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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 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Houston, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank 901mariannel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Tom B
salt lake city, utah
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to a late lunch as this restaurant was across the street from my hotel. I sat at the bar since it was right at shift change. The bartender seemed a little put off at having to wait on me since he was counting his change and closing out his drawer. The meats were very good but the sides... More 

Thank mfratto
Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy establishment with good BBQ. I visited Stubbs's on a recent business trip. I grabbed a meal to go and it was delicious. The brisket was moist and sides were good. Try the jalapeño spinach if you like heat.

Thank angela j
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80 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My group of four was able to get right in. I ordered the combo plate. The brisket and ribs where delicious. The cheddar sausage was just ok. Mac and cheese is a must try! The bacon wrapped chicken with jalapeno was a tasty surprise. I arrived before 9 pm when the bands start. I would go back.

1 Thank Todd J
Memphis, Tennessee
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74 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am from Memphis TN, home of the best BBQ. I wanted to taste the BBQ from Austin to see if it compared to home but it didn't. I ordered the brisket and smoked turkey with sweet potato fries and macaroni and cheese. It was good and seasoned well. The BBQ sauce however didn't have a distinct enough taste to... More 

Thank Laquentus J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I look forward to TX BBQ eveerytime i get here I was so excited when my hotel was close to Stubbs..I found the meat was very dry... the ribs the worst. The wait staff took a while to greet me.. super disappointed

Thank Billieotown
Amherst, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Get on down to The original Stubb's, where the BBQ sauce franchise began. I got the two meat platter with brisket and pulled pork. Stay late for live music. Ask for extra varieties of sauce. Genuine Austin!

Thank mrkeithb
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here while in Austin and had to eat, so we thought Stubbs was the place to go. The bar is nicely decorated and the food is very very good. I understand it's a great spot to catch good live music as well. Highly recommend.

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, 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?