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Phone: (512) 447-6021

Primary Phone: (512) 447-6021

Fax: (512) 447-9290

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Greater South River City, South River City
Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurants

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South Congress Cafe


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I love their steak sandwich. Wait time can be a bit long if you get there during lunch rush hour, so put your name in early.

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Our first time and we were disappointed. The waiting area is small and in the bar, which makes it hard for them to keep track of who came fist. (Yes others were seated that had com in after us) Not enough wait staff to keep up with the tables or the food orders. Food was barley warm but we ate it anyway as to not waste food.

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Tasty food. Creative bartender...

Tasty food. Creative bartenders who were willing to work with my cocktail onion craving...that's important. Food was delicious, especially the quail appetizer.

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The Gnu
Gone downhill

We used to eat here a lot but moved down south a couple of years ago. I have the Angel hair pasta fresca with scallops. The pasta was way overcooked and the freasca was muddy They used to serve noice sized scallops but these were what you would expect at a much lower class place. Serving sizes were noticibly much smaller as well. Soup was luke warm. When I have to send every dish they bring out back it is not a good ... view more

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Very uppity for south austin

The food is good Just got done kayaking and to be honest I didn't have anything to change into except a long shirt with my swimsuit. I discreetly went to the bar area to enjoy a highly recommended bloody mary when the manager decided I was not abiding by the dress code but since I already ordered he allowed me to stay......about 20 minutes later he came back and said I could not go through the dining area so I was... view more

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Holy crap GOOD

Very good. Very very very good. Thats it. Everything is good. Just read another review that trashed it because they had to wait an hour and a half to be seated on Saturday night. word...reservation. Its congress on sat night dude.

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Saw this on Giada's show and went.

Seriously, nothing went wrong. The staff was awesome. The place was packed and we were seated within 15 minutes. The wait staff didn't act busy, waters filled right on time. They mostly have 4 top tables, but can scoot them together if need be. It was pretty loud in there, so maybe not good for first dates. I went with friends and got to try the Calamari, Crab Cakes, and Baked Brie appetizers. Let me just say they... view more

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What a disappointment.

Our eager party of 5 put down our name and was told there would be an hour wait. No big deal - it's a Saturday night on South Congress. We walked around Congress for a bit and then formed a comfy circle in the bar and waited to be called by the swarm of hostesses at the front. The drinks were decent, the bartender seemed distracted. Just after an hour we were called to get our table. Perfect! Or so we thought. As soo... view more

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Food is Literally Amazing!!!

We dined at this place on a Friday night. This is a small place and it was BUSY!!. The wait was not long as we had called in earlier for reservations. My wife had the Mahi Mahi with the Mango sauce and she loved it. I had the Filet and it was grilled to perfection. My hat is off to the bartenders. They made Great Pomegranate Martini's. Overall, our dining experience was unforgettable. Expect us to visit this ... view more

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A Unique Place

I had the crab enchiladas, and they were SO delicious. They were hot (which I like), and very light. My boyfriend had the trout, and it was very good as well. It was nice to have tasty, light, uniquely prepared dishes in a nice atmosphere. Curious to try brunch, but would be weary of the wait, because it is a small place. The only thing negative I'd say, is that the staff looked unprofessional. I mean, I know this i... view more

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