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Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

#100 of 3,253 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” (41 reviews)
“wild boar ribs” (35 reviews)
“brisket” (285 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 March 2018 via mobile

This is a great spot if you are looking for BBQ in a bit of a higher end atmosphere. Our food was all really good. The table corn bread was excellent - the perfect mix of sweet and savory! We started with the friend green...More

Thank spopp21
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Not typical bbq fare, more like upscale bbq fare. Started with spicy deviled eggs , and a creole Bloody Mary, the moved onto a hanger steak in cholula brown butter and a side of spicy, Brussels sprouts with bacon bits. Everything was so good took...More

Thank Marcella N
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

The pulled pork Cuban was really good. Mac and cheese is made with goat (they didn’t tell me that initially). My husband loved his steak, served perfectly medium-rare. The juices were spicy. Everything is served on plates, not like most bbq joints that serve on...More

Thank amandastroh
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Loved this place. The 1st floor bar was our favorite. We enjoyed so much at lunch we came back for dinner. The food was delicious. There is music too but the night we were there they were having trouble getting started.

Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

A quite outstanding restaurant from every aspect. The overall balance was great. Appetizers of deviled eggs and fried green tomatoes with crab were a perfect size and very very good. These were followed by the lamb ribs with cumin and the ribeye with mustard and...More

Thank Timothy W
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We sat outside in the tent and they handled a large group very well. Food and service were excellent. Some of the heat lamps were not working so kind of chilly so could not give 5 stars. Had some drinks upstairs also which was nice...More

Thank EJG4
Reviewed 9 February 2018

When I visit Austin, I have certain restaurants that have become part of the rotation, one of which is Lamberts. Reservations are needed as it is quite popular. The smell of meat and wood smoke when you walk in is a nice entrance. There is...More

Thank gondekp
Reviewed 6 February 2018

So I was told by an uber driver that Lamberts was "fine dining BBQ". I laughed at hte notion, but after going to Lamberts, I get it. Drink selection was great, lots of options and a solid local beer list. Nothing too crazy, but very...More

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