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Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

€€ - €€€American, , Barbecue
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
+1 512-494-1500
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (39 reviews)
“ribs” (117 reviews)
“pulled pork” (71 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I wanted barbq, it’s Austin! This is the place! We went here on a Saturday afternoon, and had great brisket sandwiches and pork ribs for starters. Mimosas helped loosen us up and a great espresso to wake us up. Go! 😎

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 3 February 2018

We were staying in downtown Austin and were looking for some BBQ with good ratings in the area, so Lambert's made the shortlist. Being from the Northeast, most southern BBQ is better than we get back home, so we decided to give Lambert's a shot....More

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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Everything was fantastic! From the service to the appetizers and main courses, to drinks and dessert, a great experience. The steak was unbelievably good. Very unique tastes. Must experience this one!

Thank 296davej
Reviewed 25 January 2018

The food was good! I definitely can't complain about the food. There was some unique things on the menu. I really liked the food. Would return!

Thank William H
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Great spot for lunch. Had the brisket sandwich and it was fabulous. Great service. Fast and courteous. Delicious taste and sides. Love the atmosphere. Lots of variety on menu. Even Mexican coke!!

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 18 January 2018

I made a reservation a week ago for me and two of my colleagues. We are planning a conference here and Lamberts was recommended by our destination management company. I received a phone call confirming my reservation at 7pm this afternoon and was really excited...More

Thank petz0a
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

The brisket was tender, moist with the perfect amount of smoke. The fried green tomatoes with crab was the perfect size for lunch. Our server, Rob was great. He gave us a list of area restaurants to visit. A very good experience

Thank Lynnobl
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We gave Lamberts a try for dinner as a party of five. The experience was mixed. The wild boar ribs were excellent; the shrimp bisque arrived cool and needed to be sent back for warming. The pork ribs were quite good; the lamb was dry...More

Thank robertwD7057IG
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Service was great. Food was delicious. Menu is interesting. Importantly, they take reservations. But this is more of a nice restaurant than a BBQ joint. It’s very good, but not as authentic as I’d hoped.

Thank RSJ50
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue was recommended to us by the hotel concierge and at least three locals. We went there for a late dinner (9:00 PM reservation) as there was live music beginning at 10. Overall we could not have been more pleased. We were seated...More

Thank NYMike120
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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