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Franklin Barbecue



900 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78702

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(512) 653-1187

  • Sun - 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Mon Closed;
  • Tue - Sat 11:00am - 1:00pm

Cuisine: Barbecue Restaurants, Bars

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4.5 of 5.0 from 237 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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  • Robert JMake sure you get some beans.

    55555 by Robert J


  • Christian B.Brisket, beef ribs and pulled pork were highlights. Best beef ribs I have ever had. Overall best BBQ I have had the chance to enjoy. Well worth the wait. They also had some mini pies that were good.

    55555 by Christian B.


  • Ben T.Top 10 Brisket: 2017 Texas Monthly Best BBQ Issue

    55555 by Ben T.


  • Nick JTry to get in line close to 8 am. This place is very famous for BBQ. The brisket was perfect. Great atmosphere even in line.

    55555 by Nick J


  • Dustyn W.Get a bit of everything. The brisket and turkey are life changing. Grab an Austin Beerworks Blood Orange IPA while you wait and a Lone Star to wash it all down. Be happy. You've arrived.

    55555 by Dustyn W.


  • Kara WYes, it's worth the wait.

    55555 by Kara W


  • Amaury IHands down best meat I've ever had in my whole life. All of it! The brisket was out of this world. The staff puts the heart and soul into this place and you can taste it.

    55555 by Amaury I


  • GufBest BBQ in the country. Worth the wait. Bring chairs if you get there after 9 am. Try all the meat. Think 0.5 lbs is perfect per person without sides. Could be 0.75 if literally starving.

    55555 by Guf


  • Bria EBest barbecue I've ever had in my entire life and I'm approaching 30 and from Nebraska. (I've had aplenty) WORTH THE WAIT. The brisket is insane.

    55555 by Bria E


  • Doug B.GET THE BRISKET

    33333 by Doug B.


  • J MGet here early or else they do sell out (we lined up at 9 and ate at 1 on a Tuesday). Brisket and Pork ribs are winners and the banana bourbon pie is also a dark horse so get it!!

    55555 by J M


  • Micki DWorth it. Worth it worth it worth it. And the line was so much fun! Get the brisket, mix of fatty and lean.

    55555 by Micki D


  • EaterLike seeing the Grand Canyon or the Statue of Liberty, everyone should experience the long waits and ample rewards of Franklin Barbecue at least once.

    55555 by Eater


  • Jennifer SYou have to arrive at 9am, they open at 11.

    33333 by Jennifer S


  • Staff PicksFranklin Barbecue was one of the more wished for places throughout 2015’s I Want Somewhere holiday campaign. Where’s your somewhere? Enter to win a bucket list experience.

    55555 by Staff Picks


  • Scott W.Best BBQ in the country!

    55555 by Scott W.


  • Ed V.This is at the top of my list. I say that having been to some excellent BBQ places. It was all good, but all I need is some brisket.

    55555 by Ed V.


  • Hollis T.OH WOW...this brisket could change your life. Try to convince someone else to go get Brisket at Franklin BBQ... and pick some up for you while there ;)

    55555 by Hollis T.


  • Eddie AAll the Meats were AWESOME

    55555 by Eddie A


  • Joel TortorielloAmazing brisket, best ever. All the Smoked food is awesome. Do the preorder and avoid the line.

    55555 by Joel Tortoriello


  • EaterThe brisket deserves the queue. It’s a feat of meat uncanny in its poise between salt and smoke and in its utter, irrefutable pleasure.

    55555 by Eater


  • Mike PEverything is fantastic, but the brisket is the star. Don't let the crowd scare you, the eclectic crowd just adds to the atmosphere

    55555 by Mike P


  • Marvin TThe epitome of smoked meats !!! It was well worth the wait. Aaron and his team are the most welcome people I've met in a long time. I will definitely be coming back.

    55555 by Marvin T


  • Earl B.Brisket is exquisite. Get both fatty & lean. Worth the wait in line but get there early cuz they run out of ribs & turkey by 1 & pulled pork by 2. Pulled pork & sausage were very good. Perfect bark.

    55555 by Earl B.


  • PureWowThis hot spot doesn't open until 11 a.m, but you'll have to line up outside at around 9 to get your hands on a legendary Tipsy Texan--a heaping pile of brisket, coleslaw, pickles and sausage on a bun.

    55555 by PureWow


  • Nils TimmermannThe Best BBQ in Texas!!! Wirth the wait and make sure you order plenty so you can take something home.

    55555 by Nils Timmermann


  • Nils TimmermannBrisket is best in it's class

    55555 by Nils Timmermann


  • Jenifer K.SERIOUSLY the BEST BRISKET I've EVER EATEN!!! Talk about a food high afterwards. We went on a Wednesday at 12:20 and sat down with our food at 1:50pm. The sausage is delicious. Pass on the pulled pork

    55555 by Jenifer K.


