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JMueller BBQ

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1502 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-3043
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Wed 11:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

A great way to start our Sunday! Mustardy potato salad with beef ribs & brisket & homemade sauce. 😘. No beer until noon (you can grab one from the bar behind the trailer).They do it right.

Thank Angie R
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I can't speak to the comparison between this and Franklin BBQ, but I can honestly say this might be the best BBQ I've ever had. We decided to skip Franklin on account of the ridiculous line, but I couldn't be happier. The peppery-bark brisket and hot link were incredible.

Thank Peskygoose
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

The food here is great and no lines. Which is a good alternative as we arrived at franklins BBQ half an hour before it opened and were already so far back in the line we weren't able to get food (they would have been sold out by the time we got to the front apparently) but the staff are super... More 

Thank Crispy R
Honolulu, Hawaii
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

It was too hot and the wait was too long at Franklin's. Rental car guy suggested J Mueller BBQ. Located in an empty lot we felt like we got an authentic Texan BBQ experience! Staff was patient with this tourist and food was great.

Thank Leeli37
McAllen, Texas
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183 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

We are bbq eaters. We look for the best. We found this joint/food truck and we very happy. Pork ribs, brisket and Cheesy Squash are a must. The taste of the meat is unique and mouth watering. If you don't mind eating outside under a tent with plastic, leaves and dirt then please go. We don't mind and I sat... More 

Thank Lisa P
Draper, Utah
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410 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2014

We went to Texas for the BYU game. My son is the restrautant slection expert in our group. We had two meals for Bar-B-Q and a breakfast of doughnuts. This place was great. The owner is very outgoing and friendly! Give this place a try. The overhead is minimal with picnic tables, but that is how it appears to be... More 

2 Thank Dunn45
Lockport, New York
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Not a restaurant so much as a food truck/trailer and some picnic tables under a tent. Go for the BBQ! Great food with spice!

1 Thank Staceyleft
Ashby, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2013

Please see reviews of La Barbecue. Same place, but new name, same address, and still great bbq. JMueller unfortunately had to leave, but (I believe his sister) no runs it and has a great new bbq chef, who (again, I believe) trained with Aaron Franklin.

3 Thank ashby17
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1,068 reviews
440 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We weren't there on a weekend, so maybe that's why the line wasn't bad at all. Lots of street pkg. The bbq was great. I had the brisket.

1 Thank rollngstone
Spring, Texas
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

Went for lunch on a Saturday. The line was a little long, however the band was good and the owner was handing put Ice Cold Lone Stars!! We had Brisket and links and the beans, which were all very good. Make sure you get there early cause they sell out.

2 Thank fishmoore1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1502 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-3043
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?