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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” (30 reviews)
“ribs” (115 reviews)
“pulled pork” (73 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

I said this because all four of us loved what we ordered, even my mom who is a very picky eater! We came here for lunch during our vacation in Austin, and Lambert might be one of our favorite restaurant. The food was delicious, the...More

Thank TheInnSF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a great assortment of protein including a shrimp and crab type ceviche and pork ribs. Hi hey have fish and beef and a great smoker menu. Lots of sides and appetizers if you like small plates. The servers were extremely friendly and...More

Thank Shaun B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're a meat lover you must try the NATURAL BLACK ANGUS BRISKET and the WHOLE BLACK ANGUS SHORT RIB those two are simply awesome!!! The smell that catches you as soon as you step in makes you salivate like crazy!

Thank Guillermo A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great spot if you are looking for BBQ in a bit of a higher end atmosphere. Our food was all really good. The table corn bread was excellent - the perfect mix of sweet and savory! We started with the friend green...More

Thank spopp21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not typical bbq fare, more like upscale bbq fare. Started with spicy deviled eggs , and a creole Bloody Mary, the moved onto a hanger steak in cholula brown butter and a side of spicy, Brussels sprouts with bacon bits. Everything was so good took...More

Thank Marcella N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pulled pork Cuban was really good. Mac and cheese is made with goat (they didn’t tell me that initially). My husband loved his steak, served perfectly medium-rare. The juices were spicy. Everything is served on plates, not like most bbq joints that serve on...More

Thank amandastroh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place. The 1st floor bar was our favorite. We enjoyed so much at lunch we came back for dinner. The food was delicious. There is music too but the night we were there they were having trouble getting started.

Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A quite outstanding restaurant from every aspect. The overall balance was great. Appetizers of deviled eggs and fried green tomatoes with crab were a perfect size and very very good. These were followed by the lamb ribs with cumin and the ribeye with mustard and...More

Thank Timothy W
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We sat outside in the tent and they handled a large group very well. Food and service were excellent. Some of the heat lamps were not working so kind of chilly so could not give 5 stars. Had some drinks upstairs also which was nice...More

Thank EJG4
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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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