Franklin Barbecue

BBQ Joint
900 E 11th St (at Branch St), Austin, TX 78702, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (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
9.4/10

Based on 595 votes

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    Amanda B.
    "Brisket is great but the Tipsy Texan is the best!!"(9 Tips)
    Chris H.
    "Best fatty brisket (the moist) and best brisket I've ever had."(10 Tips)
    exfm
    "Believe the hype, this is hands down the best BBQ in Austin."(7 Tips)
    Ariel S.
    "Also, don't forget to leave some room for the amazing banana pie!"(5 Tips)
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  • brisket
  • tipsy texan
  • ribs
  • pulled pork
  • lively
  • authentic
  • good for groups
  • casual
  • great value
  • sandwiches
  • family-friendly
  • sausage
  • bourbon
  • turkey
  • sweet tea
  • burnt ends
  • comfortable
  • beef
  • breakfast food
  • cozy
  • Jennifer T.

    The only reason you come here is for brisket

    Jennifer Thomas · 4 days ago
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  • Alex L.

    The hype is real. Moist brisket is what you come for. Guaranteed to melt in your mouth.

    Alex Lepoutre · 1 week ago
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  • Ricardo B.

    Adoro a costelinha ao molho de barbecue

    Ricardo Basileu · 1 week ago
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  • Kathryn A.

    Worth the wait for the melt in your mouth brisket. And experience.

    Kathryn Anderson · 2 weeks ago
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  • Carlos R.

    While I do enjoy a variety of barbecue joints, special guests and special occasions demand Franklin. The brisket is awesome, but don't kid yourself -- you can't miss no matter what you get here.

    Carlos Ross · 3 weeks ago
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  • ChantalixiousZz L.

    The long line was definitely worth it. The staff is super nice and makes you feel so comfortable. I will definitely come back

    ChantalixiousZz LaDiva · 3 weeks ago
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  • Peter V.

    Try everything. Not just the brisket. smoked turkey was drenched in butter. Heavenly

    Peter V · July 27
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  • Kingsley Y.

    Featured on Unique Eats. The BBQ looks rather good.

    Kingsley Younger · July 25
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  • Bob

    Closed July 20-30

    Bob · July 17
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  • Wendi P.

    The brisket,and the ribs !!!

    Wendi Presley · July 8
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  • Desmond F.

    Get the brisket fatty, it's amazing.

    Desmond Foo · July 2
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  • Reynaldo M.

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

    Reynaldo Macias · June 20
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  • Lucile H.

    Tipsy Texan is perfect

    Lucile Hecht · May 30
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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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  • 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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