Best ribs in Austin

Check out the top ribs in Austin, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Barton Springs Municipal Pool
1. Barton Springs Municipal Pool
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371 local reviews
2131 William Barton Drive, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-867-3080
Point of interestEstablishment
Chris And Lauren
Easily one of the coolest things about Austin to many many people. It's such an iconic and special little oasi…
Betsy
This is an absolute must for anyone visiting Austin, especially in the summer. Often described as the ‘soul of…
Pauline
Bring your swim suit! Best way to start and end your stay in Austin is to take a dip in Barton Springs! 68 …
1. Barton Springs Municipal Pool
1. Barton Springs Municipal Pool
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371 local reviews
2131 William Barton Drive, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-867-3080
Chris And Lauren
Chris And Lauren
Easily one of the coolest things about Austin to many many people. It's such an iconic and special little oasis, right in the middle of the …
Betsy
Betsy
This is an absolute must for anyone visiting Austin, especially in the summer. Often described as the ‘soul of Austin’, this is a naturally …
Pauline
Pauline
Bring your swim suit! Best way to start and end your stay in Austin is to take a dip in Barton Springs! 68 depgree year round. Takes lee…
2. Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q
2. Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q
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7 local reviews
11570 Research Boulevard, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-418-9898
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Kelly
Excellent barbeque in this area of town. Try the ribs or smoked turkey. The baked beans and creme style corn a…
Diana
You can't come to Austin without trying some BBQ. We used to live across the street and ate here way too ofte…
Vivian
Highly recommend a trip to Rudy's for some Texas BBQ! They also serve breakfast tacos (spicy chopped beef in a…
2. Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q
2. Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q
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7 local reviews
11570 Research Boulevard, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-418-9898
Kelly
Kelly
Excellent barbeque in this area of town. Try the ribs or smoked turkey. The baked beans and creme style corn are amazing.
Diana
Diana
You can't come to Austin without trying some BBQ. We used to live across the street and ate here way too often. The pork ribs are amazing…
Vivian
Vivian
Highly recommend a trip to Rudy's for some Texas BBQ! They also serve breakfast tacos (spicy chopped beef in a breakfast taco!!).
3. Ah Sing Den
3. Ah Sing Den
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61 local reviews
1100 East 6th Street, Austin
Open now
+1 512-467-4280
BarRestaurantFood
Erin
Swanky atmosphere with a great happy hour, oysters, and short ribs - ask for Tyler! OPEN LATE!
Cj
Terrible service, don't go here!
Paige
Great food for meat-lovers, and a really interesting space. Fantastic cocktails.
3. Ah Sing Den
3. Ah Sing Den
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61 local reviews
1100 East 6th Street, Austin
Open now
+1 512-467-4280
Erin
Erin
Swanky atmosphere with a great happy hour, oysters, and short ribs - ask for Tyler! OPEN LATE!
Cj
Cj
Terrible service, don't go here!
Paige
Paige
Great food for meat-lovers, and a really interesting space. Fantastic cocktails.
4. Franklin Barbecue
4. Franklin Barbecue
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167 local reviews
900 East 11th Street, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-653-1187
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Becky
Get ready for some lines but it'll be worth it. Juicy juicy BBQ brisket and ribs. May regret it if you leave w…
Khal + Khaleesi
Anthony Bourdain described Franklin's Barbecue as the best he's ever had. Arrive early, wait in line and deci…
Rachel
Get ready for some lines but it'll be worth it. Juicy juicy BBQ brisket and ribs. May regret it if you leave…
4. Franklin Barbecue
4. Franklin Barbecue
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167 local reviews
900 East 11th Street, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-653-1187
Becky
Becky
Get ready for some lines but it'll be worth it. Juicy juicy BBQ brisket and ribs. May regret it if you leave without trying it out.
Khal + Khaleesi
Khal + Khaleesi
Anthony Bourdain described Franklin's Barbecue as the best he's ever had. Arrive early, wait in line and decide for yourself.
Rachel
Rachel
Get ready for some lines but it'll be worth it. Juicy juicy BBQ brisket and ribs. May regret it if you leave without trying it out.
