2019 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Austin Area

Top BBQ Joints
in Austin

The meaning of the term "barbecue" changes from one part of the country to another. From Texas to Kansas City and across the Southeast, barbecue means well-seasoned meat cooked "low and slow" over wood until it develops a pink "smoke ring." Memphis barbecue is especially known for its rubs. Texas prefers beef for barbecue, and pork is the basis of barbecue in the Southeast. Sauces and sides vary widely, too.

Whatever your pleasure, try one of GAYOT's Top Barbecue Restaurants in Austin, presented in alphabetical order.

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Black's Barbecue
QB
Erected in 1932, this is the oldest family-run barbecue joint in Texas. See More
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City Market
QB
Near-cult following for real Texas barbecue an hour south of Austin. See More
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The County Line on the Hill
11/20
For classic barbecue with a view, climb the hill to the original County Line location. See More
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The County Line on the Lake
11/20
For classic Texas barbecue with a waterfront view, take your appetite to the lake. See More
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Franklin Barbecue
QB
Lines form early at this Texas barbecue destination. See More
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Kreuz Market
QB
Fragrantly smoked German-style barbecue served with butcher paper and not much else. See More
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Lamberts
13/20
Fancy, gussied-up barbecue that's so good even Texans embrace the once-thought sacrilegious notion. See More

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The Salt Lick
13/20
Texas barbecue doesn't get any better or more classic than The Salt Lick. See More
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Smitty's Market
12/20
This top spot for Texas barbecue is fragrant with an enticing, smoky air. See More
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Stubb's Bar-B-Q
12/20
A decorated war hero's take on classic barbecue, plus some more than respectable background music. See More
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