  • Marion J.I got on line at 10:15am on a Tuesday and sat down with my BBQ at 1:05. Totally worth it. Remembering the ribs and brisket brings a tear to my eye.

    33333 by Marion J.


  • Christine DWorld famous. Extra moist brisket a must. Long-ass wait. You can call in a large order 1 month in advance but don't be late for pickup time. 🍖

    55555 by Christine D


  • Jana mTotally worth it!

    55555 by Jana m


  • Nikos MOh my. Just take a 1/2p of brisket. Enjoy!

    55555 by Nikos M


  • Jeremy BDon't fight the hype. It's SO good. The line sucks, but it's an experience. I loved the ribs, the brisket, and all the damn sides.

    55555 by Jeremy B


  • Scott ABrisket and ribs are king here. Is it worth the wait? Sure, bring some chairs and friends, and make a day of it.

    55555 by Scott A


  • Dell RBased on all the hype, this is some of the best BBQ in the country. Believe the hype. Three-hour lines for the 15-hour-smoked brisket are routine. They open at 11. Get in line by 8.

    55555 by Dell R


  • Deja PAwesome brisket & the espresso sauce is great as well! The wait is definitely the experience!

    55555 by Deja P


  • Russell H.Waited on Tues at 9:30am and had food by 12:30. Chairs under stairs to borrow while waiting. Transparent about wait times and beer is sold in line. Sausage flavorless. Ribs and brisket amazing.

    33333 by Russell H.


  • Terence AThe brisket is worth the wait.

    55555 by Terence A


  • Ada PBest...brisket...ever...seriously. Born and raised in Texas, and this was the best brisket of my life. I would wait 10hrs for it, but I only had to wait 3. Ribs were crazy good!

    55555 by Ada P


  • Christian DEverything! Eat it all!!!

    55555 by Christian D


  • Lesley R.Seriously, best brisket EVER! Waited 4.5hrs with no regrets. This is a life TO DO! Think tailgating for BBQ. Bring mimosas and your favorite breakfast taco - and hope for fun line buddies!

    55555 by Lesley R.


  • DavidLove the brisket.

    55555 by David


  • Andres GYou can place a preorder about a month in advance by emailing them (check the website for the date/time specifics) if you really want to avoid the line. https://franklinbarbecue.com/preorders/

    33333 by Andres G


  • Ben iFatty brisket. You won't be disappoint

    55555 by Ben i


  • Constanza DValen la pena las horas de fila!

    55555 by Constanza D


  • Snooty WaiterGet there before 7:45am so you can be in the shade, under the building while you wait. Bring a chair, bring water, bring beer, bring a snack...yes a snack. You'll be waiting for 3 plus hours.

    33333 by Snooty Waiter


  • Tiger Q1 of the 2 most famous and loved bbq joints in Texas

    55555 by Tiger Q


  • Jennifer SThe only reason you come here is for brisket

    33333 by Jennifer S


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

    55555 by Alex L.


  • Ricardo B.Adoro a costelinha ao molho de barbecue

    55555 by Ricardo B.


  • Kathryn AWorth the wait for the melt in your mouth brisket. And experience.

    55555 by Kathryn A


  • Peter MTry everything. Not just the brisket. smoked turkey was drenched in butter. Heavenly

    33333 by Peter M


  • Kingsley YoungerFeatured on Unique Eats. The BBQ looks rather good.

    55555 by Kingsley Younger


  • Desmond FooGet the brisket fatty, it's amazing.

    55555 by Desmond Foo


  • Reynaldo M.Brisket💯. Ribs💯. The National Beer of Texas💯.

    55555 by Reynaldo M.


  • Lucile HechtTipsy Texan is perfect

    55555 by Lucile Hecht


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

    55555 by Margarita A.


  • Christoph BTurkey, brisket, sausage and definitely the pies!

    55555 by Christoph B


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

    33333 by David S.


  • Bren GEverything! Tried the brisket lean and fatty, it is delicious as well as the beans.

    55555 by Bren G


  • MAAR PRODUCTIONSBest BBQ In The Nation!!!

    55555 by MAAR PRODUCTIONS


  • William GonzalezBrisket!!!! SOOOOOOO TENDER! Best bbq place I've ever been to hands down

    55555 by William Gonzalez


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

    33333 by Simple F.


  • Brenn S.Place a big order ahead of time to avoid waiting in line ;)

    33333 by Brenn S.


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

    55555 by Rachael


  • Avery Epsteinbest brisket of your life

    55555 by Avery Epstein


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

    55555 by Naty Z.


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

    55555 by Jennifer S.


  • Arach JalaalNew hdbdhd

    55555 by Arach Jalaal


  • Chris H.Top 5 bbq I've had in my life.

