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Franklin Barbecue
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900 E 11th St Austin, TX 78702
900 East 11th StreetUSTexasAustin78702
(512) 653-1187franklinbarbecue.com
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Long lines form early for brisket, pulled pork & other smoked meats at this lunch-only spot.- Google
"Awesome brisket, ribs, pulled pork, sausage, and turkey."
"I highly recommend getting the Tipsy Texan - it's mind blowing."
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Lesa Rossick
a month ago
Bottom line? It's worth the hype. Yes, it's a tourist trap and the line is huge...but for me, food is about an experience and this can't be beat. You are sold beer in line, people bring their own coolers full of Bloody Mary mixes and you go here for the social atmosphere and meet people from all over the world. But the food? Amazing. I get the sandwich (Tipsy Texan?) with a fresh bun, a heap of meat and coleslaw. The BBQ is amazing and the staff is some of the best in the city. So yes, it's a 1/2 day spent standing in line and eating but it's a fun Austin experience. 🌟
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Riquet Aouad
a week ago
At first I didn't want to believe this place's bbq is that good. But it is. It is just that amazing. Worth the wait. This will ruin Barbeque anywhere else for you.
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Justin Leon
a month ago
Hidden gem! I have mixed feelings of mentioning this place since Austin seems to blow the doors off when a new BBQ place is found. Delicious brisket, the owner is a delight to talk to and rarely a line. If he happens to have peach cobbler, definitely get it! I thought I died and went to heaven!
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Baxter Gosch
3 months ago
Honestly, why are you even reading this? Just go. Literally, best restaurant experience I've ever had. The staff was amazing and it was more than worth the wait, I would've waited 2 more hours for the food, it was that good, and I waited 5 hours. Just get there early like 7:30, 7:40 and you'll be fine. The wait is really an experience and I don't understand the complaining, I thought it was fun.
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Martin Geisler
a month ago
Delicious Texas BBQ! I ordered a mix of their meat: lean and moist brisket, turkey breast, pulled pork, and a sausage. The lean brisket and turkey breast were the ones I liked the best, but it was generally phenomenal! The first one in our party arrived at 7:30 am to secure us a good spot in the line. We could sit down with our meat just before noon. The waiting time was spent chatting and drinking beer — it was a cool experience.
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Jr H
a month ago
Don't understand the long lines. The barbecue is average. For good barbecue I prefer Rudys, Meyers in Elgin or Smittys in Lockhart.
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James Beswick
a month ago
Very greasy, average barbecue fare - I was lucky I attended a business event with a small line but I'd be honestly downright pissed if I waited for 2-3 hours for this. Like Pinks in LA, Franklin's more of an experience to report that you waited for food than the food itself. In a blind taste test with Rudy's, it would be hard to tell the difference. With so many other BBQ joints in Austin that can manage a line of customers, I'm at a loss why this is so highly ranked. I should mention that the guys serving were really friendly and enthusiastic but I was expecting so much more from the food.
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Fran Lo
2 months ago
Yes!!! Great brisket! We went on a Texas BBQ tour, and Franklin's definitely makes one the top spots. They have moist, tender, melt in your mouth brisket, succulent sausages, fall off the bone ribs. Some BBQ joints over salt their food, but Franklin's was perfect. Wow! We were met by strangers in the parking lot who gave up their food for us since Franklin's had sold out for the day. Yes, we took food from strangers, if you're reading this, thank you! Your kindness made our trip!
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