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Texas Rib Kings

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American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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9012 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758
(512) 451-7427
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
I am hoping that they will re-open

I drove by on March 3, 2014 and the sign in the door reads "Closed for remodeling." My organization was hoping to get them to cater for us again in the summer. They catered for us last year and the overwhelming consensus was to re-hire them for 2014.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2014
TonyC3005
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I drove by on March 3, 2014 and the sign in the door reads "Closed for remodeling." My organization was hoping to get them to cater for us again in the summer. They catered for us last year and the overwhelming consensus was to re-hire them for 2014.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My wife and I were visiting from out of state and we ask our friend where the natives go for good Q. She took us to Texas Rib Kings and it was GOOD. I am a BBQ smoker myself and am hard to impress and they did just that. When you are in Austin you need to go.

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Farmington, Arkansas
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89 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Interesting no frills BBQ shack in a strip mall. Ribs were great without sauce.....brisket tender and smoky.....shredded pork had a little heat and tasty. Sides are cafeteria style and OK but who goes to a meat shop and quibbles over side items. Probably not the best of the best but if in the area worth a visit.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Just plain good, eat here. The brisket was so tender and good. The sides are serve yourself and were ok. Overall a great find!

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Rochester, MN
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115 reviews 115 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Great location, food, and service. Went to this place twice during my trip to Austin. The staff is very friendly and the Restaurant is clean and the food was EXCELLENT! The sausage, ribs, and pulled pork were great, and the sides were served in a buffet style. Plenty of parking in strip mall. Go here instead of wasting time in... More 

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Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Being from KC I'm a harsh BBQ critic but I generally like Texas BBQ. This place is okay but nothing to write home about. The brisket was really fatty but the sausage had great flavor and texture. The sauce was not great. The side dishes were served buffet style and looked tired and sad.

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Austin, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Perhaps in another state where barbecue isn’t taken seriously this spot would rank higher, but we were disappointed. Maybe we caught them on a rough day. Yes, the baby back pork ribs are pretty good, the beef brisket very good – the chicken dull and dry inside. Side dishes are above normal, almost very good without exception. Mediocre service needs... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Great casual environment with very good food... nice "plate" choices and great customer service!

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Rome, Italy
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108 reviews 108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

This place has great ribs and brisket. The service is fast, the food is excellent and I love the Texas decor inside. The food is cheap, too.

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Minneapolis, MN
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107 reviews 107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

They have the best brisket I have eaten... We bought 3 extra lbs to freeze and bring home to Minnesota

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9012 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 451-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?