Austin July 15, 2017
10 Barbecue Restaurants In Austin You Won’t Have To Wait In Line For
Let’s face it; it’s not always practical to wait in line for hours just to taste some amazing barbecue. When hunger sets in and your stomach starts to rumble, brisket is always the answer. Pile on the potato salad and coleslaw, because you’ll be in and out of these barbecue joints in about an hour. These 10 barbecue restaurants will satisfy your cravings — no line-waiting required.
1. Terry Black's Barbecue
Owners Michael and Mark Black have BBQ written in their DNA. After all, they come from a long line of pit masters. Even with the melt-in-your-mouth brisket and scrumptious sausages, you’ll hardly ever see a long line at
. They’ve got their serving skills down to a science. See what the fuss is all about at 1003 Barton Springs Rd.
2. Cooper's Barbecue
Located in Austin's epicenter at 217 Congress Ave,
Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ
always satisfies. From the beef ribs to the smoked chicken, Cooper's is sure to dazzle. Plan your next party in their upstairs event space or order to-go. No matter how eat at enjoy Cooper's, you're always in for a true Texas treat.
3. Iron Works BBQ
Serving out fresh, smoky barbecue since 1978,
is an Austin staple. This red building began its days as an ornamental iron works shop, but now serves hungry Texans delicious meals every day. Stop on by Iron Works BBQ at 100 Red River St.
4. SLAB BBQ
Beginning its days as a food trailer,
has recently opened its newest brick and mortar at 9012 Research Blvd. They call themselves the "dopest barbecue in Austin," and that ain't no lie. Combining the best of Carolina, Texas, and Memphis barbecue, SLAB will tickle your taste buds in a whole new way.
5. Stiles Switch BBQ
Located at 6610 N Lamar Blvd,
is known for its slow smoked meats and refreshing brews. Their weekly specials will keep you on your toes, and their homemade peach cobbler is to die for.
6. Brown's Barbecue
The delicious smoky flavor of Brown's Barbecue will sweep you off your feet. Perched in front of South Lamar's local dive, Corner Bar, this barbecue food trailer is not to be missed. Swing by on a Sunday for the best deal in town. Spend $10 at the bar, and your plate of barbecue is free. That's right, my friends. That means that three Lone Stars can get you a full plate of brisket. Don't miss out on this deal at 1901 S Lamar Blvd.
7. Kerlin BBQ
Sink your teeth into the delectable meals at
. This food trailer, located at 1700 E Ceasar Chavez, won't make you melt in the hot Texas sun while you eagerly salivate over your barbecue. Wait times rarely peak over 30 minutes, and you're sure to swoon over these delicately smoked meats.
8. Rudy's Barbecue
With several locations peppered throughout the city, it's always easy to get your barbecue fix at
. This popular gas station BBQ chain is perfect for a grab-and-go lunch.
9. Rollin Smoke BBQ
When you have a hankering for some beef short ribs, look no further than
Rollin Smoke BBQ
. This food trailer sits at 1501 E 6th St. and will keep your barbecue-loving heart beating happily.
10. Green Mesquite
This Barton Springs treasure serves some of the best BBQ sliders in the city -- and all without a wait time! Walk right in to
The Green Mesquite
and grab a table. No one should have to wait for BBQ.
What is your favorite no-wait barbecue joint?