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Franklin Barbecue

€€ - €€€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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“pulled pork” (184 reviews)
“ribs” (409 reviews)
“potato salad” (105 reviews)
American, Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A trip to Austin enabled my wife and I to enjoy an early Sunday morning trip to Franklin’s line. We arrived with two coolers, six chairs and in line nos. 62-66 at 7:30 A.M. we drank, laughed, made new friends and at 11:00 it opened....More

Thank jcwbesq
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are from NZ and I don’t know how many times we have walked away from a place due to the queue, this however was different. The queue is part of the experience, get talking with people around you, bring some shade, sunscreen, and water...More

Thank Bernadette H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You absolutely cant beat this barbecue!! there is a line out the door all the time but well worth the wait!!

Thank Tricia L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is touted as the best BBQ and it lives up to that reputation. It opens at 11:00am. However if you want to get your first choices, get there earlier. We got there at 8:00 am on a Sunday. There were about 100 people ahead...More

Thank DeAnna S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was delicious and great service. Me and my family enjoyed the food the atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Luis M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been eating Texas barbecue for 50+ years. Central Texas is home to lots of Slavs, Czechs and Germans and over the years they developed a very distinct barbecue style. Mostly seasoned with basic salt-and-pepper and slow smoked over oak which is the prevailing wood....More

2  Thank KDRabbit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Avoid the lines and order takeout ahead, which we have done twice for entertaining at our home, there is a minimum order size; the beef brisket is out of this world, truly the best BBQ in Austin. Plan ahead online and enjoy!

Thank GeogCat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best known BBQ in Texas, but the lines and wait time are unbearable. Most often 2-3 hours standing in line in the Texas summer heat is not for me. I now go to a great new spot on the south side, Valentinos Tex-Mex...More

Thank DAS713
Reviewed 1 week ago

An honest pit barbecue joint where beef brisket is cooked over a bed of coals for 14 to 16 hours. The food is amazing but the wait is crazy. Go early or ask a friend to stand in line for you. Sometimes you have to...More

Thank jerrygoff78735
Reviewed 1 week ago

Franklin's BBQ is one of the BBQ places you must try while in Austin. This is at least a half day event on a Saturday. Bring chairs and drinks as you will be in line for about 4 hours, all of this is part of...More

Thank Jason K
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DeAnna S
16 June 2018|
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Response from Joyce S | Reviewed this property |
We got in line late, around 1:30. They were sold out of a couple of items, but not brisket, which was what we wanted. Worked for us.
7 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.
7 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 - 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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