Franklin Barbecue is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Austin.

1. Franklin Barbecue

9.1
900 E 11th St (at Branch St), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Central East Austin · 354 tips and reviews

Joann B.Joann Brighi: Pulled pork is yummy...also the banana pudding pie is to die for :)

Katie B.Katie Behr: Didn't know if it would live up to the hype but it was like a divine BBQ intervention. Amazing brisket, definitely the best I've ever had.

Joseph C.Joseph Campos: Get there early and take a chair. Loved the ribs and turkey. Brisket and sausage were good. Didn't get to try the pulled pork. 8-(

Terry Black's BBQ is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Austin.

2. Terry Black's BBQ

8.9
1003 Barton Springs Rd (btwn Dawson Rd & Bouldin Ave), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Bouldin Creek · 144 tips and reviews

Deja W.Deja Whitmore: Everything is great!! The best brisket I've had! Loved the green beans!

Tom W.Tom Wolfstein: Brisket and pork ribs were some of the best I had. Took some pork dry rub home and that was also delicious. Casual atmosphere.

Beth G.Beth Gossip: Our 1st and only Texan bbq experience and we loved it! The sides were really good, but the meat was even better!! We loved the brisket and jalapeño sausage

Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Austin.

3. Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

9.1
2451 S Capital of Texas Hwy (at Stoneridge Rd), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · 171 tips and reviews

michael k.michael kirk: awesome bbq gotta get the moist though, lean is too dry, cream corn is great too.

Tony L.Tony Lopez: Simply awesome barbeque, be it ribs, brisket or sausage. We go whenever we have guests from out of state because it's so Texas and never disappoints.

GloGlo: Extra moist brisket is a must! Appreciated the Rookie sampler (tell 'em it's your first time). Ran out of Big Red, def a bummer. Would return!

Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Austin.

4. Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

9.2
11570 Research Blvd (at Duval Rd), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Northwest Austin · 145 tips and reviews

Lee M.Lee McClinton: I'm a Kansas City barbeque snob, and most Texas barbeque doesn't meet my expectations...except Rudy's. The brisket is flavorful, the turkey is amazing, and the sausage is very tasty.

Mary J.Mary Jones: Spicy chop is sooo amazing. The potato salad is better then Mom used to make. Extra lean brisket and turkey is awesome as well.

Phil L.Phil Lederer: First timer ar Rudy's. Great brisket and the creamed corn is special.

Micklethwait Craft Meats is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Austin.

5. Micklethwait Craft Meats

9.0
1309 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX
Food Truck · 89 tips and reviews

Faith D.Faith Dabbs: The brisket melts in your mouth! The lamb sausage is divine, coming from someone who's not a fan of any kind of sausage. Cheese grits were AMAZING. A nice southwest twist. The slaw was also en pointe.

Tim T.Tim Talbot: Truly amazing brisket. Great Frito Pie

Ben K.Ben K.: Great outdoor BBQ spot. Brisket was good but the pork spareribs were the true winner. Cheese grits and slaw are the best sides.

Lambert's Downtown BBQ is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Austin.

6. Lambert's Downtown BBQ

8.5
401 W 2nd St (at Guadalupe St), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Downtown Austin · 302 tips and reviews

Zach B.Zach Barkus: Wild boar ribs are out of this world!

Phil S.Phil Scumo: The wild boar ribs are amazing!!! Close the meal with a fried apple pie!!!

Song L.Song Li: Best BBQ I had ever. The first choice of Oak Smoked is amazing!

Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Austin.

7. Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew

8.7
6610 N Lamar Blvd (at Brentwood St), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Brentwood · 114 tips and reviews

Claudia G.Claudia Green: Best beef ribs, brisquet moist and flavorful, awesome pork ribs,

Devon M.Devon Macy: Best beef brisket I've EVERYTHING had!

Art G.Art Gomez Tagle: $15.50 for a 2 meat plate with two sides. Cole slaw and Mac and cheese was good. Brisket was amazing. Skip the pork spare rib. Got 1/2 lb of beef rub for $10 definitely worth it.

Stubb's Bar-B-Q is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Austin.

8. Stubb's Bar-B-Q

8.3
801 Red River St (at E 8th St), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Downtown Austin · 339 tips and reviews

Lucius K.Lucius Kwok: The beef brisket is the best in downtown, and the pork ribs are pretty good.

Evelyn A.Evelyn A: Live Music, great local Beer, and Amazing BBQ! the BBQ sauce is sweet and tangy with a kick!

Victor L.Victor Low: The pork short ribs are great and the brisket was nice a tender. Mac 'n cheese is done right, fried okra is a good bet. Drown it all in Stubb's BBQ sauce and clean things up with a sweet tea.

