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Franklin Barbecue

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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BY THE POUND
22
Brisket
19
Ribs
19
Pulled Pork
19
Turkey
14
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Sausage
SANDWICHES
12
Brisket
9.5
Pulled Pork
9.5
Turkey
8
Chopped Beef
7
Sausage
8
Tipsy Texan
SIDES
Single 2.5
Pint 5
Quart 9
Potato Salad
Single 2.5
Pint 5
Quart 9
Slaw
Single 2.5
Pint 5
Quart 9
Pinto Beans
DRINKS
2
Fountain Drinks
2
Iced Tea
Vintage Big Red
2
Topo Chico
2
Mexican Coke
4" PIES
All Pies $5
Bourbon Banana
Pecan
Key Lime
Lemon Chess
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent almost a hundred bucks for some brisket, a beef rib, a couple of spare ribs, and two desserts. The brisket was the best part of the meat. It was very moist and definitely benefited from the post oak smoke. The beef rib was horrible...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Slythe777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Franklin's has a much-deserved reputation for outstanding BBQ. My bar is set very high, and I was excited to try Franklin's meat, particularly their ribs and brisket, which are my two barometers for BBQ evaluation. Hearing the issues about lines, we did advance planning and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank alltravellvr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised how many Austinites asked us if Franklin Barbecue was worth the effort as many have never endured the wait. I’m not sure spending three hours in the heat (ending up with some heat stroke) is worth it for barbecue, but I will...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank mingfatsai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for four days and we love BBQ so I had to try it. But we’re from Central Florida so I’ve been spoiled with 4Rivers Smokehouse for the last decade and I compare it to everywhere I travel. The meat at Franklin’s...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ClaireDGrove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just like the headline says. They have good barbecue, quaint atmosphere, nice surroundings and good prices. Downside is there is, almost always, a line. As long as you are patient, your taste buds will be happy.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank William F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Picked a mid-week day in a holiday week, checked out the line shortly after 9am and was number 38 in line (counted). Well worth the wait, my buddy who flew in from out of town for this experience. Brisket was almost perfect, we ordered the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank TravelFullTime2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh this place.. Austinites live for a great 'cue, and luckily we had a chance to try this pitmaster's deliciousness. People queue here for 5 hours sometimes.. we were lucky only waited 45mins. Still got melt-in-mouth brisket.. omg that was delish!! also tried sausages, beans...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank MildaLeo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here twice last week, I am now ruined for Q. Got there just before noon one day and we were at the end of the line to get in. Got "leftovers" (chopped beef and sausage), a huge plate for $10 or so. Next day...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Northern_Traveler00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get here while they got some! A must on any visit to Austin - no matter all the other places ... this is where you start. Then yes - keep going. Bring a cooler with your drinks, umbrella if too sunny and grab one of...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank WonderousTraveler
Reviewed May 16, 2019

I've eaten A LOT of barbecue since moving to Texas, but Franklin is the best. No argument. We ordered way too much in order to try everything and it was all wonderful. Best brisket I've ever had, perfect in every way. The line is a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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agoodtravelagent
January 4, 2019|
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Response from Dan R | Reviewed this property |
BARE BULL BBQ on the south end of Canyon Lake, STARTZVILLE TX Best "lesser known" for top shelf Q
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Steve R
October 6, 2018|
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Response from rsilvajr120 | Reviewed this property |
Need to be there by 7 but opens between 1030 n 11 out of food by 2
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478deannas
June 16, 2018|
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Response from Holly L |
Crowds ate the same every day. Be there 1 1/2 hours before open to make sure you get the brisket. If your going in s month, pre order and puck up at the to go orders.
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