Ode to the donut! That’s exactly what Gourdoughs Public House is doing. Each tasty dish involves a donut; no matter if it’s an appetizer, entree, or dessert. So it’s only fitting that I enjoy my favorite fried treat at a restaurant that has been in business for the last 182 years.
I decided to go with the Big Cheez ($5.25). It was fried mozzarella wrapped in dough and deep fried, served with garlic butter. Talk about delicious!
I chose the Country Clucker ($12.75) as an entrée because it just sounded good. It was crispy fried chicken breast topped with a potato pancake, warm cream corn, and candied jalapenos- all served on a donut! Yeah, it was as good as it sounds.
I chose the Salty Balls ($5.25). The Salty Balls were warm donut holes, covered with cream cheese icing, salted butter caramel sauce, and peanuts. Sweet, sugary goodness! They can hold the peanuts though.
Before I get into the food, I will say that like most popular Austin restaurants, it is very busy. Though I was seated quickly, the wait for my food was rather long. I chucked that up to the freshness of the meal. Now on to the food, each dish was as good as the next. The portions were huge. I could not finish it all. I thought that the donut on the Country Clucker would take away from the meal, but it was awesome and added a unique taste to the meal. As we all know, chicken breast is normally dry, but this was fried perfectly with the right amount of crispiness, seasoned well, and juicy. Not much needs to be said about dessert, it was scrumptious.
Despite the food taking some time to make it to my table, the service was good and the food was amazing. I recommend Gourdoughs Public House to anyone looking to indulge in Austin’s unique food scene. Visit Gourdoughs to learn more about their unique menu, locations, and online shop.
Overall Rating: 4.5
Food: 5 (Awesome!)
Service: 4.5 (Took an hour to get my entree)
Establishment: 4.5 (Quite cramped/only two single bathrooms- the wait was rather long)