Franklin Barbecue
Busy, lunch-only BBQ joint
Barbecue · East Austin · $$
The Zagat Review
4.8
Food
4.0
Decor
4.3
Service
 
“Believe the hype” that’s built up around this East Austin “experience” , in which “melt-in-your-mouth” brisket, “unbelievable” ribs and pulled pork are doled out in modest digs from 11 AM till the eats run out (usually early) at what many claim is “hands-down” the “best” BBQ joint in town and "possibly the world" ; fans agree the “hours” -long waits are “well worth it."
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Chevron
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
location 900 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78702, USA phone +1 512-653-1187 website franklinbarbecue.com directions Get Directions
Known For
People watching
Lunch
Takeout
Zagat Mentions of Franklin Barbecue
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Google Reviews
4.7
(1701)
This place is an experience. A lot of people may say “oh it’s all hype” but honestly it’s not. The brisket is definitely on a different level from any other briskets I’ve tried so far. It’s tender, moist and super juicy. The pulled pork is so flavourful and soft. The sausage was delicious. It’s definitely worth the wait and the experience itself of lining up for hours is fun. You get to make new friends! Also sweet tea is free!
Erika Dee · May 3, 2018
Finally got to try this place after years of trying! I can definitely understand why the food runs out and why this is such a hot spot for BBQ! The food was delicious, the portions/price were appropriate, the service was outstanding. They keep the customers informed as to the wait and quantity of food left often, so at least you know ahead of time what you are in for. My only regret is not being able to try the other options as they had ran out. Next time!
Norma Olivarri-Hernandez · April 13, 2018
My boyfriend ordered ahead for his dad's birthday, so we didn't have to wait in the famous Franklin's line. It was quick and easy and he only had to do it a few day in advance. Staff was super friendly, and most importantly, the barbecue was delicious!!! Would definitely do again for a special occasion!
Gina Chen · May 25, 2018