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Collection Summary

Creator Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Austin/Travis County Menu Collection, 1930s-2017

Austin History Center

Austin/Travis County Restaurant Menu Collection

An Inventory of the Collection



Collection Summary

Creator: Austin History Center
Title: Austin/Travis County Restaurant Menu Collection
Dates: circa 1897, 1939-2017
Dates (Bulk): circa 1940s-2017
Abstract: The Menu Collection documents the restaurants and food in Austin and Travis County, Texas. While the collection has menus dated from the late 1800s the majority of the menus are dates from the 1940s to current day.
Accession number: AR.1992.017
Quantity: 1.8 linear feet (5 boxes)
Location: Archives stacks; qAR
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Creator Note

The Austin/Travis County Menu Collection was created by the Austin History Center from various donations.

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Scope and Contents

The Menu Collection contains approximately 400 menus (and growing) donated by a variety donors that document the restaurants and food culture of Austin and Travis Country, Texas from the late 1800s through the current day.

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Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by restaurant name.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users

Use Restrictions

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Austin's Tamale House on the Drag.
El Arroyo.
The Avenue.
El Azteca.
Arriba Fajita!.
Austin Land & Cattle Company.
Ararat.
Abel Moses Bar and Grill.
Apple Annies.
Athenian Grill.
Aljons.
Alpenhof.
Austin Java Co.
Azul Tequila.
Avalon Dinner Club.
A. C. Foods.
Austin's Courtyard.
Antone's.
Anchor Steak House.
Balboa Café.
The Brass Rail.
Buck's Varsity Grill.
Bailey's.
Buffalo Grille.
Bess Bistro.
Bellagio Italian Bistro.
Bistrolli's Coffee & Cuisine.
Botanita's Mexican Restaurante.
BB's Mexican Café.
The Black-eyed Pea.
The Bakehouse Restaurant.
Blue Bayou.
Burger Bank.
Biskets N'Briskets.
Blimpie.
Bert's Bar-B-Q.
Back Forty.
Bag of Chicken.
Bossa Nova.
Burma Bliss.
The Alpini.
Café Camille.
Café Derrierre.
Café La Louisiane.
Café Maurice.
Café Westlake.
Cantina Laredo.
Canyon Café.
Cape Cod Grill.
Capitol Café.
Capitol Oyster Company.
Carmelo's.
Caruso's Café & Oyster Bar.
La Casbah.
Casa Garcias.
Casa Maria.
De Las Casas.
Casiraghi's.
Castle Café.
Changos.
Cheesey's.
Chesapeake Bagel Bakery.
Chez Café.
Chez Fred.
Chez Zee.
Chi-Chi's.
Chicken Delight.
Chicken Shack.
El Chico Jr.
China Café.
China Dynasty.
China Inn.
Chinatown.
Chiu's Chinese Restaurant.
Choices Downtown.
Christie's Restaurant.
Chuy's.
Cipollina.
City Grill.
Clay Pit.
Club Forest.
Colorado St. Café.
The Common Market Café.
Convict Hill.
Cool River Café.
Los Comales.
The Copper Skillet.
Cosmopolitan Restaurant.
Country Fare.
The County Line.
The Courtyard Grille.
Coyote Café.
Craig O's.
Crescent City Beignets.
Dad and Mom's Sandwich Shop.
Dan McKlusky's Butchery.
Dave and Buster's.
The Dinner Bell.
The Dojo.
Domino's Pizza.
Dona Emilia's.
Dos Frijoles.
Drake's Salad Bar.
The Driskill.
Dudley's.
Dunkin' Donuts.
Eastside Café.
Eastside Pies.
Eat-a-Fajita.
Eat Out In.
Einstein Bros Bagels.
The Empanada Parlour.
Enchiladas Y Mas.
Entrees On-Trays.
Erich's.
The Fiesta.
The Filling Station.
First China.
First Chinese B-B-Q.
Five Guys.
Flemin's.
Flores.
Flying Tomato.
Fogo de Chao.
Fonda San Miguel.
Fox Pit Barbecue.
Frank & Angie's.
Fresa's.
The Frisco.
Furr's.
Fuddruckers.
El Gallo Cantina.
Garrido's.
Gertrude's Sandwich Shop.
Good Eats Café.
The Good Food Café.
Good Foods Café.
El Greco.
Green Pastures.
Green Upstairs Garden.
Guero's.
Habana.
Hamburger Hill.
Hang Town.
Hansel and Gretel.
Hard Rock Café.
The Headliner's Club.
The 1886 Lunchroom & Socializing Parlor.
Hickory Street Bar & Grille.
The Hideout.
High Cotton Southern Smokehouse.
