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Freedmen's

Freedmen's

BBQ Joint, Lounge, and American Restaurant$$$$
West University, Austin
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  • This place is famous for their barbecue. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Alachia Q.
    "The Smoked Banana pudding is amazingly good."(10 Tips)
    Bryan H.
    "The brisket, sausage and smoked bloody Mary are awesome."(34 Tips)
    Kelvin
    "Get the holy trinity."(4 Tips)
    Christian R.
    "... is great, try the German potatoes, holy trinity, and the banana pudding for..."(4 Tips)
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  • Jeffrey J.
    Jeffrey James55 minutes ago
    Lunch box if you're alone! Great deal & comes with beer. Staff are friendly & the food is delish.
  • Mëlänï
    MëlänïOctober 27
    Holy trinity with a side of slaw and a glass of beer....just what a visit to Austin called for. Yum.
  • Earl B.
    Earl Belcher JrOctober 19
    Solid BBQ. Exquisite pork belly. Small but quality collection of local draft taps.
  • Ben T.
    Ben ThomaJune 1
    Top 10 Brisket: 2017 Texas Monthly Best BBQ Issue
  • Steve B.
    WiFi password is "moremeat" which fits the menu.
  • Nathalie A.
    Nathalie AJanuary 3
    The brisket was exceptional. Ribs were good but not the best I've ever had.
  • Phil W.
    Phil WatsonNovember 4, 2016
    Delicious sausage and brisket, and a good-sized drink menu with specialty cocktails. It's definitely worth fighting the crowd.
  • Jenna F.
    Jenna FriedmanOctober 27, 2016
    Brisket is great! Chicken marinated in beer so not gluten free. Cool spot!
  • Erik G.
    Erik GonzalezSeptember 16, 2016
    The fatty brisket was rendered well and had excellent bark.
  • Abdullah A.
    Abdullah AlmudyfirSeptember 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Go with Brisket and Dark Chicken.
  • Zack L.
    Zack LazarSeptember 4, 2016
    Both food and the cocktails were on point.
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KilkennyAugust 10, 2016
    We had the holy trinity. A selection of meats. Enough for two with a couple of sides. Definitely try the taco chips they are amazing...
  • L.D F.
    L.D FergusonJuly 17, 2016
    Hanging in Austin and #loveit
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WoodardJuly 17, 2016
    Smoke Stack sandwich was 10/10
  • Forest W.
    Forest WillardJuly 3, 2016
    Beef ribs, jalapeno cheddar sausage, brisket
  • Mikkel R.
    Mikkel RossingJune 27, 2016
    Go family style and share a bit of everything
  • Max S.
    Max SirenkoJune 20, 2016
    Get the brisket, fatty. Best brisket in town. Pulled Pork + Sausage also worth getting. Jalapeno cheese for an appetizer. Banana Pudding is also great.
  • Ellis S.
    Ellis SJune 7, 2016
    Everything is good here. The brisket was perfect, you could cut it with a fork.
  • Kelly A.
    Kelly AMay 28, 2016
    Amazing pulled pork and desserts!
  • Baruch S.
    Baruch SadogurskyMay 20, 2016
    The basket brisket is awesome. And the whiskey.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BenettiMay 9, 2016
    The moist brisket made my eyes cross, delicious.
  • Robert A.
    Robert AndrewsApril 18, 2016
    Try the pork Ribs and beef brisket.
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua ChaneyApril 18, 2016
    Try the Beans! Amazing!
  • Robert A.
    Robert AndrewsApril 16, 2016
    Pork Ribs and homemade pickles is a delicious dish!
  • Bryan H.
    Bryan HenryApril 10, 2016
    Brisket, sausage and smoked bloody mary
  • Bryan H.
    Bryan HenryApril 10, 2016
    The brisket, sausage and smoked bloody Mary are awesome. We loved the patio, music was fkn excellent.
  • Dave P.
    Dave PowersMarch 26, 2016
    The brisket was good but it wasn't sliced properly unless you like it in big chunks. The beans were really good but the coleslaw was weird. Service is good.
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WMarch 2, 2016
    The burnt ends are phenomenal. Snag a seat out in the porch and pig out.
  • Joe S.
    Joe SkrabaJanuary 27, 2016
    Very good BBQ, limited menu for lunch and a bit pricy
  • Dre S.
    Dre SanchezDecember 24, 2015
    Excellent BBQ, beer is great. Whiskey - Ask for my man Jesse!!
  • Kathryn A.
    Kathryn AndersonNovember 5, 2015
    Go early Sunday for the BBQ Benedict! Great building.
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BaglioOctober 18, 2015
    Great food & beer, only downside is 2 beers, 2 sandwiches, and 2 sides is $50.
  • Jon R.
    Jon RohanSeptember 17, 2015
    Save room for the banana pudding
  • Kelvin
    KelvinAugust 28, 2015
    Get the holy trinity. The fatty brisket, ribs, and the sausage are all delicious.
  • Lorenz L.
    Lorenz LammensJuly 24, 2015
    Come early. They run out of the good stuff quickly. Feast and try the gin and tonic:
  • Giovanna H.
    Giovanna HanoJuly 12, 2015
    Fatty Brisket (ask for the burnt ends). Banana puddin gives my grandmother a run for her money
  • Lorenz L.
    Lorenz LammensJune 26, 2015
    Try the gin and tonic, really worth it. It is home made and not bleached. Hence it's pinkish/brownish color.
  • Kathrine
    KathrineJune 5, 2015
    Really good brisket and chili!
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan MusgroveJune 1, 2015
    Definitely recommend sitting outside if the weather is cooperating! Excellent BBQ.
  • Kelly 🐘 M.
    Kelly 🐘 MartinMay 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Their monthly whiskey special is a great deal!
  • Steve
    SteveApril 13, 2015
    Terrific ambiance and serious upscale BBQ. Really enjoyed the patio. Parking is the only bummer.
  • Joey G.
    Joey GallahanApril 1, 2015
    $10 lunchbox for the win
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LynchMarch 26, 2015
    Stellar bbq service and atmosphere. Don't miss those homemade pickles.
  • Brandon R.
    Brandon RosageMarch 26, 2015
    Brisket in a great atmosphere
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MontanaMarch 18, 2015
    The sleeper hit of the Austin BBQ scene. Amazing brisket from a beautiful historic building.
  • Oskar W.
    Oskar WildlyMarch 16, 2015
    The BBQ is amazing! Awesome selection of cocktails and beer too. I found this gem on my Supper app: http://supper.mx/places/freedmens-austin/
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RudolphMarch 14, 2015
    Really good barbecue. Tried the rib and the brisket 👌👌👌
  • Jeremy T.
    Jeremy TannerMarch 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Brisket. Pork belly. Do it.
  • Max K.
    Max KFebruary 5, 2015
    Definitely save room for the banana pudding
  • Kyle C.
    Kyle ContinoJanuary 4, 2015
    Everything here is fantastic. I'm in love with the beets.
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