La Barbecue is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Austin.

9. La Barbecue

9.3
2401 E Cesar Chavez St (at Anthony St), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · 43 tips and reviews

Adam S.Adam Stallman: Come early, there is always a line. They serve beer and drinks while you wait. It's worth it. The brisket is phenomenal. Ranked one of the best BBQ places in Texas for a reason.

Jason K.Jason Kovarik: The beef ribs are to die for, best in Austin.

Alex F.Alex Fish: Probably the best brisket I’ve ever had. Get Mac and cheese, it’s not on the menu but it’s yummy!

County Line on the Lake is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Austin.

10. County Line on the Lake

8.4
5204 Ranch Road 2222 (Loop 360), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · 87 tips and reviews

Mark G.Mark Gleinser: Well I just finished an awesome mixed bbq platter at the Lake. Yes this little historical location has been the choice of in townees to show off upscale downright great bbq and sides for 35yrs.Getit

Michael M.Michael Mendoza: The 'Lite' options are pretty filling! Beef Rib plate is great!

Luis A.Luis A: Loved the peppered turkey and the pulled pork. This is my favorite bbq restaurant in Texas so far! Customer service is excellent!

Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Austin.

11. Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que

8.5
217 Congress Ave, Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Downtown Austin · 64 tips and reviews

Kip R.Kip Rupp: Brisket was melt in your mouth. Had pork ribs and jalapeño sausage too - both were delicious. Some of the best barbecue I've had.

Kevin K.Kevin Kao: The brisket has a lot of variation. I've had some of the best brisket ever and just mediocre. But you can never go wrong with the beef ribs - best beef ribs I've had. The house sauce is amazing.

Ariana V.Ariana Voyer: The brisket, jalapeño bacon mac & cheese, and cole slaw were total stand outs and so incredibly good! Also enjoyed the beef ribs and sausage.

Kerlin BBQ is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Austin.

12. Kerlin BBQ

8.8
1700 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · 26 tips and reviews

Kat S.Kat Swansey: Brisket is fantastic and moist. The pork rib falls off the bone. However, I am not a fan of the sauce. Will still come back again and again.

Joel G.Joel Goodman: The ribs and pulled pork are the stars + the owners are the nicest people ever. IMO the brisket needs work to stand up to the local competition.

Pam ☕️ O.Pam ☕️ O: Worth sitting outside in the heat for this meat. Cool off with a glass of Topo-Chico and get the brisket!

Black's BBQ is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Austin.

13. Black's BBQ

8.7
3110 Guadalupe St (at W 31 1/2 St), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · West University · 33 tips and reviews

Belinda K.Belinda Kathryn: Brisket, sausage and pork ribs were ON POINT!! Get the pepper sauce too!

HillarieHillarie: Brisket, mac n cheese, potato salad - all delicious. Good beer choices.

Lui S.Lui Sieh: Fantastic fatty beef brisket that was amazing and melted in your mouth. Glad to taste it when the pork was sold out. Excellent sides that go with it. Also very friendly service.

County Line On the Hill is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Austin.

14. County Line On the Hill

8.0
6500 FM 2244 Rd (at Knollwood Dr.), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · 48 tips and reviews

Naoto M.Naoto Maeda: Their beef rib is amazing. Also, garlic mushed red skin potatoes and bread are wonderful!

Brass Tacks EventsBrass Tacks Events: Everything is great here. Ribs, brisket, pulled pork are amazing. Try the mac and ceese and deep fried jalapeño cheese bites

Brett V.Brett Valenstein: Portions are HUGE! I stuck with the "light" BBQ menu and it was the perfect amount of food. I highly recommend the babyback ribs!

Cho Sun Gal Bi Korean BBQ & Sushi Bar is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Austin.

15. Cho Sun Gal Bi Korean BBQ & Sushi Bar

8.5
713 E Huntland Dr (at Middle Fiskville Rd), Austin, TX
Korean BBQ Restaurant · Highland · 25 tips and reviews

Landon T.Landon Thomas: Great place! Delicious food. My wife and I spent three months in Korea and crave Korean food weekly. This is the place we have been going for 3 years. We love the marinated short rib.

Celeste W.Celeste Wyatt: I have never had Korean BBQ before- delicious! We had Doisot Bibim Bob (beef & veggies topped with egg with crispy rice in a sizzling pot) & Woo Galbi Jumoolluk (seasoned boneless short rib cubes)

Abdulelah A.Abdulelah Al-Gosaibi: Beef galbi and bulgogi are great! The cucumber kimchi is amazing. The yellow fried fish is pretty good too.