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Franklin Barbecue

) #6 of 3,136 Restaurants in Austin $$ - $$$ American, Barbecue,
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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“brisket” (743 reviews)
“potato salad” (96 reviews)
“burnt ends” (19 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Got here around 7:30 and there were around 20 people in front of us. The line started to grow around 8:00-8:30. We got our food around 11:30 and it was stunning. The brisket was super moist and smoked to perfection. Ribs were delicious as well....More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm in love once again with bbq, my taste buds were raise to new expectations, loved the ambiance and the way they treated us, the food was out of this world. Best I ever had. I would recommend 1000 times over. We were first in...More

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Best barbecue i ever had you have to get there early they open at 11 am and there is a line the brisket was melting with flavor the ribs and sausage were smoked just right delicious!!

Thank eddie r
Reviewed 6 days ago

We planned to stay in Austin for just 2 nights. Drove an hour from San Antonio to arrive at 11:05 a.m. to find the long queue. Lucked out with a parking spot at the back of the restaurant. They even handed out pulled pork sandwiches...More

1  Thank Felicity1323
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bbq is great but the wait in line is ridiculous. There are a few other places just as good (Valentina's for Brisket or Pokey Joe's for sausage) that you don't have to spend 3-4 hours waiting in line.

1  Thank Phyllis M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can only say don't go hungry because you will have a 2 hour wait just to get to the counter I was informed after having waited it line for the opening at 11A. We want you to know standing where you are you will...More

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a once in a lifetime experience for me since we vacationed in Marble Falls and we are from Bolingbrook, IL. To my dismay I found out that Franklin would be closed during most of our visit so July 30th was the only day...More

1  Thank Timothy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok , I'm not one for waiting in line. But I wanted to get the full experience of Franklin barbecue . So you must prepare yourself for 4 to 5 hours of waiting in line . By bringing a cooler full of beverages & a...More

1  Thank pitmasterphilw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped late for lunch. Sign in window said out. Came from San Antonio and asked if they had anything Boy did they hook us UP ! Tons of sausage links sides and pulled brisket! Flavor is perfection! I have have BBQ all over USA and...More

1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was Hyped up and well worth it!! We read the reviews and got there early 7:00 am on a Sunday. We brought our chairs and the kids brought a few toys to keep themselves entertained. I know it sounds crazy to wait in...More

Thank Susan R
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Questions & Answers
Christopher D
17 August 2017|
Response from DerekM966 | Reviewed this property |
Preorder online. It's usually booked 1-2 weeks out, and there is a separate trailer out back to pick it up. Super easy process.
Elizabeth M
24 June 2017|
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Response from SnargyBoy | Reviewed this property |
You can pre order for a minimum number of pounds.
19 June 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
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast
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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