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15 Places to Devour Chicken and Waffles in Austin

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Chicken and waffles is that perfect anytime dish, working well for breakfast, lunch, and brunch. It mashes up two of the best Southern dishes onto one plate. Fried chicken? Check. Doughy goodness? Check. Syrup and hot sauce? Delightful added bonuses.

With that, Eater gathered the best places to find chicken and waffles in Austin. Many are available just for brunch, like deep-fried waffles from Lucy's Fried Chicken. Others are available for all-day and night cravings, like 24 Diner’s 24-hour version. This updated map adds The Cavalier, Pickle House, Way Back Cafe, Colleen’s Kitchen, The Funkadelic, and SXSE Food Co.

For more brunch ideas, check out Eater’s guides to new and essential ones, as well as look fried chicken.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Rolling Rooster

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13717 N Mopac Expy
Austin, TX 78727
(512) 547-4444
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Of course the fried chicken-obsessed restaurant offers chicken and waffles, and there are additional fried fish and shrimp options.

2. Luke's Inside Out

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1109 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 589-8883
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The South Lamar food truck offers chicken and waffles during its weekend brunch. Its version uses Sichuan chicken, brie, bacon, and honey, for a sweet-savory take.

3. The Wayback

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9601 Bee Caves Rd
Austin, TX 78733
(512) 520-9590
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The cafe at the Westlake Hills cottages serves up chicken and Belgian waffles paired with honey during its weekend brunch service.

The chicken and waffles at The Wayback
The chicken and waffles at The Wayback
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4. Colleen's Kitchen

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1911 Aldrich St #100
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 580-2413
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The Southern restaurant in Mueller pairs its excellent buttermilk fried chicken with waffles, maple syrup, and powdered sugar just for Sunday brunch.

5. 24 Diner

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600 N Lamar Blvd #G
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5400
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The downtown all-day diner opts for a healthier version with skinless fried chicken and Belgian waffles, with your choice of white or dark meat.

The chicken and waffles at 24 Diner
The chicken and waffles at 24 Diner
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6. SXSE Food Co.

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The roaming Southern-Southeast Asian food truck makes a pandan rice flour-based bubble waffle wrapped around regular or spicy chicken plus caramel fish sauce.

7. Max's Wine Dive Austin

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207 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 904-0111
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Fried chicken wings are the star of weekend brunch at Max's Wine Dive, which are marinated with jalapeno buttermilk and served with waffles for lunch and brunch.

8. Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

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303 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 236-9599
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Moonshine does Southern comfort food right, especially with its chicken and waffles, where the former is made with cornmeal, and everything comes with maple syrup, lemon butter, and a spicy creamy gravy.

Chicken and waffles at Moonshine
Chicken and waffles at Moonshine
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9. The Cavalier

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2400 Webberville Rd suite a
Austin, TX 78702

Weekend brunch at the East Austin bar features a simple buttermilk fried chicken atop a vanilla waffle drenched with maple syrup.

10. Forthright

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98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
(737) 300-1948
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The downtown restaurant’s chicken and waffles are served with salted caramel butter and spicy maple syrup during weekend brunch.

Chicken and waffles at Forthright
Chicken and waffles at Forthright
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11. Thai Fresh

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909 W Mary St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 494-6436
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For the gluten-free, look to the Bouldin Creek Thai restaurant’s weekend brunch-only version of the dish, with a spicy kick: the chicken’s marinated with peppercorn and there’s a lemongrass-tamarind syrup too.

The chicken and waffles at Thai Fresh
The chicken and waffles at Thai Fresh
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12. Lucy's Fried Chicken

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2218 College Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 297-2423
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The fried chicken joint only serves its chicken and waffles for Sunday brunch, but makes up for the limited offering by deep-frying the waffles.

13. The Funkadelic

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4715 S Lamar Blvd Unit 101 A
Sunset Valley, TX 78745
(512) 975-3264
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The South Austin daily brunch restaurant’s chicken and waffle offering churro Belgian waffles topped with optional fried and smoked chicken thighs, plus horchata whipped cream.

Chicken and waffles at Funkadelic
Chicken and waffles at Funkadelic
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14. The Pickle House

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9521 US-290 W ste 100, ste 100
Austin, TX 78737
(512) 351-8267
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The far southeast restaurant is, yes, obsessed with pickles. So it makes sense that the dish is a pickle-fried and marinated chicken strips atop waffles.

15. Hideaway Kitchen & Bar

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4323 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Austin, TX 78744
(512) 527-3007
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Naturally, there’s a chicken and waffle option at the Texas comfort food restaurant within Ramada by Wyndham Austin South hotel. The likewise pickle-brined chicken is paired with a sweet potato waffle.

