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Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

) #36 of 3,135 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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“ribs” (106 reviews)
“pulled pork” (67 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:30All hours
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
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1 - 10 of 766 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited for lunch on a Saturday, it was busy but we were seated quickly. Server was helpful with local beer choices and menu recommendations. Food was fantastic! It's not the traditional BBQ on a tray, but that's not what we were after that day and...More

Thank okietravel918
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here - our waitress provided us with good service. We ordered the Smoked Brisket Salpicon and two-meat bbq plate. The smoked brisket menu says it comes with "Avocado, iceberg lettuce, pico, lime, corn tortilla's. This item was so spicy it was basically...More

Thank shadow17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved Lambert's. No reservation on a Tuesday night so had to eat outside. Not an issue tonight as it was not oppressive with the weather. Band on upstairs, great menu, huge portions. We had brisket, ribs and pulled pork with two huge sides. Don't...More

1  Thank AnselmColom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hosted a business dinner here for 8 people. Great atmosphere and good service. Menu has a wide range of BBQ to pick from. Brisket was delicious and highly recommended.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband really enjoyed his meal. I felt the sauce was a little spicy and they were happy to put it on the side. We had great service and the portions were very large.

Thank jfbeachlover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was invited to a Private Function on the Second Floor of the Restaurant. After taking our seats was told the Food was ready. We were able to get all 3 meats, Brisket, Ribs and Chicken. The Brisket melted in your mouth, the Ribs were very...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, almost all of the food was delicious...the brisket was dry. The steak and chicken were deliciou, accompanied by some great sauces. The macaroni and cheese was heavenly. All the food wasn't overseasoned at all. The atmosphere was really awesome due to the...More

Thank hatolbert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just love this place. My husband has 2 of their t-shirts. The mix of bbq with sides is just fab. We try to visit here every time we are in Austin.

Thank Donna R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 6, we didnt had a reservation and had a 2 hour wait. Food was AMAZING. if in town you should make a reservation in advance. was worth the wait

1  Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The brunch menu at Lambert's is a fantastic value. For $25 per person, you a can have an all-you-can eat tray of BBQ, ranging from brisket to sausage, along with grits, slaw, potato salad, and beans. It was an amazing value. The meats were cooked...More

Thank Farrah H
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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
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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