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Where to Go for the Best Barbecue in Town

If there’s anything Austin can do perfectly, it’s barbecue. Texas barbecue is best known for its smoked flavor and fall-off-the-bone tenderness. As mouth-wateringly good as the rest of Texas can be, Austin’s barbecue is the best you can find.

These are the top spots to visit if you want true Texas flavor and will have you heading back to Austin as often as possible.

Franklin Barbecue

Affordability: Very affordable.

Where to find it: 900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702.

Average rating: 4.7 stars out of 5 stars.

Whether you’re in the mood for something saucy or a dry rub spicy enough to make you sweat: Franklin Barbecue has you covered!  This hot spot could make anyone start searching for apartments for rent in Austin, TX.  Their sides are just as flavorful and will give your mouth a break between incredible bites of barbecue.

Terry Black’s Barbecue

Affordability: moderately affordable.

Where to find it: 1003 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704.

Average rating: 4.7 stars out of 5 stars.

If you want a lot of food for a low price, with incredible flavor to boot: Terry Black’s Barbecue is open and ready for your order.  Everything on their menu is made with love and has enough flavor to make you want to come back time and time again.  Although the seating is minimal, this is the food you can enjoy anywhere without any complaints.

Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que

Affordability: moderately expensive, but good portion sizes.

Where to find it: 217 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701.  

Average rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 stars.

The most expensive restaurant on this list, Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, keeps traditional barbecue skills sharp and ensures that we don’t forget where these flavors originated. Every dish is spiced perfectly, cooked low and slow so that the smoke and flavors mingle perfectly in every bite, and is served with some of the best sides you could ask for.  This restaurant has been a favorite of the locals for ages and invites everyone to take a bite and gain a new view of the barbecue.

Kerlin BBQ

Affordability: affordable.

Where to find it: 2207 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702.

Average rating: 4.8 stars out of 5 stars.

Kerlin will surprise you!  This barbecue eatery has the highest score on this list for a reason.  Every dish is delicious, and the soft bread they serve perfectly against the chewy and tasty meat. Even if you’re unsure about barbecue and haven’t had it often, you’ll fall in love with Kerlin BBQ.

Stiles Switch BBQ

Affordability: Very affordable.

Where to find it: 6610 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78752.

Average rating: 4.6 stars out of 5 stars.

Stiles Switch BBQ is a newer restaurant making a name for itself in the Austin area.  Every dish is the perfect portion size so that you don’t leave feeling bloated and instead are perfectly full and happy. If you’re in town, you have to give this place a try before you go!

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