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Franklin Barbecue

900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
+1 512-653-1187
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (832 reviews)
“potato salad” (108 reviews)
“burnt ends” (20 reviews)
American, Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Franklins wrote the manifesto in Brisket and wow it was friggin amazing! “SOLD OUT” sign went up as I arrived 15minute before closing BUT they said sometimes CLOSE BY 1PM just depends on what people order. I was lucky and was last guy able to...More

Thank Denis D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived at the closed restaurant by 8:30am on a Thursday in July. (Be sure to bring some camp chairs, sunscreen and water.) The line started moving at 11am, and our food was getting cut by 12:30pm. Bar none, it was the best BRISKET I...More

Thank JSATfromTX
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Franklin’s is quite amazing. The food is above par. There’s a reason the line is ridiculous. Years ago on a trip I waited. This time I ordered ahead. 16lbs for a large party. The brisket is amazing. But my favorite are the ribs. The turkey...More

Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I came to Franklin’s Barbecue because my friend saw it on 60 Minutes. I was hesitant to have to stand hours for a meal but since he was in a wheel chair I decided I should be thankful to be able to walk. The owner...More

Thank petehunt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got in line around 8:30 to wait about 4 hours to get some BBQ. Franklins BBQ provides about 50 chairs for you to sit on while you wait if you arrive early enough. Staff was super friendly and came out to tell us that the...More

Thank TXDave55
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't get me wrong, the BBQ is outstanding. But there are other places in Austin that are almost as good without waiting all morning in a ridiculous line.

Thank Charmsfather
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You'll just have to see for yourself. Ive left this line after an hour to go to other fine BBQ establishments in Austin, but this place is famous for a reason. Brisket is a must, ribs done to perfection.

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For years I have heard great things about this place. Well I finally got to try it. The brisket was amazing. Sausage pretty good, pulled pork great. Turkey was so so. The potato salad was good. I love beans, however these were too spicy for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The line will be out the door but don't let this discourage you because it moves fast. This is some of the best BBQ I have ever had. I could cut my brisket with the side of my plastic fork. Amazing taste. You can go...More

Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are visiting from Oklahoma. We watch Franklin's show on PBS so we had to try it out while in Austin. We arrived around 840am, a little later than we planned, and didnt eat until abt 115pm. We brought lawn chairs, a...More

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DeAnna S
17 June 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.
8 June 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.
8 June 2018|
Response from Travel80 | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not... We arrived at 8:50 am and had a great time in line visiting with folks that traveled from Houston (got up at 5:30 am), San Francisco and Hong Kong. Enjoyed lunch at 1:00 and the experience in line with new... More
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, 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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