Austin >Hoover's Cooking & Catering
First Visit to 183 Location.
Unfortunately, we went to the Hoover's on 183, Austin and the visit was disturbing, it appeared to be secluded (not busy at all). I like it quiet, but this place was unsually quiet.
I am a severly picky eater and therefore I care about the outside appearance as well as the inside environment. I almost had a change of heart about entering this place, but decided not to be so picky for once in my life and give it a chance.
I grew up on Southern Louisiana food. We ordered the Charbroiled fish (good) and the BBQ Burger (perhaps over cooked) , the cornbread was dry and brittle (didn't appear to be fresh).
The sides Turnip Greens (extremely sweetened) Black eyed peas (good) Fried Okra (good).
As for the desserts, the bread pudding was extremely gritty and the buttermilk pie which I loved dearly as a child, was something else. The topping of the pie looked as if it were coated with soft mold, indefinately not fresh.
I regret to say that I have had a stomach virus for a week(not so good). I was very dissapointed and certainly will not be returning there.
Do your intestines a favor and not go to the 183 location. Something is terribly wrong behind the scenes there. (Unsanitary for sure)
The location in Manor is probably better maintained.
esimms - Round Rock
Great southern cooking. A great no frills down home place to eat. It's hard to be healthy there, especially since all the best things they make are fried! Ask for your fried okra extra crispy and any other okra just won't do.
Going downhill. We have enjoyed this restaurant 3-4 times over the past year but a recent visit left us feeling we will be in no hurry to go back. Pulled pork sandwich very salty and seemed like it might have been sitting around awhile, and our coconut cream pie had big lumps of egg in the custard and burnt crust. Yuck! It's really a shame, there are not many choices for home cooking in the northwest area (without going all the way to Marble Falls).
Good soul food. I've been to the original Hoover's a few times, on the east side and have always enjoyed the experience. When they opened a new location in North Austin, I had to check it out. I have been to the new one a few times now and have always had great food. The location is not the most popular and I often wonder if Hoover's will make it in the new location. I think the Hoover's name brings a big enough draw for them to survive and I hope they do, because they have great food.
Homestyle cookin' made with love and a little mojo guarantees a simply delicious meal..
The restaurant features a simple design that's warm and welcoming. Diners can sit at light pine booths with bright red seats or at small tables covered with butcher paper. A large storefront window lets in lots of light and a bar in the corner can satisfy your thirst while you wait for a table. Chef/owner Hoover Alexander offers daily specials. All entrees come with two sides, of which there is ample selection.
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