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Stubb's Bar-B-Q

Neighbourhood: Downtown
As featured in Best Food in Austin
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Address: 801 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701-3312
Phone Number:
+1 512-442-6189
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00

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Historic Or Not?

Stubb's BBQ has got to be one of the oldest venues in Austin, Texas. Located on Red River, it tries to give you a home feeling when you walk in the door. I've not personally... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 June 2016
Austin, Texas
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River Falls
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and food to match. Fast good service. Was pretty slow on a Monday night in December but looks like a great place on a summer evening for live music and cold beer

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Fun place to see a concert. Not too big. All standing unless you score a spot on a wall. If you insist on seeing the stage in full, this is not the best got that. All in all, a fun atmosphere with good beer selection to cool off on a hot summer night.

Thank AnnieMoe
Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We ordered take out from Stubb's on our first night in Austin. We ordered brisket, sausage, pork ribs, and chicken. We got mac and cheese, fries, greens, and a salad as the sides. The brisket was DELICIOUS as was the chicken. I didn't care for the sausage or pork, but my hubby liked them. The mac and cheese super creamy.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Stubb's BBQ has got to be one of the oldest venues in Austin, Texas. Located on Red River, it tries to give you a home feeling when you walk in the door. I've not personally experienced the outdoor music venue, but I have been there a few times for the indoor venue. For wheelchair users such as I, everything is... More 

Thank Dambreaker
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Having eaten at some of the finest BBQ joints in the country, Stubb's in Austin was not very good. The only thing I can talk positively about was the collard greens. Everything else was subpar. The brisket was dry and the pork ribs were fatty. The sauce us blah. Parking is not easy to find near the restaurant. I suggest... More 

Thank 1TrippyTraveler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Loved it! Had the 3 meat combo...turkey, brisket, and pulled pork, suranno cheese spinach and charro beans. Iconic bbq...

Thank Daniel S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped by in the late evening near 10pm. We were quickly seated. The waiter was quick and freindly. Ordered the two meat plate ( brisket and ribs) dish with collard greens and sweet potatoes. Ther brisket was ok, but i will say the ribs were really good. The bbq sauce was good with a slight tangy taste. The sweet potatoes... More 

Thank Jerry M
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

This review is for Stubb's as an entertainment venue, not for the restaurant itself, where we did not eat. We came here recently for an evening concert and it was a great experience. The viewing area for the stage is relatively flat, so the stage was hard to see for a short person such as myself, but taller patrons will... More 

Thank Anna P
Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

My adult son and I went to see Dropkick Murphy's here in February. Weather was nice, which was great since this is an outdoor venue. It is set up in a large, oblong shape with the stage at one lower end and food, beer, and merch kiosks around the back sides. It was absolutely crammed full of people, but the... More 

Thank Kimberly R
Norfolk, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Located within walking distance from the Austin Convention Center, this is a joint frequented by locals and tourists. Brisket is to die for. Only negative is that depending on the time of day the walk over from the convention center may be potted by less than savory folks panhandling near the restaurant...stay alert

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