Austin Rankings

Update: As of 2019, our Chief Beef Correspondent Rudy no longer resides in Austin, and thus we won’t be updating these rankings anytime soon. However, this page can still serve as a list of our Austin-area barbecue reviews. Please enjoy.

With the explosion of popularity in barbecue nationally (particularly with brisket), there is an abundance of options for eating in Austin and the surrounding areas. How do you sort through all the options? We’ve got you covered. There are so many new places opening up all over the city, and we’ll add them to the list as we try/vet them.  

Charlotte Rankings here
Lexington (NC) Rankings here
Western NC Rankings here

Last updated 5/8/18

  1. La Barbecue 2017 | 2014
  2. Louie Mueller (Taylor): 2018 | 2015
  3. Franklin Barbecue 2017 | 2012
  4. Black’s Barbecue (Lockhart)
  5. Black’s Barbecue (Austin)
  6. Kreuz Market (Lockhart)
  7. Lamberts Downtown Barbecue
  8. Micklewaith Craft Meats
  9. Stiles Switch BBQ 2015 | 2013
  10. LeRoy and Lewis (mini review)
  11. Freedmen’s Bar
  12. Terry Black’s Barbecue
  13. Blue Ox Barbecue
  14. Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
  15. Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q
  16. The Salt Lick (Driftwood)
  17. Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que
  18. The Green Mesquite BBQ

Closed: Live Oak Barbecue

Where should we try next in Austin or the surrounding areas? Leave a comment below to let us know.

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