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Patsy's Cowgirl Cafe

#431 of 3,045 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
South Austin
Southwestern, American, Bar
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5001 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78741-7301
+1 512-444-2020
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We got the recommendation for the restaurant from the hotel we were staying at. They were closed most days of our stay (which was unusual) but we tried them the last night we were in Austin. Although the sound was very loud and made it hard to communicate with the waitress and each other, the live music was a good... More 

Thank Christina P
Portland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch and the place has the old dive feel. Menu was decent and prices were good for lunch. Food was good and service was fine. All in all, good value with a nice Austin touch - no hipsters in this spot!

Thank Dawg_Travelers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just needed a place to eat, but not fast food. The decor alone in this place is worth the trip especially if you want to see something different. I especially liked the blue life sized horse. You can see the giant neon sign from far away-so it's easy to find. There was very good local entertainment which could be... More 

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked this place from a recommendation from our hotel clerk, and it was close to our hotel. Looks great from the outside. Thought we would be able to enjoy some good live music and we ate. We arrived at 5:45 and found out they just started closing early on Mondays at 6:00. But the waitress was very nice and... More 

Thank DaveMagic
Bastrop, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Sucks they changed their happy hour times. Who stops happy at 6?? Most people don't get off till 6

Thank krickett56
Austin, Texas
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Seating was crowded and the noise deafening. Service was slow. Worse the waitress forgot my main dish. The food was so, so. My water glass was refilled twice without prompting. The ambiance was plastic horse flesh.

Thank Garth M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

From out of town and stopped here because it was convenient to my meeting location. An Eclectic place but cozy and the waitress and wait staff were very friendly and helpful. Food with someone on the average size but tasty didn't seem to have a signature dish. Portions were plentiful an overall good experience possibly a better atmosphere for dinner.

Thank Kelly T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Once again on our annual pilgrimage to Austin had to stop off at Patsy Café, before flying back to Long beach. Nothing had changed in this cowgirl bar, ordered the same Fried Steak with Cracked Pepper Gravy and mashed potatoes, food was still good But also this time tried pecan chicken and a tortilla soup bowl, both a pleasant surprise.... More 

Thank Hanger24
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I was pleasantly surprised at my lunch outing. I only had a salad but it was massive and delicious. Only wished I had room leftover for dessert.

Thank 284law
Milano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This place is great. Good food and great service. Helps to get there early because it gets packed on the lunch hour.

Thank Kerry S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 15
Southwestern, American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5001 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78741-7301
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighbourhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-444-2020
Patsy's Cowgirl Cafe offers good home-cooking in a comfortable, eclectic space in South Austin. With a full bar and draft beers, Patsy's offers Happy Hour daily from 4-7pm. Check our website for live music nights.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?