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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%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (175 reviews)
“ribs” (399 reviews)
“potato salad” (99 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Franklin BBQ does not require TripAdvisor reviews as it has built its reputation on its product, BBQ. I was fortunate (and I mean fortunate) to arrive for a late lunch & score wonderful tray of chopped beef, pulled pork, sausage (killer), unfortunately the last pieces...More

Thank Manbyk
Reviewed 5 days ago

Vacation to Austin to visit two Presidential Libraries. Stopped to try some Texas Bar B Que. Parking was a little difficult. When we arrive we found a sign on the door “out”. When the bar b Que is gone they close! A nice guy at...More

Thank dansantoniS
Reviewed 5 days ago

My family went to Austin, Texas and got some Franklin Barbecue. It is so fork tender, mouthwatering, delicious meat I have ever eaten. The baked beans, and slaw are really good. Their banana and pecan pie are to die for!

Thank patty_is_me_38
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You'll have to wait to get in but it's worth it. Great ribs! The best ribs in Austin that we had doing our visit. Very good brisket but I thought Stubbs brisket was a bit more tender. A very fine atmosphere even during the wait...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This barbecue is worth the wait. You can also order online and pick up, but you will need to do it months ahead of time. Our daughter lives here and ordered it online for our visit. The brisket was so good!! We even had it...More

Thank Aek123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tremendous BBQ (we had the chopped beef and sausages) - wonderful sides (beans, cole slaw, and potato salad) - great BBQ joint! Well worth the wait!

Thank psturge0n
Reviewed 1 week ago

But you don't have to wait. Plan far enough ahead and you can pre-order your bbq online, skip the line by going to the tailer out back. Yes it's that good. If you are doing the wait go earlier than you plan. I've been first...More

1  Thank Leila F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a Friday off Our group of 4 got in line at 8:55 am. Franklin’s very Hospitable employees told us we would get to get to Counter to order at 2:30... The Family in front of us in line got up at 5:30 am in...More

Thank Travel80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been told by friends visiting Austin that this is a must place to go for bbq brisket and it did not disappoint. We went late on a Tuesday. We were maybe one of the last 10 people to get brisket for that day. The...More

Thank Soymoosemom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited in the infamous line for bbq on our last trip to Austin. It was well worth the wait. We had brisket, pulled pork and turkey. All were great!

Thank r1818l
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Martin J
5 March 2018|
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Response from Lance S | Reviewed this property |
I don’t but Franklin might. How much would you pay me to go down there, buy it, and ship it to you?
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.
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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