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Freedmen's

Freedmens
2402 San Gabriel St
Austin TX 78705
512-220-0953
http://www.freedmensbar.com/
Super cool "old-west" decor but very traditional Texas Style barbecue meats make this a UT and Austin favorite. Evan LeRoy, a former pitmaster at Hill Country Barbecue in Manhattan, is the man behind the meats but adds a modern chef flair with delights like smoked beets with chèvre and balsamic, sides of house-made pickles, or smoked and grilled veggies.
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Yelp Reviews
Whiskey and BBQ The Austin metro area has the most concentration of the Texas Monthly 50 best barbecue restaurants so one would be surprised that this...
611 reviews
Great place. Food is always great and spot on. Only issue was that the food was not as hot as expected (probably been sitting out a bit) last time I was...
1427 reviews
Awesome bbq. Ribs are fantastic and add in jalapeño cheese grits mmmmm Have great pork to add in if you crave more then the ribs. Great choice for austin bbq
703 reviews