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Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

#114 of 3,434 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” (37 reviews)
“brisket” (295 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00 Hours
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

We stopped at Lamberts for lunch. We ended up sharing two appetizers: the deviled eggs and the wild boar ribs. Both were amazing in their own ways. Beer was cold and good too. A must stop if you are visiting Austin.

Thank vjnk
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

I liked this restaurant but I didn’t love it ,I got what I considered to be a traditional entrée in a barbecue place which was pulled pork, and it was good, but I don’t think it was great .the bread they gave me with it...More

Thank Vengel
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

A friend said we had to try lamberts and were we ever glad we did! We shared the fried green tomato and crab salad, wild boar ribs, one large rib and jalapeño and garlic broccoli. Everything was great. Oh yeah the cornbread they gave us...More

Thank RosalieL262
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Stumbled in here, gambled and lost. The brisket was dry, cornbread was dry and the mac & cheese was inedible - mushy and had a weird taste. The server asked how everything was, we did not respond in a positive way and he couldn’t care...More

Thank Adam G
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I spent the weekend in Austin and had to try the local BBQ. The temperature outside was over 100 so waiting outside was not a real option. We made reservations at Lamberts and waited for our brisket and chicken to arrive at...More

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Very impressed with Lamberts on so many levels. First, making an initial reservation and a change were so easy. The hostess, Michelle, was so accommodating and just extremely nice. Second, is the ambiance of the restaurant. It is really nice. The decor is beautiful, lively...More

Thank Culture541612
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Great brisket, they said it was smoked for sixteen hours! Good drinks, great sides especially the Mac & cheese!

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Slight disclaimer: I cannot eat anything with garlic, onions, or spices (including spicy food, hot peppers, etc) because of a severe intolerance. So why did I go to a BBQ place? Great question. I was in Austin with other people, and they chose the place...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 29 May 2018

My fiancée and I were walking around downtown Austin on a hot day last August when we decided to stop in here for a drink. The bartender served us pretty quickly, but didn't seem very interested in being there. The light coming in from the...More

Thank Barry D
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The food wasn’t bad but at that price it wasn’t worth it at all. We tried the steak and lamb and were a bit disappointed. The drinks, interior and service were very good though.

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