5. Hoover's Cooking
5. Hoover's Cooking
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45 local reviews
2002 Manor Road, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-479-5006
BarRestaurantFood
Charles
Up honest-to-goodness good cooking since 1998. Chicken-fried steak, pork ribs, sandwiches & sides are the call…
Nancy
Southern cooking. Breakfast on the weekends; decent ribs, chicken fried steak, catfish, other Southern fare.
Benee
Chicken-fried steak, pork ribs, sandwiches & sides are the calling cards of this Southern kitchen a short driv…
5. Hoover's Cooking
5. Hoover's Cooking
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45 local reviews
2002 Manor Road, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-479-5006
Charles
Charles
Up honest-to-goodness good cooking since 1998. Chicken-fried steak, pork ribs, sandwiches & sides are the calling cards of this Southern kit…
Nancy
Nancy
Southern cooking. Breakfast on the weekends; decent ribs, chicken fried steak, catfish, other Southern fare.
Benee
Benee
Chicken-fried steak, pork ribs, sandwiches & sides are the calling cards of this Southern kitchen a short drive from Mueller in the Manor ro…
6. Sahara Lounge
6. Sahara Lounge
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35 local reviews
1413 Webberville Road, Austin
Open now
+1 512-927-0700
BarNight clubPoint of interest
Rhiannon
Described as the place where all the hip kids went when the East Side got "too hip". This place has a ton of …
Stephany
Sahara Lounge is often described as “the way Austin used to be!”, laid back, and as having good music in a rel…
Blaine & Rachel
Divey, unique, good people and cheap drinks. Great music-samba/jive Latin school variety), tribute parties to…
6. Sahara Lounge
6. Sahara Lounge
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35 local reviews
1413 Webberville Road, Austin
Open now
+1 512-927-0700
Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Described as the place where all the hip kids went when the East Side got "too hip". This place has a ton of interesting live music and nig…
Stephany
Stephany
Sahara Lounge is often described as “the way Austin used to be!”, laid back, and as having good music in a relaxed atmosphere. When arriving…
Blaine & Rachel
Blaine & Rachel
Divey, unique, good people and cheap drinks. Great music-samba/jive Latin school variety), tribute parties to Stevie Wonder, Outkast, Princ…
7. County Line
7. County Line
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16 local reviews
5204 Ranch Road 2222, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-346-3664
BarRestaurantFood
Melanie
BBQ on the lake. GIANT ribs.
Monica
Huge beef ribs. Good all-around BBQ in an old hunting lodge with a nice patio overlooking the water.
Marcus
One of the few places for Texas BBQ Beef Ribs in Austin. Two BBQ thumbs up.
7. County Line
7. County Line
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16 local reviews
5204 Ranch Road 2222, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-346-3664
Melanie
Melanie
BBQ on the lake. GIANT ribs.
Monica
Monica
Huge beef ribs. Good all-around BBQ in an old hunting lodge with a nice patio overlooking the water.
Marcus
Marcus
One of the few places for Texas BBQ Beef Ribs in Austin. Two BBQ thumbs up.
8. Stiles Switch
8. Stiles Switch
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23 local reviews
6610 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-380-9199
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Sammi
Four blocks from house. Great BBQ. Best ribs in town. Indoor and outdoor seating.
Carol
Ribs anyone? Ask for one off the fat end. Just do it, 1 lb of bliss, pure bliss. Get some banana pudding, it's…
Alex
The best BBQ you can get in Austin without waiting in a long line. A lot of BBQ places in town don't offer bee…
8. Stiles Switch
8. Stiles Switch
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23 local reviews
6610 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-380-9199
Sammi
Sammi
Four blocks from house. Great BBQ. Best ribs in town. Indoor and outdoor seating.
Carol
Carol
Ribs anyone? Ask for one off the fat end. Just do it, 1 lb of bliss, pure bliss. Get some banana pudding, it's all you need. Trust me.
