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Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

#101 of 3,312 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” (38 reviews)
“brisket” (300 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to Lamberts Downtown Barbeque tonight. We had 7:00 reservations, but got there a little early.. We went to the bar, but by the time we sat there our table was ready.. The wine at the bar was a little pricey. When we got...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank James C
Reviewed 4 days ago

On our trip we had BBQ every day, If you are in downtown Austin - this is the best. Saw this place featured on Triple D and it lives up to its name. The burnt ends sandwich is to die for!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gordon T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Service: Exceptional Drinks: Good Food: Just Average I am a fan of BBQ, and honestly was expecting something amazing. But was disappointed. The ribs were dry and the rest of the food we ordered was strictly average

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Varghese_Muthalaly
Reviewed 1 week ago

This felt like a fast food joint (the food came within 5 minutes after ordering it and we were out in 45 minutes, as were other diners), except for the high prices. Here's what was good: the brisket, the corn bread, the greens (once we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dabbler45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for lunch while in Austin. Located in a very cool old building, it has great atmosphere. As soon as you open the door, the smoke smell hits you and you know you are home! Cold beers from the bar and then onto...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank southerncanuck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner at Lamberts. The place was full when we got there, but even without reservation we only waited 35 minutes or so to get a table. While we waited we had a drink at the bar. I had pulled pork and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 453sandraz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had Christmas Eve dinner at Lambert’s. Great place, delicious BBQ. Only attentiveness of the service was a bit disappointing.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nicovonv
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our Christmas party was held here. Staff was nice and accommodating. Bartenders mixed up some great drinks! Chips, salsa and homemade Oreos were WONDERFUL

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michele C
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

It’s rare that we go out for Que, but we did this week while visiting Austin. The location is a historic building, not that large, and well worn (which is good). Great aromas inside, we had the chopped beef with herb waffle fries and a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AirstreamR
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This is real , coming from a fourth generation Texan . Smokey flavor is there , and is so tender . Delicious !

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dory310
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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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