Fodor's Expert Review Terry Black's BBQ
Another heavy hitter has arrived on Austin’s barbecue scene, but its newcomer status is bolstered by generations of pitmasters hailing from the famed BBQ epicenter of nearby Lockhart. The laidback Barton Springs location and cafeteria-style service keeps things casual, with diners picking out their sides (all the classics, from mac & cheese to potato salad) before selecting their cut of meat. The brisket is impeccably juicy and tender, ribs (pork and beef) are colossal, and the jalapeno sausage is a crowd favorite. Prices are higher than the average barbecue joint, but the merit is there. Don’t expect a Franklins-type line, but they do occasionally sell out of meat, so call ahead if you’re hungry for anything in particular near closing time.
1003 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, Texas 78704, USA