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    Your favorite BBQ in Austin?

    My wife and I and several friends are driving to Austin for the SxSW music festival again. I think I've made it ten of the last twelve years. I've already picked my favorite 50 bands out of the 1800 posted, that I hope to see. We'll be bringing the bikes along to get in some AM riding and we might rent kayaks again and paddle around Town Lake.

    As far as BBQ, we plan to try some new places. We have grown tired of The Salt Lick and Ironworks. We plan to stop in Llano on the drive in and visit Coopers. The next day we want to drive up to Taylor to visit Muehler's. We loved John Muehler's brisket before they moved out of town and we wanted to visit his fathers place.

    What we are looking for is some ideas for local BBQ in Austin. We'll be running around all day seeing bands and we might have enough time to stop in and try a couple new spots. These are some of our choices I tracked down from someone elses list of favorites (they included a rating). Let me know if you have any personal favorites.

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    Official Central Texas BBQ rankings (where I have eaten, of course):

    Luling City Market - Luling 4 1/2
    Louie Mueller's - Taylor 4 1/2
    Rudy Mikeska's - Taylor 4 1/2
    Kreuz Market - Lockhart 4 1/2
    John Mueller's - Austin (closed - moved out of town) 4 1/2
    Black's Barbecue - Lockhart 4 1/2
    Smitty's - Lockhart 4 1/2
    Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ - Llano 4 1/2
    Crosstown BBQ - Elgin 4
    House Park Bar-B-Q - Austin (Downtown) 4
    Chisholm Trail BBQ - Lockhart 4
    Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse - Elgin 4
    Southside Market - Elgin 3/12
    Ruby's - Austin (North Campus) 3 1/2
    Sam's - Austin (Eastside) 3 1/2
    Artz Rib House - Austin (Southside) 3 1/2
    Gonzales Food Market - Gonzales 3 1/2
    Cartwright's BBQ - Cedar Park 3 1/2
    The Pit - Austin (Northwest) 3 1/2
    Bert's - Austin (West Campus) 3 1/2
    Railroad Bar-B-Q - Manchaca 3 1/2
    Zimmerhanzel's Bar-B-Que - Smithville 3 1/2
    Lewiss BBQ - Austin (Eastside) 3 1/2
    Ben's Longbranch BBQ - Austin (Eastside) 3 1/2
    Inmans Ranch House Bar-B-Q - Marble Falls 3 1/2
    Fuschak's - San Marcos 3 1/2
    Willie's BBQ - Austin (Eastside) 3 1/2
    City Meat Market - Giddings 3 1/2
    Branch Bar-B-Que - Austin (Northside) 3
    Laird's BBQ & Catering - Llano 3
    Sokkey's - Smithville 3
    Chisholm Trail - Spicewood 3
    Mann's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que - Austin (Northside) 3
    Green Mesquite - Austin (Restaurant Row) 3
    Crim's Central Texas Barbeque - Elgin 3
    Southwest Market Barbecue - San Marcos 3
    Oak Creek - Georgetown 3
    Texas Rib Kings - Austin (Northside) 3
    Iron Works - Austin (Downtown) 3
    Buster's - Austin (Westside) 3
    Salt Lick - Driftwood 3
    County Line - Austin (Northwest) 3
    Jim Bob's - Oak Hill 3
    Dusty's - Manor 3
    Donn's - Austin (Eastside) 3
    Davila's Bar-B-Q - Seguin 3
    Ray's BBQ - Austin (Eastside) 3
    Benford's BBQ Stand - Hutto 3
    Richard Jones - Austin (Southside) 3
    Bbq World Headquarters - Austin (Northside) 3
    Riley's Bar-B-Q - Blanco 3
    Coupland's - Coupland 3
    Rj Pitts Texas Road House - Austin (Southwest) 3
    Jim Bob's Barbecue - Bee Cave 3
    Dan's - Austin (Southside) 3
    Frazier's BBQ and Grill - Hutto 3
    Hamilton's Pit BBQ - Round Rock 3
    Pok E Jos - Austin (Downtown) 3
    Skull Creek BBQ - Wimberley 2 1/2
    Ted & Garry's Bar-B-Q - Austin (Southside) 2 1/2
    Dickey's Barbeque Pit - Round Rock 2 1/2
    Vic's - Austin (Southside) 2 1/2
    Texas Rib Kings Austin - (Northside) 2 1/2
    Opie's Barbecue - Marble Falls 2 1/2
    Stubbs' - Austin (Downtown) 2
    Bill Miller - Austin (Northside) 2
    Round Rock BBQ - Round Rock 2
    Rudy's - Austin (Northwest) 2

