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Franklin Barbecue

#4 of 3,043 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
East Austin
As featured in 3 Days in Austin
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900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1905
+1 512-653-1187
11:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our first stop in Austin was Franklin Barbecue. We had no idea you were supposed to get into line early and just showed up on a Sunday around 1pm. A super nice server told us there would be food once we got to the front of the line but maybe only sausage. She got us a few beers and we... More 

Thank Jayne H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love Franklin BBQ! PreOrdered a chilled brisket and scored a sliced hot one as well! Love the convenience of preordering and have also enjoyed waiting in line with friends. The food and experience is worth the wait! The brisket is indescribable!

Thank Cheryl W
Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We got up and in line early and were prepared with our lawn chairs and breakfast tacos and dominos and cards. Make some fun out of the wait! At then end is the prize of some of the best barbecue around.

Thank terraoutwest
Watertown, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I came here on a Wednesday morning during a work trip. I waited an hour and a half...it was worth the wait! You can buy beer in line or bring your own cooler while waiting. The brisket is unreaaaaal. Also, the people who work there are crazy nice which makes you appreciate the food and atmosphere that much more.

Thank Emma_5187
Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to wait in line but it was well worth the short wait. The food was amazing. I found out that you can order online too. I was surprised how quick the line went.

Thank Lindaram2017
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are plenty of good BBQ places around town without 4hrs line. Brisket is the one to get, others are just average

Thank Justin T
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there early to avoid the long lines...ha no such luck but the wait was beyond worth it. The BBQ is out of this world good. If you are ever hungry for BBQ and not some resturant chain version...then this is your meca. I stop there evey time I am in Austin

Thank Robert J
Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Shhh. You can order online if you are a planner. 5 pound minimum. they even have special parking. great for special occasions. and yes it's worth it.

Thank agconsults
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

food was great and reasonably priced. Good variety of offerings and the ambience was very very good!!

Thank Danny G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to get there early to get a place in line. I was fortunate to be there on a weekday. I waited in line about 2 hours, but they have folding chairs available and sell drinks while you wait ( I would bring a cooler). When I reached the counter they still had all meats available. I tried a... More 

Thank Doug B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?