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Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

#114 of 3,434 Restaurants in Austin
€€ - €€€American, , Barbecue
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
+1 512-494-1500
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (43 reviews)
“wild boar ribs” (37 reviews)
“brisket” (295 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00 Hours
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon Lamberts one day for lunch. The 4 of us from different cities were promptly seated around 11:45 at a nice table. The smell of smoke and food was in the air. I split the wild boar ribs with my partner, the sauce...More

Thank Thomas N
Reviewed 1 week ago

2-3 star rating. Our main courses (brisket and pulled pork) were good but, unfortunately, nothing else was. The main course comes with a small ramekin of pickled vegetables that were very salty. The appetizer (shrimp and crab campechana) was too spicy and the buffalo cauliflower...More

Thank na07950
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant in Downtown Austin. The brisket was very good as were the brussel sprouts. Nice to be able to get a reservation and be served. Can be a little noisy with music upstairs.

Thank fnm75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had chicken, brisket and pulled pork and a couple of sides and that was enough for the 4 of us. The food was well worth the 30 minute wait for our table - friendly and helpful staff and a handy location for downtown. Reasonable...More

Thank mcbunsy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here recently. We both had the brisket, served cold and over 50% fat. Only reason we came was because we could make online reservations.

Thank MarkFromBuffalo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the most delicious ribs I have ever tasted. can’t wait to get my shrimp and grits entree! Yummm

Thank Rkdunkin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed in the barbecue here. Ribs needed more time on the pit. They were greasy. Beans were blah. My husbands’s beer was warm. The only standout was the fried okra with spicy remoulade sauce. Banana pudding had good flavor but was thin. Maybe it was...More

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome night out. Would recommend. Been looking for a decent BBQ dinner restaurant in downtown. Thanks

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met our granddaughter who lives and works in Austin here at Lamberts based on a friend's recommendation. There's a nice small bar and two floors of dining in an historic building on 2nd Street. The brisket and pork ribs are outstanding and we are...More

1  Thank miznovember
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met friends at Lambert’s for brunch. This required finding a parking lot a couple of blocks away as street parking is extremely limited in downtown Austin. We had a choice of downstairs or up. Upstairs had live music. We could hear it downstairs just...More

Thank Ronald B
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Bill C
24 December 2016|
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Response from Can_Fam_Adv | Reviewed this property |
Yes they did! One person in our party is celiac and he had lots of options.
15 December 2016|
Response from Ray5000 | Reviewed this property |
I do not understand your question. Maybe you can just call the restaurant.
29 September 2016|
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Response from Wyomite | Reviewed this property |
Like Ray5000, I didn't see any, but that doesn't mean there aren't any. I don't go to restaurants to watch TV. Call Lambert's and ask them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$150
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
    (Guadalupe St)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-494-1500
Lamberts Downtown Barbecue, located in the 2nd Street District of downtown Austin, features modern Texas classics in a hiply restored historic building. With an emphasis on fresh local ingredients and all natural meats, produce, and seafood, Lamberts has invented "Fancy Barbecue." The beautifully restored Schneider Store, located on the corner of Guadalupe and 2nd streets, features an open kitchen and dining room on the first floor, with outdoor patio seating available. The upstairs bar and lounge features premium live music most nights and can accommodate large parties for private events. Since opening in 2006, Lamberts has been featured in Food & Wine, The New York Times, Conde Naste Traveler, and voted the 4th best new restaurant in Texas by Texas Monthly.
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