Kerlin BBQ

1700 E Ceasar Chavez
Austin, TX 78702

Phone: (512) 412-5588
Hours: Thur-Sun 11-4 (or until sold out)
Twitter: @KerlinBBQ

Opened 2013
Pitmaster Bill Kerlin
Method post oak in an indirect heat pit

TMBBQ Rating: 4


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Good ribs , Brisket and sides
David Monasmith @ Kerlin BBQ, 2016-10-27 16:24:13
Went this weekend and the brisket was awesome as always. The sides are real standouts especially the potato salad (lots of dill) amd the Chipotle butter roasted corn. The service was great. BTW - they will be serving brisket kolaches on Labor Day weekend. it always shocks me that there is only a 5-10 minute at Kerlin or Mickalwait but a 4 hour line up at Franklin.
bbqmeatlover @ Kerlin BBQ, 2016-08-30 13:02:17
Wow - Kerlin is great. For me it, Kerlin belongs to the top tier along with Franklin, La Barbecue and Micklethwait. The brisket is delicious and incredibly tender. The ribs and sides were great. The potato salad has lots dill which really works. The roasted corn with chipotle butter and lime is another highlight. Again Kerlin's is fantastic.
bbqmeatlover @ Kerlin BBQ, 2016-06-10 03:28:30
I went here Friday, April 1 and this was a home run!! I have been here before and liked it, the only thing disappointing was that soon the lines will be long. I ordered the moist brisket and it had a fantastic bark and just the right tug before the meat came apart! It was so tender and flavorful. I ordered the pork shoulder figuring it was a slice of pork and I was a bit disappointed when I realized it was pulled pork. That was until I tasted it!! Unbelievable!! It was delicious, great taste and texture. I am not a fan of pulled pork but this will change my mind. I ordered the blue cheese coleslaw and it was amazing ! Has to be one of the great sides around. Overall this place is right with the big boys of BBQ!!!
bobrq13 @ Kerlin BBQ, 2016-04-03 06:39:50
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July 1, 2014

Kerlin BBQ isn’t yet a year old, making it one of the youngest barbecue joints in Austin to be mentioned with the big names. Owner and pitmaster Bill Kerlin is also pretty new to the craft of smoking meat. “I never cooked a brisket until I moved to Texas.” That was three years ago when he and his wife Amelis left Arizona for Austin. They were looking for a change of pace from Arizona and…