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Franklin Barbecue

) #6 of 3,126 Restaurants in Austin $$ - $$$ American, Barbecue,
900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
+1 512-653-1187
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (734 reviews)
“potato salad” (95 reviews)
“banana pie” (12 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is my 3rd visit to Franklins! We fly from SLC Utah for this BBQ! Waiting in line is right of passage. Bring your coolers and folding chairs! We love to pre game for BBQ and mingle with others who share and understand great BBQ....More

Thank BlackLotus801
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Waited 2 hours - starting at 10:30am and worth the wait (and I never wait!) Brisket superb, ribs unbelievable. Plus ask for a tour of the smokeroom..... you pretty much have to plan your day around this place.

1  Thank Tom N
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful brisket. Met expectations which were very high. Pulled pork was also top notch. Everyone very friendly. Great experience.

1  Thank argylecutter
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is what Heaven must be like. Waited for hours and it was worth every min. I had a bit of everything. Ribs, Brisket, sausage, all outstanding. It just so good. The staff here is out of this world. They came out a few times...More

1  Thank Joe M
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We waited three hours for food but it was so worth the wait. They had chairs, little brisket sandwiches, and beer to tide us over. We got the last of the pulled pork (along with brisket and sausage) and it was the best pulled pork...More

Thank Kristen B
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I live in Austin, have never stood in line for Franklin BBQ. It's just not something I'll do for food. However, you can order ahead if you order at least 5 lbs of meat and you can simply walk up and get your order and...More

1  Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We showed up at like 1pm on a weekday the week of Christmas and only waited an hour, and they still had almost everything!!! We then stayed at an airbnb across the street where we watched people line up for barbeque at 7am everyday ......More

Thank Stacey K
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I've been to Franklin's two times and waited 5+ hours each visit. The BBQ is top notch. However, you could drive to Opie's BBQ in Spicewood (44 minutes from DT Austin) or Coopers in Llano (1.5 hrs from DT Austin) and get the same or...More

1  Thank James L
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I have been eating BBQ my whole life having grown up in central Texas; and Franklin's brisket is noticeably better than any other brisket I've tasted. I've never tried anything else there, due to the fact that the brisket is so good. However, the line/wait...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We were told in advance that there would be a wait, and that the wait was worth it. They were right! We are NYers who spent a week in Austin in early December, and Franklin was one of the highlights for sure! They provide you...More

Thank kprau
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Elizabeth M
23 June 2017|
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Response from SnargyBoy | Reviewed this property |
You can pre order for a minimum number of pounds.
19 June 2017|
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Response from SoCalSydney1362 | Reviewed this property |
Yes ! You may enjoy your favorite adult beverage. May I suggest a Shiner Bock 👍🏽
3 May 2017|
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Response from Debbie H | Reviewed this property |
Either..your choice, as it should be following a 2 hour ++ wait to eat barbeque
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
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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