Colleen's Kitchen

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330 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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!

Complimentary specials

STEAK NIGHT

🥩Featuring select prime steak cuts from our local east side butcher, Longhorn Meat Market. Available 4pm 'til we sell out. 🥩

This 3 course meal pairs perfectly with 25% off wines by the bottle. Cheers y'all!

ALL NIGHT HAPPY HOUR

$4 Bites 🧀
$5 Drafts 🍺
$6 Classic Cocktails 🥃
$7 House Wine🍷

HAPPPY HOUR

$4 Bites 🧀
$5 Drafts 🍺
$6 Classic Cocktails 🥃
$7 House Wine🍷

KIDS EAT FREE

Round up the kiddos and join us for a family supper that’ll keep your kiddos happy, healthy and fed while aligning with your budget.
Limit 1 (one) free kiddo item per adult entree purchased.

What 330 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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CherryK
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous server, great food, cozy atmosphere! Can’t wait to return!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was attentive and speedy

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ANGELICAR
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place is great for brunch. They even have options for kids. We met some friends and had some delicious food and drinks. I love the area.

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GabrielB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious. Everything was great. Just waiting almost an hour for our food was the only negative thing I can say. Everything else...Great.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

It took almost an hour and a half to get two salads. Anything hot we ordered was lukewarm or cold

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vipseayside
Austin
38 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service for our party of SEVEN!

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KimH
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We sat outside on the patio which was gorgeous. Unfortunately our food wasn’t very warm when we got it. Our waitress didn’t come by our table very often so we couldn’t ask to warm it up without waiting another 20+ min. Food was pretty good even though it was cold and atmosphere seemed nice otherwise.

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vipmary
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food great as usual. Cocktails also delicious (the high cotton and bless your heart being favs with us) service was off this evening, however, Recommend the fried chicken and the beet salad

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TenchitaM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and drinks were very good and nicely presented except the shrimp and grits. The grits were room temperature. She sent it back and the new dish came back STILL at room temperature. She was afraid to send it back again. Seventeen dollars is too much to pay for cold food.

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ces1
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliably good food and service. Our go to place for an excellent meal. American menu with excellent fried chicken, seafood, biscuits, etc.

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vipTienN
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance always keeps me coming back.

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ToddE
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Colleen's numerous times. Its always packed for obvious reasons and its food and service are always top notch.

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theblacksox
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall a decent brunch choice with easy options for kids. Somewhat small in terms of seating, but they also have outdoor space. Nothing particularly special, and we had to wait past our reservation time since they weren't quite prepared to seat us. Parking validation was nice

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vipTexasFran
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My son and his girlfriend. They enjoyed the meal.

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MaryG
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience at Colleen's. I reserved a table to have a business meeting and always weary of new places. It was perfect as i was able to discuss business and enjoy the best food ever. My client was very impressed as she had always wanted to try Colleen's. A Win..win

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GoodFoodPlease
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, affordable menu of Southern comfort food with some fresh, modern twists tempting to kids and adults alike! All served up in a bright, beautiful space with vintage appointments by a team of knowledgeable, courteous staff.

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DrJeffrey
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Fried chicken family style

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Chef Brian was amazing. His food was perfect and even came out to our table to make sure everything was satisfying. He made the experience amazing on a special night

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gareth13
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made our reservation in OT ;-) arrived early, and we were promptly seated! We were near the door, but overall it's a bit loud, very busy restaurant - but for this visit, great rainy Sunday brunch atmosphere. High Cotton (Colleen's take on an old fashioned) and Bless Your Hearts around the table. We went straight to entrees, shrimp N grits!! The shrimp are grilled perfectly, the rub/seasoning is delicious. Our server was super friendly, perfectly attentive (not too much, not too little). ABsolutely will return for the drinks, food, and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Far too noisy; the floor was super slippery (like very greasy) the waitresses had attitude and they kept getting our order wrong. Food was ok but not great. Disappointing ;-(

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Johanna
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Fried Green Tomatoes and Shrimp and Grits!

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RobertM
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a business lunch. Noise level was appropriate, music was fun, ambiance perfect. Great decor. Friendly and attentive staff. Food was excellent and well spaced out between appetizers and entrees. Will definitely be coming back for more!

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MaryM
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is good. The service was fine. The restaurant is a bit loud as nothing is there to absorb the sound. I would go again. I ordered the eggs, hash browns and bacon. Nothing remarkable, but solidly good. Also got the biscuits which were also quite good. They serve them with a tomato jam that my friend really liked. It is a very solid brunch place and they take reservations!

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ShadonC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went for lunch for my bday...now we're going for one of my friends bday dinner! Bringing more family and friends! This place was awesome!

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KathyS
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colleen's is a quaint, family-friendly restaurant for some upscale down-home cooking. Everything is great and the staff is kind and attentive. They have a great bar with tasty cocktails and a great happy hour. If it's a beautiful day, check out the patio!

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JimW
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

For the second time, service was poor, very slow, took 20 minutes to be told the ingredients for my cocktail were out, while others who were seated after us had there drinks, hostess offered to get us something else, not comp us for the confusion.

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vipJamieF
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good bar staff with excellent suggestions. Lovely wait staff

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colleens Kitchen is a cute place with delicious southern food! All the dishes are amazing from the pimento cheese, fried zucchini to bacon wrapped dates. Yum! Today I had the steak and it was so delicious. I love their cocktails too. Best restaurant in Mueller hands down! The staff are so warm and welcoming. Love the vintage vibes as well.All around 5 stars!

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jaim
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The biscuits were good. The food was plain. The fried chicken was bland and my Cobb salad was boring.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I liked the place and my fish was delicious. I loved the booths, super comfortable

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vipMike
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The slaw that came with the (quite dry) pork chop was way too sweet. Impossible to eat without a bit of pork chop.
Deviled eggs were nothing special.
The shrimp and grits was solid.
Chicharrones was solid.
Service felt like we were an afterthought.

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vipFoodFan
Austin
49 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and courteous staff. Excellent food. The buttermilk fried chicken was the best and juiciest I had in Austin over many years. The burger was also excellent. We highly recommend the bartender's own creation: a superb hot toddy.

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vipSteveC
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty fried chicken and Cole slaw

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vipLynneO
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really loved the chicken and waffles and the service was quite good

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Curtis
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was friendly but slow. $3 for coffee that my server forgot then never refilled. Small, overpriced portions. Food was good.

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DianaT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We tried it on New Year’s Eve food was very average.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had their pri

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection. Flavorful dishes and excellent wait staff!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed it.

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Kiara
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience5

BRUNCH IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY. The interior made me feel at home and comfortable. I was immediately seated at my reservation time. Parking validation available for the parking garage. Wait time for food and drinks was about 10-15 minutes. Pricing was reasonable.

The deviled egg filling was velvety but the egg was very stiff as if they were refrigerated overnight and not allowed to thaw out. (if that makes any sense). A crab or shrimp topper could have made a nice accompaniment with the eggs. The Little Biscuit (chicken) came slathered in a mayo that I initially requested to be on the side. The waitress quickly fixed the dish. I did not like the Mustard Seed Mayo. It was extremely tangy and added to the tangy pickles on the biscuit. The spicy honey could have balanced out the tangy taste but it was barely any on the biscuit. The biscuit was COLD! 😒The chicken was fried to perfection and had a GREAT crust but I was dark meat 😔. The House Punch was great but the cup is only a mere 8oz serving. Just order the Carafe.

FAQs

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

Colleen's Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 330 OpenTable diners.

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