Alex
Alex
The best BBQ you can get in Austin without waiting in a long line. A lot of BBQ places in town don't offer beef ribs, and they do them reall…
9. School House Pub
9. School House Pub
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28 local reviews
2207 Manor Road, Austin
Open now
+1 512-469-7630
BarRestaurantFood
Blaine & Rachel
School themed bar with excellent beer selection. Go eat the poutine fries smothered with braised short rib. …
Christopher
20 beers on tap and some really good food. The montreal fries smothered in a braised short rib are assume!
Alesha
Cozy bar with good food
9. School House Pub
9. School House Pub
host-0host-1host-2
28 local reviews
2207 Manor Road, Austin
Open now
+1 512-469-7630
Blaine & Rachel
Blaine & Rachel
School themed bar with excellent beer selection. Go eat the poutine fries smothered with braised short rib. Go now.
Christopher
Christopher
20 beers on tap and some really good food. The montreal fries smothered in a braised short rib are assume!
Alesha
Alesha
Cozy bar with good food
10. Micklethwait Craft Meats
10. Micklethwait Craft Meats
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51 local reviews
1309 Rosewood Avenue, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-791-5961
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Steven
Very good fatty brisket (moist), beef ribs, pork ribs, barbacoa. And excellent homemade moon pies and cheese g…
Aimee & Daniel
Food truck with the most! Get there before 2PM to get the pork ribs and brisket and you will thank yourself. J…
Adam
Tasty BBQ trailer nearby usually with short lines. Only open for lunch.
10. Micklethwait Craft Meats
10. Micklethwait Craft Meats
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51 local reviews
1309 Rosewood Avenue, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-791-5961
Steven
Steven
Very good fatty brisket (moist), beef ribs, pork ribs, barbacoa. And excellent homemade moon pies and cheese grits. All without the line
Aimee & Daniel
Aimee & Daniel
Food truck with the most! Get there before 2PM to get the pork ribs and brisket and you will thank yourself. Jalapeño cheese grits aren't ba…
Adam
Adam
Tasty BBQ trailer nearby usually with short lines. Only open for lunch.
11. Terry Black's Barbecue
11. Terry Black's Barbecue
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41 local reviews
1003 Barton Springs Road, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-394-5899
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Amber
Amazing BBQ! Ribs are yummy and crust on their wet brisket makes me want to leave this typing right now and g…
Kenny
Another great BBQ spot. Call and order for pick up so you don't have to wait in the long line! Amazing pork ri…
Cristin & Olya
Some of the best BBQ in town. You can't go wrong with the moist brisket, pork ribs, or turkey! Try as many mea…
11. Terry Black's Barbecue
11. Terry Black's Barbecue
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41 local reviews
1003 Barton Springs Road, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-394-5899
Amber
Amber
Amazing BBQ! Ribs are yummy and crust on their wet brisket makes me want to leave this typing right now and go there.
Kenny
Kenny
Another great BBQ spot. Call and order for pick up so you don't have to wait in the long line! Amazing pork ribs that fall off the bone.
Cristin & Olya
Cristin & Olya
Some of the best BBQ in town. You can't go wrong with the moist brisket, pork ribs, or turkey! Try as many meats as you can!
12. Black's BBQ
12. Black's BBQ
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9 local reviews
3110 Guadalupe Street, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-524-0801
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Michelle
Yuuummmm! You're ready for that meal when you smell it 30 feet away! Great ribs, brisket, sausage, and sides t…
David
Fantastic beef ribs - if you don't have time for a day trip out to Lockhart, you can still enjoy some BBQ from…
Dan
Austin outpost from legendary Lockhart, TX BBQ family. Great patio and selection of TX beers and sodas (think …
12. Black's BBQ
12. Black's BBQ
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9 local reviews
3110 Guadalupe Street, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-524-0801
Michelle
Michelle
Yuuummmm! You're ready for that meal when you smell it 30 feet away! Great ribs, brisket, sausage, and sides that bring the whole meal toget…
David
David
Fantastic beef ribs - if you don't have time for a day trip out to Lockhart, you can still enjoy some BBQ from one of the original families.
Dan
Dan
Austin outpost from legendary Lockhart, TX BBQ family. Great patio and selection of TX beers and sodas (think Big Red). If BBQ is on your Au…