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Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

#36 of 3,153 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” (37 reviews)
“ribs” (109 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 14:30All hours
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
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Reviewed yesterday

Lamberts is a bit of an Austin institution. It offers both indoor and outdoor seating - don't be afraid to pick the outdoor option when it's hot because you get a good cross-breeze and the restaurant has overhead fans. The service is good with friendly/chatty...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very cool, upscale restaurant that features excellent BBQ. The atmosphere is exactly what you’d expect, being located in a historic 1873 brick-walled building. Comfortable and inviting, it looks special on the outside and felt special once in. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food...More

Thank tag302
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great upscale BBQ. The short rib, a big bone in rib was the most awesome BBQ I have ever eaten. Well smoked with a sweet sauce. Wife had pulled pork which was also quite good. Apps and sides were good as well.

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Although I find it hard to "fancy up" barbecue, Lamberts does a fine job. In reality, half of the entrees are BBQ, the other half are grilled on a wood-burning grill. The pulled pork was the best, the chicken with the white sauce was very...More

Thank Gabriel M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to dinner with a large party. Service was excellent though it was a hectic Friday night. Brisket was amazing!

Thank HereThereEverywhere9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great dinner here, would highly suggest the boar ribs, pulled pork and brisket. Mac and Cheese was ok. Nice ambiance, staff was fantastic.

Thank NHDad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Update your hours Lambert's! We went out of our way to find BBQ in Austin. Pay to park, arrive at Lamberts after trip advisor & their website says they open at 11a on Sunday. Closed! Open at 5! Disappointing!

Thank Jersey227
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to Lambert's for lunch with a business colleague. The setting was comfortable. Our server was very friendly and service was fast. We were there a bit on the early side for lunch, so it wasn't very crowded. I got the two meat combo...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good, Service not so much. They were very busy, but our waiter made us feel like he'd rather be doing something else. Since I was travelling with my work team we made note of how customers need to feel important even if things...More

Thank tamsterd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really do like this place. Food is good and more upscale BBQ. Love the charcuterie and the brisket. Service is good and cocktails are great! Can be a little noisy...

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