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Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

) #36 of 3,129 Restaurants in Austin $$ - $$$ American, , Barbecue
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
+1 512-494-1500
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (29 reviews)
“ribs” (105 reviews)
“pulled pork” (67 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The brunch menu at Lambert's is a fantastic value. For $25 per person, you a can have an all-you-can eat tray of BBQ, ranging from brisket to sausage, along with grits, slaw, potato salad, and beans. It was an amazing value. The meats were cooked...More

Thank Farrah H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved the restored old building and we sat outside on the quieter patio vs upstairs near music. Nice celing fans kept it cool and fine for dinner. Very attentive service with excellent suggestion on what to get and portions to share. The rib was fantastic...More

Thank Brooklyn478
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place had really good food. Everything was a la carte so it can get a bit spendy. The other thing I wish I had know was that I left smelling of BBQ. This isn't a big deal if you can go home and wash...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the brisket, macaroni and cheese and ton of sides. Nice atmosphere and near all the hotels. The service was friendly and professional.

Thank usmom
Reviewed 1 week ago

went in on a Monday and sat at the bar. To my surprise they offered half priced appetizers, so what is one to do but indulge. I had the quest and an nacho chili chick pea dish that was incredible. My friend ordered the frito...More

Thank Zephyr C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for lunch at the recommendation of a friend and found it to be a swell place. The interior is attractive, upstairs has a stage & bar . We both had brisket with a salad, it was superb. We'll visit again!

Thank 621perryw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Landed here as visitors not willing to allocate our vacation waiting for maybe. The reservation keeps things chill. Turned out to be brunch so all you can eat. We typically avoid the over indulge but this allowed a round to figure what we liked and...More

Thank Gravity B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lambert's in Austin always has an amazing selection of BBQ meats, but some of the other menu items are also great. The soup of the day is going to be good, no matter which day you show up. There is a great selection of whiskey...More

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend took us to the restaurant for dinner as it was our first time eating Texas Barbecue. As an appetizer we had the meat and cheese platter which was very good, my wife had the porterhouse Steak, my friend the prime rib, and I...More

Thank Ysaac1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here with my husband on Friday night. Nice location in an older building near the river, nice decor, comfortable seats. We shared an app and a main. Boar ribs were delicious, steak was tasty (cooked with a mustard compound butter on top and...More

Thank Lizcdn
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Bill C
23 December 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.
15 December 2016|
Response from Ray5000 | Reviewed this property |
I do not understand your question. Maybe you can just call the restaurant.
29 September 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
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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