    55555 by Chris H.


  • Chente TapiaExcelente!, se desbarata en la boca!

    55555 by Chente Tapia


  • Pierce KGet there at least 30 minutes before they OPEN

    22222 by Pierce K


  • Anna W.Good lunch spot, but get here early b/c it sells out

    55555 by Anna W.


  • Jeffrey L.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.

    33333 by Jeffrey L.


  • Ivan SBrisket, ribs, sausage

    55555 by Ivan S


  • Katherine J.Worth the wait

    33333 by Katherine J.


  • ASK Gwen C.Brisket was worth the wait

    33333 by ASK Gwen C.


  • Lucy sBrisket- that's the big get there.

    55555 by Lucy s


  • Clyde Kelly J.Worth the wait. An Austin icon.

    55555 by Clyde Kelly J.


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

    33333 by Caroline O.


  • 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.

    55555 by David S.


  • Joel G.Yes. It's worth it.

    55555 by Joel G.


  • Scott JBrisket and black cherry soda is a good way to get thru hump day

    55555 by Scott J


  • TV Food MapsCheck out Franklin BBQ as seen on Best Bars in America , Food Paradise , Unique Eats

    55555 by TV Food Maps


  • KENGWEE Mwaiting at the queue since 9.30am. it must be good, it have to be

    33333 by KENGWEE M


  • Gueschom LDieu 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.

    55555 by Gueschom L


  • Brian H.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!

    55555 by Brian H.


  • Kevin ChalmersBbq is off the hook!!!

    55555 by Kevin Chalmers


  • Sam Hoffman#1 BBQ in the nation, period.

    55555 by Sam Hoffman


  • Todd W.Get there a few hours early as the line grows fast but it is the best brisket I've had in my life!

    55555 by Todd W.


  • Kevin S.If you're there on Saturday arrive 4 hours early, bring blankets and snacks, and treat it like a tailgate party. Then get hungry, eventually order everything, and pig out happily!

    55555 by Kevin S.


  • Bryant LukThe BBQ is great but eat it there or quickly afterwards. It does not taste the same if you let it sit even for a little bit.

    33333 by Bryant Luk


  • John JBrisket is the best ever

    55555 by John J


  • Ozum A.Best ribs and brisket I have ever had! Don't like any of the sauces though.

    55555 by Ozum A.


  • Ashley M.Don't worry, the wait is worth it.

    55555 by Ashley M.


  • Melissa D.1000% worth the wait.. Now I know why it's called a rite of passage. Best brisket in the world.. I don't know if I'll ever be able to eat BBQ again.. And it didn't hurt that the people are so nice!

    55555 by Melissa D.


  • Cassidy T.100% worth the hours waiting!!!

    22222 by Cassidy T.


  • vicky CPrepárense para hacer fila. Deben llegar muy temprano si desean alcanzar turno, abren a las 11 pero hay fila desde las 7 u 8. Traigan su silla o renten una por 5usd.

    33333 by vicky C


  • Kelly JGet. Here. Early.

    55555 by Kelly J


  • JoycottEmbrace delicious dead animal flesh on Earth Day. 5% of your total bill will go to support eco-friendly causes.

    33333 by Joycott


  • AneesaThis may ruin you. Best. Brisket. Ever.

    55555 by Aneesa


  • April B.The pulled pork is incredible!

    55555 by April B.


  • Cresencio S.Worth the wait. Get there early. Like really early if u want a little of everything.

    55555 by Cresencio S.


  • Paul D.The brisket here is the truth ... Make sure to try their superb pulled pork ... Talk to the chair guy he's super cool, down to earth and will recommend awesome spots to check out in ATX

    55555 by Paul D.


  • Pete N.Get the brisket!

    33333 by Pete N.


  • Nicole M.It's well worth the wait. We arrived at 8:30 on a Friday, and about 50 people were already in line. Get the brisket, and the sausage is pretty solid. The sides are fantastic in their own right! Enjoy!

    55555 by Nicole M.


  • Linzy B.Franklin's brisket changed my life. Skip salt lick and go to franklins instead!

    33333 by Linzy B.


  • SashaGet the brisket wet and save room for the bourbon banana pie.

    55555 by Sasha


  • Dow-Chung C.Get there early so they don't run out of the beef rib. Get the beef rib.

    33333 by Dow-Chung C.


  • DailyCandyIf you plan to eat lunch (there’s no dinner service), best get in line by breakfast. Hungry folk are asked to specify meat and poundage picks in advance to keep things as civil(ized) as possible.

    55555 by DailyCandy


  • Tony L.Brisket is good. Turkey is unlawfully good!

    55555 by Tony L.


  • Jeremy K.Just go stand in the line, it's worth it.

    33333 by Jeremy K.


  • Jack M.The bathrooms here are great.

    55555 by Jack M.


