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Guide to Austin BBQ

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Austin BBQ is something we don’t take lightly, after all, we do live in Texas!

Whether you’re in the mood for fall-off-the-bone ribs, slow-smoked brisket, flavorful potato salad, or the sweetest banana pudding, these Austin BBQ joints will not disappoint.

This is your guide to the best Austin BBQ!

Franklin BBQ has topped barbecue lists for years which is why it is only right we have it at the top of our list.

Known for their beef ribs that are almost impossible to get due to the high asking volume. Be sure to get there early to get your chance to try ’em (or their other delicious meats and sides).

๐Ÿ—“ TUEโ€“SUN | 10:30AMโ€“2PM (or until sold out)ย 
๐Ÿ“ 900 E 11th St Austin, TX 78702

You can’t beat the outdoor seating and perfect Texas ‘cue that Terry Black’s has to offer. Enjoy a late lunch after a nice day at Barton Springs or Zilker Park with friends and family.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ SUNโ€“THUR | 11AMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI & SAT | 11AMโ€“9:30PM
๐Ÿ“ 1003 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704

Enjoy delicious BBQ and house-made sides while drinking your choice of craft beer. Be sure to save room for the homemade peach cobbler and ice cream!ย 

๐Ÿ—“ TUEโ€“THU | 11AMโ€“8PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI & SAT | 11AMโ€“8:30PM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 11AMโ€“8PM
๐Ÿ“ 6610 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78757ย 

If you’re looking for some of the best sausage, La Barbecue is the answer. While you’re there, don’t miss out on their amazing barbecue sandwiches.

๐Ÿ—“ WEDโ€“SUN | 11AMโ€“6PM
๐Ÿ“ 2027 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin TX, 78702

The original barbecue joint is located in Lockhart, Texas, and has been around for three generations. The family owners have expanded their location to Austin, and we couldn’t be more thrilled.

Located right outside of campus, enjoy the taste of UT Longhorn life paired with some great tasting brisket and ribs.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ SUNโ€“THU | 11AMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRIโ€“SAT | 11AMโ€“10PM
๐Ÿ“ 3110 Guadalupe St Austin, TX 78705

Lamberts offers Austin the finer side of BBQ with creative menu items and sweet happy hour specials – say less!

Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch or dinner with an extensive cocktail, wine, and beer list. You don’t want to miss this spot while in Austin.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ EVERY DAY | 11AMโ€“10PM
๐Ÿ“ 401 W 2nd St Austin, TX 78701

LeRoy & Lewis offers up the most diverse BBQ in Austin in our opinion. Not only is the barbecue near perfection, but their variety of sides make this place an Austin icon.

When visiting, be sure to try their kale caesar slaw, pork hash, and rice as slides. For dessert, we recommend their Cheddar Cheesecake.

Come here for a new type of BBQ experience!

๐Ÿ—“ WEDโ€“SUN | 11AMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ“ 121 Pickle Rd Austin, TX 78704

Located in a historic, former iron shop, this BBQ eating experience is made by its location (and tasty BBQ, of course)! ย 

Order by the plate or pound, and don’t miss out on the wine and beer list.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ MONโ€“SAT | 11AMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ“ 100 Red River, Austin, TX

Brown’s Bar-B-Que is located in a food truck parked next to Corner Bar on South Lamar Boulevard. They’ve got you covered with tasty brisket, chicken, and dutch oven peach cobbler.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ THU & FRI | 11AMโ€“7PM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 11AMโ€“5PM
๐Ÿ“ 1901 South Lamar Boulevard Austin, TX 78704

Kerlin BBQ never disappoints. Head here to get a well-rounded meal and a great Texas atmosphere.

๐Ÿ—“ย FRIโ€“SUN | 11AMโ€“4PM (or until sold out)
๐Ÿ“ 1700 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX 78702

Located in Driftwood visitors can take in the Texas Hill Country while enjoying a delicious meal.ย 

A popular spot for locals and visitors, Salt Lick is BYOB so guests can bring coolers full of wine and beer to enjoy with their meal.ย 

You can also find a location in Round Rock and at Austin-Bergstrom Airport!

Note: The Driftwood location is cash only.

๐Ÿ—“ MONโ€“THUR | 11AMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRIโ€“SUN | 11AMโ€“10PM
๐Ÿ“ 18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619

If youโ€™re looking for something to do before or after your Austin BBQ meal (or tour), be sure to check out UNATION for all the best things to do.

Follow the Stuff to Do in Austin Instagram and Facebook pages to keep up with top things in Austin, like special happy hours, and so much more!

Mason Yarbrough

Mason Yarbrough

Mason is a blogger and author for the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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