Hideaway’s chicken and waffles
Hideaway’s chicken and waffles
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1. Rolling Rooster

13717 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78727

Of course the fried chicken-obsessed restaurant offers chicken and waffles, and there are additional fried fish and shrimp options.

13717 N Mopac Expy
Austin, TX 78727

2. Luke's Inside Out

1109 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

The South Lamar food truck offers chicken and waffles during its weekend brunch. Its version uses Sichuan chicken, brie, bacon, and honey, for a sweet-savory take.

1109 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

3. The Wayback

9601 Bee Caves Rd, Austin, TX 78733
The chicken and waffles at The Wayback
The chicken and waffles at The Wayback
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The cafe at the Westlake Hills cottages serves up chicken and Belgian waffles paired with honey during its weekend brunch service.

9601 Bee Caves Rd
Austin, TX 78733

4. Colleen's Kitchen

1911 Aldrich St #100, Austin, TX 78723

The Southern restaurant in Mueller pairs its excellent buttermilk fried chicken with waffles, maple syrup, and powdered sugar just for Sunday brunch.

1911 Aldrich St #100
Austin, TX 78723

5. 24 Diner

600 N Lamar Blvd #G, Austin, TX 78703
The chicken and waffles at 24 Diner
The chicken and waffles at 24 Diner
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The downtown all-day diner opts for a healthier version with skinless fried chicken and Belgian waffles, with your choice of white or dark meat.

600 N Lamar Blvd #G
Austin, TX 78703

6. SXSE Food Co.

Austin, TX

The roaming Southern-Southeast Asian food truck makes a pandan rice flour-based bubble waffle wrapped around regular or spicy chicken plus caramel fish sauce.

7. Max's Wine Dive Austin

207 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701

Fried chicken wings are the star of weekend brunch at Max's Wine Dive, which are marinated with jalapeno buttermilk and served with waffles for lunch and brunch.

207 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701

8. Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

303 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Chicken and waffles at Moonshine
Chicken and waffles at Moonshine
Moonshine/Facebook

Moonshine does Southern comfort food right, especially with its chicken and waffles, where the former is made with cornmeal, and everything comes with maple syrup, lemon butter, and a spicy creamy gravy.

303 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701

9. The Cavalier

2400 Webberville Rd suite a, Austin, TX 78702

Weekend brunch at the East Austin bar features a simple buttermilk fried chicken atop a vanilla waffle drenched with maple syrup.

2400 Webberville Rd suite a
Austin, TX 78702

10. Forthright

98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Chicken and waffles at Forthright
Chicken and waffles at Forthright
Forthright/Facebook

The downtown restaurant’s chicken and waffles are served with salted caramel butter and spicy maple syrup during weekend brunch.

98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

11. Thai Fresh

909 W Mary St, Austin, TX 78704
The chicken and waffles at Thai Fresh
The chicken and waffles at Thai Fresh
Thai Fresh/Facebook

For the gluten-free, look to the Bouldin Creek Thai restaurant’s weekend brunch-only version of the dish, with a spicy kick: the chicken’s marinated with peppercorn and there’s a lemongrass-tamarind syrup too.

909 W Mary St
Austin, TX 78704

12. Lucy's Fried Chicken

2218 College Ave, Austin, TX 78704

The fried chicken joint only serves its chicken and waffles for Sunday brunch, but makes up for the limited offering by deep-frying the waffles.

2218 College Ave
Austin, TX 78704

13. The Funkadelic

4715 S Lamar Blvd Unit 101 A, Sunset Valley, TX 78745
Chicken and waffles at Funkadelic
Chicken and waffles at Funkadelic
Funkadelic/Facebook

The South Austin daily brunch restaurant’s chicken and waffle offering churro Belgian waffles topped with optional fried and smoked chicken thighs, plus horchata whipped cream.

4715 S Lamar Blvd Unit 101 A
Sunset Valley, TX 78745

14. The Pickle House

9521 US-290 W ste 100, ste 100, Austin, TX 78737

The far southeast restaurant is, yes, obsessed with pickles. So it makes sense that the dish is a pickle-fried and marinated chicken strips atop waffles.

9521 US-290 W ste 100, ste 100
Austin, TX 78737

15. Hideaway Kitchen & Bar

4323 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78744
Hideaway’s chicken and waffles
Hideaway’s chicken and waffles
Hideaway/Yelp

Naturally, there’s a chicken and waffle option at the Texas comfort food restaurant within Ramada by Wyndham Austin South hotel. The likewise pickle-brined chicken is paired with a sweet potato waffle.

4323 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Austin, TX 78744

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