In case you were in search of it, here it is. This is the Ultimate Guide to Austin BBQ! We don’t take smoked meats lightly around here, after all, we do live in Texas!
So, if you’re in the mood for fall-off-the-bone ribs, slow-smoked brisket, cheesy mac n cheese, or the sweetest banana pudding, these Austin BBQ joints will not disappoint. Looking to try something different? We’ve got it covered here too! Did someone say Fried Shrimp Poboys, Brisket Kerlaches, and Chopped Salads?
Keep reading and find your new favorite BBQ go-to!
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).
Pro Tip: Most people camp out as early as 5-6am to be able to get some of the delicious goodness. It’s great to go in groups, to take turns guarding your spot.
TUE–SUN | 11AM–2PM (or until sold out)
900 E 11th St Austin, TX 78702
Terry Black's Barbecue
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.
🗓 SUN–THUR | 10:30AM–9:30PM
🗓 FRI & SAT | 10:30AM–10PM
📍 1003 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704
Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew
Enjoy delicious BBQ and house-made sides while drinking your choice of craft beer. Want to switch it up a bit from bbq? Everything on their menu is EXTRA delicious. Let’s talk about those Sticky Icky Wings, Fried Shimp PoBoys, Steak Fingers, and sooo many more. Be sure to save room for the tasty, homemade peach cobbler and ice cream!
TUE–THU | 11AM–8PM
FRI & SAT | 11AM–8:30PM
SUN | 11AM–8PM
6610 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78757
800 W Whitestone Blvd Suite A-1, Cedar Park, TX 78613
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 like El Sancho Loco or la Frito Loco!
New Menu Item alert! Devour and warm your soul up with the Chopped Brisket Ramen.
🗓 WED–SUN | 11AM–6PM
📍 2027 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin TX, 78702
Black's Barbecue Austin
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.
🗓 SUN–THU | 11AM–9PM
🗓 FRI–SAT | 11AM–10PM
📍 3110 Guadalupe St Austin, TX 78705
Lamberts offers Austin the finer side of BBQ with creative menu items and offers live music often! How about those Happy Hour specials? Monday through Friday from 4-6pm at the Bar and half-priced Whiskey and Ribs on Mondays!
Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch or dinner plate with an extensive cocktail, wine, and beer list. You don’t want to miss this spot while in Austin. Trying to eat healthier? The Marjorie’s Chopped Salad is always refreshing!
🗓 MON – SUN | 11AM–10PM
📍 401 W 2nd St Austin, TX 78701
LeRoy & Lewis Barbecue
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!
🗓 WED–SUN | 11AM–9PM
📍 121 Pickle Rd Austin, TX 78704
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.
🗓 TUES – SAT | 11AM–7PM
🗓 SUN | 11AM–5PM
📍 1901 South Lamar Boulevard Austin, TX 78704
Kerlin BBQ never disappoints. Head here to get a well-rounded meal and a great Texas atmosphere. You can get some traditon bbq or switch things up with a frito pie topped with brisket! How about trying a few delicious Kerlaches? Honestly, we could have about 100 of them!
FRI–SUN | 11AM–3PM (or until sold out)
1700 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX 78702
The Salt Lick BBQ
Located in Driftwood visitors can take in the Texas Hill Country while enjoying a delicious meal. From time to time, they offer live music and have a cool Kid’s Ranch. It’s great for the kiddos to play around while you wait for your spot and get to devour your yummy brisket! Did we mention it’s dog-friendly?
This popular spot for locals and visitors, the Salt Lick is BYOB so guests can bring coolers full of wine and beer to enjoy with their meal or you can purchase some on site. And in case you’re a little hungry and the wait time is high, they now offer snacks for purchase!
There are also locations in Round Rock and at Austin-Bergstrom Airport but we enjoy and love the vibes at Driftwood!
SUN–THUR | 11AM–9PM
FRI & SAT | 11AM–10PM
18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619