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Franklin Barbecue

#4 of 3,049 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
East Austin
As featured in 3 Days in Austin
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900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
+1 512-653-1187
11:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came early in the morning to wait in line after missing out due arriving late the previous visit to Austin. This was a really fun experience. Bring lawn chairs and a cooler and make some new friends while you wait up to 3 hours for them to open. Once in the doors you are in for a treat! My... More 

Thank William R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I finally got to cross this off my BBQ list and it was certainly worth the wait. I've eaten BBQ all across Austin and Lockhart but this one stands as my favourite. To kill time me and my buddies took some beer, chairs and a pack of cards which made time fly. We got there are 07:00 and were one... More 

Thank jfmoorby
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So my colleague and I were in Austin for business. I had read about Franklin in a magazine so I thought we would hit it up for lunch. We had a 2pm flight so thought getting there at 11am would be fine...oops...there were at least 200-300 people TAILGATING to get into the place at 10:45am! So we choose another location... More 

Thank Bill B
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our first stop in Austin was Franklin Barbecue. We had no idea you were supposed to get into line early and just showed up on a Sunday around 1pm. A super nice server told us there would be food once we got to the front of the line but maybe only sausage. She got us a few beers and we... More 

Thank Jayne H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love Franklin BBQ! PreOrdered a chilled brisket and scored a sliced hot one as well! Love the convenience of preordering and have also enjoyed waiting in line with friends. The food and experience is worth the wait! The brisket is indescribable!

Thank Cheryl W
Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got up and in line early and were prepared with our lawn chairs and breakfast tacos and dominos and cards. Make some fun out of the wait! At then end is the prize of some of the best barbecue around.

Thank terraoutwest
Watertown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here on a Wednesday morning during a work trip. I waited an hour and a half...it was worth the wait! You can buy beer in line or bring your own cooler while waiting. The brisket is unreaaaaal. Also, the people who work there are crazy nice which makes you appreciate the food and atmosphere that much more.

Thank Emma_5187
Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had to wait in line but it was well worth the short wait. The food was amazing. I found out that you can order online too. I was surprised how quick the line went.

Thank Lindaram2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are plenty of good BBQ places around town without 4hrs line. Brisket is the one to get, others are just average

Thank Justin T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got there early to avoid the long lines...ha no such luck but the wait was beyond worth it. The BBQ is out of this world good. If you are ever hungry for BBQ and not some resturant chain version...then this is your meca. I stop there evey time I am in Austin

Thank Robert J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?