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Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

#104 of 3,385 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” (42 reviews)
“wild boar ribs” (36 reviews)
“brisket” (289 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

With my friends visiting the States from Ireland, we ventured to downtown Austin to see the sights and grab lunch. We were wandering when the smell of BBQ led us to Lamberts. I ordered the two meat combo and chose the link and pulled pork...More

Thank Scott K
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Not the cheapest BBQ joint by any stretch, in fact more a BBQ restaurant; get over it, the food is delicious, the cocktails are cool and the staff knows their stuff.

Thank RHLCorder
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Visited here on a recommendation of a former Austinite. I thought the prices were quite high for a BBQ place ($19.00 for one pulled pork sandwich with homemade pickles and $8.00 for a side dish to share). I am sure that it is expensive to...More

Thank Gma4198
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Wife and I visited on a Friday night. We are in our 40s and the crowd was 30 something’s but it was fun to say the least. The food was awesome and the drinks complemented the ambiance. It was a hit dark and noisy but...More

Thank PaulS11939
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This is a barbecue place (mostly) in an older historic building on 2nd about 3 blocks from Congress. I went there for brunch on a Sunday morning. The food was darn good, I had a two meat plate with brisket and ribs. There were four...More

Thank finesilver
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

A very buzzy atmosphere for a business meal. The black Angus short rib was very tasty if a bit dry. However the Brussel sprout side dish was excellent and I could have eaten just that on its own. Also very good was the Live Oak...More

Thank Stuart A
Reviewed 9 July 2018

If upscale BBQ is out of your price range, I highly recommend trying out their Happy Hour 7 Days a Week, from 5 – 7pm. (Check their website to make sure info is still valid.) We sat at the downstairs bar to enjoy half price...More

1  Thank TripsterAustin
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This place is amazing! Great staff, great drinks, highly recommend you make reservations. The entire menu is delicious, but brunch recommendations: wild boar ribs fried green tomato salad meat platter (include pulled pork and the coffee brown sugar brisket)

Thank Clynn35
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Oh, my...the brisket melted in my mouth. It was the best I ever tasted. I enjoyed my meal at Lamberts. I also had the chicken and it was fantastic! For my side, I opted for the wedge salad, which was terrific. I had two specialty...More

Thank Jacque Y
Reviewed 23 June 2018

My daughter gave me a gift certificate to Lamberts for father's day. Not being from Austin or knowing anything about the place, we looked it up and went for dinner. What an incredible pleasure! The restaurant is located right downtown, very close to the Moody...More

Thank Bob K
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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