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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“ribs” (115 reviews)
“pulled pork” (72 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 pm - 10:30 pmAll hours
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
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1 - 10 of 820 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great spot for lunch. Had the brisket sandwich and it was fabulous. Great service. Fast and courteous. Delicious taste and sides. Love the atmosphere. Lots of variety on menu. Even Mexican coke!!

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 2 days ago

I made a reservation a week ago for me and two of my colleagues. We are planning a conference here and Lamberts was recommended by our destination management company. I received a phone call confirming my reservation at 7pm this afternoon and was really excited...More

Thank petz0a
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The brisket was tender, moist with the perfect amount of smoke. The fried green tomatoes with crab was the perfect size for lunch. Our server, Rob was great. He gave us a list of area restaurants to visit. A very good experience

Thank Lynnobl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We gave Lamberts a try for dinner as a party of five. The experience was mixed. The wild boar ribs were excellent; the shrimp bisque arrived cool and needed to be sent back for warming. The pork ribs were quite good; the lamb was dry...More

Thank robertwD7057IG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was great. Food was delicious. Menu is interesting. Importantly, they take reservations. But this is more of a nice restaurant than a BBQ joint. It’s very good, but not as authentic as I’d hoped.

Thank RSJ50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue was recommended to us by the hotel concierge and at least three locals. We went there for a late dinner (9:00 PM reservation) as there was live music beginning at 10. Overall we could not have been more pleased. We were seated...More

Thank NYMike120
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, Austin is a gem!! Lambert's is excellent! The staff, the food, the outdoor patio, which was a lovely private area made this anniversary trip very special! We probably spent close to three hours there and never felt hurried to order or leave....More

Thank tgoest33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked past and my wife was keen to go in to follow the smell of burning wood. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the beer and wine recommendations of the guy serving. Our pulled pork with a wedge and ribs with mac and cheese...More

Thank Guy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived here for Sunday brunch. My choice was a chopped beef Frito pie topped with a poached eggs. The serving size and flavor was perfect.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything I ate here was excellent. The brisket wasn't the best, but all the other food was amazing. I particularly enjoyed the boar ribs. They had some hefty spice to them and the meat was delicious. The deviled eggs were also exceptionally good. The restaurant...More

Thank Jorge V
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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
USD 15 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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