The Original Hoffbrau

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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.


The Original Hoffbrau
613 West 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701


Open Now
Sun: Closed
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11 am-2 pm, 2 pm-9 pm
Wed: 11 am-2 pm, 2 pm-9 pm
Thu: 11 am-2 pm, 2 pm-9 pm
Fri: 11 am-2 pm, 2 pm-9 pm
Sat: 11 am-2 pm, 2 pm-9 pm

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