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Colleen's Kitchen, Austin, TX

Colleen's Kitchen

4.7
4.7
699 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 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 699 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Great for brunch

  • Austin

    Great for brunch

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  1. A

    Average

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was great. Excellent service and a wonderful job with recommendations and taking care of us. The overall experience was fantastic
  2. AD

    AustinDad

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We are regulars at Colleens, and tonight wasn't their best night. The biscuits were delightful as usual, but the chicken was really salty, the gravy blah, and the service spotty. I think my review is highly influenced by their policy of adding 20% "for a living wage" to the tab. When they made that choice, they have a duty to train the team better. The server brought us our drinks but didn't know what they were, so we couldn't help them figure out which drink went where. And we were missing one. If you're going to insist that your customers subsidize your payroll--and not give them the option of giving feedback that the service was poor--then by all means, make sure your team is stellar! They are not.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We came here for my dad’s birthday lunch. The portion size was great and the fried chicken was moist, crunchy and delicious! However, some of the dishes ran a little too overpoweringly sweet for our liking (the bacon jam on the burgers and the vinaigrette on the green goddess salad), which we know could just be our palates! Our server was very friendly, accommodating and attentive. We enjoyed our time there.
  4. b

    buzztom

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch. So good. Everything we ordered was delicious. Highly recommend!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service, good food and cute atmosphere!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Yummy food, great drinks and kind, helpful staff.
  7. S

    Sheena

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Love the ambiance and intimacy of the restaurant.
  8. t

    thegreedyeater

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Cute restaurant. Staff at front could not have been less interested in being helpful or pleasant. Service was mediocre. Food was pretty decent but you’re definitely paying for the instagram aesthetic. Bathroom had no paper towels and no air dryer.
  9. TA

    TimA

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast friendly service. Food prices are a bit high.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Server was terrible
  11. CK

    CKrausey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    We've given Colleen's kitchen a few tries ad 3 of the 4 times the service was terrible. We watched a table seated after us, receive their food before we even ordered. We had to visit the hostess twice to ask for someone to help us at our table. This was around 5pm on a Saturday and the restaurant was less than 1/3 full. I don't think we will return again.
  12. LB

    LisaB

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    “There is a 20% SERVICE FEE for dining at Colleen’s” This should be noted on the reservation by Colleen’s and Open Table. It’s in fine print at your table -I missed it— highlighted on your bill and followed by an awkward conversation with waitstaff indicating that any “gratuity” left above the “service fee” would go directly to her. WOW! Of course, she was awesome and we left her a gratuity. Not sure if charging a “service fee” plus gratuity to dine in is a new trend in Austin but totally unexpected and left a sour taste. Otherwise, food was good (bacon wrapped dates, crab cakes, beet salad, and shrimp and grits were our favorites) and service was excellent. Mueller was a different area for us to dine in Austin; unlikely we’ll return.
  13. PG

    PrettyGirl05

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Colleen’s Kitchen was amazing. The ambiance was gorgeous. The food (chicken and and waffles, grilled banana bread, and biscuits) was amazing and our server was spectacular. We’ve been here several times and will continue.
  14. b

    biscuitandbutter

    Amarillo

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The biscuits, butter, and waffles were amazing! The fried chicken (for the chicken and waffles) was dry. It appears they used breast meat with no bone? The flavor was great, but I would have wished for dark meat or bone in to keep it moist. Services was good and the decor was bright and inviting.
  15. MF

