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Franklin Barbecue

900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
+1 512-653-1187
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Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (197 reviews)
“ribs” (430 reviews)
“potato salad” (111 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
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Reviewed today

Despite being obsessed with brisket, I honestly didn’t think I would get a chance to try the famous Franklin Barbecue. I knew my husband doesn’t want to spend one of his days off in line and I knew I would never make it early enough...More

Thank KelEBee
Reviewed today via mobile

The lines to order food are ridiculous, but they do move! It's funny three of us went together and we all chose a different favorite! They were Ribs, Brisket and sausage...the sides we had mac & cheese and slaw were average.

Thank Z1128WJellenb
Reviewed yesterday

Everybody knows that Franklin has some of the best BBQ in the country (and for that matter, the world). The question is, is it worth the hourslong wait you'll need to endure to eat there? I am happy to say that the answer is YES!...More

Thank gournal3311
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the first of 14 Austin/Central Texas BBQ establishment reviews I will be posting following a 8 day run through the area. It was the first place I went and was #1 after the trip and head and shoulders above all but a couple...More

Thank mlpbjm
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Okay, but I prefer Black’s. About same $$ and not that incredibly long line and Black ‘s has awesome beef ribs

Thank allen f
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have waited the mandatory 2-3 hours in 100 degree heat and 27 degree cold and it was worth every minute. The star of the show is the brisket, which is a transformative experience. Before I moved to Texas, I have to admit, I just...More

Thank bc3rd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth whatever you have to go thru to get in front of the meat cutter. I've tried it all and there are NO shortcuts. Bring an appetite.

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

No doubt Franklin's brisket is to die for, but is it worth the wait?? That depends if you're a connoisseur or just out for a good BBQ meal. If you are out for a good BBQ meal there are at least 100 other delicious BBQ...More

Thank Kenokid
Reviewed 1 week ago

Waited in line for one hour, which is about what I expected. Was worth the wait. Brisket, ribs, sausage, and beans. Tender, excellent seasoning. Friendly helpful staff. Would DEFINITELY go back. I ordered too much (?), but I ate the leftover for breakfast the next...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Texas for the F1 race as were about half of the other people in line. We had been visiting family in San Antonio and drove to Austin early to get in line at Franklins on a cloudy, chilly and drizzling Thursday morning....More

Thank Kathy G
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Steve R
October 6, 2018|
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Response from highflyerSanDiego | Reviewed this property |
Get there at opening. Might have been 1030.
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DeAnna S
June 16, 2018|
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Response from Holly L |
Crowds ate the same every day. Be there 1 1/2 hours before open to make sure you get the brisket. If your going in s month, pre order and puck up at the to go orders.
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Theologator
June 7, 2018|
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Response from Jaspreet Kaur O | Reviewed this property |
No they don’t. You have to stay in line usually because it’s so busy. I went on Tuesday afternoon and it took us an hour and half to get food. But it was totally worth it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > East Austin
  • Neighbourhood: East Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-653-1187
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