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Franklin 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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“pulled pork” (172 reviews)
“ribs” (392 reviews)
“potato salad” (99 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Due to SXSW, the line was long- about 50 min wait, but I was told it was the best! It was totally worth the wait. I cannot even describe how amazing the brisket was. No sauce needed! The flavor is great and the sides were...More

1  Thank Jess K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at 9 am and were ordering by 1 pm on a Friday in March. I had heard the line was a lot like tailgating but I don't know that I believed it ahead of my visit to Austin. The time flew by and...More

Thank Chip C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had this catered in for a lunch and OMG the brisket is absolutely amazing. It does not need sauce of any kind and the burnt ends are about heaven. The key lime pie is also to die for.

Thank erinmhicks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You take some chairs, maybe an hat, maybe some beers to wait in line. It seems like a pain to wait in line but you meet people and have a lot of fun. The staff keeps you informed of how things are going and the...More

Thank Lance S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first thing to be said here is that Aaron Franklin really knows brisket, and produces an exceptional product. It is not the taste that distinguishes his fatty brisket; it is the texture. It is buttery to the point that it literally melts in your...More

3  Thank jetsly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got to Franklin's 15 minutes after they opened. Rookie mistake. Many times, they are all sold out by this time. It took me an hour and 40 minutes to place my order to go. This is not a complaint. The nice lady who controls...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped by here at around 2pm on a Tuesday and were greeted by a "sold out" sign on their front door! One employee was talking to another customer outside and confirmed they were sold out of everything! So Sad! Next thing we knew, another...More

Thank Globetrotting_Lolo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got take -out and the pork ribs were fabulous! The amount for "eight " was skimpy however. We were disappointed. Peach cobbler and Banana pudding were yummy !

Thank Logansmom6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tip: arrive as early as 9am. Weekdays and off weather days may make for shorter lines. Friendly and unhurried staff. Efficient but not hurried which makes for a nice and pleasant visit. The line is half the fun. Meeting people, borrowing chairs and getting a...More

Thank PhultonPhorever
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all you need to plan to get there 1 or 2 hours early because the lines start forming then. They provide you lawn chairs and have beverages available to buy while you wait. They normally sell out of the Brisket by 1p or...More

1  Thank timothyspinner
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Martin J
5 March 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
3 December 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
17 August 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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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
  • Neighbourhood: East Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-653-1187
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