- The Scene
MacArthur's Southern cooking is a neighborhood secret that just about all of South Austin seems to be in on. Massive lines form during the dinner and post-church rush, but most customers get takeout, leaving plenty of tables and booths in the expansive restaurant's green-walled dining rooms.
A main dish, two sides and cornbread are included in the package deal. Hot entrees rotate daily, with Cornish hens, pork chops, turkey legs and fried catfish making frequent appearances. Fried chicken is always in demand: crispy, juicy, and top-notch. Two thick slices of moist meatloaf pick up the flavor of their tomato sauce. Choose from nearly 20 sides like black-eyed peas, collard greens and super-sweet candied yams, but don't you dare pass up the heavy-duty mac and cheese or the corn-meal based, gravy-slathered homemade dressing.
- Cheap Eats 2005 – Audience Winner
- Cheap Eats 2006 – Audience Winner
- Cheap Eats 2007 – Audience Winner