Lambert's Downtown Barbeque

13 ratings
$$ • Barbecue Restaurant
401 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701

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Celiac

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I’m confused about the high ratings. Yes, the food is tasty and people with Celiac can eat here, as my daughter and I did without getting sick. However, you must be willing to tolerate every employee looking down their nose at you the ENTIRE TIME. The hostess asked us three times if we were sure we wanted to eat here. The waiter barely gave us the time of day, and seemed exasperated at our questions about what we could or couldn’t eat. Service was horrible, and atmosphere wasn’t anything great. For $20+ for meat only (sides are an additional $8-$16), the prices are insane. Maybe if the atmosphere and service were amazing, I wouldn’t mind paying $28-$36 for a meal, but to pay this much for a tiny, crowded restaurant with snobby employees and lots of noise from the kitchen is just not my cup of tea. Not sure why all the rave reviews...

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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This place was so good that I gave them 5 stars in-spite of the fact that I suspect they might use MSG... I felt a little off after eating, but definitely not gluten. The food was exceptional! The service was very good! It’s not cheap, but this is barbecue done right! Truly a restaurant experience... not a bbq joint.

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Very easy menu to navigate, many options - knowledgeable servers and delicious food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Barbecue
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Happy Hour
  • Keto Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout

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Our server was very thoughtful and I felt completely confident ordering food that was safe. The food was tasty and the experience overall was great.

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Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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had the charcuterie board, scallops, and tried the bbq. didn't get sick. overhyped i think. atmosphere was loud.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Most of the menu is gluten free and good..but incredibly too spicy. I wouldn't say I'm that sensitive but I ended up leaving half my food on the plate. The rest of my group cleared their plates so maybe it was just the grits and pork I ordered.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Staff and cooks well versed in everything GF. Got the hanger steak and eggs and was delicious. According to the chef all their meets (w/o sauce) are GF. Didn't attempt the ribs though.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Waitress was knowledgeable and very helpful. My son loved the half chicken and mash potatoes. Very expensive for BBQ.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lovely spot with amazing food and great atmosphere. Knowledgable staff, most of the menu is GF.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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I am just not a fan of fancy bbq. It is like fancy Mexican food - it just doesn't taste as good as casual, messy bbq.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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chef's wife is gluten free, so aware of issue.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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