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1502 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-3043
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  • Very good16%
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19 Jun 2016
17 Feb 2016
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue
1502 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-3043
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

This is the real deal BBQ. Not some 'celebrity chef' running the place, just a real Texan that knows BBQ. No silly 3 hour waits like the place east of I-35. If you want REAL Texas BBQ look no further than this place. Amazing brisket,...More

1  Thank texex91
Reviewed 28 January 2013

JMueller is not easy: There are long lines of hungry people. They run out of food every day. They are not open any more than four (now, perhaps five) days per week. Parking is difficult. Taking-out food is almost a requirement, as there are only...More

3  Thank DSNAustin
Reviewed 20 December 2012

Their brisket is heavenly -- can't imagine how it could be better! Friendly crew with lots of experience in central Texas barbecue.

2  Thank weyl-59
Reviewed 31 October 2012

Found this food cart out of hundreds in Austin, and glad I did. Great service for the masses that showed up. Get there early as they run out of food and seats fast. Luckily (at 12:30) they still had brisket, my reason for going. Great...More

3  Thank Keysmonkey
Reviewed 17 October 2012

Of the three BBQ places I tried in Austin, this was undoubtedly the best. The meat was full of flavour, perfectly cooked, and just the right amount of smoke. However, one guy there was a bit weird (bordering on unfriendly), and this is why I...More

4  Thank MustDoTravel
Reviewed 5 September 2012

I drove 135 miles round trip to try the much hyped JMueller BBQ on S 1st in Austin Tx. The drive in 95+ degrees in an un air conditioned 1961 VW pickup was well worth the effort.I ordered a half pound of brisket and a...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 24 August 2012 via mobile

Great juicy brisket sandwich. Moist tender meat with a delicious crispy crust. Served with pickles and onion on white bread. The sauce on the side was perfect not to thick and just adding to the all around taste although the meat was unbelievably good without...More

1  Thank soundsource
Reviewed 12 August 2012 via mobile

We will never wait in line at Franklins again. Why, when you can get more flavorful, moist brisket at JMueller? We had one of everything and the flavor brought tears to one gourmand in our party. Among stand out dishes, the brisket was a gold...More

3  Thank Springers
Reviewed 3 August 2012

Had my first lunch at JMueller BBQ today. Overall, I would say that this is among the best BBQ you can get. You might find a better pork rib or depending on the day, you might find a better slice of brisket, but overall, you...More

Thank Brent F
Reviewed 25 June 2012

My apologies to Mr. Franklin, Smitty's, CIty Market, Oklahoma Joe's, Arthur Bryant and all of Memphis but this is simply our favorite place. My wife and I have traveled to all of the Texas BBQ places and frenquent Kansas City and Memphis on a regular...More

2  Thank nfljj
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1502 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-3043
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
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