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Kerlin BBQ

1700 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4402
+1 512-412-5588
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tacos” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1700 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4402
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Kerlin BBQ
"A local took me to Kerlin BBQ ..My mind was blown. "
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2. Consistently Fantastic.
"The brisket is phenomenal, juicy, tender and delicious."
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3. Best BBQ in Austin!
"Kerlin is the best Austin has to offer."
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Spent four days in Austin for a wedding and ended my trip with a meal here.mRefreshing to have the closest thing to a home cooked meal at a reasonable price that was actually prepared well. Service was quick and the tast breath. Get the corn...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank storsbergg
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Rated the best in the country but I would contest that. Very good, top of the charts, but I can't agree to number one in the country. There are better places nearby. Very good stuff, fair priced. We'll be back to visit this food truck...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank otisscrotis_11
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Try the brisket kolaches, they’re AMAZING!! We loved the ribs and brisket as well. Cool outdoor picnic style eating area.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank divajewels7
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Okay, so full disclosure—we arrived very late in the day and this was our first Texas BBQ ever. It didn’t disappoint, I just think time of day/week/year may have influenced the overall quality and experience. We had ribs and brisket, with the latter being a...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank chalkfire25
Reviewed March 20, 2018

A local took me to Kerlin BBQ ..My mind was blown. The brisket was out of this world. It was so tender and flavorful. You should also grab a (side or two) of the blue cheese coleslaw. That was delicious. The people working here are...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank SoMuchAloha
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

If you had not read reviews or received a recommendation you might decide to drive by this simple food truck in a vacant lot in East Austin, but we were glad we checked it out and you should too. While some other “famous” places had...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank jjwbuckeye
Reviewed February 21, 2018

We were thrilled to find a short line at this food truck. Saw a review in Austin Chronicle and glad we took their advice. The sliced brisket, beans, and kolache were all delicious.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank ATLTraveller_12
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick bite, and was a tasty surprise! There are outdoor picnic tables under a tent, but we just grabbed it to go. No line, which was a nice change from everywhere else! We tried these sweet rolls stuffed with different...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank jenncha
Reviewed January 21, 2018

We've been going to this BBQ trailer for over a year now and continue to find it amazing. The brisket is phenomenal, juicy, tender and delicious. Its on a par with La Barbeque, just down the street, Franklins and Mickelwaite, and believe me we have...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank RobinMarvin
Reviewed January 11, 2018

Amelis and Bill are just great! I have used Kerlin's for events in my office and they have always been able to accommodate me. Their BBQ is awesome but I don't want the rest of Austin to know, because they are my hidden gem. (hahaha)....More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Bren1959
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1700 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4402
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-412-5588
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