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Stubb's BBQ

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810 Red River
Austin, TX 78704
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Stubbs was born Christopher B. Stubblefield in Navasota, Texas, as one of nine sons from parents he describes as real good cooks.

In the 1930s, Stubbs family moved to Lubbock, Texas to pick cotton, and it was during this time Stubb learned to cook by working in local restaurants and hotels.

Stubb left Lubbock to serve in the Korean War as a staff sergeant in the 96th Field Artillery, the last all-black army infantry, where he was a gunner and a respected leader.

Stubb used this time to perfect his culinary skills by overseeing the preparation of daily meals for as many as 10,000 soldiers.

After he returned, Stubb eventually opened his first restaurant in Lubbock in 1968, across from the county fairgrounds. He made his first barbecue in the hickory pit behind his place and filled the jukebox with vintage blues music.

It was here that Stubbs Legendary Bar-B-Q was born

In the 1970s, Stubbs restaurant became the heart of an explosive music scene. Stubbs was ground zero for musicians like Joe Ely and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Other famous musicians who would play for their supper included Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Robert Cray, George Thorogood, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Linda Ronstadt and the Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Although small in size, Stubbs Restaurant was always filled with good friends, great music and plenty of Stubbs Legendary Bar-B-Q.

The Lubbock location is now closed but the legend continues here in Austin at 801 Red River. Come on down for some Live Music, Cold Beer and Great Food!


Monday: 11am - 10pm
Tuesday: 11am - 10pm
Wednesday: 11am - 10pm
Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday: 11am - 10pm
Saturday: 11am - 10pm
Sunday: 11am - 10pm

Type of Meals Served:

Good ole' "Home -smoked " BBQ @ it's BEST !!

Fried Green Tomatoes, Spicy Pollitos, Buffalo Wings,Loaded Potato Skins,Stuffed Jalapenos,Chips and Queso

Beef Brisket – Chicken – Pork Spare Ribs – Sausage – Turkey Breast – Chopped Beef – Pulled Pork
Bar-B-Q Plate


Any meat served on a bun or bread and 2 sides. Sandwiches served sauced.
Chopped Beef, Sliced Beef, Chicken, Turkey, Sausage, Pulled Pork

All plates come with your choice of 2 sides and are served with pickles, onions, Stubb’s serrano peppers & white bread.
Monday: …………… Texas Beef Ribs – $ 13.95
Tuesday: …………… Smoked Boneless Pork Shoulder – $ 10.95
Wednesday: …………… Honey-Glazed Pork Tenderloin – $ 11.95
Thursday: …………… Bone-in Pork Chop – $ 13.95
Friday: …………… Signature Jalapeno Brisket – $ 12.95
Saturday: …………… Smoked Quail (2 Semi-boneless) – $ 13.95
SIDES – $2.50 a la carte
Fried Okra, Cole Slaw, Pinto Beans, Fries, Potato Salad, Mac & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Serrano Cheese Spinach

Pecan Pie
Cobbler of the Day
Apple Crisp
Banana Pudding
Brownie Sundae
Soups & Salads

Dressing choices: Ranch, Blue Cheese, Italian, Oil & Vinegar. Add smoked turkey, chicken or brisket to your salad.
House Salad
Small $ Large

Green leaf lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and red cabbage tossed with your choice of dressing and topped with homemade croutons.
Caesar Salad
Small $ Large

Fresh romaine lettuce tossed with out Caesar dressing, parmesan cheese, and croutons.

Call in for seasonal soup options.

Price Range:

$ 10 or less per meal

Payment Options:

Cash, Credit, Debit, ATM



Customer Reviews & Ratings

(4.7 out of 5 average with 3 reviews)
  • 5 5 5 5 5

    Hi, Each one I am a greenhand here.I I will appreciate your help. Thanks a lot

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    November 14, 2012 by Tifeliemiorge

  • 4 4 4 4 4

    Thanks for letting us find this place, we're new to Austin, and Stubb's is the Best yet !! TY.. The Takaki's

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    August 22, 2011 by Jamie Takaki

  • 5 5 5 5 5

    I'm here to say hi to every one. Happy to meet you here.

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    August 22, 2011 by TatianaMachamer

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