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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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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is touted as the best BBQ and it lives up to that reputation. It opens at 11:00am. However if you want to get your first choices, get there earlier. We got there at 8:00 am on a Sunday. There were about 100 people ahead...More

Thank DeAnna S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food was delicious and great service. Me and my family enjoyed the food the atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Luis M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have been eating Texas barbecue for 50+ years. Central Texas is home to lots of Slavs, Czechs and Germans and over the years they developed a very distinct barbecue style. Mostly seasoned with basic salt-and-pepper and slow smoked over oak which is the prevailing wood....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Avoid the lines and order takeout ahead, which we have done twice for entertaining at our home, there is a minimum order size; the beef brisket is out of this world, truly the best BBQ in Austin. Plan ahead online and enjoy!

Thank GeogCat
Reviewed 2 days ago

Probably the best known BBQ in Texas, but the lines and wait time are unbearable. Most often 2-3 hours standing in line in the Texas summer heat is not for me. I now go to a great new spot on the south side, Valentinos Tex-Mex...More

Thank DAS713
Reviewed 2 days ago

An honest pit barbecue joint where beef brisket is cooked over a bed of coals for 14 to 16 hours. The food is amazing but the wait is crazy. Go early or ask a friend to stand in line for you. Sometimes you have to...More

Thank jerrygoff78735
Reviewed 2 days ago

Franklin's BBQ is one of the BBQ places you must try while in Austin. This is at least a half day event on a Saturday. Bring chairs and drinks as you will be in line for about 4 hours, all of this is part of...More

Thank Jason K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Franklin's BBQ is the best in Texas. Best in the country, but get there early. It's worth the wait. You will not find a better bbq place anywhere in the world.

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Before you say that there's no BBQ worth the 4 hour wait in line, let me just cut your off and let you know that there is. As a matter of fact, the line was so fun that even if there weren't the best damn...More

Thank tytownes
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having lived in Austin for 50 years and eating at Franklin's Barbecue many times, I am amazed by the consistency of his food. the brisket is the best I've found. And living in Austin, that says a lot. We are surrounded by great barbecue and...More

Thank TX2XS
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DeAnna S
June 16, 2018|
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Response from Joyce S | Reviewed this property |
We got in line late, around 1:30. They were sold out of a couple of items, but not brisket, which was what we wanted. Worked for us.
June 7, 2018|
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Response from Jaspreet Kaur O | Reviewed this property |
No they don’t. You have to stay in line usually because it’s so busy. I went on Tuesday afternoon and it took us an hour and half to get food. But it was totally worth it.
June 7, 2018|
Response from Travel80 | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not... We arrived at 8:50 am and had a great time in line visiting with folks that traveled from Houston (got up at 5:30 am), San Francisco and Hong Kong. Enjoyed lunch at 1:00 and the experience in line with new... More
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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
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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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