    MFT2184

    Austin

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We came here for New Year’s Day brunch and had a great time overall. The ambiance is perfect for brunch, service was good and the food was super tasty. I am just a serious foodie working in food/restaurants for 20 years and just wanted to give some feedback about the cuisine. Thin is not in! Numerous items would have been better if they hadn’t been so paper-thin. The brunch burger is delicious and sloppy and the bottom of the bun was seriously the thinnest most useless piece of soggy bread one could imagine. But the comeback sauce and onion bacon jam were delicious and made the burger an overall yummy win. Also, the burger patty itself was really skinny. I would rather pay a few bucks more for a bigger patty. Lastly, the fried green tomato biscuit was so so yummy but because of the pimento cheese. The tomatoes were so thinly sliced and fried that it was pretty much just like biting into a slender piece of fry crisp, versus a juicy fried green tomato. Also I don’t think cooked whole cherry tomatoes should be in hash browns - unique but not anything I want with my potatoes. I would go back to this place for sure though as all the flavors were delish! Lastly, it was a little awkward to hear the spiel when getting the bill about how there is a 20% service charge included for the entire staff and how anything above that goes to the server and is greatly appreciated. My partner and I are not well off so tipping more than 20% is a luxury we really don’t have, unless service is A+, which it wasn’t. It was good! Just not over 20% (which you have to be amazing for so it seemed a lil far fetched to ask for it). But a great experience and I would def go back.
  16. A

    Alice

    Amarillo

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Perfect preholiday lunch. Nick our waiter was wonderful.
  17. AS

    AnnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the service, the food, the drinks, the environment, and the free birthday dessert! Thanks for a lovely evening!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great waiter, delicious food! Super nice that they reminded me to validate my parking!! This was my 3rd time but was bringing new people. Thrilled that they all loved it too!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 will definitely be back
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was my birthday! It was great. They took a little to seat us because they can’t seat reservations until the whole party arrives- just a heads up! Loved the food and the vibes
  21. JA

    JenniferA

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, fun decor and atmosphere.
  22. PM

    PatriciaM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I walked in and immediately felt a lovely vibe - quaint, upbeat, homely, and fun. The aesthetic is beautiful and the food was even better. Our waitress and all of the staff were absolutely lovely. I would go back tomorrow. Every day. If I could.
  23. AS

    AndrewS

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was very friendly, as always. The food took a while to make. This was the second time we’ve ordered the green Goddess salad and it was completely drowning in dressing. I’d recommend dialing that back, otherwise everything was delicious.
  24. DB

    DaleB

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Unlike some restaurants, Colleen's portions are generous. The food was tasty and delicious! Service and ambiance were excellent. We will be back!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bachelorette dinner—our waitress was super attentive and was very nice! We all loved our food and had 0 complaints about anything we ordered.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for Friendsgiving with my friends and had the best time. We started off with cornbread and the fried green tomatoes and both were soooo delicious. If you have to choose one app, always go for the cornbread, it’s that good. I’ve had a few things here before but got the chicken pot pie and it was SO GOOD! I will definitely return for this.
  28. JM

    JesseM

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service Food was amazing
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food ever!!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pimento cheese is 💓💓💓
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my son out for dinner and enjoyed the evening. I didn’t appreciate 20% being added to my bill regardless of poor or great service. That was unlike anything I have seen before and the service fee fee was forced. All in all the food and atmosphere was great
  32. WZ

    WendyZ

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great :) Recommend the roasted butternut squash and chocolate chip cookies.
  33. NL

    NickolasL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stumbled upon Colleen’s on a Sunday morning - food, staff, and ambiance was fantastic!! We’ll be back!
  34. BS

    BrookeS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Food VERY delayed, which I understand b/c of short staffing. When notified server I was allergic to dairy, her response was EVERYTHING has tons of butter and cream, out of luck. I was not provided options or was not offered any accommodations to the menu, e.g. we can not cook X in pan Y that has butter. I got a salad, which had "no" blue cheese crumbles, until I stirred the tons of lettuce; then could taste blue cheese, meaning the blue cheese crumbles were removed after the salad was made. Note, you will not see many bad reviews from me b/c I respect the industry.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The food took 40 minutes to come out after ordering and our server added to our order by mistake. Two tables next to us got food before us, I just don’t know what was happening here but won’t be back.
  36. N

    Nanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, bisquites are excellent, will surely go back!
  37. MF

    MeghanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best salad in Austin (Green goddess). Delicious biscuits. Brunch menu is phenomenal.
  38. C

    Carol

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food. Great service. Loved the fried green tomatoes.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal from start to finish.
  40. GK

    GreggK

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic brunch spot and friendly staff made for a perfect Sunday brunch with friends.

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 4.7 stars by 699 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 22 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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