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Franklin Barbecue

#3 of 3,011 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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East Austin
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Grill
As featured in 3 Days in Austin
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900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
+1 512-653-1187
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11:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was visiting Austin, TX for work last week and was able to get to Franklin Barbeque. I had super high expectations given that friends had raved about it (and i had bought and read Aaron's book). I have eaten at some of the most recognizable bbq restaurants over the years but honestly, this was the best. Granted, i only... More 

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Thank Tim W
Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited on a Tuesday - came at 2:30. There were only 4 people in line! They still had sausage and brisket. Consider using this trick and come late if you hate to stand in line. They may be out of food - and if so, dine somewhere else close. But we were thrilled to get the food without the... More 

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Thank Steve S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Showed up on a cold, rainy Sunday morning at 8am. Doors opened at 11am, but it took an hour to serve the 50 people ahead of me so I finally sat down with my food at 12pm. I had the lean brisket, moist brisket, pulled pork, ribs, turkey, coleslaw, and banana bourbon pie. The brisket and sausage were the best... More 

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austin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was invited to a private corporate event here in the evening. I heard a lot about Franklin BBQ but I never wanted to wait in a long line so I never went. I couldn't pass up this opportunity to try it so I went....with really no expectations. How could it be any better than the other really good BBQ... More 

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Thank Leander_TX78749
Green River, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First thing, I'm not the kind of person that will usually wait in a long line for a restaurant. With that said I can say our group was amazed by all of the BBQ that franklins makes. From super moist and tender brisket to fall off the bone pork ribs, moist turkey and a good spicy sausage. We got in... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off some helpful tips: show up by 7a to insure you get food! line starts very early and we were turned away the first day because we showed up at 830a. tip #2 bring a lawn chair! lines and waits are long. they have some chairs available, but no guarantees. tip#3 its byob in line. be sure to have... More 

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Thank Kenneth Y
Manchester, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Waited all week and glad we did! Finally got some delicious BBQ. Sampled everything and was not disappointed. Loved the casual atmosphere.

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Thank Sue F
Killeen, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of Texas best places to go for BBQ. You need to get there early because by around 1 or 2 pm, they are usually sold out. The line is crazy, but just a testament that people will line up for the food here. We spent a little over an hour in line, and some of the food was sold... More 

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Thank calderon2370
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The wait in line is a part of the whole Franklin experience, I got there at 745am on a tuesday and found myself about 30 spots back. Everyone in line friendly and very talkative. Staff members sell beer down the line which was wonderful and they also had a staff member going down the line asking what you want and... More 

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Thank bradenDe
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got in line at 7:30 got seated at 12:30. Great BBQ. Got to meet new friends in line. Probably wouldn't do it twice but ticked the box. Carry out is a good option. The meat is great. Sauce was peppery. Limited sides. Great staff. Small dining room and might have to share a table.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Grill
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
11:00 - 16:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?