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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%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (194 reviews)
“ribs” (422 reviews)
“potato salad” (110 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm a research girl. After a lot of tallying, added this to our girls' trip must do list. Glad I did. I can't even describe how go it is and why. The meat (we did brisket, ribs, and turkey) is flavorful, moist, and perfectly cooked....More

Thank sonseekers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I find myself #25 in line and it’s only 8:30 in the morning. Why is this place so popular? I read an article about a month prior proclaiming Franklin as the best of the best. I had to find out. So here I am...More

3  Thank jimmyapollo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got there when it first opened-I think it was 10am. First diners in there. The sell all the meat by the pound which can add up if you are super hungry and or have eyes bigger than your stomach. Bread and beans were free, but...More

Thank highflyerSanDiego
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great BBQ but most important the flavor of ribs and their 3 sauces were excellent. Add to that cole slaw and potato salad and beans for a great combination of Texas flavors. So far the BEST flavors in Austin. Happy that we pre ordered as...More

Thank Mbarros
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was high on my bucket list. Finally planned the 11-hour trip to Austin last year but they had the fire during Harvey just three weeks before we got there. Got a second chance a year later and this time it worked! I'm so pleased...More

2  Thank Mike C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Franklin has fabulous brisket. In fact, it some of th3 best I’ve ever tasted. The ribs are so so, don’t waste time or money on the sausage.

Thank Mack M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waited in line for two hours and didn't make the cut. Got turned away when they ran out of food. Next day we returned again and jack pot!!! Well worth the wait for this landmark place. BBQ was outstanding. Some of the finest food i...More

1  Thank G6Ranch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Real Texas BBQ joint, don't miss this spot. If it is sold out try again the next time you can. I had some of everything but the brisket is by far my favorite. I've been to a lot of BBQ joints but this brisket is...More

1  Thank Nomad230453
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the best birthday! We got there at 9am and finally got our delicious meal around 2pm. It was well worth the wait

1  Thank brookejade015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was so good, they even let you taste the brisket while you order. It’s worth the wait, get there early the line fills fast you won’t be disappointed. You want Texas bbq this is the place to go worth all the hype.

1  Thank kendra c
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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