Lambert's Downtown BBQ

BBQ Joint · Downtown Austin
401 W 2nd St (at Guadalupe St), Austin, TX 78701, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Thu–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

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    Grace S.
    "Brisket, short rib, wild boar ribs, pulled pork and frito pie."(10 Tips)
    Attune Foods
    "Try the Wild Boar ribs, bluebonnet salad and Pulled Pork ribs."(17 Tips)
    demond k.
    "The ribs, mac and cheese, and the brisket burger...Great food!!!"(24 Tips)
    Dan S.
    "Try the Spicy Deviled Eggs"(3 Tips)
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  • barbecue
  • ribs
  • brisket
  • mac & cheese
  • wild boar
  • happy hour
  • frito pie
  • live music
  • pulled pork
  • cocktails
  • grits
  • lively
  • spicy food
  • collard greens
  • good for groups
  • authentic
  • fancy
  • oysters
  • caviar
  • brunch food
  • Colin B.

    The wild boar ribs are amazing

    Colin Brodie · 9 hours ago
  • Onur D.

    best happy hour place in town. BBQ sandwich and hanger steak are both awesome. Margaritas are good but on the small side.

    Onur Dogruoz · October 23
  • Cuneyt U.

    Short rib is memorable.

    Cuneyt Uysal · October 17
  • Wendy

    The ribeye is absolutely amazing. Order it rare!

    Wendy · October 14
  • Frank F.

    Best brisket in the world (yes). Excellent wild boar ribs too. Jeff was awesome behind the bar. The two girls at the host stand are def no where near hot enough to be that snobby, but warm up quickly;

    Frank Fayer · October 7
  • Doris H.

    Came here for the brunch buffet which was $40 pp. Amazing service and selection. Save your stomach for the brisket and the hanger steak eggs Benedict.

    Doris Hu · September 7
  • Roger W.

    I'd about the food. Looks expensive? I went for a concert. Very good bar and venue upstairs.

    Roger Willis · September 3
  • Lauren M.

    High quality ribeye, brussels, and live music.

    Lauren Mac · July 28
  • Liana C.

    The mac & cheese was definitely worth ordering. It was good BBQ but the speciality rib dish that was recommended was burnt as you can see. The food wasn't worth the price, great, great service though.

    Liana Casciani · July 17
  • Steve K.

    Bartender upstairs is great. Had Rib Eye and it was way too fatty. Tasted good but very fatty

    Steve K · June 15
  • Kelly F.

    On Sunday's they run the brunch menu only, but that's ok because it's delish. At a $40 price point per person it's a little pricey, but well worth it for the offering. I'd do it again.

    Kelly Freeberg · June 7
  • demond k.

    The ribs, mac and cheese, and the brisket burger...Great food!!!

    demond kelley · June 1
  • Dan P.

    Unfortunately, they no longer offer brunch on Saturday. Only a buffet in Sunday.

    Dan Provost · May 28
  • Alice F.

    Try the 2 Meat Plate - Couldn't leave Austin without barbecue. Brisket and pork rib with collards and waffle fries. #pbsam (via @Foodspotting)

    Alice Ferris · May 13
  • Megan O.

    Very stuffy. It's a "nicer" bbq place. Definitely felt judged walking in. Wouldn't come back.

    Megan OConnor · May 13
  • Michael S.

    Succulent BBQ Pork Ribs. Boar ribs appetizer. All other apps and mains.

  • Maria B.

    Love the brisket.

    Maria Burke · May 1
  • Tariq A.

    Outstanding food all around. Everything here is good. Definitely try the mac and cheese.

    Tariq Ahmad · April 1
  • Erin G.

    Split the boar ribs to start. Brisket, pork ribs, and collards were insanely delicious, mac and cheese was some of the best I've had.

    Erin Gleason · March 20
  • Amy T.

    Great BBQ and not too crowded during SXSW!

    Amy Tremmel · March 18
  • Jenny S.

