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La Barbecue
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902 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX 78702
902 East Cesar Chavez StreetUSTexasAustin78702
RestaurantToday Closed
Monday ClosedTuesday ClosedWednesday 11:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 5:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 3:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Serving up the best brisket, ribs, turkey and house made sausage in South Austin. Free beer every day!
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BBQ fans line up early at this hip, lively spot with picnic tables known for free beer & live music.- Google
"I tried the brisket, pork ribs, sausage, and pulled pork and no sides."
"On Saturdays, I believe they offer free beer for people waiting in line."
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Karen Reinsberg
a month ago
My FAVE! This place is mind-blowing. The sliced brisket (ask for the fatty end) sandwich with pickled onions and pickles is life-changing. I also really enjoy the potato salad. In my opinion it is the best side dish that they offer. I have been known to order a pound so I have extra for breakfast in the morning. Don't judge me...
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Manuel Ibarra
2 weeks ago
Can not begin to tell you how amazing the food is at this place. Ive been to Franklins and some other hot spots around austin but I must say the brisket and pork ribs are AMAZING!!! In my humble opinion the price is high but well worth it. Big thumbs up I will come back again. Now I think with all that said there are some draw backs to this place. The location is not ideal and not very car friendly it was difficult to find parking. But the FREE BEER made up for the parking issue. Beer was free as long as your in line (we were in line for around 1 hour) and we had plenty to drink. I would highly recomend this place.
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Derrick Mrozinski
2 months ago
Best Brisket I've ever eaten by far. And free beer in line. 2 and a half hour wait, and well worth it. I'd suggest getting there by 10AM, since we missed out on the Sausage and Ribs
Morgan Lai
3 months ago
I came on a Saturday when they were running out of meat, and the only thing left was the chopped beef. Despite the wet and freezing weather, they managed to maintain a really cheery atmosphere. There was a keg of beer next to the ordering line, and you could help yourself after getting a plastic cup for free by showing your ID. They had one last bit of sausage left, so they sliced it up and handed it out for free (flavorful and well-seasoned!). Plus, they were just generally really friendly folks. The chopped beef was good, even though that's not normally my first choice for barbecue, and I'll definitely be back to try the rest.
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Kurt Donath
a month ago
The brisket was amazing, best I've ever had. We got there around 10:30, they opened at 11:00 and we got our food around 12:00. We were pretty far up in the line. We ordered 1lb of brisket and 1lb of pork ribs, both were amazing. Got potato Salin (very good), side of beans (okay), and cole slaw (very spicy), all for 3 people. We couldn't finish it. Price was around $60. Setting is outside on picnic tables. Would have been really muddy if it had rained. This beats waiting at Franklin's. Overall, excellent food!
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Danny Gorman
a month ago
After waiting in line for 1.5 hours at around 1pm, luckily they still had most things available (they often run out throughout the day). We tried the brisket, pulled pork, and chipotle coleslaw. The brisket was definitely some of the best I've had, but the pulled pork was fairly average. If you are a fan of very spicy sides, the chipotle coleslaw is for you! Prices aren't cheap considering the looks of the empty lot, but fairly priced for the amount of food. The free beer while you wait in the sun is definitely a bonus (and you can easily get tipsy without realizing it). I'm glad we tried La Barbecue to say we experienced Texas barbecue, but I wouldn't say it was the best barbecue (nor top 5) that I've had. They DO accept credit cards FYI.
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Raechel Schneider
3 weeks ago
God bless the beef rib!! I felt like a caveman digging in to this giant rib and it just fell off the bone! Get one if they have them and the moist brisket. Skip the sausage (it was super dry and just not good....however, the other meats more than made up for it to get a 5 star rating). Love that they have beer for you while you wait! Bring chairs, bring games, and leave happy!
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CJ Redfern
a month ago
I'm not the biggest fan of barbecue, but I have always heard Texas has some of the best barbecue around, so I decided to try La Barbecue for lunch while I was visiting Austin. The lines at all of the barbecue joints are notoriously long in Texas apparently, and La Barbecue was no different. At least they had free beer while you waited in line for two hours! The briskett and pulled pork were yummy, but not being big personally on barbecue, I would never again wait two hours for it - but it was really good, and I would totally go again, if I didn't have to wait...
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