Hill's Café.
The Hitchin' Post.
Holiday House.
Holiday House No. 2.
Hoover's Cooking.
Houston's.
Hudson's Gardens.
Hudson's on the Ben.
Hungarian House & Catering.
Hwa Yuan.
Hyde Park Bakery & Café.
Idaho Gems.
India Kitchen.
Interurban.
Jalisco To Go.
Jason's Deli.
Java Garden.
Java Noodles.
Joe's Bakery.
Joe's Bar & Grill.
Johnny Carino's.
Josephine House.
Jose.
Julio's Café.
Jumbo Bagel.
Katz's.
Kerbey Lane Café.
Kevin's Cookies & Cream.
Kevy J's.
Kim Son.
The Kitchen Door.
Koreana.
Koriente.
Kyoto.
The Lamar.
Lenzo's.
Liberty Café.
Lilly & Co.
Don Limons.
Little Chief.
Little City.
Little Italy.
Longhorn Waffle House.
Lung's Chinese Kitchen.
Lung's Cocina del Sur.
Mad Dog Beans.
Magnolia Café.
Magic Time Machine.
Magnolia Café.
Mandola's.
Mangia.
Las Manitas.
Marco Polo.
Manny Hattan's.
Marakesh Café & Grill.
Marco Polo.
Marisco Grill.
Marisco's Seafood.
Martin Brothers Café.
Marye's.
El Matamoros.
Matt's El Rancho.
Maudie's.
El Mercado.
Mesa Hills Café.
El Metate.
Mexico Tipico.
Mezzaluna.
Mi Madre's.
Mike and Charlie's Emporium.
Mike & Mike's.
Milam Cafeteria.
Milto's.
Milto's Mediterranean Café.
Mirabelle.
Monterey House.
Morty's Pizza King.
Mother's Café & Garden.
Mrs. R's.
Ms. B's.
Mustache Pete's.
Mykonos.
Nadine's.
New China.
Newport's Seafood.
Night Hawk
Ninfa's
Noodle-ism
Norman Eaton's
Nubian Queen Lola's.
Nueva Onda.
O'Bryan's Pub & Grill.
The Old Pecan St. Café.
Old Seville.
Oriental Express.
The Other Place.
Palomina Club.
Pao's Mandarin House.
Pass th' Briskits Please.
Pasta Express.
El Patio.
Pato's Tacos.
Pei Wei.
Peoples Pharmacy Deli.
Phil's Icehouse.
Phoenicia Bakery & Deli.
Pica Café.
Piccolo's.
Pig Stands Co.
Piggy's.
Pinch-a-Pollo!.
The Pioneer Drive-In.
Pluckers.
Pok-e-Jo's Smokehouse.
Polonaise.
Portabla.
Quality Seafood Market.
The Quorum.
Rainbow Grill.
Rainbow Inn.
Rendezvous.
La Reyna Mexican Restaurant.
Richard Jones Bar-B-Que.
El Rinconcito.
Riverside Café.
Roaring Fork.
Rockets.
Rockin' Ritas.
Rosie's Tamale House.
Ruby's BBQ.
Russell's Bakery & Coffee Bar.
Ruta Maya Coffeehouse.
Saferway Café.
Salsas.
The SamWitch Shops.
The Sandwich Shop.
Satellite Café.
Saturday's.
The Saxon.
Sazón.
Scampi's Old Organ Grinder.
Schlotzsky's.
Scholz Garten.
Serranos.
Shanghai Chinese Restaurant.
The Sisters Chinese Restaurant.
Sixth Street Trolley.
Snack Bar.
Snow Pea Chinese Restaurant.
El Sol Y La Luna.
Soma Espresso Bar & Café.
Souper Salads.
The South Bank.
Spaghetti Warehouse.
Spanish Village Café.
Spiazzo.
St. Michael's.
Stephen F. Austin Hotel.
Su Casa.
Sushi Zushi.
Suzi's Chinese Kitchen.
Sweetish Hill Deli & Bakery.
Taco Village.
Taj Palace Indian Restaurant & Bar.
Tally-ho Waffle Shop.
La Tapatia.
Tarka Indian Kitchen.
Tarry House.
Tarry Town Restaurant.
Tastebuds.
The Tavern.
Takeout Taxi.
Ted's Steakhouse.
Ten Ten Hunan Cuisine.
Terry's Bag Lunch.
Texadelphia.
Texan Café.
Texas Chili Parlor.
Texas French Bread.
Texicalli Grille.
Texican Cafe.
T.G.I. Friday's.
Thai Kitchen.
Thai Passion.
Thai Tara.
Threadgill's.
Thundercloud Subs.
Tien Jin Chinese Restaurant.
Tom's Tabooley.
Tomasita's.
Toonerville.
Top Notch.
Torchy's Tacos.
El Toro.
Tortuga's.
The Tower.
Trading Post Café.
Treaty Oak Café.
Tres Amigos.
Triple XXX.
Triumph Café.
Trudy's.
34th Street Café.
Satay: The Asian Cookery.
The Upper Crust Bakery.
The Upper Room.
Veggie Heaven.
Ventana del Soul.
Veracruz All Natural.
The Veranda.
Victor's Italian Village.
Villa Capri.
Vincent's on the Lake.
Vive La Crepe.
Vogue.
Waterloo Brewing Company.
Waterloo Ice House.
Way South Philly.
West Lynn Café.
Westbank Fish Camp.
Westlake Cream Warehouse.
Westwood Country Club.
Wimberly Kitchen.
Wok In Wok Out.
Woman's Exchange.
Wrapido.
Wyatt's Cafeteria.
Yen Ching Noodle House.
Youngblood's Fried Chicken.
Subjects
Restaurants--Menus.
Restaurants--Texas--Austin.
Business enterprises--Texas--Austin.
Places
Austin--Social life and customs.
Austin--Commerce.
Document Types
Menus.

