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Franklin Barbecue

900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
+1 512-653-1187
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (171 reviews)
“ribs” (389 reviews)
“potato salad” (97 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank timothyspinner
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an experience! People may shy away because of the line, but hanging out and meeting people while waiting for your chance at America's best BBQ is half the fun! It's a tailgate party but instead of hanging out pregaming for a sporting event, you...More

Thank GetOutTheMap
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our stop in Austin (from MN) we wanted to stop by this place because it got really good reviews and we just don't have good TRUE southern BBQ food in MN. I wish I would have read the reviews so I would know to...More

Thank mmaue627
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here from Canada to visit many bbq restaurants and we were in line for about 1hr30 min but was able to get some brisket and 1 pork rib and some pulled pork I have to admit the brisket is damn delcious but is it...More

Thank Atl4life
Reviewed 1 week ago

After 4 years of attempting to stand in line and be served before the food runs out, I finally got the opportunity to eat at Franklin Barbecue. Yes, inside of the building. I couldn't believe it! My companion and I waited in line at 1...More

Thank Precious89
Reviewed 1 week ago

So be prepared to get there and in line before they open and sell out. We stood in line for a hour and half and we would do it again for this brisket experience. I thought the brisket was the best meat but I might...More

Thank 622hollyl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve eaten here twice. I decided this last time, no reason to ever wait in line here again. Food is good but not unmatched in Austin. Brisket is good, ribs- not the best in town. Sides are good, overall the food is not the problem....More

Thank Global_Traveler_WI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently attended a private party at Franklin Barbecue, so we did not have to stand in a long line this restaurant is noted for. The service was friendly and the food was very good, especially the brisket and pulled pork, but I was not...More

1  Thank CJTravelerTexas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finally made the pilgrimage to Franklin. The weather was unseasonably cold so that actually worked to thin out what I hear are typically epic lines in the early hours. My wife and I were actually second in line there at 8am. Even in the cold,...More

3  Thank Yowzers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can I say? Franklin's BBQ is supposed to be an Austin icon. However, after standing (there are no chairs) in line for several hours, we were able to eat. We couldn't get what we wanted because all the brisket was sold out by the...More

Thank Helen V
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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, 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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