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Green Mesquite BBQ

BBQ Joint$$$$
Zilker, Austin
  • 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."(4 Tips)
80 Tips and reviews
  • barbecue
  • baby cobbler
  • ribs
  • brisket
  • fried okra
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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
  • 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.
  • Ross
    RossJanuary 3, 2016
    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).
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nina D.
    Nina DePrekel2 weeks ago
    Got the sliders, potato salad and fried okra. So good! And the wings really are the best in Austin!
  • CitySolve
    CitySolveApril 20, 2012
    Meats are exceptional. Sides made from scratch are awesome! Slogan is the best: "Horrifying vegetarians since 1988."
  • Kuno S.
    Kuno SquareMay 23, 2013
    Try the chicken fried steak... super crispy and so good! Also the wings are hella bomb too!
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • 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!
  • 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."
  • John D.
    John DuncanMarch 15, 2016
    Food is delicious, backyard is perfect. Quiet, chill but not boring spot.
    Upvoted Mar 4
  • 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 ;)
  • Maggie D.
    Maggie DelanoJanuary 1, 2015
    The root beer floats are large and tasty.
  • Collin S.
    Collin SmithNovember 23, 2011
    Blue plate special runs from 11a-2p. Plates are $5.99 and you get more than enough.
  • 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
  • Meredith C.
    Meredith CarpenterJune 18, 2012
    Get Bubbas Chopped Chili- add BBQ sauce and Tabasco - then bring some home- YUM!!
  • 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.
  • 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 P.
    Michael PetersMay 1, 2014
    Wings are outstanding but avoid the pork ribs. They're pretty dry and unremarkable.
  • gabriel d.
    gabriel dJanuary 30, 2012
    Dog friendly patio, just come around the back gate & not through the restaurant.
  • Sam M.
    Sam MachinMarch 13, 2013
    Great place for BBQ near downtown Austin, far better than anything around the Convention Centre
  • Cynthia C.
    Cynthia CooperApril 6, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Best turkey in Austin! Try the turkey tacos!
  • Dusty L.
    Dusty LongoriaApril 16, 2013
    Smoked chicken wings. Came all the way from Dallas to have them! Yum!
  • Benton P.
    Benton PeretMay 10, 2013
    Brisket a little dry, meal not hot... Very avg BBQ for the area
  • Tina B.
    Tina BrownJuly 5, 2011
    Update: baby cobbler now made with actual children. A delicacy!
  • Dave F.
    Dave FloydOctober 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a basket of hushpuppies to enjoy while you wait for the beef.
  • Ben H.
    Ben HolderSeptember 11, 2011
    Has a stool for little boys in the men's room. Very awesome!!!
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie BurtMarch 9, 2013
    Really good food..server was snippy though!
  • Jackie M.
    Jackie MitchellNovember 19, 2011
    The BBQ sauce is so good here, I'd eat it on dessert.
  • Pamela M.
    Pamela McclellanNovember 24, 2012
    Have the hot fudge pie it is to die for
  • Mitchell M.
    Mitchell MerrickOctober 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The chopped beef chili is the best in town
  • 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.
  • Dave F.
    Dave FloydDecember 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Looking for something light? Try the smoked turkey.
  • 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
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Michael S.
    Michael SAugust 12, 2010
    Huge portions, friendly staff, and the best damn food in Austin.
  • Ila W.
    Ila WagnerJuly 18, 2013
    Our food took 45 minutes. Service was ok. If I weren't with such great company, I wouldn't consider coming back..
  • Mary F.
    Mary FerrisApril 11, 2010
    Best chicken fried steak in town! Chicken fried chicken is great too.
  • Joe V.
    Joe VinsikNovember 2, 2012
    Unbelievable brisket. Soft and moist as cake.
  • Dizzy Queen
    Dizzy QueenDecember 23, 2012
    just love the place!
  • Ashton C.
    Ashton ChristieDecember 21, 2011
    Bubba's chopped beef chili.....OMG really good!!
  • Dizzy Queen
    Dizzy QueenDecember 23, 2012
    Chopped Beef OMG OMFL
  • Will S.
    Will StewartFebruary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Always get baby cobbler + ice cream.
  • Evelyn A.
    Evelyn AJanuary 10, 2012
    Authentic Texas BBQ and Cheap as H!!
  • Daniel
    DanielJune 20, 2011
    Get the pecan pie after your meal
  • Scott M.
    Scott MontgomeryJune 19, 2010
    Jambalaya is awesome. Portion seems smaller than I remember.
  • Jame S.
    Jame SchollOctober 7, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Best staff in town.
  • Kenny K.
    Kenny KartasasmitaAugust 8, 2011
    Thank you food network, hope the taste is better than rudy's. Lol
  • Mohit T.
    Mohit TanejaMarch 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Wings are to die for!
  • Ashton C.
    Ashton ChristieDecember 21, 2011
    Don't forget dessert...fudge pie!
  • Gabe B.
    Gabe BeeMay 1, 2013
    Catfish!!! Is delish!
  • Michael A.
    Michael AshleyApril 11, 2013
    Get the brisket
  • Randall E.
    Randall EllisDecember 14, 2012
    Great fried Okra
  • Steven g.
    Steven ginsbergAugust 14, 2011
    Pulled pork baked potato. Fully loaded.
  • TY
    TYAugust 21, 2012
    Awesome fries
  • Erin E.
    Erin EnglandOctober 20, 2011
    Fried okra is the besssst here
  • Chelsea W.
    Chelsea WrightOctober 23, 2009
    Go to Green Mesquite for the smoked wings!! They are amazing Read more
  • I Realty C.
    I Realty ConnectMay 19, 2013
    beef and no onions!
  • Dawn M.
    Dawn MitchellAugust 26, 2009
    Order the baked potato with chopped beef and feel like a fatty.
  • David S.
    David SchlenkApril 22, 2010
    want to die eating one of their sausages
  • Big Red
    Big RedOctober 8, 2010
    Chopped beef sandwich here always hits the spot.
  • Jack P.
    Jack PattilloDecember 27, 2009
    The Frito Pie is radical.
  • Noel A.
    Noel ArtilesApril 5, 2009
    Bring a dog and order the full Jambalaya plate
  • Cynthia C.
    Cynthia CooperJanuary 13, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Best turkey in town!
  • Melissa O.
    Melissa OlundMarch 22, 2010
    Baby cobbler is not actually made with real babies.
  • Mizzezz F.
    Mizzezz FudgeFebruary 13, 2015
    Food was average
  • Kate R.
    Kate RonkainenJune 15, 2013
    Overpriced for what you get.
  • Lee S.
    Lee SMarch 18, 2009
    Go to Green Mesquite and eat BBQ with friends!
  • June B.
    June BondeAugust 7, 2011
    Don't eat here! Horrible dry food and horrible service
  • Lorena C.
    Lorena CanalesApril 12, 2015
    Pide el brisket
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