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Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

) #35 of 3,126 Restaurants in Austin €€ - €€€ American, , Barbecue
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
+1 512-494-1500
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (28 reviews)
“ribs” (104 reviews)
“pulled pork” (65 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
All hours
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
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1 - 10 of 765 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Grabbed a quick dinner here before our boat ride to see the bats because it was close and we hadn't had BBQ in Austin yet. They did a good job of getting us in and out quickly but I thought it was really over priced...More

Thank beachgirl202
Reviewed 6 days ago

Simply put, their BBQ is delicious... the brisket, chicken, ribs are must-have's. Their sides are delicious... the slaw, roasted chick peas, jalpeno cornbread are must-have's. Their drinks are delicious... ALL of them. The restaurant is laidback but nice, with both upstairs and downstairs seating, both...More

Thank ReadyFreddy1983
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was highly recommended as a great BBQ place. We thought it was just OK. Food was a mixed bag-pulled pork was good, but brisket and chicken were dry and overcooked. Sides were just OK. Service was forced niceness-servers seemed stressed and busy and their...More

Thank TravelGuy72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

People are picky about their barbecue, Tacos and queso.So many great places to choose from in Austin. So many favorites. But one tends to go for barbecue and some sides at a barbecue restaurant and tacos or queso at a taco and queso place. But......More

Thank Gpags
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place had the best food and service I have ever experienced. It was very busy and limited reservations when made the night before however it was worth the wait. The service was fast and once seating waited only minutes for food.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family (3) dinner, first visit. Friendly welcome at Reception. No wait. Impressive rustic interior. Coleman was our Server. Personable, somewhat serious, but provided excellent attention. We had Ribs, Shredded Pork and Brisket, along with fries to share. Beer, wine and water beverages. Shredded Pork was...More

Thank paj0756
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last meal following our trip to Austin dallas and New Orleans and it did not disappoint. Had the whole black Angus short rib which was delicious washed down with margueritas and beer 👍👍👍also had coconut pudding which was out of this world highly recommend, staff...More

Thank windy1875
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy rib eye, fried green tomatoes and brisket. Great service and fabulous live music. Would go back again

Thank amyberghold
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the downtown area, this was a convenient place for us. They take reservations and we were seated at our reservation time. We tried all of the BBQ meats. The brisket was delicious! The pulled pork and ribs were also quite good. The chicken...More

Thank nurabbit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for meat lovers. Vegetarians should avoid it. There is little they can eat, almost no selection. It is a place for ribs and steaks, but not sophisticated as Plachutta, in Vienna, where one gets to know each different cut of meat with their...More

Thank silvia_frisia
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Bill C
Do you have gluten free options
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.
Do you have anything/event for NYE?
15 December 2016|
Response from Ray5000 | Reviewed this property |
I do not understand your question. Maybe you can just call the restaurant.
Do you have TV's either in the restaurant and/or bar area?
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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