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Terry Black's BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
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1003 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704
1003 Barton Springs RoadUSTexasAustin78704
$$Barbecue RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
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Spacious, casual stop for pit-smoked meats & housemade sides from famous 4th-generation pitmasters.- Google
"I had brisket, ribs, mac and cheese, and baked beans."
"Do not confuse this place with Black's Barbecue in Lockhart."
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Kirby Shallue
in the last week
I have to admit. I avoided even looking at this place when it first opened on Barton Springs. I have become quite the barbecue snob since I had the heavenly brisket at Franklin barbecue. Nothing to this day will ever taste better than that brisket. Although, unfortunately, I cannot wait in line for 4 hours for barbecue very often. Anyway...our office catered Terry Black's for Texas Independence Day and let me tell you, it was freaking awesome! The brisket, ribs and sausage were all great (although a few of my coworkers complained the sausage was a little too soft for them). The sides were the real winners with our office - that Mac and cheese...yes, lord! I can't wait to try out the actually restaurant in the near future. Especially since it is near Zilker of my favorite Austin spots.
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Raechel Schneider
4 months ago
Love this place! Will be bummed when it gets too popular to make it there and back during my lunch breaks but it is a great spot. I actually try and go a bit healthy and get the turkey and green beans (oh the garlic!). Their cornbread, however, will undue this goal but be wholly worth it - combination of sweetness with the spicey jalapeno makes for an almost cake-like corn bread experience. So good. They have large outdoor patio as well so even when crowded, you can find a seat.
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Alan Brooks
3 months ago
Amazing ribs and brisket. The meats are so juicy and tender they just melt in your mouth. The vinegary BBQ sauce pairs nicely with the smokey flavor. The smokers are repurposed propane tanks and they smoke their meat with post oak and pecan wood. 250 degrees for 16 hours makes some pretty amazing brisket. The sides are great as well and there is plenty of cold, local beer. This is a close second to Franklin BBQ and nowhere near as crowded. Meat is sold by weight.
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Miranda Lemon
6 months ago
What I liked most about Terry Black's BBQ was the convenience. They have a dedicated, decently-sized parking lot (in an area where parking can be tight), plenty of seating in the restaurant, and a no-hassle method for distributing food. The food is solid. I'm no BBQ expert, but the meat was well-cooked with a nice smoky flavor, and their sauces are tasty. The sides aren't the stars of the show, but when have you eaten BBQ for the sides? Serving them cafeteria style lets you pick based on what looks good, and the self-service gives you a little leeway to pile things on. I found the pricing to be a little more expensive than what I would usually pay for a meal, but relatively on-par with Austin BBQ prices. When you're looking for a convenient and satisfying BBQ meal, give it a try!
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beauX tschirhart
a week ago
Really took me all too long to hit this gem up. I'm sold. I plan to boast this one as least until the next best comes along.
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Mackenzie McCray
2 months ago
I went down to Texas for a choir tour with the University of Notre Dame and someone told us to try this place. Now, as a member of a liturgical choir, let me tell you, we know spiritual experiences. This meal was one of them. I had brisket, ribs, mac and cheese, and baked beans. All superbly crafted. The mac and cheese was perfectly creamy, the brisket could be cut without a knife, and the ribs absolutely fell off the bone. A friend finished his peach cobler, sat back, and summed it all up: "I don't understand how anyone could be vegetarian."
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Lee Callaway
in the last week
The creamed corn... I have no words. The brisket and turkey are so good. Simply the best food I've ever eaten in my life.
Lionel Alexander
6 months ago
Excellent. The pork spare ribs were tender, well seasoned. Brisket, which I like to order fatty and with char, was just that, but with a perfect meat-fat-char ratio and with a delicate, unassuming, yet sufficient seasoning. The beef ribs are gargantuan as the should be (You can order a baby one and split it with a friend and that would still be enough meat for a meal with sides) and therefore very expensive, but they're worth it because they're also done right. They're tender, well seasoned, great texture, and very good fat content. They're an entire world away from the nightmare of tough sinewy beef rib experience I had at The Salt Lick in Round Rock. Sausage is your standard BBQ sausage fare, I've yet to meat an impressive BBQ sausage. Sauce leaves a little something to be desired. I prefer a sauce served hot and soupy as opposed to the squirt bottle stuff. So far I've found that Styles and Switch's sauce to be the most impressive sauce served hot in Austin, however Styles and Switch leaves much to be desired in all other departments, earning only a two-star rating from yours truly, mind you.) Big pluses for me were that it's not a scene where I have to wait in line with a bunch of hip musicians with complicated shoes all day only to be underwhelmed (yeah, I'm talking about you Franklin's) and also it's open past 3PM, which for a nightcrawler like myself is important. Too many times have I driven 20 minutes to try some BBQ at around 6 or 7PM (which for me is a perfectly fine time to enjoy some BBQ, I don't understand who the hell is eating such crazy heavy food at 11AM, only to stumble back into their offices Q-drunk and pass out in their cubicle) only to be met with the worlds "Sold Out" written on a piece of cardboard. Definitely my best BBQ experience in Austin so far. Terry Black's has actually restored my waning faith in the Austin BBQ scene.
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