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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)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:30 Hours
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank miznovember
Reviewed 10 October 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is amazing and delicious, the chicken had the best flavor and the ribs were fall of the bone. The bartender made the best margarita I’ve ever had!

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank JenniferD1291
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Wow! We had a great experience here for our anniversary. The staff was all amazing. Since it was our anniversary I decided to splurge and get the ribeye in addition to a lot of other yummy stuff! I have never said “this is so good”...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Alanna1507
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Had a great experience! The police officer at the parking garage recommended several good places to eat. We were very impressed with the food. The service was excellent! I am definitely going back to this place,

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jon B
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We ate here twice during our trip to Austin. The brisket was so tasty at our lunch, that we decided to go back for more at dinner. Not sure why, but the dinner brisket was not as good as the lunch. Reservations advised!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SB1114
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We ate at Lamberts for the second time last night. Let me first say that the staff, from the hostess, to the bartender to our server, is top notch and very friendly. And then there's the food! Husband had the brisket and I had the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank judythek2014
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Visiting from Boston, I found the traditional BBQ places more appealing. Nothing really wrong with Lamberts, but it doesn’t have the authenticity of the more ‘honky tonk BBQ places. The food was good, the service was good, but for me, I enjoyed the other kinds...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank N0t4Us
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We ended up going for my mom´s birthday, which is on Christmas Eve. The portions are slightly smaller than what you would expect at a BBQ place, but it is the perfect size! You have just enough room for the delicious dessert! We also got...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Shofsan
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We came in for a quick taste of barbeque at lunch and left very pleased. I get the fact that some need to wait on lines and eat barbeque off of paper--it all becomes part of the experience. I rarely have time to burn at...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank adalbert3
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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