Smoke is mysterious, fire is uncertain, and pit men are expensive. So the mystery, uncertainty, and expense of taking the chance to make great barbecue is being replaced by the quantifiable methods of always making pretty good 'cue.

— Jim Shahin

Austin Chronicle

crosen's Review of Scotts Barbecue

Joint: 
  • Atmosphere: Tin Roofed joint. Smoke with live oak. Warehouse looking inside.
    Limited seating. Wood wall paneling. Old Tablecloths, benches.
    Get there and start eating.
  • Sauce: Smoky, tangy, spicy, thick, GREAT!!!
  • Spare Rib: Great Flavor, Very tender, little fat, didn't quite fall off the bone however.
  • Sausage: Creamy, flavorful, medium course, tasty
  • Brisket: Firm, extremely moist, Live Oak Smoke may be the best for brisket!!!
  • Beans: Very bland.
  • Overall: Meats and sauce were awesome. Best yet!!!
  • Coleslaw: Thick chopped mix, creamy taste was a little funky.
  • Potato Salad: Mustardy, chunky mix
Main Fare: 
8.6
Other Fare: 
6
Atmosphere: 
8.5