Austin is synonymous with barbecue. Usually that refers to the golden trio: brisket, ribs, and sausage, but people sometimes forget about the fourth: pulled pork. Slow-cooked, shredded pork drenched in sauce is the perfect meal to while away the summer days, either in its pure form or in a sandwich. This updated map includes Lamberts, Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ, and more. Is your favorite place for pulled pork missing? Let us know on the tipline or in the comments below.Read More
Where to Feast on Austin's Finest Pulled Pork
1. La Barbecue Cuisine Texicana
Order up a pound of pulled pork, or get the El Sancho Loco, with chopped brisket, pulled pork, and sausage for a little bit of everything.
2. Franklin Barbecue
As long as you're waiting in the epic line for the famed brisket, don’t forget to grab a plate or pound of Franklin Barbecue's smoky pulled pork, too.
3. Red Star Southern
Austin, TX 78702
The Southern trailer gets rave reviews for its North Carolina-style pulled pork, sandwiched between homemade buns.
4. Brown's Bar-B-que
Pulled pork from the South Lamar barbecue trailer is not to be missed. The sandwich comes with onions, slaw, and jalapenos.
Austin, TX 78705
Freedmen’s incredibly moist pulled pork is enhanced by its tangy sauce.
6. Slab BBQ
Slab BBQ knows its pork, and the pulled pork is its “O.G.” meat, cooked in a “slow, low, & bangin’” style (hence, S.L.A.B.).
7. Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ
Order up pulled pork by the pound from the Tex Mex barbecue trailer or opt for the pulled pork sandwiches drenched with mesquite smoked barbecue sauce and tangy slaw.
The pulled pork sandwich from the campus cafe is made perfectly spicy with Frank’s hot sauce.
9. Lambert's Downtown BBQ
For lunch, the fancy barbecue joint served tender pulled pork along with the barbecue plate that comes with sides and a wedge salad. Then, for dinner, it is served with bread, pickles, and a silver dollar roll.
The swine-loving restaurant offers pulled pork for tacos, sandwiches, and deep fried into “hush piggies.”
The Eastside Cafe’s side venture dishes out both pulled pork sandwiches and tacos.