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La Barbecue
Today 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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902 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX 78702
902 East Cesar Chavez StreetUSTexasAustin78702
RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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 week 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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Danny Gorman
3 weeks 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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Morgan Lai
2 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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Jennifer Smalls
a month ago
Meh, I don't really understand what the hype is with this place. I have been to Franklin's numerous times and I feel like it is flavorful and moist. There is a wait here as well. I went during SXSW even though I live in Austin, and there wasn't really much of a line then, but I know that on a normal day there is suppose to be a line all the time. Not really sure it is worth the wait. It's pretty pricey as well. I just overall was not impressed with the whole situation. Plenty of BBQ places in Austin and I don't think I would recommend or come back here.
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Kurt Donath
2 weeks 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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Derrick Mrozinski
a month 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
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CJ Redfern
3 weeks 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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Vimal Fernandez
3 months ago
Good, but not worth the wait. Ive eaten better with less wait. Go to Rudy's!! Less the wait all the taste