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Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

#34 of 3,095 Restaurants in Austin}
$$ - $$$American, , Barbecue
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
+1 512-494-1500
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (32 reviews)
“ribs” (111 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (67 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

My partner and I came to this buzzing, trendy bar and BBQ place, which is centrally located in downtown Austin. The atmosphere was terrific, with a live band upstairs, moody lighting and lots of conversation going on. The staff were friendly and efficient. The cocktails...More

Thank Adam C
Reviewed yesterday

You can smell the flavors of BBQ from a block away. The place is very nicely decorated and reminded me of a traditional southern restaurant. Service was very good - I really appreciated that the waiter wouldn't push dishes on us and recommended to share...More

Thank Sguelpen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was visiting Austin again and returned to Lamberts in October after enjoying in May. We had an early reservation (which is a must) on Friday evening. We were seated right away. The place looked half empty but quickly filled up between 6-7pm. There were 3...More

Thank gondekp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent lunch at a reasonable price. The atmosphere was lots of dark wood English Pub looking. I had the two rib / Cobb salad, my wife had a chicken BLT. Both lunches were great , the service was good.

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want some great BBQ, local beer/wine, craft cocktail, good dessert and live music in downtown Austin, TX, this is your place. They have up/downstairs and in/outside eating areas with a small bar. Great service, food, and ambiance. Good for special occasions or meeting...More

Thank Rhett L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! Just how amazing con food be? Well, this meal, which I had about 3 weeks ago is still in my mind! THat is how good that was! I was in Austin for a conference and asked Facebook friends for recommendations, about 3 people recommended...More

Thank Cristina B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch while browsing downtown. The interior of the place is very welcoming and nice. Food was just average, nothing special and tended to be on the pricey side. Lunch items on average were around $15-$20. Overall it was ok, nothing great.

Thank Kudzu773
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Lambert's for happy hour on a Monday. Prices were great and food was phenomenonal. We had the wild boar ribs, mac n cheese, and hanger steak. All were outstanding. Highly recommend.

Thank Ryanmuhl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice setting and location if you're looking for a date or business locale. Food was average, not my kind of place.

Thank TravelerJay630
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was as good as I've ever had. I've eaten BBQ in KC, SC, NC, and Memphis. But the short rib I had tonight was the best: smoked for 24hrs, crust, fatty & moist, perfectly cooked, tasty sauce. At least 10oz of meat...More

Thank Scott M
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Questions & Answers
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, 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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