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Donn's Bar-B-Que

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7001 Oak Meadow Dr, Austin, TX 78736-1911
+1 512-288-4060
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Houston, TX
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Donn's is now under new management and ownership in Oak Hill. We went there on a Saturday afternoon and saw many family groups dining there: a good sign to me. The chopped BBQ brisket sandwich was only $4.29 and quite good with all the fixings at the condiment bar. We saw others with other selections. The sliced beef brisket looked... More 

Thank Bobby J M
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

It had been many years since I had been to Donn's even though it is five minutes away. It has come a long way since the last time. I have eaten there several times for breakfast and lunch since. The breakfast which they start early, 5:30 on weekdays I believe, is excellent in quality, quantity, and value. Also the brisket... More 

Thank Doug P
Austin, Texas
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2016

Their bbq is consistently really good and the service is always great! I have tried ribs, chopped beef, sausage, and brisket - all very good. They also serve huge breakfast tacos.

Thank Jim C
Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2016

Well, we knew that this place wouldn't be fancy, but...... Barbecue brisket was OK, slaw pretty good.... But canned beans? Maybe that's the norm... The worst part was that a staff member started mopping the floor with a nasty smelling cleanser while we were still eating.... There was well over an hour till closing... We chose this place because it... More 

Thank dumpling56
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

I was visiting Austin on business, and really wanted some authentic Texas barbecue. So one night when I was staying in my room I ordered Donn's from GrubHub, and had it delivered. Reasonable prices, and a good looking if simple menu...pretty much exactly what you want in a barbecue place. I ordered a barbecue turkey sandwich, with fries and tea.... More 

Thank Michael R
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Excellent barbecue. Beef ribs fell off the bone. Flavor was incredible.This is a small restaurant through a hotel's parking lot you would pass it if you weren't looking for it but I was amazed at the quality of the food. In New Jersey I can't find anywhere for beef ribs so when I came down to Texas it was the... More 

Thank Kenneth D
Austin, Texas
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165 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Great neighborhood bbq located just west of the "Y" in Oak Hill. Allways good briskett and chicken. This is Austin and the competition is intense around here. But this briskett is as goid as all of them so if you are near here, that makes it the place to go. Great job, keep it up. Note: no beer here.

Thank Hank512
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487 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten path, but the best brisket u have had in Texas. We were driving from Austin to Luckenbach and ducked in for a quick lunch. Brisket was excellent. Fries were good. Sweet tea was good.

Thank L D
Austin, Texas
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Donn's has been making consistently good BBQ for over 20 years at this location. We were happy when they started serving breakfast in 2015. The plates are a good deal and so is the daily special. I have to admit that it lost some of its charm when they fixed it up in 2016 but the food is still good... More 

Thank AusTexNatalie
Austin, United States
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

First time to stop in, its right down the street from us. Friendly staff. Really yummy BBQ and delicious sides. We will definitely go back.

Thank Lalania T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7001 Oak Meadow Dr, Austin, TX 78736-1911
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-288-4060

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