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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” (170 reviews)
“ribs” (385 reviews)
“potato salad” (96 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 weeks ago via mobile

Sign on the door said, "sold out." We poked our head in the door and the waitress told us there was a little bbq left but not much. We waited in line about 10 minutes and got the last brisket, some pulled pork, and one...More

Thank Paul787_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waited in line for about 5 hours to get some BBQ. It was worth the once in a lifetime wait, the food is damn good. Pointers for first timers: there are free-for-all chairs under the stair landing if you get there in time, otherwise suggested...More

Thank alltraveln0w0rk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited friends in Houston and the asked what we wanted to do.....my first thing was experience Franklins BBQ. First day we got in line around noon and were told they would be sold out by the time we got in. The next da we...More

Thank Schmitty1966
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being in TX, I've dedicated a half a day to drive to Franklin, and decide for myself if the brisket is the best ever. It was a rainy December day, cold, I had to spend approx. 2 hours with other hungry fellows queing. I can...More

Thank Waco4life
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After all the rave about Franklin’s, I had to try it. I used to live in Austin, but that was pre-hype. For Christmas my family and I flew in from the Middle East where we live for now, and included Franklin’s in our trip. We...More

Thank gdfthr81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, look... I grew up in Texas, my husband’s family raises cattle, I know beef, I know bbq. This is really good bbq. I can’t fault them on the food. But I literally cannot understand why anyone lines up 3hrs before opening when you’re in...More

Thank delta7310
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here based on the many reviews and mention in one film. There's a queue that must start early as the place opens around 11.00h. We arrived about 1230 and the people right behind us were told that they were the last to be...More

Thank DrStoat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thee place for BBQ in Austin. Franklins reminds me of a roadside stop off a country road. If you plan on checking them out allow a few hours and come early before the brisket sells out. A reporter from NY Times was covering the bbq...More

Thank J David H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I would have called you crazy if you would have suggested to me that I would stand in a line for 4 hours on a December morning just to get some barbecue. I do it again though! The food is absolutely marvelous. Our group had...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Good brisket yes. Sausage no. The place is okay, but not worth waiting 2 hours in line. I'm not going to lie the meat is moist, but so are many other places in town. I don't get the hype, I'm no hipster that wants coffe...More

Thank Zephyr C
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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.
24 June 2017|
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Response from SnargyBoy | Reviewed this property |
You can pre order for a minimum number of pounds.
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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, Local cuisine, Kids
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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