I'm not saying that I haven't found spectacular plates of barbecue during my travels. I have. But the standouts were few and far between, and all of 'em at places that still cook exclusively with wood.

— Jim Shahin

Austin Chronicle

bkarau's Review of Riverport Bbq

  • Coleslaw: Standard, but good.
  • Beans: Pinto. Standard, but good.
  • Beef: Good cut/prep but dry. Weak spice not improved by sauce.
  • Potato Salad: Bland and sour - pickles?
  • Atmosphere: Nice historic street corner location. Used to be a bar. Cheesey posters and flowery tablecloths detract. Nice 20-foot shotgun over bar.
  • Sausage: Snappy. Good texture and light spice. Firm.
  • Ham: Good but not great.
  • Spare Rib: Falling off bone. Bark is tender. Not spicy at all.
  • Pork Roast: Juicy. Sliced with grain. Nice ring.
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