From brisket to barbacoa, steak, to sausages, Austin is a great town for meat. The following iconic meat dishes serve to define the city with plates and bowls of perfect protein.
From the brisket at Franklin Barbecue to a bowl of Texas red at the Texas Chili Parlor to good ol' steak from ALC Steaks to pastrami at Pieous, here is an unranked look at iconic new and old school Austin meat. This update adds chicken from Olamaie, fried chicken from Lucy's, and Kerlin BBQ’s barbecue kolache to the mix, and sadly says farewell to El Azteca’s cabrito since it closed last fall.
For Austin’s other emblematic foods, scope out the city’s iconic dishes, burgers, drinks, as well as its defining restaurants and classic ones.