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“Not for food”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Stubb's Bar-B-Q

Stubb's Bar-B-Q
Ranked #88 of 3,683 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,742 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,501 helpful votes
“Not for food”
Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Very average food. We shared a combo plate of ribs and pulled pork. The meat it was just ok. But the sides were terrible. The Mac & cheese tasted like packaged. And the collard greens were full of water.
Not a good place to have food

Visited February 2014
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Manchester Township, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
“Not much from the outside,but...”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

I almost drove past it,right off a main road. Looked old and rundown from the outside but what a site inside! Nostalgic things all over,looked great! The menu was small and I wasn't too hungry.Told them I wanted something small and it was no problem to make. I got the chicken, two pieces and it was fresh and tasted fine. They were very accommodating. The place was small with personal type of atmosphere. A must visit if you don't want fast food. Sit down order and talk/relax. It's the best way to enjoy the Texas ambience.

  • Visited February 2014
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4 Thank Montel38
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“I wanted to love it!”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

Went to dinner with a group of 9. The wait staff was great and the service was pretty good. We ate family style so here is the breakdown:

Briskett - Outstanding! But it went down hill from there.
Chicken - Just O.K.
Pork - Just O.K.
Ribs - All fat and far less than good.
Fried Green tomatoes - nothing to write home about.

Corn bread - Horrendous!!!!
And I mean, you had to go out of your way to make bread this dry and tasteless. And I love pretty much any corn bread.....except this. And BBQ without corn bread is, well, a complete letdown.

Visited February 2014
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Island Height, NJ
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Could be so much better Fir”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

This was not what I expected at all for a famous BBQ place in a BBQ city. Ordered fried green tomatoes and had to send them back, no flavor tasted frozen and lacked flavor. The waiter suggested a half a chicken dinner, well the chicken was the size of a cornish game hen.
On a good note the collard greens were wonderful.
There are much better places in Austiin for BBQ, so skip this one

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank ReneB
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Just adequate food”
Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

A group of about 10 of us went to dinner here. We got the all-you-can-eat barbecue, which was very good for the most part. It wasn't great, but it was pretty good. The sides were disappointing. The mac & cheese was good, but the cornbread was terrible.

The atmosphere is very fun, especially when there is life music of course. But the food itself is probably overrated.

Visited February 2014
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