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Related Material

General Collection


  • A 647.9576431 RE, The Restaurant Menus of Austin: An In-depth Guide to Most of the Best Restaurants in Austin.1988.
  • A 647.9576431 ME, The Menu Guide to Austin Restaurants. various dates 1979-1981.A 647.9576431 NE, Mexican Food in Austin: The Guide. 2004.
  • A 647.95764 ES, Food Lovers' Guide to Austin Best Local Specialties, Markets, Recipes, Restaurants & Events.2011.

Periodicals


  • Austin Dining: A Menu Guide to Austin Restaurants-1975
  • Eat & Drink Austin-various issues from 2000s
  • Eastside Cafe Garden News-various issues from the 1990s
  • Cafezino Gazette-various issues from the 1990s
  • Check the Periodicals index for additional restaurant and restaurant association newsletters.

Austin Files


  • AF Subject - Restaurants, lunchrooms, etc. R3800
  • AF Subject - Bakers & Bakeries B0100
  • AF Subject - Food F2500
  • AF Subject - Postcards-Restaurants, lunchrooms, etc. P6150

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Austin/Travis County Restaurant Menu Collection (AR.1992.017). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

From a variety of sources. In some cases the donor information is written on the menu.

Processing Information

Collection arranged and finding aid encoded by Molly Hults in 2017.

Additions

Menus are constantly being added to the collection.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Austin/Travis County Menu Collection, 1930s-2017

Box
1 Restaurant names A through D, 1897, 1939-2017, undated
Includes El Azteca, the Chicken Shack and The Driskill.
Location BoxItem
qAR 049/084-085 Driskill Dining Room menus (oversize), circa 1974, undated
Box
2 Restaurant names E through K, 1946-2010s, undated
Includes Hoover's Cooking, Katz's, Kerby Lane, Holiday House, and Joe's Bakery.
Box
3 Restaurant names L through O, circa 1940s through 2010s, undated
Includes The Lamar, Don Limons, Lung's Cocina del Sur, Lung's Chinese Kitchen, Matt's El Rancho, Milam Cafeteria, Mother's Cafe & Garden, Nighthawk Restaurants, and Old Seville.
Location BoxItem
qAR 080/037 Lung's Chinese Kitchen menu (oversize), undated
080/036 Matt's El Rancho menu (oversize), undated
Box
4 Restaurant names P through T, circa 1940s-2010s
Includes Pigs Stands Co., Le Reyna, The Tavern, Tally-Ho Waffle Shop, Threadgills and Texas Chili Parlor.
Box
5 Restaurant names U through Y, circa 1950s-2010s
Includes Victor's Italian Village and Villa Capri.
Location BoxItem
qAR 080/038 Uncle Van's Pancake Houses menu (oversize), undated
Box
5 Menu maker template, 1910

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