Franklin Barbecue

BBQ Joint
900 E 11th St (at Branch St), Austin, TX 78702, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Tue–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Lunch
Drinks:
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.5/10

Based on 546 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Jason K.
    "The Tipsy Texan makes your inner carnivore wanna do a happy dance."(9 Tips)
    exfm
    "Believe the hype, this is hands down the best BBQ in Austin."(7 Tips)
    Hollis T.
    "I'm a brisket pig - could eat it every day."(105 Tips)
    Ariel S.
    "Also, don't forget to leave some room for the amazing banana pie!"(5 Tips)
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  • Desmond F.

    Get the brisket fatty, it's amazing.

    Desmond Foo · 2 days ago
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  • Reynaldo M.

    Brisket💯. Ribs💯. The National Beer of Texas💯.

    Reynaldo Macias · 2 weeks ago
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  • Lucile H.

    Tipsy Texan is perfect

    Lucile Hecht · May 30
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  • Eater

    Aaron Franklin's namesake barbecue parlor is famous for lines so long that people bring lawn chairs while they wait, and was recognized with a 2015 James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Southwest. Read more

    Eater · May 7
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  • Margarita A.

    Franklin bbq owner Aaron Franklin won Best Chef: Southwest Honors at the 25th annual James Beard Awards (2015). Congrats Chef🍴

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  • Christoph P.

    Turkey, brisket, sausage and definitely the pies!

    Christoph Planer · April 25
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  • Matt L.

    Everything is so good, but you can't visit Texas without brisket.

    Matt Lucht · April 5
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  • David S.

    Get there as early as you can- 2 hours before opening was not guaranteed any food.

    David Sickels · April 3
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  • Wholeeo M.

    Best food ever

    Wholeeo Medeena · April 2
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  • Bren R.

    Everything! Tried the brisket lean and fatty, it is delicious as well as the beans.

    Bren R · March 26
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  • MAAR P.

    Best BBQ In The Nation!!!

    MAAR PRODUCTIONS · March 18
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  • Lalia W.

    Famed for being some of the best BBQ in Austin. Franklins does not disappoint! Be prepared to food coma. Found here: http://supper.mx/places/franklin-bbq-austin/

    Lalia Williams · March 16
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  • William G.

    Brisket!!!! SOOOOOOO TENDER! Best bbq place I've ever been to hands down

    William Gonzalez · March 15
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  • Shaunna H.

    Words can't express how good this is.

    Shaunna H. · March 8
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  • Simple F.

    Brisket & Pulled Pork. That's all they had left.

    Simple Foodie · March 1
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  • Brenn S.

    Place a big order ahead of time to avoid waiting in line ;)

    Brenn S. · March 1
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  • Rachael

    Turkey & brisket are my fave meat options. Sides are aight. Great people working the line!

    Rachael · February 20
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  • Avery E.

    best brisket of your life

    Avery Epstein · February 18
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  • Joan P.

    the brisket and sausages are a must, the ribs are also amazing but pulled pork wasn't too memorable. crazy talk but it's true--the 5+ hour long wait is worth it.

    Joan Park · February 18
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  • Eliot P.

    Fatty brisket is the obvious choice, but the pulled pork, ribs & sausage are great as well. Be sure to get a few bourbon banana pies for dessert.

    Eliot Pardo · February 16
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  • Naty Z.

    The tipsy Texan is amazing! Very filling! Went thursday around 230- not quite sold out ;-)

    Naty Z · February 13
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  • 🍴Beth

    We got to try a prime rib that was absolutely heavenly and the brisket was definitely the best, just amazing, mouthwatering meat, juicy and meltingly tender with smokey flavor and a nice crust.

    🍴Beth · February 9
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  • Jennifer S.

    best brisket ive ever tasted. can pass on the pulled pork though. delicious sides as well.

    Jennifer Shin · February 7
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  • Arach J.

    New hdbdhd

    Arach Jalaal · January 22
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  • Eater

    Eater National 38 member: Not only is the brisket so silken that, beyond the charred exterior, it has an almost pudding-like texture. It’s also incredibly consistent. Read more

    Eater · January 20
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  • Chris H.

    Top 5 bbq I've had in my life.

    Chris Hennessy · January 19
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  • Chente T.

    Excelente!, se desbarata en la boca!

    Chente Tapia · January 1
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  • Pierce H.

    Get there at least 30 minutes before they OPEN

    Pierce Hill · December 18, 2014
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  • Anna W.

    Good lunch spot, but get here early b/c it sells out

    Anna Weiss · December 12, 2014
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  • Jeffrey

    Tip if you want to skip the line: ask if they have any packaged brisket. You can get 5lbs to feed 10-20 and you can walk right to the front at 10 am. Heat it up at home in a big stock pot.

    Jeffrey · December 10, 2014
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  • kathi p.

    Everything is delicious and the hospitality is just as warm as the brisket!!

    kathi pixley · November 27, 2014
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  • Ivan M.

    Brisket, ribs, sausage

    Ivan Morales · November 20, 2014
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  • Katherine J.

    Worth the wait

    Katherine Jacobson · November 16, 2014
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  • ASK Gwen C.

    Brisket was worth the wait

    ASK Gwen Cash · November 9, 2014
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  • Lucy P.

    Brisket- that's the big get there.

    Lucy Price · October 23, 2014
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  • Andreas

    Great BBQ place! (If not the best!). Especially the brisket and ribs. Long wait (about 3 hrs) but worth it.

    Andreas · October 23, 2014
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  • Clyde Kelly J.

    Worth the wait. An Austin icon.

    Clyde Kelly J. · October 22, 2014
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  • Caroline O.

    Get the fatty brisket. Guy behind counter: "It dances in my hand compared to the lean."

    Caroline On Crack · October 19, 2014
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  • David S.

    You know it's the best in the world. You know to order lots. So here's a tip you can use: be friendly with the people in line, you're going to be spending a good deal of your day together.

    David Strasser · October 11, 2014
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  • Hadrian S.

    Everything is awesome but have to get there early before running out of food ... country best bbq:-)

    Hadrian Smith · October 2, 2014
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  • April B.

    Everything!

    April Bennett · September 30, 2014
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  • Joel G.

    Yes. It's worth it.

    Joel Goodman · September 16, 2014
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  • Miles W.

    Best brisket in the world!

    Miles Wade · September 13, 2014
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  • Emily C.

    The BBQ is amazing. Everyone knows that. But the bourbon banana pie they sell is my weakness.

    Emily Charlton · September 5, 2014
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  • Scott H.

    Brisket and black cherry soda is a good way to get thru hump day

    Scott Hayes · September 3, 2014
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  • hiroticks

    Come early. Bring a chair. Bring brews. Talk to the strangers next to you in line, it shortens the wait. Remember the operating hours, and check twitter (@franklinbbq) to make sure they're open.

    hiroticks · September 3, 2014
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  • emily c.

    Got here at 7:40AM on a Saturday and waited until 1:15 to finally order. The brisket is pretty amazing and a whole different level... 100% worth it. Enjoy the whole tailgating/waiting experience too.

    emily chen · August 31, 2014
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    TV Food Maps · August 28, 2014
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  • KENGWEE

    waiting at the queue since 9.30am. it must be good, it have to be

    KENGWEE · August 26, 2014
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  • Gueschom B.

    Dieu est amour, la bible nous dit, nous avons connu son amour, en ce qu'il a donné sa vie pour nous; nous devons donner notre vie pour les autres.

    Gueschom Bongo · August 24, 2014
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