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 528 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Jason K.
    The Tipsy Texan makes your inner carnivore wanna do a happy dance.(8 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.(93 Tips)
    Ariel S.
    Also, don't forget to leave some room for the amazing banana pie!(5 Tips)
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  • tipsy texan
  • ribs
  • pulled pork
  • banana pie
  • authentic
  • good for groups
  • lively
  • great value
  • sausage
  • sandwiches
  • bourbon
  • casual
  • family-friendly
  • turkey
  • sweet tea
  • beef
  • dancing
  • breakfast food
  • cozy
  • 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 · 2 weeks ago
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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🍴

    Margarita Anderson · 2 weeks ago
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  • Christoph P.

    Turkey, brisket, sausage and definitely the pies!

    Christoph Planer · 3 weeks ago
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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

    Check out Franklin BBQ as seen on Best Bars in America , Food Paradise , Unique Eats Read more

    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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  • Brian

    Brisket is something you obviously have to get but don't let that pulled pork and sausage slip your mind. The LITERALLY pork melts in your mouth and the sausage has incredible flavor!

    Brian · August 22, 2014
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  • Vansi V.

    The pulled pork is kinda eh. But the sausage is fantastic!

    Vansi Vallabhaneni · August 21, 2014
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  • Kevin C.

    Bbq is off the hook!!!

    Kevin Chalmers · August 18, 2014
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