese appetizer was the best and the fried chicken was even better! Such a fun atmosphere and the staff was wonderful too. Can't wait to go back when visiting Austin again!

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TamakiaG
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Went to Colleen's kitchen for brunch on Sunday 3/21. Made reservations for 4 people. Our reservation was at 11:15 and we got there 10 minutes early. We did not get our food until 12:22 when we were ready to walk out. I'm a patient person but it made me angry that EVERY OTHER PARTY that was seated AFTER us got their food BEFORE WE DID. We waited another 20 minutes after the waitress told us our food was "being plated". The manager came over to the table to ask if everything was going well and I told her no and told her how long we had been waiting. She comped out appetizer. I wasn't satisfied because this place had an automatic 20% gratuity aded to the bill and it says on the receipt "to help our employees make a living wage." Their employees making a living wage is the business of the restaurant, not mine. Our waitress, nor the kitchen deserved a tip at all due to the horrible service we received. And I must add this isn't a very diverse area of Austin and myself and my friends were treated as such.

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vipAlex
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was 10/10

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vipNiceSurprise
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was absolutely terrible

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vipKalola
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The menu has changed quite a bit and seems pretty limited. Very few beers that were on the menu were available. I’m hoping these are temporary limitations (due to COVID) and not permanent.

Serious issues with afternoon sun glare make it difficult to enjoy at certain times.

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ElizabethM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time hanging out with an old friend. Great food and drinks and a cool, yet sophisticated neighborhood vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Colleen’s Kitchen appears to be taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of guests and their employees during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Overall, Colleen’s is a great spot for having brunch with friends or a casual lunch date.

I would like to point out how wonderful the company’s dedication to providing their employees with the security in knowing that they have a liveable wage guarantee by automatically adding a 20% gratuity to each bill, especially during these financial stressful times.

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 419 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.