Situated in the heart of Austin, Hoover’s Cooking is a staple for those craving a taste of Texas comfort food. Under the helm of Chef Hoover Alexander, the spacious restaurant boasts a commitment to delivering “good, homemade foods at a good value.” This promise is more than fulfilled with their array of hearty, home-style dishes. The kitchen, drawing upon Alexander’s childhood filled with mom’s home cooking, serves up large portions designed to satisfy the hungriest patrons. Their refreshments are just as robust; a quart-sized pitcher of sweet, fresh-squeezed lemonade is their standard serving, proving that at Hoover’s, everything is done with a touch of Texas flair.
The menu at Hoover’s is as wide as the Texas plains. In addition to meats smoked on-premises, it offers an eclectic mix of dishes ranging from chicken fried steak and meatloaf to catfish and an array of sandwiches, including a meatless muffuletta made with a portobello mushroom. Accompanying vegetables are served in such abundance and with such flavor that a three or four vegetable plate sans meat is a popular option. And for those seeking something extra, across the street, you’ll find Hoover’s Chicken ‘n’ Biscuit, a trailer dedicated exclusively to fried chicken and the fixins.