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13 Great Bets for Chicken Fried Steak in Austin

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Texas's beef obsession runs the gamut from low and slow barbecue to a white-hot seared steak. It even goes so far as to batter that steak and fry it for a delicious chicken fried steak. Similar to wiener schnitzel, chicken fried steak most likely came to be as a result of German immigration to Texas during the mid-1800s combined with the abundance of beef in the area. The steps for making the Southern staple are simple: tender steak, covered in flour or breadcrumbs, drenched in a coating, more flour, and then fried. Add white gravy, and it’s set.

Austin’s best bets for chicken fried steak include Jack Allen’s Kitchen’s commitment to chicken-fry anything, Hoover’s double-portion one, and others. This update adds Pickle House, The Switch, and TLC.

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1. Hyde Park Bar & Grill

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4206 Duval St.
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 458-3168
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There’s just the right hint of buttermilk in the crust of Hyde Park Bar & Grill’s chicken fried steak.

Hyde Park’s chicken fried steak
Hyde Park’s chicken fried steak
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2. Hoover's Cooking

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2002 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 479-5006
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For more of a crunchy chicken fried steak, come to Hoover's for its extra crispy yet tender steak, with a smoky bacon gravy. Order the Hoover size for an extra cutlet.

Hoover’s chicken fried steak
Hoover’s chicken fried steak
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3. Shoal Creek Saloon

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909 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 474-0805
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The Cajun bar’s take on chicken fried steak comes with creamy pepper gravy.

Shoal Creek Saloon’s chicken fried steak
Shoal Creek Saloon’s chicken fried steak
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4. Wilder Wood

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1300 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 628-0184
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For a gluten-free chicken fried steak, head to East Austin restaurant Wilder Wood Restaurant on East 7th Street, where the dish is served with white gravy plus loaded baked potato, garlic toast, and green beans. Again, it’s all gluten-free.

5. Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

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303 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 236-9599
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The chipotle cream gravy that tops the massive chicken fried steak at Moonshine adds a nice spicy kick to the meal.

6. TLC Austin

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1100 S Lamar Blvd Ste. #1150
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 580-0971
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Of course, the coastal Texas comfort food restaurant in Zilker offers a chicken fried steak, where the breaded ribeye steak is topped with brisket-filled gravy.

Chicken fried steak at TLC
Chicken fried steak at TLC
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7. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

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3235 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 366-5808
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The chicken fried steak at Jacoby's isn't anything to be messed around with: the meat comes straight from the family ranch, and it's paired with mashed potatoes and black pepper gravy.

Jacoby’s chicken fried steak
Jacoby’s chicken fried steak
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8. Jack Allen's Kitchen

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7720 W Highway 71
Austin, TX 78735
(512) 852-8558
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Jack Allen’s Kitchen’s chicken fried steak is made with New York strip and comes smothered in green chile gravy. The kitchen will chicken-fry just about anything, so if steak isn’t your thing, try the pork chop or beef ribs.

9. Lucy's Fried Chicken

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2218 College Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 297-2423
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Lucy’s already knows how to fry chicken to perfection, so that translates well for its chicken fried steak, served with a creamy gravy made with Pearl beer. It can be found at any of the four locations,.

Lucy’s Fried Chicken’s chicken fried steak
Lucy’s Fried Chicken’s chicken fried steak
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10. 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 pickle-obsessed Southern restaurant in far southwest Austin serves up its chicken fried steak topped with a gravy made up of meat drippings, no pickles involved.

11. Cherry Creek Catfish Co.

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5712 Manchaca Road
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 440-8810
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The Southern/Cajun restaurant's chicken fried steak comes with loaded with cream pepper gravy, french fries, and Texas toast. Even better: you can add a baked potato after 5 p.m.

12. The Switch BBQ

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166 Hargraves Dr Suite G-100
Austin, TX 78737
(512) 212-7211
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The Cajun barbecue restaurant’s chicken fried steak is topped with sausage gravy and paired with mashed potatoes.

