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Franklin Barbecue

900 E. 11th, Austin, TX 78702 (University of Texas)
(512) 653-1187
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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Excellent brisket and BBQ! definitely worth the wait. Went with work friends & everyone enjoyed their meals. You have to try it!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Took wayyyy too long to get to the chow, but it was excellent. Ordered ribs and the brisket and was some amazing BBQ. If not on tight time crunch and ready to treat yourself to some very good chow, give it a shot. They are very nice and we were very well treated. Good peeps!

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Tyler, TX
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114 reviews 114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Experienced BBQ guy here. Travelled 4 hours from Tyler to try Franklins. Arrived and lined up at 9am. Ordered at 2pm. I expected to be disappointed. I figured it couldn't live up to the hype and a 5 hour wait. I concur with the others here. The wait is long but made more reasonable by the friendliness of the Franklins... More

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ny
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

got there at 9:30 am and ate at 12:30...such a hoot to wait online with everyone..they give you chairs to sit on and free drinks/tea etc. they are so nice...coming around often to see if you are ok and allowing you to use the restrooms. The guy cutting the meat was super friendly and chatty....such a fun great experience. The... More

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Pittsburgh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

it was a long wait but well worth it! Brisket and ribs were fantastic as were the sides. Server came around while we were waiting and took beer orders, which was a nice touch. If you're in Austin, you need to go here

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The wait is ridiculous and totally uncalled for it's only for show. If normal operations there would not be a wait. It's only to keep attention if you wait 4-5 hours and have not eaten it would be the best BBQ in world. Good food but not worth the wait.

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Chicago, Illinois
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333 reviews 333 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

C'mon its Franklin!! The lines may be long but it is definitely worth the wait. Everything is amazing.

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Toronto
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

yes its true that you better line up early for the best bbq in Texas, This is a tailgating experience. Bring a football, beers, and buddies. The line up can start at 7;30-8:00am for the 11:00am opening, Staff come out early to serve (sell) drinks and find out what everyone will be ordering, When the doors finally open at 11:00,... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Franklin BBQ is worth every minute of the wait! We came to Austin for the F1 race a day early JUST for Franklin! We were disappointed last year because we didn't do our research. We arrived Thursday morning right before 7am. We were the fourth party in line (about 10 people ahead of us). Franklin opens at 11am. We got... More

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Houston, Texas
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147 reviews 147 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Maybe it's that I didn't have to wait hours, but it didn't blow my mind. My top recommendation is their key lime pie tarts. Wow, those are worth the trip. BBQ was good, for sure, but not great. The brisket was fairly lean (which I like) but not as fork tender as I expected. Other meats were too greasy for... More

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Additional Information about Franklin Barbecue

Address: 900 E. 11th, Austin, TX 78702
Phone Number: (512) 653-1187
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > University of Texas
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue, Grill

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