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Franklin Barbecue

#3 of 3,008 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
East Austin
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Grill
As featured in 3 Days in Austin
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900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
+1 512-653-1187
11:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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102 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First off some helpful tips: show up by 7a to insure you get food! line starts very early and we were turned away the first day because we showed up at 830a. tip #2 bring a lawn chair! lines and waits are long. they have some chairs available, but no guarantees. tip#3 its byob in line. be sure to have... More 

Thank Kenneth Y
Manchester, Vermont
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Waited all week and glad we did! Finally got some delicious BBQ. Sampled everything and was not disappointed. Loved the casual atmosphere.

Thank Sue F
Killeen, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of Texas best places to go for BBQ. You need to get there early because by around 1 or 2 pm, they are usually sold out. The line is crazy, but just a testament that people will line up for the food here. We spent a little over an hour in line, and some of the food was sold... More 

Thank calderon2370
Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The wait in line is a part of the whole Franklin experience, I got there at 745am on a tuesday and found myself about 30 spots back. Everyone in line friendly and very talkative. Staff members sell beer down the line which was wonderful and they also had a staff member going down the line asking what you want and... More 

Thank bradenDe
Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got in line at 7:30 got seated at 12:30. Great BBQ. Got to meet new friends in line. Probably wouldn't do it twice but ticked the box. Carry out is a good option. The meat is great. Sauce was peppery. Limited sides. Great staff. Small dining room and might have to share a table.

Thank Gregger0415
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69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling to a wedding in Texas from Chicago-- we knew we had to Stop at Franklins. Our family owns a meat company in Chicago and we know a good cut of Meat and how to cook/smoke them. And we were very pleased with what we had a franklins (except they ran out of ribs about 7 people ahead of us)... More 

1 Thank Dawn S
Cincinnati, OH
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221 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took advantage of their preorder service and had brisket, ribs, sausage, and slaw. Kepp in mind, it was a good 45 minutes after the brisket had been sliced before we ate it, and it was still absolutely amazing. I wish I had waited in line so I could have it immediately after sliced. The ribs were good, but I... More 

1 Thank MrFrump
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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150 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Top notch brisket. Well worth the wait. They have a few chairs you can use while waiting in line, or bring your own. You can also buy beverages while waiting in line, though only after they open. I was really pleased with the food and the whole experience. I think most people are aware that you will wait in line... More 

Thank MNSQ575
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who in their right mind will stand in line for for over 3 hours to eat BBQ??? ( we did bring our chairs so sat some!) 4 of us did and it was so worth it!!! We arrived and got in line at 915am! Sat down to take a bite of that brisket at 1230! The brisket and sausage are... More 

Thank Cheryl R
Austin, Texas
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479 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the new extended call ahead ordering! It makes getting the yummy food without the wait very convenient. They provide you a drink while they pack up your food. Easy to do and makes my family happy. My father at 80 can't stand in line for hours but now he can experience the BBQ. There is a minimum order... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Grill
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > East Austin
  • Neighbourhood: East Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-653-1187

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?