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John Muellers BBQ

#234 of 3,024 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2500 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702-3934
+1 512-236-0283
10:30 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:30 - 18:00
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Got to Franklin's too late.. came here instead. Was not disappointed. BBQ brisket is heavily crusted and tasty - interior not dried out at all. Pork was good too. Not too keen on the cole slaw (heavy on the sriracha), but that's a personal preference. Will definitely return

Thank diver94523
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Was in Austin with my husband and family and found that J Muellers was walking distance from our house so we walked there for lunch. It didn't dawn on us that it would be cash only and not everyone had cash but the guys working told us to order & eat then go get cash at a close by atm... More 

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

In my opinion this is the best BBQ in town. Everything from ribs to brisket and sausage is smoked to perfection by a true pit master. He runs a small trailer operation off E 6th with picnic tables. If you eat there in the summer plan on Texas heat. You can always pick it up and take it back to... More 

Thank G L
Broomfield, Colorado
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

If you are like most you heard that Austin Texas is one of the best places for ribs, and usually the food truck is the best source? Not this time, edited on line for 40 minutes by the time we reached the window to order out of beef ribs by 11:00am. Disappointed went ahead and ordered Pork ribs, brisket, spicy... More 

Thank Jac J
Austin, Texas
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137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

John Mueller (pronounced: Miller - I know because John told me so) is located on Pedernales near E 6th. John is the grandson of Louie Mueller, renowned founder of the award winning restaurant in Taylor, TX... and it shows in his work. I love the unofficial slogan on the side of the trailer, "Official Meat Coma Provider." John does great... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

I had the opertunity tp try the food here here at John Muellers. I knew this was the guy that got Franklin his start so having tried franklins BBQ I just knew Muellers would be great. BBQ would be good. The service was promt and friendly was prompt and friendly and the ribs were good but the sides and were... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We went on the recommendation of friends and it was great. Since it is sold by weight we were able to get a little bit of everything. The burnt ends and brisket slices were perfectly smoked, homemade hot sausage links had a crisp bite to them, pulled pork sliders were among best I've had. We also enjoyed the potato salad... More 

Thank drdon100
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Me and my wife stopped by here late on a Saturday afternoon and all that was left were some ribs and pork shoulder. The ribs were to best we had had in Texas, very peppery, almost fall off the bone. The pork shoulder was also amazing, that with the BBQ sauce was fantastic. Wish we could have had the brisket... More 

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Kempner, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We stopped in for lunch at John Muellers a few weeks ago. Ordered brisket, ribs, potato salad and the siracha coleslaw. We wanted beans, but they don't have beans on their menu. WHAT!!!! BBQ and no beans???? The brisket was cooked very well but it was so spicy that I couldn't eat it. The siracha coleslaw was horrible...it was also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

If there are better ones after eating at literally hundreds of joints the last 3 years after research and exploration, we haven't found any (Top rated Austin joints Franklin's and Le Barbecue are so poorly run with up to 5-hour waits they have not been tried, and do not deserve to be). There was no wait on an early Monday... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2500 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702-3934
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-236-0283

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?