"Threadgill's was austin's first theme restaurant, and it's theme WAs AUSTIN." — The LA TIMES

When John Morthland in the L.A. Times made that prophetic statement, it sounded good to me, so let's take it a bit further and claim to the 1930's through 1960's in Austin as the theme of the original Threadgill's on North Lamar Blvd. The big, new shiny one downtown sits next door to the site of the late, great Armadillo World Headquarters and contains a large portion of memorabilia from the musical hey-day of Austin in the 1970's. The juke box holds 100 albums of artists who played the 'Dillo and the piano hanging from the ceiling was played by artists as diverse as Count Basie and Commander Cody, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles, Leon Russell and Captain Beefheart. Threadgill's tries to serve as a link between the new Austin and its past. In matters of music and food, we represent a time before disco or microwaves. I've been fortunate enough to encounter many of the colorful and talented folks who have made creative contributions to the city over the past fifty years. I've saved mementos that I'll share with you if you'll just take a moment to look around.  ---Eddie Wilson, Proprietor



301 West Riverside Dr.
Austin, TX  78704
(512) 472-9304

Mon-Thurs 11a-10p
Fri-Sat 11a-10:30p
Sun: 10a-9:30p

Sunday Breakfast Buffet: 10a-1p
Howdy Hour: Mon-Fri 3p-6p


6416 North Lamar
Austin, TX  78752
(512) 451-5440

Mon-Sat: 11a-10p
Sun: 10a-9:30p

Sun Breakfast Buffet: 10a-1p
Howdy Hour: Mon-Fri 3p-6p