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Franklin Barbecue

#3 of 3,011 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
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Showed up on a cold, rainy Sunday morning at 8am. Doors opened at 11am, but it took an hour to serve the 50 people ahead of me so I finally sat down with my food at 12pm. I had the lean brisket, moist brisket, pulled pork, ribs, turkey, coleslaw, and banana bourbon pie. The brisket and sausage were the best... More 

1 Thank FinanceGuy99
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was invited to a private corporate event here in the evening. I heard a lot about Franklin BBQ but I never wanted to wait in a long line so I never went. I couldn't pass up this opportunity to try it so I went....with really no expectations. How could it be any better than the other really good BBQ... More 

Thank Leander_TX78749
Green River, Wyoming
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First thing, I'm not the kind of person that will usually wait in a long line for a restaurant. With that said I can say our group was amazed by all of the BBQ that franklins makes. From super moist and tender brisket to fall off the bone pork ribs, moist turkey and a good spicy sausage. We got in... More 

Thank John O
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago 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 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?