Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Austin

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July 20, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Austin

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Austin on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#30. Smokey Mo's BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 6001 West Parmer Lane Suite 360, Austin, TX 78727
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#29. Pok-e-Jos Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9828 Great Hills Trl, Austin, TX 78759-6391
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#28. Bone Daddy's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (118 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11617 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759-4031
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#27. Donn's Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (62 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 27001 Oak Meadow Dr, Austin, TX 78736-1911
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#26. Stubb's Bar-b-Que

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1614 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703-4738
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#25. Pok-e-Jo's Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (33 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2121 W Parmer Ln Ste 121, Austin, TX 78727-4366
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#24. Rudy's "Country Store" And Bar-B-Q

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3914 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
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#23. Pok-e-Jo's Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (56 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4109 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78704-7919
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#22. SLAB BBQ & Beer

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 7101 W Hwy 71 #e1, Austin, TX 78745
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#21. Brown's Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (45 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 1901 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-3329
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#20. Green Mesquite BBQ and More

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (192 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1400 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1011
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#19. County Line BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (187 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5204 Ranch to Market Road 2222, Austin, TX
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#18. Loro

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (171 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2115 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-4921
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#17. SLAB BBQ & Beer

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (98 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9012 Research Blvd Ste C4 C4, Austin, TX 78758
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#16. Kerlin BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (59 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2209 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4601
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#15. Stubb's Bar-B-Q

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,038 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 801 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701-3312
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#14. County Line on the Hill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (358 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6500 Bee Cave Rd just past 360, Austin, TX 78746-5002
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#13. The County Line on the Lake

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (417 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5204 Fm 2222, Austin, TX 78731-6516
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#12. Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,039 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3802
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#11. Iron Works

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,034 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 100 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701-4127
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#10. Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (189 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11570 Research Blvd., Austin, TX 78759
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#9. Rudy's BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (229 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7709 N FM 620 Rd, Austin, TX 78726
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#8. Stiles Switch BBQ and Brew

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (557 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6610 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78752-3502
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#7. Black's BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (345 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3110 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
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#6. Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,985 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2451 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin, TX 78746
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#5. la Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (674 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 902 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4206
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#4. Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (242 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11500 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78748-2712
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#3. Micklethwait Craft Meats

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (236 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1309 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702-2024
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#2. Terry Black's Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,547 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1003 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1148
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#1. Franklin Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,718 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
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