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Stubb's Bar-B-Q

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801 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 480-8341
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Brisket was dryer than a Texas heatwave but the pulled pork was excellent!!

We had 48 hours in Austin. I wasn't going to waste my time standing in line at Franklin's. I chose Stubbs based on their sauce you can get at home and the reviews. First, the staff wasn't really friendly. The hostess was aloof. Anyway, I didn't go there for the service. I ordered the brisket and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
TMSTZ12
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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had 48 hours in Austin. I wasn't going to waste my time standing in line at Franklin's. I chose Stubbs based on their sauce you can get at home and the reviews. First, the staff wasn't really friendly. The hostess was aloof. Anyway, I didn't go there for the service. I ordered the brisket and pulled pork. While the... More 

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Bethel Park, PA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The brisket was not the only huge disappointment at Stubb's. Although it looked like all meat and no fat, biting into it nearly gagged me as the texture tasted entirely like fat. The ribs had little meat and no flavor and were only enhanced by dredging them in sauce. The "Texas Sliced Bread" was a thick slab of dry white... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The food was cold and the meat was leathery. The ranch dressing was tasty. It really was a let down. Don't get the fried green tomatoes they have no flavor.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Just ate a fabulous brunch at Stubb's Bar-B-Q and it wasn't all meat. Great selection from pancakes to brisket, eggs to pie, and fruit to grits. The gospel music was a treat and the staff very efficient. They run a perfect brunch - make a reservation, wait in line for your seating (15 minutes), get your food and enjoy the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Service was the worst. First time I have not left a tip. Food was the worst BBQ I have ever had. Fat and greasy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We went for the Sunday brunch and the brisket was amazing. They always have live music and it's within walking distance of 6th Street. My favorite BBQ spot ever.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I really had my hopes high for great BBQ in Texas but was letdown here. Only avwrage , actually had much better at a local joint in Arkansas.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Went for the famous Sunday Brunch. Had a good time. Reservations required. Once you show up you wait in a pretty big line outdoors. Arrive early so you can wait under the overhang. Austin is scorching in July. Food is buffet style. Good, but not great. Would like to go back and order off the menu so I can better... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

It was okay. The brisket was disappointing since it was dry. Not just that I should've asked for moist but like it had been cut hours ago and left under a heat lamp. The pork ribs were tender and the sides were good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Stubb's is nothing fancy but the food is delicious. I ordered the minor - 2 meats and 2 sides which was way more than I could eat. I ordered the pulled pork, shredded beef, Mac & cheese, & mashed sweet potatoes. The pulled pork was excellent. The beef was good but I will get the brisket, ribs, or chicken next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 801 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (512) 480-8341

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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