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The Broken Spoke

The truly definitive honky tonk bar in Texas

The Broken Spoke is the most famous dance hall in Austin. But did you know it also boasts the best chicken fried steak in Texas? Willie Nelson calls it his favorite, so who are we to disagree? The meals are big and inexpensive with a focus on burgers, barbecue and Tex-Mex. Long necks are the beverage of choice, but the margaritas and Bloody Marys are worth noting as well.

Visit owner James White's Tourist Trap Room to see his country music memorabilia. You'll likely run into White himself and get a story or two in the process. 

3201 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704
Sun: Closed
Mon: Closed
Tue: 9am - midnight
Wed: 9am - midnight
Thu: 9am - midnight
Fri: 9am - 2am
Sat: 9am - 2am
Good to Know
  • Editors' Pick
  • Casual
  • $
  • Live Music
  • Full Bar
  • Private Rooms
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