Barbecue Restaurants in East Austin

12 results Barbecue East

Donn's Bar-B-Q

BarbecueEastUnder $10

Bite down into some of the juiciest ribs, chicken, brisket, and tenderloin around at the closest family-style barbecue to the fairgrounds. This place also serves a mean breakfast.

10003 FM 969, 512/928-0229

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Ed's BBQ

BarbecueEastUnder $10

Located in the former Lewis' BBQ, Ed's has begun its own tradition with pork roast, ribs (and tips), chicken, brisket, and all your favorite sides.

1814 Harvey, 512/236-0858

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Franklin Barbecue

BarbecueEastUnder $10 First Plates 

You'd better circle the wagons early if you want to snag some of Aaron Franklin's famous brisket. After an auspicious start as a trailer, this brick-and-mortar location is serving what's regularly called the best barbecue in Texas, if not the country. The Franklins are devoted to producing the best-tasting barbecue they possibly can, and they won’t sacrifice that quality to feed more customers. Best to get in line by 9:30am.

900 E. 11th, 512/653-1187

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Hoover's Cooking

Barbecue, Soul, Southern/Down-HomeEast$10-$25 First Plates 

Dishing out huge portions of Southern-style home cooking including jerk pork ribs, pork chops, and amazing sides, Hoover Alexander's neighborhood mainstay still draws crowds.

2002 Manor Rd., 512/479-5006

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J. Leonardi’s Barbeque


1124 East 11th, 512/774-0639

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Egyptian inspired barbecue food located in east Austin.

3108 Manor Rd., 747/294-8598

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Micklethwait Craft Meats

BarbecueEastUnder $10 First Plates 

Tom Mickle­thwait's vintage 1960 Comet food trailer has a smoker on the back that produces terrific brisket, as well as moist chicken, baby back ribs, and pork loin. We want the sweet-spicy-garlicky sauce by the gallon, and while we're at it, we'll take as much mayo-mustard potato salad and sweet and sour slaw as we can fit in the car. Did we mention the housemade sausage?

1309 Rosewood, 512/791-5961

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Mum Foods Smokehouse

Barbecue, Deli/Sandwich ShopEast

East Austin smokehouse and delicatessen using ingredients that tell a story.

5811 Manor Rd., 512/270-8021

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Rollin Smoke BBQ


1108 E 12th St., 512/705-5499

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Sam's BBQ

BarbecueEastUnder $10

Stays open until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays, so if you hurry over you can still make it after the clubs close. Some say they have the best chicken in town.

2000 E. 12th, 512/478-0378

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Texas Sausage Company

BarbecueEastUnder $10

Watch the heat rise with this selection of hot Elgin sausage and fine Texas meat. The brisket is available raw or cooked, as are the ribs, mutton, and, yes, summer sausage.

2915 E. 12th, 512/472-6707

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Willie's Bar-B-Q

BarbecueEastUnder $10

You'll find plastic tablecloths, a walk-up counter, a TV in the corner, and delectable barbecue. This is some of the moistest, heartiest brisket in town, and the chicken jumps off the bone. The smoked boudin sounds intriguing.

4505 E. MLK, 512/926-9340

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