About us

History

In 1970, native Austinites, Bert, and Joyce Johnson opened a small 1,000 square-foot barbeques joint at MLK and the Rio Grande near the University of Texas campus. Bert was a state employee and cooking for co-workers and friends--out of his house, but don't tell anyone-- every chance he had.

Bert's father-in-law, Henry Adams, owned a Gulf service station on MLK and knew a dormant upholstery shop for rent and looking for a tenant. He suggested Bert and Joyce use the space to set up shop. He and Joyce were able to do this on an if-it-works basis and could purchase the shop when they were ready.

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Restaurant & Bar

Catering

Bert's Catering offers a wide range of catering services, featuring Texas BBQ and Texan Style feasts. Whether it's a luncheon drop off or pick-up, or full-service on-site catering, we specialize in bulk orders. Please call our offices for a catering quote.

Our specialties include brisket, sausage, chicken, turkey and ribs, slicing the meat on site to ensure freshness with every full-service catered event. Bert's can also provide an assortment of vegetarian options, along with appetizers and sides to suite your exact needs.

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Location

3563 Far West Boulevard
Austin, TX
78731

Hours

Sat
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM