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Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

#110 of 3,276 Restaurants in Austin
$$ - $$$American, , Barbecue
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
+1 512-494-1500
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (42 reviews)
“wild boar ribs” (36 reviews)
“brisket” (288 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate at Lamberts for the second time last night. Let me first say that the staff, from the hostess, to the bartender to our server, is top notch and very friendly. And then there's the food! Husband had the brisket and I had the...More

Thank Judythe K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting from Boston, I found the traditional BBQ places more appealing. Nothing really wrong with Lamberts, but it doesn’t have the authenticity of the more ‘honky tonk BBQ places. The food was good, the service was good, but for me, I enjoyed the other kinds...More

Thank N0t4Us
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up going for my mom´s birthday, which is on Christmas Eve. The portions are slightly smaller than what you would expect at a BBQ place, but it is the perfect size! You have just enough room for the delicious dessert! We also got...More

Thank Shofsan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in for a quick taste of barbeque at lunch and left very pleased. I get the fact that some need to wait on lines and eat barbeque off of paper--it all becomes part of the experience. I rarely have time to burn at...More

Thank adalbert3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Austin for the UT game and wanted to give this restaurant a try. The three stars is because of the atmosphere and service was great. The menu is pricey based on the portions. The food was okay, but just nothing special especially for the...More

Thank BarbieJoyce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole EVERYTHING is bigger in Texas is all wrong when it comes to eating out downtown. I had the fried green tomatoes topped with crab for $16. It was more like a starter plate or appetizer rather than an entree. Fortunately I also ordered...More

Thank vivi411
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finally a clean inside barbecue place you can actually dine in. Barbecue is barbecue is barbecue. Many times it’s the atmosphere and ambience that make it a fine dining experience. You can expect that here. The size or at you barbecue is barbecue is barbecue....More

Thank scampanozzi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Housed in what looked to be a historic building, Lambert’s scores high in a number of areas: Atmosphere, service, vibe, and most important of all, food. Lots of great barbecue dishes to try, along with some excellent fish options. Good beer and wine selection. Not...More

Thank BLtrvl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vistied Austin recently on business...tried out several BBQ places..this place had the worst food and the highest prices. I got the beef brisket it was dry and the portion was small. I certainly expected more food for the money. I liked the historic building and...More

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although my dad would be rolling in his grave if he saw the prices and descriptions on Lambert’s menu, we enjoyed our experience at this gourmet BBQ joint. Street parking on a Sunday afternoon was close and convenient. Staff was friendly and very professional. Our...More

Thank GottaRun
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Bill C
December 23, 2016|
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Response from Can_Fam_Adv | Reviewed this property |
Yes they did! One person in our party is celiac and he had lots of options.
December 15, 2016|
Response from Ray5000 | Reviewed this property |
I do not understand your question. Maybe you can just call the restaurant.
September 29, 2016|
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Response from Wyomite | Reviewed this property |
Like Ray5000, I didn't see any, but that doesn't mean there aren't any. I don't go to restaurants to watch TV. Call Lambert's and ask them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$150
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
    (Guadalupe St)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-494-1500
Lamberts Downtown Barbecue, located in the 2nd Street District of downtown Austin, features modern Texas classics in a hiply restored historic building. With an emphasis on fresh local ingredients and all natural meats, produce, and seafood, Lamberts has invented "Fancy Barbecue." The beautifully restored Schneider Store, located on the corner of Guadalupe and 2nd streets, features an open kitchen and dining room on the first floor, with outdoor patio seating available. The upstairs bar and lounge features premium live music most nights and can accommodate large parties for private events. Since opening in 2006, Lamberts has been featured in Food & Wine, The New York Times, Conde Naste Traveler, and voted the 4th best new restaurant in Texas by Texas Monthly.
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