13. Evangeline Cafe

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8106 Brodie Ln
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 282-2586
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For a Cajun twist on the southern classic, try Evangeline’s regular chicken fried steak with a spicy cayenne gravy, or embrace the atmosphere and try the chicken fried alligator.

1. Hyde Park Bar & Grill

4206 Duval St., Austin, TX 78751
Hyde Park’s chicken fried steak
Hyde Park’s chicken fried steak
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There’s just the right hint of buttermilk in the crust of Hyde Park Bar & Grill’s chicken fried steak.

4206 Duval St.
Austin, TX 78751

2. Hoover's Cooking

2002 Manor Rd., Austin, TX 78722
Hoover’s chicken fried steak
Hoover’s chicken fried steak
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For more of a crunchy chicken fried steak, come to Hoover's for its extra crispy yet tender steak, with a smoky bacon gravy. Order the Hoover size for an extra cutlet.

2002 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78722

3. Shoal Creek Saloon

909 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Shoal Creek Saloon’s chicken fried steak
Shoal Creek Saloon’s chicken fried steak
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The Cajun bar’s take on chicken fried steak comes with creamy pepper gravy.

909 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

4. Wilder Wood

1300 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

For a gluten-free chicken fried steak, head to East Austin restaurant Wilder Wood Restaurant on East 7th Street, where the dish is served with white gravy plus loaded baked potato, garlic toast, and green beans. Again, it’s all gluten-free.

1300 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

5. Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

303 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

The chipotle cream gravy that tops the massive chicken fried steak at Moonshine adds a nice spicy kick to the meal.

303 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701

6. TLC Austin

1100 S Lamar Blvd Ste. #1150, Austin, TX 78704
Chicken fried steak at TLC
Chicken fried steak at TLC
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Of course, the coastal Texas comfort food restaurant in Zilker offers a chicken fried steak, where the breaded ribeye steak is topped with brisket-filled gravy.

1100 S Lamar Blvd Ste. #1150
Austin, TX 78704

7. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

3235 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Jacoby’s chicken fried steak
Jacoby’s chicken fried steak
Jacoby’s/Facebook

The chicken fried steak at Jacoby's isn't anything to be messed around with: the meat comes straight from the family ranch, and it's paired with mashed potatoes and black pepper gravy.

3235 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

8. Jack Allen's Kitchen

7720 W Highway 71, Austin, TX 78735

Jack Allen’s Kitchen’s chicken fried steak is made with New York strip and comes smothered in green chile gravy. The kitchen will chicken-fry just about anything, so if steak isn’t your thing, try the pork chop or beef ribs.

7720 W Highway 71
Austin, TX 78735

9. Lucy's Fried Chicken

2218 College Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Lucy’s Fried Chicken’s chicken fried steak
Lucy’s Fried Chicken’s chicken fried steak
Lucy’s Fried Chicken/Facebook

Lucy’s already knows how to fry chicken to perfection, so that translates well for its chicken fried steak, served with a creamy gravy made with Pearl beer. It can be found at any of the four locations,.

2218 College Ave
Austin, TX 78704

10. The Pickle House

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

The pickle-obsessed Southern restaurant in far southwest Austin serves up its chicken fried steak topped with a gravy made up of meat drippings, no pickles involved.

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

11. Cherry Creek Catfish Co.

5712 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78745

The Southern/Cajun restaurant's chicken fried steak comes with loaded with cream pepper gravy, french fries, and Texas toast. Even better: you can add a baked potato after 5 p.m.

5712 Manchaca Road
Austin, TX 78745

12. The Switch BBQ

166 Hargraves Dr Suite G-100, Austin, TX 78737

The Cajun barbecue restaurant’s chicken fried steak is topped with sausage gravy and paired with mashed potatoes.

166 Hargraves Dr Suite G-100
Austin, TX 78737

13. Evangeline Cafe

8106 Brodie Ln, Austin, TX 78745

For a Cajun twist on the southern classic, try Evangeline’s regular chicken fried steak with a spicy cayenne gravy, or embrace the atmosphere and try the chicken fried alligator.

8106 Brodie Ln
Austin, TX 78745

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