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Franklin Barbecue

#2 of 2,941 Restaurants in Austin
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East Austin
Barbecue, Grill
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900 E. 11th, Austin, TX 78702
(512) 653-1187
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth the wait

I am not one to wait in line for food, so it was shocking for me to wait with my daughter for 4 hours! The time went right by since everyone online is basically happy and you know you are all there for the same reason. The brisket was the best I have had ever, and I have had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Sharon C
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West Orange, New Jersey
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West Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I am not one to wait in line for food, so it was shocking for me to wait with my daughter for 4 hours! The time went right by since everyone online is basically happy and you know you are all there for the same reason. The brisket was the best I have had ever, and I have had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We arrive like 11am in a Tuesday and the line as not so long, we waited like hour and a half, we totally forged about the waiting line after trying that brisket.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Brisket is the best from here! prefer fatty side which gives brisket a moist taste. Hmm, pork is ok. The line was long and we had to wait about 2 hours (it was on Sunday around 12 pm. The line might be longer if it didn't rain that day). Oh, and I think you can get the brisket to-go without... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stopped for the evening in Austin Texas and decided to try this famous BBQ joint in the am. We got there at 10 am when the restaurant only opens at 11am! Was surprised to see a lineup all the way around the corner. Staff was amIng and friendly and lineup greeters were made available for drink morse and even sampler... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Franklin could be labeled as an “Experience” just as much as it is a restaurant. To start off, we arrived there around 9:00 AM on a Friday and were already fairly deep in the line down the block, wrapped around the corner. Everyone present was in it for the long haul, prepared with their coolers filled with beverages (yes, you... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I live in san Antonio and this place is definitely worth the drive. just get ther early because they will run out of food! A must visit!

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St. Petersburg, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Franklin's meat is superb. We had pulled pork, ribs, lean brisket and fatty brisket. However, I found the sides to be mediocre. Plan ahead - 2 months - and order on line. Otherwise you will stand in line and hope you get food. I'm not sure I get a James Beard award for bar-b-que.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We showed up on Mother's Day Sunday at about 10:15 am and the line was at the end of the parking lot - which surprised the Franklin team. They told us this was the shortest they had ever seen it! They warned us that it still would be a several hour wait so we settled in. We chatted with our... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I arrived at 900am and the line was wrapped around to the Legends coffee stand. Needless to say after reading plenty of reviews and of course watching the Food Network I was ready for bbq awesomeness. Bring a chair, drink some beer, (they sell local brews outside) meet new people, played cards, watched a movie, & tossed a football around,... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We went on a Saturday and were prepared to face the line. We had been reading to get there around 8:30. Well we got there at 8 and the line was already down to the corner. The staff comes out to take expected order sizes so they can determine where the line may need to get cut off and to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 900 E. 11th, Austin, TX 78702
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > East Austin
  • Neighborhood: East Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 653-1187

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Grill
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?