About Stubbs


“Stubb” was born Christopher B. Stubblefield in Navasota, Texas, as one of nine sons from parents he describes as “real good cooks.”

In the 1930′s, Stubb’s family moved to Lubbock, Texas to pick cotton, and it was during this time Stubb learned to cook by working in local restaurants and hotels.

Stubb left Lubbock to serve in the Korean War as a staff sergeant in the 96th Field Artillery, the last all-black army infantry, where he was a gunner and a respected leader.

Stubb used this time to perfect his culinary skills by overseeing the preparation of daily meals for as many as 10,000 soldiers.

After he returned, Stubb eventually opened his first restaurant in Lubbock in 1968, across from the county fairgrounds. He made his first barbecue in the hickory pit behind his place and filled the jukebox with vintage blues music.

It was here that Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q was born…

In the 1970′s, Stubb’s restaurant became the heart of an explosive music scene. Stubbs was ground zero for musicians like Joe Ely and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Other famous musicians who would “play for their supper” included Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Robert Cray, George Thorogood, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Linda Ronstadt and the Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Although small in size, Stubb’s Restaurant was always filled with good friends, great music and plenty of Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q.

The Lubbock location is now closed but the legend continues here in Austin at 801 Red River. Come on down for some Live Music, Cold Beer and Great Food!



Sat Nov 1

Stubb's (Outdoor)

Make us your pit stop before and after ACL Fest!

*Open Late Night during ACL Fest*

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  • For to go orders call (512) 270-4749
  • Stubb's BBQ at the Mean Eyed Cat
  • West 5th and Campbell [map]

May have been a rough night at DKR, but better games aren't far off- Hook 'Em Horns! Be sure to check out the Stubb's banners at your next game!!!!! #hookemhorns #texaslonghorns #stubbsbbqsauce #collegefootball

Proud to be catering the Official IMG Tailgater in the shadow of DKR- Texas Memorial Stadium. Hook 'Em! #hookemhorns #img #texaslonghornfootball #stubbsbbqsauce

The Neighbourhood rocked a packed house at Stubb's last night! Photo credit @merrickales #theneighbourhood #stubbsona75degreefridaynightinjulyrules #stubbsbbqsauce

Hot dogs, fireworks, and ‘Merica. Show us how you’re celebrating the great US of A on this 4th of July weekend. We want to see you clothed in red, white & blue, kicking up your feet with a cold drink in your hand. The best photo w/ #HardlyWorkingAmerican wins 2 FREE TIX to see Hard Working Americans w/ Cody Canada @ Stubb’s on 7.26!

Bikers!!! Come get some REAL Texas Bar-B-Q at the Meanest Bar in Town! Stubb's Bar-B-Q @ the Mean Eyed Cat! Campbell and West 5th in Downtown Austin! Photo credit: Dave Mead.

Stubbs's Pulled Pork Tacos- check. Ice cold beer- check. Perfect Austin weather- check. Mean Eyed Cat Patio- check. Now that's how to spend a Thurs. Get on down to W. 5th and Campbell and get some.