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La Barbecue
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Today 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
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902 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX 78702, United States
902 East Cesar Chavez StreetUSTexasAustin78702
(512) 605-9696labarbecue.com
RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 3:00 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
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Serving up the best brisket, ribs, turkey and house made sausage in South Austin. Free beer every day!
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61 reviews
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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David Nuckels
3 weeks ago
Great briscuit! Had some guy say "have you been there before?" "That bbq is going to change your life." Well, he might have been right. I'm going back next chance I get... only major issue is parking is difficult or impossible!!!! Ubering it might be the way to go.
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Patrick Chew
3 months ago
La Barbecue is my favorite BBQ joint here in Austin so far. The brisket is to to die for. A little on the pricy side, but hopefully you're not eating here every day. They have two sauces, one sweet and one vinegary, both super good. I recommend the Chipotle Cole Slaw and make sure to grab some pickled onions at the window!
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Gavin Booth
4 months ago
La Barbecue is the best barbecue in Austin!!! I know what you're thinking what about Franklin's (and Franklin's is #2), but the brisket is just as good without the 3 hour plus line and their buttermilk bacon potato salad puts it over the top. Also, if your in line early enough do yourself a favor a pick up one of the dinosaur sized beef ribs.
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Joe Pattavina
7 months ago
I love me some barbecue and Austin has it's fair share of it. We went here over lunch on a Thursday in early July and it was flipping hot. There is little to no shade while we stood in line for about an hour. Hopefully their new location will be a little more friendly. On Saturdays, I believe they offer free beer for people waiting in line. John Lewis walked out with a sign that said "Sold Out" and brought it to the back of the line. I thought it was nice that they let any late comers looking to jump in line know that they probably won't be getting any food. I won't review the location too much as they are moving to a new food park soon but the current location is pretty big. Lots of tables and a fair amount of parking in the area. As for the food, it was a little pricey compared to most other bbq joints I've been to. Not by much though. When you get up to the counter, John hands you a little chunk of meat and it was literally so delicious I almost fell over on the spot. I ended up ordering about $35 worth of meat b/c of that little piece. I tried the brisket, pork ribs, sausage, and pulled pork and no sides. The brisket was by far the best brisket I have ever tasted. I've eaten at Franklin's before (which is also excellent) but this brisket was seriously the perfect brisket in my eyes. I wouldn't change/add a single thing to it. The pork ribs were very good. Pork ribs are usually just ok to me but if I went back to la barbecue, I would order them again. The pulled pork was also very good. I feel like it's hard for bbq joints to mess up pulled pork but if I went back, I would prob stick to the brisket and ribs. The sausage was not very good which is super disappointing. I think I read that this was John Lewis's own sausage recipe and so I had high hopes for it but it just didn't do anything for me. I definitely would not get this again. All things considered, La Barbecue is my favorite bbq that I've had. I tasted the brisket for about 6 days after I ate it b/c it was so good. Definitely recommend.
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Riquet Aouad
a month ago
I was planning on going to Franklins but the line was longer than you can imagine. So we decided to go to La Barbecue instead, they also have a long line (so get there around 10 for lunch). The barbeque there is amazing. I need to go there again since I missed out on the ribs.
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Vimal Fernandez
2 weeks ago
Good, but not worth the wait. Ive eaten better with less wait. Go to Rudy's!! Less the wait all the taste
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Alexa Evans
4 months ago
Shorter lines on weekdays, be prepared to wait a while on weekends. But, fear not! They provide free beer on weekend waits! Go here if you like Brisket that melts in your mouth like butter. Tip: pass on the coleslaw.
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Anna Wong
11 months ago
The new location on East 6th street seems smaller than the previous location, but the tents are nice new touch. The food is good especially the brisket, the coleslaw and bacon potato salad. The beef rib is tasty, but it will cost you somewhere between $20-$30. They offer free beer while you wait. People do arrive early and the only bad thing about this place is that there is not really an organized way for people to line up. People sit at the picnic tables when they arrive and then sort of just suddenly get up and line up, not taking into account who arrived first, second, etc. There was live music from the Silky Brisket Brothers adding to the ambiance.
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