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Kerlin BBQ

1700 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78702

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(512) 412-5588


  • Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Cuisine: Barbecue Restaurants, Bars

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4.9 of 5.0 from 22 reviews

price range:Less than $10

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  • Miriam GoldmanThe brisket is flatout awesome.

    55555 by Miriam Goldman

  • Lockhart S.Outstanding sleeper BBQ spot with excellent brisket, pork ribs. Blue cheese coleslaw is an innovation on par with the iPhone. Some say kolaches are the move except that kolaches are never the move.

    55555 by Lockhart S.

  • Juan GBest pork ribs I've ever had.

    55555 by Juan G

  • Juan ABrisket moist with good flavor and nice smoke ring. Sausage was okay, nothing special.

    55555 by Juan A

  • Daniel CloudBeef ribs were excellent!

    55555 by Daniel Cloud

  • Cameron SThe pork ribs and sausage are unreal. Pass on the coleslaw, it's made with cheese and too heavy for a hot summer day.

    55555 by Cameron S

  • Jonathan PBrisket, pork ribs, blue cheese slaw, jalapeño dill potato salad all delicious

    55555 by Jonathan P

  • Megan RJalapeño fill potato salad is to die for. Pro tip: order tacos at Veracruz and while they're cooking up stand in line at Kerlin

    55555 by Megan R

  • Pamela O.Worth sitting outside in the heat for this meat. Cool off with a glass of Topo-Chico and get the brisket!

    33333 by Pamela O.

  • Dustin EBrisket. Holy cow.

    55555 by Dustin E

  • Sam G.Brisket brisket brisket. So good.

    55555 by Sam G.

  • Rob M.Brisket was great, as was the banana pudding

    55555 by Rob M.

  • Andrew A.Fall off the bone pork ribs, beef sausage with great snap and flavor, and moist brisket with tasty bark. No line at noon on a Friday. Will have to come in morning for kolaches next time.

    55555 by Andrew A.

  • Eric LoveReally laid back, great bbq and I love the picnic vibes! Awesome recommendation from Supper: http://supper.mx/places/kerlin-bbq-austin/

    55555 by Eric Love

  • Ed I.Brisket kolaches are pretty much amazing.

    55555 by Ed I.

  • Joel G.The ribs and pulled pork are the stars + the owners are the nicest people ever. IMO the brisket needs work to stand up to the local competition.

    55555 by Joel G.

  • Kat S.Brisket is fantastic and moist. The pork rib falls off the bone. However, I am not a fan of the sauce. Will still come back again and again.

    55555 by Kat S.

  • Wayne S.Kerlin not Merlin Apple spellcheck!!!!!!!

    55555 by Wayne S.

  • Wayne S.Y'all can keep Franklin. Kerlin BBQ has great: Beef Ribs, Pork Ribs, Brisket, Sides, Banana Cream, & Big Red. Happy Ex-Texan.

    55555 by Wayne S.

  • Tracie L.The brisket, duh. All the sides are good too!

    55555 by Tracie L.

  • Austin ChronicleThe Kerlins are newbies, but have made a strong showing right off the bat: They use sweet-smelling pecan wood and crank out pork ribs and sausage to die for.

    55555 by Austin Chronicle

  • Chris R.Ran out of brisket so I tried the pork shoulder, it was quite excellent. Sauce is a spicy vinegar base and it made for a good reasonably priced sammich. Can always use another good BBQ place!

    55555 by Chris R.

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