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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%
Travelers talk about
“pulled pork” (175 reviews)
“ribs” (399 reviews)
“potato salad” (99 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
American, Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
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Reviewed April 30, 2017

The Brisket. Get. The. Brisket. True, that’s the only meat dish I tried, but OMG, if anything is better than that then I will come back and write another review because it was the best I have ever had. Better than NC, SC, GA, and...More

Thank TheTravelHawks
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

Wow !!!! People started waiting in line here at 5am ?!?!? They open at 10a, we arrived on a Tuesday at 12n and waited in line for 1 hr !!!!! OK ! Here's the scoop .... the serve til they run out! When we got...More

Thank SoCalSydney1362
Reviewed April 26, 2017

We waited 3 hours in the line, had a fantastic experience the whole way through, they even provided food for the wait and sold beers. The ribs and brisket here are both incredible. Try the Bourbon banana pie too.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

we came a few years back and stood online for hours. This time we planned ahead. We ordered our food a month ahead. This skips the line and you go straight to pick up area. The brisket was amazing. The sausage was good. The sides...More

Thank Autumn M
Reviewed April 22, 2017

We made a last minute decision to try and get lunch here. Didn't realize that people had been lining up since about 7:30am in the morning for BBQ. We didn't get there until around 11:00am and the "last man standing" (last person guaranteed food) was...More

Thank WakefieldAG
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Best BBQ I've had, ever. Eating at Franklin's has ruined BBQ everywhere else for me. I waited in line for over 4 hours to get a taste of heaven, and boy was it worth it. I ordered their beef ribs (to die for, and only...More

Thank chenster22
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

Been in central Texas For a few years; everyone said I had to go to Franklin. I thought, "meh, who waits for hours for BBQ? Sounds like a tourist trap." I was wrong. Black's and La Barbecue and the rest are super awesome if you...More

1  Thank Jon K
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

This was great. they ran out of everything except brisket and sausage but those items where awesome and delicious. Was a little pricey but it was worth it. Good local beer and great customer service. If you are coming to visit Texas try to come...More

Thank Jairo D
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Don't get me wrong, the BBQ was good. The brisket was cooked like butter. But, the pulled pork lacked in flavor as did the sides. Desserts are super cute- but ours were hard to eat. Crust was thick and hard. Would we go back-- probably--...More

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Fun n great. Great food worth the wait. Play heads while you are waiting . Everything they is true. Beef and sausage are my favorites

Thank R V
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Martin J
March 5, 2018|
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Response from Lance S | Reviewed this property |
I don’t but Franklin might. How much would you pay me to go down there, buy it, and ship it to you?
Kevin L
December 2, 2017|
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Response from Kyle S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they had some lawn chairs under the stairs. I wasn’t sure if they were already there, or if people brought them. It’s under a covered area under the restaurant at the front of the line, so I think you’d have to be there... More
Christopher D
August 16, 2017|
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Response from Shanewave1965 | Reviewed this property |
Preorder online, but it can be limited at times, so it's best to call ahead and set it up. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to speed anything up overall.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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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