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    Vic's is pretty good and decently priced!

    Don't forget Snow in Lexington, voted best BBQ by Texas Monthly! http://www.snowsbbq.com/

    I am also a huge fan of City Market in Luling! http://www.lulingcitymarket.com/

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    i like rudys smoky joes rubys manns green mesquite
    actually they're all pretty good

    i really prefer rudys though or Schoepfs in Belton.

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    RUBY's (not Rudy's) at 29th and Guadelupe is crazy good. House Park BBQ is also really delicious.

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    I read about Anthony Bourdain visiting Ruby's in 2007. It is located cloase to downtown, which I like. The brisket sells for $11.25 for 1/3 pound. That seems a bit expensive, even if it is "all natural" brisket. We use to get brisket wraps at John Muehler's for two bucks, and they were delicious.

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    I like Don's on the the Eastside. It's a small trek from downtown though.

    Close to downtown. Get the country style ribs from Artz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint B
    Close to downtown. Get the country style ribs from Artz.
    Call before you go. They might be closed.

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    Uncle Billy's Brew and Q. this place is awesome they have brisket, pulled pork, sausage, jalapeno cheddar sausage, chicken, ribs, etc. all really good especially the brisket and pulled pork.
    now for the beer. they make their own beer on site. they have a Blond, a Hef, an Amber, a Hop tap, an IPA and a Stout. and then they only have beer brewed in texas for your other choice's.

    its off S. Lamar and Barton Springs west of Lamar.

    highly recommend this place if you cant tell.

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    I can't believe Smokey Mo's isn't on that list.....and Mueller's in Taylor is more of a iconic place, the food is not that great at all. I live in Taylor and will be shot for saying that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by (((И)))
    Uncle Billy's Brew and Q. this place is awesome they have brisket, pulled pork, sausage, jalapeno cheddar sausage, chicken, ribs, etc. all really good especially the brisket and pulled pork.
    now for the beer. they make their own beer on site. they have a Blond, a Hef, an Amber, a Hop tap, an IPA and a Stout. and then they only have beer brewed in texas for your other choice's.

    its off S. Lamar and Barton Springs west of Lamar.

    highly recommend this place if you cant tell.
    We'll be staying in the RV park a couple blocks away, on Barton Springs. Maybe we'll try it this time. We've noticed it in the past and never gone inside to check it out.

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    If you're going to Taylor, then you should go by Taylor Cafe instead of Mueller's - if its still there. It's in a tin building below the big bridge over the railroad yard on Main St. Vencil's barbeque beats Mueller's any day of the week.

    I grew up in Taylor, and honestly, we drove to Elgin when we wanted barbeque.

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    and iffn ya wants a gud steak and fried pickelz thar b a nice stablishmen colled circle sumptin r nuther in el-gin


    Quote Originally Posted by txn
    If you're going to Taylor, then you should go by Taylor Cafe instead of Mueller's - if its still there. It's in a tin building below the big bridge over the railroad yard on Main St. Vencil's barbeque beats Mueller's any day of the week.

    I grew up in Taylor, and honestly, we drove to Elgin when we wanted barbeque.

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    If you want same a bit different, give Ruby's bar-b-q-tacos a try. I look forward to those everytime i get to austin.

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