    Great BBQ spot with awesome local live music. I found these guys on my new Supper app:

    Jenny Sorensen · March 16
  • Song L.

    Best BBQ I had ever. The first choice of Oak Smoked is amazing!

    Song Li · March 16
  • Skyler D.

    Solid everything, but nothing amazing.

    Skyler Dobin · March 12
  • peter k.

    Brisket and collard greens.

    peter kirigiti · March 4
  • Michael H.

    Wow. That was barbecue worth coming to Texas. The 3 bbq lunch tasting was incredible, and the mac cheese was the creamiest

    Michael Hogan · March 2
  • Odette S.

    Amazing ribs and brisket.

    Odette Santos · February 27
  • Avery E.

    fancy BBQ and fancy cocktails

    Avery Epstein · February 19
  • Jay D.

    The brisket is spot on. Great cocktails. Great for dinner before any event downtown.

    Jay De Leo · February 17
  • ⚖

    Hands down, one of the best BBQ of my life. Amazing  spicy deviled eggs. The ribs were amazing, they fell right off the bones as we picked it up.

    · February 9
  • Enid I.

    Excellent barbq!! We sat at the bar and the service was great. There was a concert upstairs and the place was hoping. Great crowd!!

    Enid In the City · February 7
  • Paul G.

    Great food. Excellent live music venue!!

    Paul Gozzo · February 7
  • Jasmine R.

    The trout & the quinoa is heavenly!

    Jasmine RaShae · January 10
  • Jasmine R.

    The brisket was phenomenal! Love the flavor of the chicken. Get the Mac & cheese! The collard greens taste like someone's grandma made it. Everything is made in house. Nothing frozen.

    Jasmine RaShae · January 10
  • Ricky S.

    One of my first stops when in Austin.

    Ricky Sherrill · December 13, 2014
  • Nick P.

    The mac and cheese is transcendent.

    Nick Patrick · December 7, 2014
  • Tyler M.

    Worked well for our large group.

    Tyler McPheeters · November 30, 2014
  • Marina

    Brunch was soo good. Portions are huge.

    Marina · November 29, 2014
  • Josh H.

    Very knowledgeable and helpful waitstaff

    Josh Habdas · November 26, 2014
  • Kevin H.

    Recommended by a friend as the best BBQ in Austin. Good music in the evenings as well.

    Kevin Harrington · November 19, 2014
  • Kelly B.

    This was just ok. With so many other options in Austin, I probably wouldn't come back.

    Kelly Briley · November 19, 2014
  • Matthew C.

    The meat portions on the combos, in my opinion, are a little small. Might want to order two or three. Also the Mac and cheese is freshly made and is amazing.

    Matthew Cox · November 2, 2014
  • Holly C.

    Deviled eggs are too good

    Holly Crabtree · October 25, 2014
  • Allison K.

    Amazing cocktails, pulled pork, and mac and cheese.

    Allison Kasic · October 7, 2014
  • National Geographic Traveller (UK)

    Offers a classier bistro-style take on the ubiquitous barbecued meats, and boy does it do a good job, with wonderfully complex flavours and live music upstairs most nights Read more

  • Bernardo O.

    the pork ribs are delicious

    Bernardo Ortega · October 6, 2014
  • Dan P.

    The Frito Pie for brunch is ridiculously good. One of my favorite brunch dishes in Austin.

    Dan Provost · October 4, 2014
  • Sandra H.

    Absolutely hands down best fried blackberry, oh, my...

    Sandra Henriques · September 30, 2014
  • Danny J.

    The drinks, sides, and coffee rubbed brisket are very good.

    Danny Johnson · September 21, 2014
  • Nick H.

    If you don't want to wait 5 hours for Franklins, this is your best bet for bbq in Austin.

    Nick Holroyd · September 12, 2014
  • Mark H.

    Not your typical barbecue joint. A bit too fancy and expensive to call yourself a barbecue joint. The food was good and the atmosphere is great live music upstairs.

    Mark Hurley · August 28, 2014

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