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Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

$$ - $$$American, , Barbecue
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
+1 512-494-1500
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (39 reviews)
“ribs” (117 reviews)
“pulled pork” (71 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved this place. Historic. Popular. Good service. Had a party of 8. Our table was ready at reserved time. Had the wood grilled scallops special. Excellent. For a BBQ place very well done and had a great smoky flavor. My wife had the angus beef...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is my favorite restaurant in Austin...and that is saying a lot!! The food is phenomenal and the vibe is relaxed and cool. The short ribs, grits, fried green tomatoes with crab, fried spicey okra are all to die for. I highly recommend this place...More

Thank Gerry C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Table of 4 with one meat eater among us who wanted barbecue. She was delighted with her pick, 1 barbecue meat and 2 sides and so were the 3 vegetarians, especially spicy deviled eggs, roasted green chili queso, and fried green tomatoes. Upstairs was lots...More

Thank RollingStoneMiami
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot, the wild boar ribs as a starter were he highlight for me. We threw a nice little birthday celebration for a co-worker here. It's upscale BBQ, so just be prepared. I would go back.

Thank TheJimmyco
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to Austin would end with a traditional visit to a BBQ restaurant. We were advised to make reservations, and a good thing that we did; folks without were being turned away at the door at 6pm on a Thursday! This was not a...More

Thank Gershwin12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Lamberts in Downtown Austin TX in April 2018. It was a business lunch with co-workers. Food was Great! Would recommend the Brisket, Sausage and Pork Ribs. Please note, Service was very slow, but friendly. My thought is that this restaurant focuses more on...More

1  Thank DrivingMan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Could not do the Texan experience without a barbecue meal and Lambert’s was certainly good for that. Reasonably priced the meals were enough without being too much food and the choice of two sides allowed four to sample with two people eating. Has a fair...More

Thank NLfoodie65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We choose Lamberts because it was one of the few places that offered BBQ that took reservations and you didn't need to wait 2 hours online. We ate dinner on the outside patio which was very nice. We could still hear the musicians playing on...More

Thank jojo99999999999
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been to Lamberts multiple times. It never disappoints. Staff are super friendly. They start you off with hot corn muffins. We then had iceberg wedge bacon bits and buttermilk blue cheese. Fried green tomatoes with jumbo lump crab salad, spicy greens, green goddess dressing....More

2  Thank NwhyC N
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant offers a perfect blend of BBQ style food and fine dining in one place. It has all the dishes you’d expect from a BBQ... from Brisket, to Ribs and Pulled Pork... and everything is cooked to perfection. There is a great choice of...More

Thank Matt M
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Bill C
24 December 2016|
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Response from Can_Fam_Adv | Reviewed this property |
Yes they did! One person in our party is celiac and he had lots of options.
16 December 2016|
Response from Ray5000 | Reviewed this property |
I do not understand your question. Maybe you can just call the restaurant.
30 September 2016|
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Response from Wyomite | Reviewed this property |
Like Ray5000, I didn't see any, but that doesn't mean there aren't any. I don't go to restaurants to watch TV. Call Lambert's and ask them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$150
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
    (Guadalupe St)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-494-1500
Lamberts Downtown Barbecue, located in the 2nd Street District of downtown Austin, features modern Texas classics in a hiply restored historic building. With an emphasis on fresh local ingredients and all natural meats, produce, and seafood, Lamberts has invented "Fancy Barbecue." The beautifully restored Schneider Store, located on the corner of Guadalupe and 2nd streets, features an open kitchen and dining room on the first floor, with outdoor patio seating available. The upstairs bar and lounge features premium live music most nights and can accommodate large parties for private events. Since opening in 2006, Lamberts has been featured in Food & Wine, The New York Times, Conde Naste Traveler, and voted the 4th best new restaurant in Texas by Texas Monthly.
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