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Hog Heaven: Where to Feast on Austin's Finest Pulled Pork

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| Photo: Heather S./Yelp

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. Here's where to find the best pulled pork Austin has to offer.

—Nadia Chaudhury

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. La Barbecue

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Order up a pound of pulled pork, or opt for the El Sancho Loco, with chopped brisket, pulled pork, and sausage to get a little bit of everything. [Photo: Meghan McCarron/EATX]

2. Franklin Barbecue

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900 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 653-1187
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As long as you're waiting in the epic line for the famed brisket, don’t forget to grab a plate or pound of their smoky pulled pork, too. [Photo: Raymond Thompson/EATX]

3. Brown's Bar-B-que

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Fed Man Walking’s Mike Sutter calls Brown’s pulled pork a “pork salesman’s sampler of textures and colors,” and it’s not to be missed. [Photo: Jessie L./Yelp]

4. Freedmen's

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2402 San Gabriel St
Austin, TX 78705
Freedmen’s incredibly moist pulled pork is enhanced by its tangy sauce.

5. Blue Ox BBQ Truck

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1505 Town Creek Dr
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 537-2047
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It might be called the Blue Ox BBQ and Pancake Cabin, but don’t let the pancakes throw you off. This trailer makes some of the best pulled pork in Austin. [Photo: Heather S./Yelp]

6. Nutter Buster BBQ & Comfort

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1705-A FM 1626
Manchaca, TX 78652
(512) 903-9774
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Try the decadent grilled cheese with pulled pork -- made with Texas toast, of course.

7. RedStar Southern

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Austin’s newest trailer is already getting rave reviews for its North Carolina-styled pulled pork, sandwiched between homemade buns. [Photo: Red Star Southern/Instagram]

8. Slab BBQ

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Slab BBQ knows its pork, and the pulled pork is their “O.G.” meat, cooked in their “slow, low, & bangin’” style (hence, Slab). [Photo: Annie-Lee T./Yelp]

1. La Barbecue

Austin, TX
Order up a pound of pulled pork, or opt for the El Sancho Loco, with chopped brisket, pulled pork, and sausage to get a little bit of everything. [Photo: Meghan McCarron/EATX]

2. Franklin Barbecue

900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
As long as you're waiting in the epic line for the famed brisket, don’t forget to grab a plate or pound of their smoky pulled pork, too. [Photo: Raymond Thompson/EATX]
900 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

3. Brown's Bar-B-que

Austin, TX 78704
Fed Man Walking’s Mike Sutter calls Brown’s pulled pork a “pork salesman’s sampler of textures and colors,” and it’s not to be missed. [Photo: Jessie L./Yelp]

4. Freedmen's

2402 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705
Freedmen’s incredibly moist pulled pork is enhanced by its tangy sauce.
2402 San Gabriel St
Austin, TX 78705

5. Blue Ox BBQ Truck

1505 Town Creek Dr, Austin, TX 78741
It might be called the Blue Ox BBQ and Pancake Cabin, but don’t let the pancakes throw you off. This trailer makes some of the best pulled pork in Austin. [Photo: Heather S./Yelp]
1505 Town Creek Dr
Austin, TX 78741

6. Nutter Buster BBQ & Comfort

1705-A FM 1626, Manchaca, TX 78652
Try the decadent grilled cheese with pulled pork -- made with Texas toast, of course.
1705-A FM 1626
Manchaca, TX 78652

7. RedStar Southern

Austin, TX
Austin’s newest trailer is already getting rave reviews for its North Carolina-styled pulled pork, sandwiched between homemade buns. [Photo: Red Star Southern/Instagram]

8. Slab BBQ

Austin, TX
Slab BBQ knows its pork, and the pulled pork is their “O.G.” meat, cooked in their “slow, low, & bangin’” style (hence, Slab). [Photo: Annie-Lee T./Yelp]

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