Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que Austin
BBQ in a historic space with a garden
Barbecue · Downtown · $$
The first Austin outpost of a well-loved Llano barbecue joint offers a wide range of pit-smoked meats, from beef ribs and brisket to the less common likes of whole chickens, sirloin and goat, plus traditional sides and desserts. The historic, wood- and brick-filled space also features a garden patio and a full bar that stays open late and serves a special menu.
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
location 217 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA phone +1 512-474-4227 website directions Get Directions
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I recently vacationed in Austin. I asked around for good BBQ and everyone recommended Coopers. The food was amazing and true southern/Texas BBQ food. The brisket melts in your mouth and the rib was amazing. It was a tad expensive (brisket $22) rib ($16), but well worth it in the end. The jalepeno mac n cheese is amazing and they have an unlimited supply of all you can eat self served beans/condiments.
Mike L · April 18, 2018
Cooper's BBQ is the first time I have eaten BBQ with no sauce! While the sauce is free, I didn't like it very much. The plus side to this is it wasn't needed! We tried the half chicken, brisket, sausage, pork ribs, corn on the cob, mac and cheese, jalapeno bacon mac and cheese, baked potato, and beans. Every thing was delicious. The meat is tender and chicken and ribs fall off of the bone. My husband keeps asking to drive back to Austin just to eat here again. We will be eating here anytime we are in town. It is a bit pricy but you get ample servings and it is worth every bite!
Kendra Logan · June 3, 2018
Definitely over-rated. The BBQ here was absolutely average and I have had much better in places outside of Texas. I'm guessing the high ratings are for the ambiance. They offer a very Texas feel. But the great BBQ just is not here. Dry chicken, sour-ish sauce, watery beans, and cheap sliced bread from a value market instead of rolls. Quite expensive. for what you get.
R L · May 17, 2018