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Green Mesquite BBQ

BBQ Joint$$$$
Zilker, Austin
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  • Coray S.
    "The baby cobbler and ice cream is heavenly."(4 Tips)
    Pamela M.
    "Have the hot fudge pie it is to die for"(3 Tips)
    Kuno S.
    "Try the chicken fried steak... super crispy and so good!"(5 Tips)
    Kristi B.
    "fried okra for an extra delicious life-changing experience."(3 Tips)
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  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 4, 2014
    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
  • Cheapism
    CheapismFebruary 18, 2011
    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
  • Ross
    RossJanuary 3
    Start off with some onion rings and hush puppies. The smoked turkey sandwich is really good and the pulled pork is the best of the meats (imho).
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkMarch 8, 2012
    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.
  • Missy M.
    Missy ModerMarch 22, 2015
    Every time I come here the few open tables look like a tornado of cowboys rustled through the joint. BBQ is worth frequenting the mock FEMA site just don't rock the jukebox.
  • SPIN
    SPINMarch 8, 2010
    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."
  • Kristi B.
    Kristi BrawnerJune 3, 2013
    Their ribs will change your life!! Add some Shiner on tap and fried okra for an extra delicious life-changing experience.
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyMarch 17, 2011
    Sliced beef chili and cheese fries are a great starter to share. Ask for side or ranch Ribs are better than brisket.
  • CitySolve
    CitySolveApril 20, 2012
    Meats are exceptional. Sides made from scratch are awesome! Slogan is the best: "Horrifying vegetarians since 1988."
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica M.May 29, 2011
    The chicken fried steak is the best I've had in Austin. And the peach clobber with ice cream hits the spot!!
  • Kuno S.
    Kuno SquareMay 23, 2013
    Try the chicken fried steak... super crispy and so good! Also the wings are hella bomb too!
  • John D.
    John DuncanMarch 15
    Food is delicious, backyard is perfect. Quiet, chill but not boring spot.
  • Coray S.
    Coray SeifertFebruary 24, 2013
    Anything with Chopped Beef is amazing. The baby cobbler and ice cream is heavenly.
  • Benjamin R.
    Benjamin RoodmanMarch 7, 2013
    You want the Fudge pie! A brownie with hot fudge baked inside. Delicious!
  • Alex P.
    Alex ParrishOctober 28, 2011
    Chopped beef sandwich was delicious, wasn't too happy w/ the potato salad, kind of bland, save room for pie ;)
  • Collin S.
    Collin SmithNovember 23, 2011
    Blue plate special runs from 11a-2p. Plates are $5.99 and you get more than enough.
  • Maggie D.
    Maggie DelanoJanuary 1, 2015
    The root beer floats are large and tasty.
  • Charles W B.
    Charles W BasdenAugust 30, 2014
    Great place to stop for lunch as you hit town. Smoky goodness.
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SchneiderMay 20, 2012
    Amazing ribs! And the entertainment is such a hoot. Great little dive
  • zac m.
    zac mJuly 30, 2013
    Now you can get Green Mesquite BBQ delivered via Favor App! Let me know if you have any questions.
  • Meredith C.
    Meredith CarpenterJune 18, 2012
    Get Bubbas Chopped Chili- add BBQ sauce and Tabasco - then bring some home- YUM!!
  • Ashton C.
    Ashton ChristieDecember 21, 2011
    Catfish poboy delicious...get lots of napkins & a side of chili cheese fries
  • David S.
    David SpiraMarch 8, 2012
    The brisket is magical. Order the fudge pie with ice cream.
  • Jim S.
    Jim ShafferApril 13, 2013
    The jambalaya is great. I can only eat the half order though.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MorelandJuly 6, 2015
    Good BBQ! I liked the ribs.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SAugust 12, 2010
    Huge portions, friendly staff, and the best damn food in Austin.
  • Michael P.
    Michael PetersMay 1, 2014
    Wings are outstanding but avoid the pork ribs. They're pretty dry and unremarkable.
  • Sam M.
    Sam MachinMarch 13, 2013
    Great place for BBQ near downtown Austin, far better than anything around the Convention Centre
  • Mary F.
    Mary FerrisApril 11, 2010
    Best chicken fried steak in town! Chicken fried chicken is great too.
  • gabriel d.
    gabriel dJanuary 30, 2012
    Dog friendly patio, just come around the back gate & not through the restaurant.
  • Cynthia C.
    Cynthia CooperApril 6, 2013
    Best turkey in Austin! Try the turkey tacos!
  • Tina B.
    Tina BrownJuly 5, 2011
    Update: baby cobbler now made with actual children. A delicacy!
  • Dusty L.
    Dusty LongoriaApril 16, 2013
    Smoked chicken wings. Came all the way from Dallas to have them! Yum!
  • Ben H.
    Ben HolderSeptember 11, 2011
    Has a stool for little boys in the men's room. Very awesome!!!
  • Dave F.
    Dave FloydOctober 9, 2011
    Get a basket of hushpuppies to enjoy while you wait for the beef.
  • Benton P.
    Benton PeretMay 10, 2013
    Brisket a little dry, meal not hot... Very avg BBQ for the area
  • Dawn M.
    Dawn MitchellAugust 26, 2009
    Order the baked potato with chopped beef and feel like a fatty.
  • Jackie M.
    Jackie MitchellNovember 19, 2011
    The BBQ sauce is so good here, I'd eat it on dessert.
  • Lou E.
    Lou EllmanAugust 22, 2011
    Monday lunch special: two BBQ tacos for $5.99
  • Joycott
    JoycottApril 16, 2014
    Get some great BBQ on Earth Day and 5% of your total check goes to support eco-friendly causes.
  • Mitchell M.
    Mitchell MerrickOctober 22, 2012
    The chopped beef chili is the best in town
  • Chelsea W.
    Chelsea WrightOctober 23, 2009
    Go to Green Mesquite for the smoked wings!! They are amazing Read more
  • Noel A.
    Noel ArtilesApril 5, 2009
    Bring a dog and order the full Jambalaya plate
  • Pamela M.
    Pamela McclellanNovember 24, 2012
    Have the hot fudge pie it is to die for
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie BurtMarch 9, 2013
    Really good food..server was snippy though!
  • Scott M.
    Scott MontgomeryJune 19, 2010
    Jambalaya is awesome. Portion seems smaller than I remember.
  • Scott G.
    Scott GreenSeptember 21, 2011
    Every time I come to Austin the Green Mesquite for Chicken Fried Steak!
  • Pauly M.
    Pauly ManfreNovember 30, 2011
    2 Meat Plate, cold Shiner Bock & the Peach Cobler!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Green Mesquite as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more
  • Lorena C.
    Lorena CanalesApril 12, 2015
    Pide el brisket
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