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Franklin Barbecue

) #7 of 3,127 Restaurants in Austin €€ - €€€ 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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“brisket” (719 reviews)
“potato salad” (91 reviews)
“banana pie” (12 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We placed an order about a month ahead, and picked it up to go for a family gathering. As always, it was perfection. Portions are plentiful and taste never disappoints. Although you can't just walk up and order for on the spot, if you know...More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was skeptical at first when my nephew mentioned going to Franklin's BBQ for his birthday, but that we would have to wait for 5 hours in the Texas heat and humidity. I thought, "no bbq is worth waiting 5 hours in Texas' heat", but...More

1  Thank Bernadette T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was given a lot of hype about Franklin BBQ before I went, so I showed up with high expectations. I had also read a review that "once you try their brisket you'll never want anyone else's brisket again"! And, to top that off the...More

Thank R0BS411
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The only negative is a 3-4 hour wait. Having said that, it's every bit worth the wait. Brisket... everything is great but the brisket.. this is where you come to eat the best brisket ever.

Thank ify0ulikepinac0ladas
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After living 10 years in Texas, then living away for 8 years, we returned to Austin and reserved a pick-up brisket and some sausage. Best brisket I've ever eaten, hands down. We picked it up at 1 pm, put it in a Yeti cooler until...More

Thank DerekM966
Reviewed 6 days ago

The locals bring lawn chairs and coolers of their favorite beverage to sit for hours in the hot sun. We got there at noon and were served and eating in an 1:30. We, others behind us, were warned by the staff that the wait would...More

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us were in Texas for the UCLA/Texas A&M Football game in the fall. Rather than stay in College Station/Houston, we chose to stay in Austin. Having heard about Franklin on social media and in TV culinary shows for the longest of times,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband got in line at 5 am. Waiting in line is a bit like tailgating, people brought coolers and chairs, books and card games. We were second to order. The place is very old-timey as far as decor and music, and small. We had...More

Thank Jtann
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The brisket and ribs were on point, great salty and smokey flavor to both. The bones pulled out of the ribs and the brisket was fork tender. Well deserved top 50 BBQ in Texas.

Thank Ted S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was talked into trying this place despite the very long line/wait to get in - minimum of 45 minutes. I actually took us an hour and fifteen minutes to sit down with our food! After all the build-up and a bill over $115 for...More

Thank Shanewave1965
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Do open consumption laws prohibit you from enjoying a screwdriver or beer while passing the time? I have seen people in videos & on the No Reservations show drinking while in line. Just want to clarify before heading out there. Thank you!
19 June 2017|
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Response from Jtann | Reviewed this property |
There were plenty of people enjoying cold beer while waiting in line. I don't know if cocktails (like a screwdriver) would be any different or not.
Do we have to eat there or can we take out?
3 May 2017|
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Response from thollandam | Reviewed this property |
Hello you can get food to go.
What is the best time to line up on Saturday? Early? Or wait until 2-3?
29 September 2016|
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Response from Sexybeastintheeast | Reviewed this property |
You must be on line by 7am to insure that you will get food. I arrived at 8 only to have a Franklins employee hand a plaque to the man in front of me. It read "Last man standing" she then said I was not guaranteed food... 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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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