Green Mesquite BBQ

1400 Barton Springs Rd (Josephine St.), Austin, TX 78704, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.0/10

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  • SPIN

    Stop by after catching a show at Auditorium Shores (this year: Cheap Trick, She & Him, and Ozomatli). Don't like meat? Well, heed their slogan: "Horrifying Vegetarians Since 1988."

    SPIN · March 8, 2010
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  • Food Network

    Guy visits this barbecue joint that uses only green mesquite wood or young wood for cooking. The owner swears by it for giving the meat the best and most consistent flavor.

    Food Network · March 8, 2012
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  • J C.

    Sliced beef chili and cheese fries are a great starter to share. Ask for side or ranch Ribs are better than brisket.

    J Crowley · March 17, 2011
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  • Lee S.

    Go to Green Mesquite and eat BBQ with friends!

    Lee S · March 18, 2009
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  • Cheapism

    If you like BBQ this is an Austin staple. Located just south of downtown. Specials include $8.99 for a three meat plate with two sides on Wednesday's and ½ chicken BBQ plate $6.99 on Thursday's. Read more

    Cheapism · February 18, 2011
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  • Dawn M.

    Order the baked potato with chopped beef and feel like a fatty.

    Dawn Mitchell · August 26, 2009
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  • Randall E.

    Great fried Okra

    Randall Ellis · December 14, 2012
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  • Tina B.

    Update: baby cobbler now made with actual children. A delicacy!

    Tina Brown · July 5, 2011
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  • Big Red

    Chopped beef sandwich here always hits the spot.

    Big Red · October 8, 2010
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  • Melissa O.

    Baby cobbler is not actually made with real babies.

    Melissa Olund · March 22, 2010
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  • Pauly M.

    2 Meat Plate, cold Shiner Bock & the Peach Cobler!

    Pauly Manfre · November 30, 2011
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  • Chelsea W.

    Go to Green Mesquite for the smoked wings!! They are amazing Read more

    Chelsea Wright · October 23, 2009
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  • Food Network

    On Triple D, Guy calls the ribs, made with brown sugar, paprika, cayenne, onion and garlic, "awesome." Other faves include brisket, pulled pork and chicken fried steak. Read more

    Food Network · August 4, 2014
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  • Gabe B.

    Catfish!!! Is delish!

    Gabe Bee · May 1, 2013
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  • Stephanie B.

    Really good food..server was snippy though!

    Stephanie Burt · March 9, 2013
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  • Benjamin R.

    You want the Fudge pie! A brownie with hot fudge baked inside. Delicious!

    Benjamin Roodman · March 7, 2013
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  • Thien-Y

    Awesome fries

    Thien-Y · August 21, 2012
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  • Meredith C.

    Get Bubbas Chopped Chili- add BBQ sauce and Tabasco - then bring some home- YUM!!

    Meredith Carpenter · June 18, 2012
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  • Kelly S.

    Amazing ribs! And the entertainment is such a hoot. Great little dive

    Kelly Schneider · May 20, 2012
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  • Scott G.

    Every time I come to Austin the Green Mesquite for Chicken Fried Steak!

    Scott Green · September 21, 2011
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  • Steven g.

    Pulled pork baked potato. Fully loaded.

    Steven ginsberg · August 14, 2011
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  • Daniel

    Get the pecan pie after your meal

    Daniel · June 20, 2011
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  • Michael S.

    Huge portions, friendly staff, and the best damn food in Austin.

    Michael S · August 12, 2010
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  • David S.

    want to die eating one of their sausages

    David Schlenk · April 22, 2010
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  • Mizzezz F.

    Food was average

    Mizzezz Fudge · 2 weeks ago
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  • Maggie D.

    The root beer floats are large and tasty.

    Maggie Delano · January 1
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  • Jame S.

    Best staff in town.

    Jame Scholl · October 7, 2014
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  • Charles W B.

    Great place to stop for lunch as you hit town. Smoky goodness.

    Charles W Basden · August 30, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Green Mesquite as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
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  • Michael P.

    Wings are outstanding but avoid the pork ribs. They're pretty dry and unremarkable.

    Michael Peters · May 1, 2014
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  • Joycott

    Get some great BBQ on Earth Day and 5% of your total check goes to support eco-friendly causes.

    Joycott · April 16, 2014
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  • zac m.

    Now you can get Green Mesquite BBQ delivered via Favor App! Let me know if you have any questions.

    zac m · July 30, 2013
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  • Ila W.

    Our food took 45 minutes. Service was ok. If I weren't with such great company, I wouldn't consider coming back..

    Ila Wagner · July 18, 2013
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  • Kate R.

    Overpriced for what you get.

    Kate Ronkainen · June 15, 2013
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  • Kristi B.

    Their ribs will change your life!! Add some Shiner on tap and fried okra for an extra delicious life-changing experience.

    Kristi Brawner · June 3, 2013
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  • Kuno S.

    Try the chicken fried steak... super crispy and so good! Also the wings are hella bomb too!

    Kuno Square · May 23, 2013
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  • I Realty C.

    beef and no onions!

    I Realty Connect · May 19, 2013
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  • Benton P.

    Brisket a little dry, meal not hot... Very avg BBQ for the area

    Benton Peret · May 10, 2013
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  • Dusty L.

    Smoked chicken wings. Came all the way from Dallas to have them! Yum!

    Dusty Longoria · April 16, 2013
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  • Jim S.

    The jambalaya is great. I can only eat the half order though.

    Jim Shaffer · April 13, 2013
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  • Michael A.

    Get the brisket

    Michael Ashley · April 11, 2013
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  • Cynthia C.

    Best turkey in Austin! Try the turkey tacos!

    Cynthia Cooper · April 6, 2013
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  • Sam M.

    Great place for BBQ near downtown Austin, far better than anything around the Convention Centre

    Sam Machin · March 13, 2013
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  • Coray S.

    Anything with Chopped Beef is amazing. The baby cobbler and ice cream is heavenly.

    Coray Seifert · February 24, 2013
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  • Dizzy Queen

    just love the place!

    Dizzy Queen · December 23, 2012
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  • Dizzy Queen

    Chopped Beef OMG OMFL

    Dizzy Queen · December 23, 2012
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  • Dave F.

    Looking for something light? Try the smoked turkey.

    Dave Floyd · December 19, 2012
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  • Pamela M.

    Have the hot fudge pie it is to die for

    Pamela Mcclellan · November 24, 2012
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  • Joe V.

    Unbelievable brisket. Soft and moist as cake.

    Joe Vinsik · November 2, 2012
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  • Mitchell M.

    The chopped beef chili is the best in town

    Mitchell Merrick · October 22, 2012
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