Artz Rib House

(512) 442-8283

2330 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX | Directions   78704

30.247596 -97.776349

Open Hours

Monday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 10:00 PM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 09:00 PM

 
Bars & Clubs, Catering, Restaurants  more

More Categories: Barbecue Restaurants, Banquet Rooms, Party Planners

Bar & Club Special Features: Live Music

Cuisine: Californian

Price: $

Tags: Brunch, Cheap Eats, Lunch Spot

Payment Methods: American Express, Check, Discover, MasterCard, Travelers Check, Visa

Neighborhoods: South Lamar, Zilker

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Artz Rib House
Artz Rib House

Reviews for Artz Rib House

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Good ribs, but everything else sub par – Hope you're not looking for atmosphere, great service, or a clean place... you won't find it here. It was filthy in there! Cobwebs hanging from the ceiling, sticky floor in the bathroom (UGH!), dirty all around. I tried to have an open mind becuase of the great reviews, but the sides (and the uncleanliness) ruined it for me. The potato salad tasted like vinager & potatoes with no other seasonings. Slaw was ok. Beans ok. I tried 2 kinds of ribs. The Country Ribs I have to admit were tasty. The baby back were complete fat. Maybe one small bite of meat on each.

My advise is to do take out country ribs here, otherwise, pass. No excuse not to be clean people, you serve food there!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst Barbeque Ever! Don't believe the hype, it sucked. – Worst Barbeque ever!

My date and I went there tonight and I had my favorite ribs plate. It was the nastiest barbeque that I have ever tasted. It tasted like third day left overs. They must have had this sitting around since Monday because the barbeque sucked, bad! The sauce was a concoction of ketchup and vinegar with some spices. Not as bad as the barbeque, but nasty in its own right. The cole slaw was tasteless. The beans and potato salad were forgettible in the mix .

My date didn't enjoy her food, so I kept eating to not create an unpleasant mood. Bad mistake! It is 4 hours after my date and I still feel sick. She has boycotted the place. From now on, I will follow my intuition and go to the Countyline.

Heath my warning and go somewhere good.

One deserves to enjoy good barbeque and not nausea in return for their money.

I'm off for some pepto.

Recommends
over a year ago

Live music and food that will stick to your ribs. – In Short
Comfortably arranged with tables on several levels, this south Austin favorite combines small-town friendliness with world-class smells emanating from the kitchen. The award-winning baby back ribs are smoked to perfection; beef and pork ribs, smoked brisket, chicken and sausage round out the barbecue menu. All entrees come with potato salad, coleslaw, pinto beans, pickles, onions and bread. Vegetarian options include meatless burgers and skewered grilled vegetables, which also come with sides.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Literally Best BBQ in Town!!! – I've been eating at Artz Ribs at least once a week for years and they literally have the best ribs in town. Whether you're wanting a rack of baby backs ribs, briskets plate, veggie skewers or just a juicy hamburger you won't find any BBQ better than Artz.

I recently hired them to cater a wedding rehearsal dinner (out of town) and everyone LOVED the food and the owners - Art and Z- they're the BEST!!! Their attention to details made the rehearsal dinner come off without a hitch!

Whenever I leave town, the first thing I want when I get back is Artz!!!

Note: Ask Art or Z to wrap up a couple of racks of ribs to take with you when you're travelling and staying with friends. My friends love it when I show up with a little taste of Austin!!!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

this heineken is for you! – food is good, ambience is nice. watch out for the owner, she sucks.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Country Style Pork Ribs – I'm from Dallas and really loved the food here. I had the Country Style Pork Ribs and they were huge like beef ribs and the sides that came with it were really good to---the potato salad was smooth like mashed potatoes. It came with 3 ribs, but I could only eat 2 of them (I'm 260 pounds)---I filled up on a lot of soda. Which brings me to my second part of the review. The servers I had were hard to get a hold of and my girlfriend thought they were very rude. The ambiance is funny and the chairs are dirty. The music is down home folk music if you're into that. I recommend for the food, but not the service.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Racks in Town – I eat at Artz Rib House often. Where will you find another barbecue restaurant that makes their own soups, desserts & salad dressings from scratch? And to top it off they have the best smoked pork baby back ribs!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Once was good – The first time I wen to Art's Rib House it was great. Then I went a second time and it was terrible. It was like they dumped a pound of salt on my meat loaf. Then I tried a third and the Ribs were the worst ribs I have ever had. Don't waste your time with this place.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The Best – Absolutely the best ribs anywhere. The burgers are great and the music is some of the best in town. Highly recommended.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Horrible! – This was my first and last experience at Artz Rib House! The food was way overpriced (its cheaper to eat all you can at The Salt Lick). Our waitress was so slow, it took about 20 minutes to get our food and we both had BBQ plates. She didn't check on us again until 30 minutes later, we asked for our check and 30 minutes later we got it. She did have plenty of time to visit with other customers, even sitting down at a table with some for a while. The ribs were dry, brisket was tough, sausage and beans were ok, potato salad and cole slaw needed severe improvement. All in all I wouldn't go back if it was free.

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