Austin >Food & Dining > Woody's South
321 W Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX | Directions 7870430.223750 -97.767376
Neighborhoods: West Congress, South Congress
good food, but don't go if you're in a hurry. . . – last night was my 3d or 4th visit to woody's south & i wasn't let down: the waitress displayed as little enthusiasm to see us as she had on previous visits. after a lackluster greeting (which appeared to interrupt her dinner as she was wiping her mouth as she scurried in from the kitchen), we were told to sit anywhere. she immediately took our beverage order (2 tap beers) which took an inordinately long time, esp since the bar was 10 steps from us & we were 2 of less than 15 people in the place. apparently she was the only waitstaff besides the bartender, but she didn't appear to ever be in a hurry & didn't show a smile until my dining partner (after a beer & a half) asked her if she ever would! we decided on the sampler platter--we weren't in a hurry & it could be why our food took so long--it finally arrived & we weren't disappointed & enjoyed the chicken wings (en fuego) w/ blue cheese, potato skins (could hv been hotter) served w/ sour cream & pico de gallo, onion strings w/ ranch dressing, & esp the shrimp flautas w/ soy/sesame sauce. those were served piping hot & burned the tongue if you weren't careful (good thing we had our very cold harp & newcastle!). after being ignored for a while when we wanted another beer, i finally went to the bar & she (of course) showed up at our table & told me she would bring my beer (but didn't get my partner's order). she ended up comping the beer, which was nice, but then we ordered a plate of nacho mamas ($6.99) w/ shrimp which she informed us 'should not be on the menu' since they don't offer them w/ shrimp anymore. we settled for chicken (add $2.50) & then didn't see her or our food for 30 MINUTES. i was about to cancel our order w/ the bartender but she then showed up & said our food would be right out. when we got them, they were hot & flavorful, served w/ sour cream & some so-so pico de gallo. hope this review helps to improve service; woody's has a wonderful atmosphere & richard younger band (nm?) was great!
Austin rock club owner returns to his roots with this Southern-fried restaurant and bar. – In Short
This South Austin eatery is the creation of Woody Wiedeman and wife Adriana, who opened it after selling their share of the Room 710 rock club. With plastic gingham tablecloths, it offers a laid-back atmosphere, Southwestern home-cooking, live music daily and 10 tap beers. Patrons are the friendly and unpretentious, no-frills type who come to treat a hangover with a plate of poached eggs and Texas swing music. Specialties also include shrimp flautas and meat loaf.
Fried Pickles & Fried Green Tomatos, Live Music, Full Bar, Pool and Tattooed People! – Seriously. This place has it ALL. Ten reasons why (in no order):
1). It's run by a wonderful hard-working married couple from our live music community!
2). The menu is FULL of amazing treats; something for everyone here. Expect quality presentation as well as generous portions.
3). PLENTY of parking!
4). South Austin!
5). Full Bar!
6). Cozy atmosphere.
7). Separate game room w/ two pool tables, several nostalgic video games and a GREAT place to watch sports on the several big-screened TV's
8). LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLY & Gospel Brunch every Sunday! MANY Austin legends have been seen around there!
9). BONUS: Separate game room doubles as an EXCELLENT meeting room for up to 30/40 people!
10). Small outside patio area for smoking.
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