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Franklin Barbecue

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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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“pulled pork” (165 reviews)
“ribs” (381 reviews)
“potato salad” (96 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is truly an original Texas BBQ, oddly they are fewer and farther between since the explosion of Austin. Once you taste real Texas BBQ you will always be disappointed by the chains. Service is great, food to notch and get a Lone Star while...More

Thank Hermon D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I never thought BBQ was worth a 2-3 hour wait until my first bite of Franklin's. I stand corrected! Nuff said.

Thank Lone_Star_Hobo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the brisket, and the ribs. Both were excellent. I'm not sure if it was a 3 hour long wait good, but it was good. I've had brisket all over Texas and Franklin’s brisket is one of the best I've ever had. Eating here...More

3  Thank FromPortlandOregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If waiting 3 hours or more for an average plate of BBQ is your thing just because the popularity, go ahead and visit; however, there are equal or better BBQ in Austin and for that matter is Texas.

Thank Joaquin J A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I waited six hours to get my food, and I would do it again. It is easily the best brisket I've had in my life! Get there early, like 7am. Bring water, shade, and a chair.

3  Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

It was literally just okay! I don't want to hate on this historic place in Austin but it was just okay we got some ribs for a Christmas party spent over 60 bucks for just one slab (I know that's crazy) overpriced and just okay

2  Thank Jeffrey J
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

I've been to Franklins just once a while back and still remember how good it was- wow. The meat just melts in your mouth and is not dry like other barbecue places... you don't even need to put sauce on it! Really unforgettable taste.

1  Thank 02Mambo
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Talked friends into predawn line to beat wickedly long lines later in the day. First time customer and heard the raves and reviews about their almost mystical charred meats. Spoiler: Definately not worth the wait. Meats were tasty but dry. Was embarrassed to have taken...More

5  Thank msidoric
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Everything is great but the wait-it takes at least an hour to get in. They do provide drinks and things to do while you wait and you end up making new acquaintances from being by the same people in line for the time you are...More

1  Thank walterr892
Reviewed September 6, 2017

The wait is part of the charm. I hope that they get back on their feet quickly after the smoker accident. Can't wait.

Thank crockettbrian
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Christopher D
August 16, 2017|
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Response from Ted S | Reviewed this property |
You can preorder from their website. They take a limited number of preorders so you'll have to check the date to see if it's available. Also, minimum order is five pounds of meat. Worth it!
June 23, 2017|
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Response from SnargyBoy | Reviewed this property |
You can pre order for a minimum number of pounds.
June 19, 2017|
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Response from SoCalSydney1362 | Reviewed this property |
Yes ! You may enjoy your favorite adult beverage. May I suggest a Shiner Bock 👍🏽
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > East Austin
  • Neighborhood: East Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-653-1187
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