Who wants Barbeque? In Austin, we all do!
The weather is warming in Central Texas, but there is only one temperature setting that truly matters around here: Slow and Low.
The Legend of Barbeque in these parts is well told and completely lives up to its world-renowned reputation.
Do you want to dine on Austin’s best BBQ, but don’t want to make small talk on a four-hour line at Franklin’s (even though it is TOTALLY worth it!)?
We at Campus on Lake Austin offer the below alternatives:
County Line – On the Lake or On the Hill. This long-time Austin destination provides wonderful BBQ with amazing character and stunning views. They are also the closest BBQ restaurant to the Campus.
Lamberts – Looking for a little more “upscale” setting for your brisket? Lamberts is your place. Located in the restored & historic Schneider Brothers Building on 2nd street, Lamberts offers delicious barbeque in a date-night setting.
Coopers – Another downtown location with a casual setting. This cafeteria-style setup is a great start to a wonderful day exploring Congress Ave.
Stiles Switch – Named after a historic railroad stop in Texas, Stiles Switch is a perennial local favorite.
La Barbecue – They are moving to a new location this summer, but the delectable eats remain the same.
Micklethwait Craft Meats – Served out of a trailer on Rosewood Ave., this spot has quickly become one of the “top 10 best BBQ joints in Texas” by Texas Monthly.
Black’s Barbeque – The original is in the BBQ Destination of Lockhart (“Since 1932”). But, thankfully, Black’s has created a location in the Capital City.
The Salt Lick – Outside of Franklin’s, this is probably the most popular BBQ spot in the Austin area for a good reason. While there are a couple of locations (even one at the Austin Airport!), the Driftwood location is where the legend began.