The Original Hoffbrau
Hoffbrau doesn't have a menu. Instead, they have a handful of steak options and a a list of sides you can put next to the steak. That's it. Since its introduction to the Austin scene in 1934, the modest steakhouse has clung tightly to its old-timey staples, like fake wood paneling, no decorations, not having a bathroom and asking customers to use the outhouse in the parking lot. But these inconveniences add a stubborn beauty to Hoffbrau's that puts the steaks in their place: on a delicious pedestal. Every side available makes a savory companion to the main course, and chicken breast is available for the outlaws. Hoffbrau's is an unforgettable character that exquisitely answers the question of what makes Austin so great: staying true to yourself.
No matter how you order your steak, Hoffbrau's prefers it rare, so overcompensate to prepare.