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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” (184 reviews)
“ribs” (409 reviews)
“potato salad” (105 reviews)
American, Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
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Reviewed today

I've been eating Franklin's brisket since he was in a food truck many years ago. The brisket is awesome but having to wait in line isn't. I only go once or twice a year now.

Thank Phillip S
Reviewed today via mobile

This was worth the wait for in line around 7:30am line wasn’t to bad but they were very courteous coming around to check on you asking what you wanted to get a general idea of what meats & pounds it’s worth the wait I can...More

Thank 122tiffanyr
Reviewed today

This is good barbecue, don't get me wrong, but I honestly don't know why it's as popular as it is. I think Ironworks downtown is just as good, maybe I'm not as big a barbecue fan as the connoisseurs? I'm definitely not at all telling...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed today

Part of your adventure is the line...how early, how long, who you met...all the build up for the ONCE in a lifetime BBQ that is Franklins. Not to be missed.

Thank Vicki B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a Mecca for bbq fans and it is correct! The meat is amazing. But so too is the line up. The wait was three or more hours (see photo).but there is another way order in advance with a pick up line with no...More

1  Thank Lawrence2300
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hype is real!!! The fatty brisket is unbelievable! We came back to Austin with the main goal of visiting franklin’s. This is our second time here, and it is just as good. The sausage link was really good too - great flavor and snap...More

Thank itsxjackie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived about 8.50am on a Thursday and were eating delicious BBQ by about midday. The wait in the queue was so much fun, Franklin’s provide a bunch of chairs and we sat and drank beers talking to a lovely couple who we next to...More

Thank Chloe V
Reviewed 1 week ago

The brisket is sublime, no doubt. Is it worth the hours in line? Yes, once, simply because the experience, of sitting in line with a ton of other people waiting for BBQ's holy land, is it's own entertainment. But my oh my does it get...More

Thank mbourgon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 1115 and the line was already into the parking lot. We grabbed chairs, some lemonade, and a bucket of beers and settled in. Was brought a free taste of the brisket and it was great till we got our food two hours...More

Thank Keeva1975
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must , they say it is the number 1 BBQ in the USA. Well think they could be right, it’s not cheap but you get so much food you must share...

Thank dartman1959
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DeAnna S
17 June 2018|
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Response from Joyce S | Reviewed this property |
We got in line late, around 1:30. They were sold out of a couple of items, but not brisket, which was what we wanted. Worked for us.
8 June 2018|
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Response from Jaspreet Kaur O | Reviewed this property |
No they don’t. You have to stay in line usually because it’s so busy. I went on Tuesday afternoon and it took us an hour and half to get food. But it was totally worth it.
8 June 2018|
Response from Travel80 | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not... We arrived at 8:50 am and had a great time in line visiting with folks that traveled from Houston (got up at 5:30 am), San Francisco and Hong Kong. Enjoyed lunch at 1:00 and the experience in line with new... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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 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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