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Franklin 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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“pulled pork” (170 reviews)
“ribs” (385 reviews)
“potato salad” (96 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
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Reviewed yesterday

You have to get there early or the line is really long! We waited 2 hours in line but well worth it for a cool Saturday. Wife had the sliced beef and I had a beef rib with slaw an potatoe salad. Simply Awesome! The...More

Thank georgec473
Reviewed 1 week ago

So we drove to Austin on a Tuesday morning and decided to try out Franklin. My husband is from San Antonio and we frequent Killen's in Pearland, so we aren't strangers to great bbq. We were surprised to still waited for 1.5 hours in line...More

Thank Wander_Eyes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered 1 lb of everything, because why not? That being said, the brisket was amazing, ribs were great, and the rest was good. We all agreed at our table that Salt Lick has them beat on the turkey, sausage, and pulled pork. The staff...More

Thank Nick P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I got in line about 9 AM and we ate by 1:30 PM. Get there early and tailgate, the growd is great, staff is spot on for everything. There's a coffee stand in the back and you can buy beer inside and...More

Thank Karen f
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at 7:45am, as I wanted to eat prior to noon. It was cold, and I was pleasantly surprised to see we were #2 in line. First guy got there at 7am :) In contrast to my last visit over a year ago, there...More

Thank Brent M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expecting a 3 hour wait, headed to Micklethwait's , surprise noon Franklin line 50 people only, open parking spot in front. BBQ gods parted the clouds, rays of sunshine. Wait about one hour, nice chats in line, local beer offered and accepted. Had previously considered...More

Thank ron m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sign on the door said, "sold out." We poked our head in the door and the waitress told us there was a little bbq left but not much. We waited in line about 10 minutes and got the last brisket, some pulled pork, and one...More

Thank Paul787_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Waited in line for about 5 hours to get some BBQ. It was worth the once in a lifetime wait, the food is damn good. Pointers for first timers: there are free-for-all chairs under the stair landing if you get there in time, otherwise suggested...More

Thank alltraveln0w0rk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited friends in Houston and the asked what we wanted to do.....my first thing was experience Franklins BBQ. First day we got in line around noon and were told they would be sold out by the time we got in. The next da we...More

Thank Schmitty1966
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being in TX, I've dedicated a half a day to drive to Franklin, and decide for myself if the brisket is the best ever. It was a rainy December day, cold, I had to spend approx. 2 hours with other hungry fellows queing. I can...More

Thank Waco4life
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Kevin L
3 December 2017|
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Response from Kyle S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they had some lawn chairs under the stairs. I wasn’t sure if they were already there, or if people brought them. It’s under a covered area under the restaurant at the front of the line, so I think you’d have to be there... More
Christopher D
17 August 2017|
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Response from Shanewave1965 | Reviewed this property |
Preorder online, but it can be limited at times, so it's best to call ahead and set it up. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to speed anything up overall.
24 June 2017|
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Response from SnargyBoy | Reviewed this property |
You can pre order for a minimum number of pounds.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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