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Kerlin BBQ


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#159 of 3,186 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

"A local took me to Kerlin BBQ ..My mind was blown. "
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2. Consistently Fantastic.
2. Consistently Fantastic.
"The brisket is phenomenal, juicy, tender and delicious."
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3. Best BBQ in Austin!
3. Best BBQ in Austin!
"Kerlin is the best Austin has to offer."
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American, Barbecue
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While exploring East Austin I wanted to find and try Kerlin BBQ where it was highlighted as one of the top BBQ places in the city. Located off of East Cesar Chavez St I pulled into the gravel parking lot to find it tiny with...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Homestyle68
Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

I'm working in Austin this weekend. But I'm going to enjoy some "Damn Good BBQ" too. Texas makes you salivate for good smoked meats. In my search and asking locals a couple recommendations keep repeating. "You got to try Kerlin BBQ". You won't wait an...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Terry M
Reviewed June 16, 2019

This place was on point every step of the way! 20-30 minutes wait on a Sunday at lunch. Got there kind of late by Austin standards about noon or a bit later and we were eating with in 30 minutes. This place works like most...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ChefBoyRD01
Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

Wow! This little food truck puts out a fabulous spread. Best brisket ever, moist and tender with a lovely crust. The sauce is vinegary, perfect to cut the richness of the meat. Ribs, excellent. Pulled pork was perfect, tender and moist. Jalapeño potato salad was...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Fathorsemama
Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

We stopped to try Veracruz but the line was too long (not surprising). The chopped brisket sandwich was very good but the pulled pork kolaches was incredible. Can’t vouch for how it compares to other BBQ joints in the area, but not disappointed at all...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank dannyboy54321
Reviewed May 15, 2019

Get your kolaches fix here. Actually it is the only place I have gotten kolaches, but it was good. Seems to be a very Austin thing. It reminded me of a char shu bao from a Chinese bakery, but will the addition of shredded meat...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank eug w
Reviewed May 8, 2019

We stopped by late morning on a weekend and there were no lines – yeah! The food was very good. The Brisket, Cheddar Kolach was memorable – I am still thinking about it. We also had the Brisket and the Ribs which were also good....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Diane W
Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

Loved it! Okay it’s a food truck, dirt parking lot and portable potties but don’t let that keep you from going!! (We almost left when we first saw the place and I’m glad we didn’t!) Prices are good and food is plentiful and they offer...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank luvlifeandtravel
Reviewed March 17, 2019

When you visit Texas or even especially in Austin you have to get some BBQ. Kerlin BBQ had the option to eat the meats by the pound or they had different sandwich options. The sides were just as good if not better then the meats....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank cmassie22
Reviewed January 21, 2019

I would highly recommend going to Kerlin BBQ. The brisket kolaches are unbelievable. The ribs and brisket are great but the kolaches were something that I dont think you can get anywhere else. Very casual setting but everything we ate was delicious.

Date of visit: January 2019
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