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Stubb's Bar-B-Q

££ - £££
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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801 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701-3312
+1 512-480-8341
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, reading the other reviews I have to wonder whether we ate at the same place, or if being from Australia I appreciated it more than people from the US? I thought the meats were delicious, tender and tasty. The brisket and pork ribs were really good and had different flavour profiles, the mac and cheese was a bit runny... More 

Thank cabaretstar
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like mediocre BBQ and a neighborhood full of homeless folks, then this is the place for you. There are several large shelters in the area and streets are silly with homeless vagabonds. As a long time Austin resident, I wouldn't send my worst enemy to this area. If you're looking for truly great BBQ you have to dive... More 

Thank James L
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If there weren't so many others in competition I might rate it higher. It'/s decent but not the best in the area. I liked that it was served with pickles and onions which were really good. Collards were excellent as were the fries.

Thank ConwayCat
Libertyville, Illinois, United States
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101 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went just to say we had the original Stubb's barbecue, but wouldn't go back for the food. Like most barbecue places down there you have a choice of how many meats you want and choices of sides. Turkey and brisket were just okay, actually a bit on the dry side. Sweet potatoe fries and fried okra as sides were... More 

Thank RobinR699
Vienna, Virginia
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138 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The barbeque was good, but I needed to slather on the Stubbs BBQ sauce to enjoy the food. The food is nothing exceptional. The service was good. But unfortunately we visited on a night when they did not have live music (and we did not know that from the website or in advance), so that was a bit of a... More 

Thank VAPilot
Austin, Texas
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104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a music venue, Stubbs does a good job. Except when the staff is over stressed because they don't know how to manage the number of people there. Including one time when they had door from the inside open to the outdoor stage area, no one monitoring it, and a super grumpy employee running around. The food is always medicore.... More 

Thank Gary N
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103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

i was in Austin to see may nices and nephew, we decided to go to Stubbs. the service was good the beer was cold and the brisket was great. i also had chopped beef an pulled pork I have had better. But all and all it was a great place lots of pictures on the walls and I do recommend... More 

Thank worldtravler83
Houston, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were just passing through town on the way to Marble Falls, and had lunch at this restaurant. It was recommended by my niece who currently lives in the city. The venue is pretty cool and the waitstaff are very friendly. I ordered the chicken meal with potato salad and coleslaw. Love the coleslaw, the potato salad and bbq sauce... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Ok, where to start? Being in Texas or any place in the South, you HAVE to get BBQ, even if only once. I knew that before I left for the East Coast, I had to have some BBQ at least once. I looked up places, because obviously, I didn't know what was good and of course, Franklin's came up first... More 

Thank Denise G
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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232 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We arrived for an early lunch and had meat with sides. The food arrived in double quick time and we were eating within minutes. I expected the portions to be a bit bigger but they just about did the job. The brisket was tender, the turkey a little on the dry side...the same as the pork. It may be a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701-3312
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-480-8341

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?