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Franklin Barbecue

) #6 of 3,126 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” (734 reviews)
“potato salad” (95 reviews)
“banana pie” (12 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
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Reviewed 6 days 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

Thank pitmasterphilw
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place lives up to all the hype I'd heard. I arrived at about 9:30AM in the morning for the 11:00AM opening thinking I'd be up front in line - NOT! There were people in front of me that had set up sunshades and coolers....More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

BEST BBQ of my life (and we've had a lot of it over the weekly our visit)! No sauce needed. We had pulled pork, ribs and brisket. Everything was exquisitely tender, flavorful, and lean.

1  Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Frankie's is some seriously awesome BBQ!! Anyone searching out legit TX BBQ, must come to this BBQ joint! You gotta get here early though. No matter what day I always find it to be seriously packed to the brim. It's so worth it though! You...More

Thank Moradshahi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived and saw quite a few people walking away disappointed. Sign on the door said "We're Out". Wanted a t-shirt so we went in. They were out of sliced brisket, but they had other selections. For $46 we had a tray of chopped brisket, a...More

2  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me first start off by saying I know this is Austin's most famous bbq spot and I will be roasted by all Texans, but I don't understand why. I am not a huge fan of peppercorn which is the original Texas bbq, but this...More

Thank PhilipSaltzman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best BBQ I've ever had anywhere! Be sure to get the sliced brisket, sausage, or ribs. But it's all good, and fresh every day.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Franklin Barbecue is an experience you have to have while in Austin. We arrived at 9 a.m. - they don't open until 11 - we were seated about 1 p.m.. We eat a lot of BBQ, but Franklin's is hands down the best BBQ I...More

Thank 594laurah
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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 👍🏽
3 May 2017|
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Response from Debbie H | Reviewed this property |
Either..your choice, as it should be following a 2 hour ++ wait to eat barbeque
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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