Terry Black’s Barbecue

Terry Black's Barbecue - Austin barbecue

This was the best last meal in Austin! The line was out the door around 11:45 AM on Memorial Day, but we got through it quickly and didn't wait longer than 20-25 minutes before sitting down with our food. 

 Terry Black's BBQ - Austin Travel Guide

Terry Black's BBQ - Austin Travel Guide

I like their ordering system. It's cafeteria style, and you'll reach the sides first, where you can help yourself to coleslaw, beans, corn bread - the usual offerings. Beers and other bottled beverages will be available here as well. It was $2.25 for a small tray of each side. Then you head to one of the cashiers. This is where the meat comes in - you pay per lb, so you can ask for "one lb of brisket" OR you can ask for " three slices of brisket," "one sausage" etc. depending on how much meat you want. They'll weigh the meat and charge you accordingly. For the ribs, you do have to specify "one rib" or "two ribs" etc. (rather than by lb), and they are HUGE - between one to two lbs each.

After you pay, you head to the condiments section, which includes slices of white bread, pickles, onions, salt, pepper. BBQ sauces (sweet, original and spicy) are found on all tables. 

There's a lot of seating available, so it wasn't hard to find a table. All the meat we had was SO tender and delicious, and my veggie sides of green beans and coleslaw helped balance things out. My favorites were the beef rib and brisket - it's really what they're known for, so make sure to try  those before any of the other meats/sandwiches!

 Terry Black's BBQ - Austin Travel Guide

Terry Black's BBQ - Austin Travel Guide

Written by Foodie Chau