Gourdoughs Pub House – Austin, Texas

Gourdoughs Pub House -freshly fried donuts, gourmet toppings.

Gourdoughs is one of my favorite establishments in Austin! What once started out as a sole doughnut trailer now has two brick and mortar restaurants called Gourdough’s Public House in addition to the original trailer. Their third location (the one pictured below) just opened up at the corner of 5th and Lavaca right next to the Lucky Lounge. It is also walking distance from my office so many a sweet cravings have me ending up there.


Gourdoughs Austin Texas


Founded in 2009 by Paula Samford and Ryan Palmer the “Big Fat Donut” shop whips up freshly fried donuts with gourmet toppings. Inside their latest restaurant they still feature an airstream just like the one still sitting off S. Annie street. It is their kitchen and all the menu items are prepared in it.


Gourdoughs Airstream


Because this new location is right in the heart of downtown, it has an amazing atmosphere inside that is perfect for after work drinks and snacks.


Gourdoughs Austin TX


The pride and joy is their menu. I mean take a look at some of the names like Sin-A-Bomb (a donut with melted cinnamon butter & sugar poured over cream cheese icing), Son of A Peach (peach filling, cinnamon sugar, and cake mix topping), and Funky Monkey (a donut with cream cheese icing, fresh grilled bananas, topped with brown sugar).


Gourdoughs Menu


My favorite is the Funky Monkey and as you can see below it looks just as good as it sounds! Because they make each donut fresh (there can be a wait) it comes out piping hot and oh so decadent. Some of my other favorites are The Freebird (a donut with cheese cake filling, cream cheese icing, graham cracker crumbles, fresh strawberries & blackberries) and Cherry Bombs (Glazed cherry-topped holes, cinnamon sugar & cake mix topping).


Gourdoughs Funky Monkey


Be warned the donuts are about the size of your face so you can easily split one between two or even three friends!


Dine With Shayda at Gourdoughs


PS: They make an AMAZING hamburger on a donut called “Gourdough’s Big Baller” and it is made with Angus Beef, House Pimento Cheese Blend, Cilantro, Red Onion & Sliced Tomato. To die for!

I hope you will check them out, and let them know Dine With Shayda sent you!

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— Shayda Torabi




“DineWithShayda reviews Gourdoughs – a Big Fat Donut shop that whips up freshly fried donuts with gourmet toppings and an amazing hamburger.”


Food Happy Hour:
Thursday: Big Fat Donut Burgers and drink specials:$3 Deep Eddy Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka $2 Dos XX $1 Tallboys  >view special