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The dessert sausage plate at Goldis.
The dessert sausage plate at Goldis.
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Here are 27 of Austin's Most Extreme Meat Dishes

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The dessert sausage plate at Goldis.
| Photo: Robert J. Lerma

Austin is a town deeply devoted to meat, but even the most intense carnivores get stuck in a brisket rut. Here are 27 meat dishes off the beaten dining path, from the chicken skin dumplings at Dumpling Happiness to Goldis Sausage Company's sausage desserts. See an extreme meaty dish missing? Hit the tipline or in the comments below.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Wild Bubba's Wild Game Grill

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13912 FM 812
Austin, TX 78617
(512) 243-1333

Everyone’s wild exotic meat in burger form needs are met at this grill in a former gas station, from buffalo to kangaroo, and more.

2. QUI Restaurant

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1600 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

Qui has lots of fun with meat at their restaurant, and the ever-evolving dinuguan blood stew stands out as one of their most creative dishes.

3. First Chinese BBQ

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10901 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 835-8889
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Leaving no part of a pig wasted, First Chinese BBQ offers up both marinated pig intestines and marinated pig stomach, ears, and tongue.

4. Llama's Peruvian Creole

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675 Trinity St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 529-4444
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The Peruvian trailer dishes out anticuchos, which are beef heart skewers, along with grilled potatoes and Peruvian corn.

5. Wurst Tex

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1603 South Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
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6. Russian House

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307 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 248-5442
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7. Casino El Camino

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517 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701-3741
(512) 469-9330
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8. Contigo Austin

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2027 Anchor Ln.
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 614-2260
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Tongues is a serious obsession for Contigo, where you can opt for an ox tongue slider, or, for brunch, the beef tongue hash.

9. Frank Restaurant

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407 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-6894
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10. Ho Ho Chinese BBQ

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13000 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX
(512) 339-9088
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11. Goldis Sausage Company

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3116 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(401) 527-9050
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Meat? Good. Ice cream? Good. Together? Perfection. These can be found in sundae and ice cream sandwich form at the truck.

12. Hudson's on the Bend

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3509 Ranch Road 620 N
Austin, TX 78734
(512) 266-1369
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13. Swift's Attic

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315 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 482-8200
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14. Din Ho Chinese BBQ

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8557 Research Blvd, Ste 116
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 832-8788
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Another Chinese restaurant with every sort of intestines, tripe, liver, tongue, marinated or covered in sauce.

15. Barlata

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1500 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 473-2211
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The tapas bar dishes out grilled beef hearts with white beans.

16. Salty Sow

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1917 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 391-2337
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17. The Tavern

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922 W 12th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 320-8377
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18. Gourdough's Public House

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2700 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 912-9070
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19. Szechuan House

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11005 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 79858
(512) 832-8989
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20. Salt & Time

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1912 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-1383
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21. A + A Sichuan China

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13376 N Highway 183, Ste 100
Austin, TX 78750
(512) 258-5445
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22. Three Little Pigs

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1209 Rosewood Ave.
Austin, TX
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23. Evangeline Cafe

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8106 Brodie Ln
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 282-2586
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The Louisiana-inspired cafe presents the best of the bayou’s meats: gator bites and frog legs.

24. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

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81 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 386-1656
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[Photo: Christina T./Yelp]

25. Noble Sandwich Company

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4805 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 382-6248
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26. Dumpling Happiness

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1816 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 609-0186
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27. Stuffed Cajun Meat Market

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12226 Ranch Road 620 N
Austin, TX 78750
(512) 918-1600
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1. Wild Bubba's Wild Game Grill

13912 FM 812, Austin, TX 78617

Everyone’s wild exotic meat in burger form needs are met at this grill in a former gas station, from buffalo to kangaroo, and more.

13912 FM 812
Austin, TX 78617

2. QUI Restaurant

1600 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Qui has lots of fun with meat at their restaurant, and the ever-evolving dinuguan blood stew stands out as one of their most creative dishes.

1600 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

3. First Chinese BBQ

10901 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753

Leaving no part of a pig wasted, First Chinese BBQ offers up both marinated pig intestines and marinated pig stomach, ears, and tongue.

10901 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

4. Llama's Peruvian Creole

675 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701

The Peruvian trailer dishes out anticuchos, which are beef heart skewers, along with grilled potatoes and Peruvian corn.

675 Trinity St
Austin, TX 78701

5. Wurst Tex

1603 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704
[Photo: Doug C./Yelp]
1603 South Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

6. Russian House

307 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
[Photo: Russian House/Facebook]
307 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

7. Casino El Camino

517 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3741
[Photo: Kristie A./Yelp]
517 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701-3741

8. Contigo Austin

2027 Anchor Ln., Austin, TX 78723

Tongues is a serious obsession for Contigo, where you can opt for an ox tongue slider, or, for brunch, the beef tongue hash.

2027 Anchor Ln.
Austin, TX 78723

9. Frank Restaurant

407 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701
[Photo: Katie C./Yelp]
407 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701

10. Ho Ho Chinese BBQ

13000 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX
[Photo: Z.Q. W./Yelp]
13000 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX

11. Goldis Sausage Company

3116 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Meat? Good. Ice cream? Good. Together? Perfection. These can be found in sundae and ice cream sandwich form at the truck.

3116 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

12. Hudson's on the Bend

3509 Ranch Road 620 N, Austin, TX 78734
[Photo: Aron Y./Yelp]
3509 Ranch Road 620 N
Austin, TX 78734

13. Swift's Attic

315 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
[Photo: Jamie G./Yelp]
315 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

14. Din Ho Chinese BBQ

8557 Research Blvd, Ste 116, Austin, TX 78758

Another Chinese restaurant with every sort of intestines, tripe, liver, tongue, marinated or covered in sauce.

8557 Research Blvd, Ste 116
Austin, TX 78758

15. Barlata

1500 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

The tapas bar dishes out grilled beef hearts with white beans.

1500 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

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16. Salty Sow

1917 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
[Photo: Enoch L./Yelp]
1917 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

17. The Tavern

922 W 12th St, Austin, TX 78703
[Photo: The Tavern/Facebook]
922 W 12th St
Austin, TX 78703

18. Gourdough's Public House

2700 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
[Photo: Michael U./Yelp]
2700 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

19. Szechuan House

11005 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 79858