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

tguerrero's Review of Austins Bar-B-Que

  • Atmosphere: Pintos are firm, good--a bit bland, like the XO's
    sense of humor.
  • Brisket: Excellent! peppery, perfectly cooked.
    Firm, lean, rich flavor.
  • Atmosphere: BIG pile o' pecan on side of building. 2
    large pits out front, large prep area. Only open Th,
    F, Sa. It's a------CONVERTED GAS STATION! Yeah,
    baby! The perfect ambiance for a BBQ joint. This
    beats antler-holes in the ceiling any day!
  • Potato Salad: Standard style - Too sweet!
  • Spare Rib: Lean, dry, good rub. Not too salty.
  • Sausage: Coarse grind, peppery, casing just right.
    Damn good!
  • Potato Salad: German style - Pretty good: skin on
    spuds, onion, butter
Main Fare: 
8.5
Other Fare: 
5.5
Atmosphere: 
7.5