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Best Austin Barbecue Restaurants


From smokehouse to hoghouse and roadhouse, we've rounded up the best in barbecue. Sure, preferences abound when it comes to matters of the grill. So maybe it's a pulled pork sandwich on squishy white bread you crave or Texas brisket with a side of coleslaw and sweet tea. One day you might like your ribs slathered and glazed in tomato sauce; the next day rubbed with special spices; and the next marinated and drenched in tangy vinegar. Whatever your pleasure, try these smokin' spots for the best barbecue around in Austin.


 


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Black's Barbecue Barbecue
Quick Bite
215 N. Main St.
Lockhart, TX 78644
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Erected in 1932, this is the oldest family-run barbecue joint in Texas. More...

City Market Barbecue
Quick Bite
633 E. Davis St.
Luling, TX 78648
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Near-cult following for real Texas barbecue an hour south of Austin. More...

The County Line on the Hill Barbecue
11/20
6500 W. Bee Cave Rd.
Austin, TX 78746
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For classic barbecue with a view, climb the hill to the original County Line location. More...

The County Line on the Lake Barbecue
11/20
5204 FM 2222
Austin, TX 78731
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For classic Texas barbecue with a view, take your appetite to the lake. More...

Franklin Barbecue Barbecue
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Dining Room at Franklin Barbecue, Austin, TX 900 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78702

Lines form early at this Texas barbecue destination. More...

Kreuz Market Barbecue
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619 N. Colorado St.
Lockhart, TX 78644
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Fragrantly smoked German-style barbecue served with butcher paper and not much else. More...

Lamberts Barbecue Barbecue
13/20
Dining Room at Lamberts Barbecue, Austin, TX Schneider Brothers Building
401 W. Second St.
Austin, TX 78701
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Gussied-up barbecue invented by renowned local chef Lou Lambert. More...

The Salt Lick Barbecue
13/20
18300 FM 1826
Driftwood, TX 78619
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Texas barbecue doesn't get any better or more classic than The Salt Lick. More...

Smitty's Market Barbecue
12/20
208 S. Commerce St.
Lockhart, TX 78644
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This top spot for Texas barbecue is fragrant with an enticing, smoky air. More...

Stubb's Bar-B-Q Barbecue
12/20
801 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78701
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A decorated war hero's take on classic barbecue, plus some more than respectable background music. More...

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