301 West Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704
Southern comfort food is the focus at Threadgill's World Headquarters. The meal starts with fresh rolls and jalapeno cornbread. From that point on, unless you choose the vegetable plate, you will most likely consume a typical day's worth of calories. Save the diet for another day and dig into chicken-fried steak, chicken and dumplings, meatloaf, fried catfish, or pecan-crusted chicken with cream sauce. The sides are equally delicious, and some of them are even healthy. Plus, they offer free seconds on the side dishes, which include buttered carrots, collard greens, red beans and rice, and Texas black-eyed pea caviar. If you don't have any room for dessert, get the pecan or strawberry rhubarb pie to go.
Proprietor Eddie Wilson is an Austin history buff, and the walls are lined with memorabilia. The name of the restaurant is a play on the name of an iconic Austin club, the Armadillo World Headquarters, which Wilson also owned.
An outdoor music stage features local and regional acts, ranging from country to rock.