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Micklethwait Craft Meats
Barbecue Restaurant$
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1309 Rosewood Ave Austin, TX 78702
1309 Rosewood AvenueUSTexasAustin78702
$Barbecue RestaurantToday 11AM–6PM
Tuesday 11AM–6PMWednesday 11AM–6PMThursday 11AM–6PMFriday 11AM–6PMSaturday 11AM–6PMSunday 11AM–3PMMonday Closed
Offering Central Texas Barbecue in the heart of East Austin since 2012.  All house made. Every day.

Closed Mondays

Open Tues-Sat 11am until it's gone

Open Sundays 11am until it's gone

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Trailer with outdoor picnic tables serves up BBQ meats, notably a daily smoked-sausage selection.- Google
"The slaw and jalapeño cheese grits are also really good."
"Awesome pulled pork sandwich and brisket sandwich."
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This is a serious contender in Austin for the best BBQ. This was my third stop on a four stop BBQ trip and I was in heaven. We showed up and there was a decent line but, they were moving quickly through the line. Waited maybe no more than 45 mins or so. They were sold out of some stuff just due to the fact we didn't show up early but I loved the cute little trailer with the pine cone decor! I absolutely love it and loved the covered picnic style seating. The sides here were the best of the trip with the potato salad being the most excellent and props on the jalapeño cheddar grits! Yum yum! Brisket was flavorful and juicy! The sausage a little dry but, still good and the house made pickles were the best yet! You could tell they put a lot of love into the pickles. Homemade bread good but, not phenomenal...still cool tho! Friendly guy at the window and just great vibes all around. A must stop on any serious BBQ fanatics trip to Austin!
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Andrea Black
2 weeks ago
Possibly the best brisket I've ever had in my life. This is a couple of little trailers (semi-?)permanently parked next to a bunch of picnic tables, ready to serve you all the meats. Portions of mains and sides were hearty, and there were also a bunch of different combinations available (including ordering meats by the pound!).
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Alex Hemsley
3 weeks ago
Order your meat by the pound and be sure to view the people waiting at Franklin BBQ on the way to make your meal even sweeter. The coke is from Mexico sans high fructose corn syrup.
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Isaac Martin
2 months ago
Everything was really good. Got the 1 meat plate with brisket, potato salad, and chili beans. Meat was really moist, medium amount of fat marbling. The outdoor seating was really nice. Mostly in direct sunlight, but some picnic tables were under trees. Fairly quiet spot. Will be going back for sure.
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Leon Bodevin
2 months ago
First time I went to Micklethwait I got there a little late. It didn't look like I was going to get any food but they fixed up a plate anyway of what was left over and didn't even charge me! It was delicious. The next time I was in Austin, I made sure and got there early. I got the three meat plate and everything was fantastic. Brisket was super moist and they had some unusual sausage selections. I like this place because they have some unusual meat selections like barbacoa and cabrito.
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Bradley Zellman
2 months ago
Hands down the best BBQ in Austin... While Franklin's has the best notoriety you can skip the line here and get meat just as good if not better. A must floor barbacoa fans.
Roger Knopf
6 months ago
Top notch smoked meats and great sides (very interesting lemon poppy seed slaw and beans at least 25% meat). The sauce was balanced and relatively light to complement the meat, not mask it. Rustic trailer and picnic benches on a rustic dirt lot with (thankfully!) good shade and some nice trees. They are friendly, and best of all - no lines (unlike another bbq restaurant three blocks away).
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Benjamin Cross
2 months ago
I went to Micklethwait last October on a warm, sunny day and had a disturbing experience. After eating, I went to throw my plate away and caught a glimpse behind the trailer. I saw someone come out of the trailer and grab a vacuum-sealed bag of what looked like brisket out of a cardboard box that was just sitting on the ground in the sun. I'm not an expert on food preparation and storage, but I know leaving meat to sit in the sun is not a good practice. I don't know if this is standard practice or not, but I will not be going back to find out.
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