  • Damien T.GET EVERYTHING! with a blueberry soda!

    55555 by Damien T.


  • Chuy H.Get earrlyyyyyyyyy and be prepared to wait for hours

    55555 by Chuy H.


  • Sofia N.Worth the waiting, everyone is super friendly. Best brisket i've ever tried.

    55555 by Sofia N.


  • Joseph C.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-(

    55555 by Joseph C.


  • Omar A.The best brisket I have ever had. Super super moist. Ribs fall off the none and have great seasoning. Turkey is also very moist. Definitely worth the wait.

    55555 by Omar A.


  • Mike T.You had to wait weeks to get to second base with your high school honey, right? This is way better, and you will only have to wait a couple of hours. Brisket kills. Sausage rocks. Do it.

    55555 by Mike T.


  • Roaming GnomeTake a PTO day before tasting this brisket, because you will be rendered completely speechless for several hours afterwards. It is a one-way ticket to mouth heaven.

    33333 by Roaming Gnome


  • ChrisThe food was really good. Come with a empty stomach and a whole lot of patience Unless you get there early, the wait can be very long. Bring a book, some music, maybe chair and a tablet.

    55555 by Chris


  • Michael C.One of the few places in the world that I don't mind waiting for food. Worth it.

    55555 by Michael C.


  • R€€D ™.You can't go wrong. Worth the wait and lives up to their reputation! Delicious!

    55555 by R€€D ™.


  • AnnieDon't eat breakfast the day you eat here! Come hungry, leave fat, full & happy!

    55555 by Annie


  • Social News NetworkThis place is well worth the wait. There is a line starting early in the morning for a reason. It is some of the best barbecue out there and certainly the best place to go in all of Texas.

    55555 by Social News Network


  • Gen M.Get it line EARLY!!! I was there at 9am and already a line around the building. So bring some shade, and charge your phones it's gonna be a lil while!! SO WORTH IT THOUGH!!!

    33333 by Gen M.


  • JBLWe'd probably be slapped on the wrist if we didn't include Franklin Barbecue in the mix. Best BBQ. Hands down. Bring your appetite. And try the brisket.

    55555 by JBL


  • Mike K.Try the Brisket - I just waited four hours for this baroque. Was it with it? YES #amazing (via @Foodspotting)

    33333 by Mike K.


  • Edmond L.As recent as six months ago, you could get here at 9:00am and be one of the first ten people in line. You must now arrive closer to 8:00am to be one of the first in line. Bring a chair, water & book.

    33333 by Edmond L.


  • Bill B.eXPECT LONG WAITS, BUT WORTH THE WAIT.

    55555 by Bill B.


  • J Catherine T.Try the Kitty's Pulled Pork - My cat eats better than you do.Gypsy gets Franklin pulled pork, and you don't.That's right. Be jealous. ;-DNah, I got most of it. (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by J Catherine T.


  • Joshua K.Sorry Lockhart. He's got you guys beat!

    55555 by Joshua K.


  • Hermes C.Make sure to eat at the other really good/staple Austin BBQ joints...Salt Lick, Rudy's, Stubbs, County Line, etc. You'll never be able to eat anywhere else if you go to Franklin BBQ first.

    55555 by Hermes C.


  • Frankie A.Bring a chair with you to chill out for the long wait.

    55555 by Frankie A.


  • Somchai R.ร้านนี้ขายดีมากลูกค้าต้องยืนรอเข้าแถวยาวเพื่อมาทานที่นี่...

    55555 by Somchai R.


  • Austin ChronicleYou'd better circle the wagons early if you want to snag some of Franklin's world-famous brisket. It has a smoky and spicy bark, a deep smoke ring, and is exceedingly moist and tender. Perfection.

    55555 by Austin Chronicle


  • ThrillistThe lauded 'Q trailer has just gone brick 'n mortar, adding a third monstrous 12ft smoker and slinging their Meyer all-natural Angus out of an interior that actually harks back to the trailer days.

    33333 by Thrillist


  • William B.Best Brisket in US not just Texas!

    55555 by William B.


  • A.J. M.Yes, it really IS worth the wait and actually DOES exceed the hype. Damned near a religious experience for a foodie...

    55555 by A.J. M.


  • Hollis T.AVOID FRANKLIN BBQ at all costs. YOU WILL NEVER ENJOY BRISKET ANYWHERE ELSE AGAIN. I'm a brisket pig - could eat it every day. Since Franklin's, all other briskets taste...lame. I GOTTA HAVE MORE MORE

    55555 by Hollis T.


  • Ana V.Bring foldable chairs, get here around 9a, order a lot, & don't bring annoying ppl = enjoyable experience.

    55555 by Ana V.


  • I Realty C.this is the best bbq in the world

    55555 by I Realty C.


  • Lewis W.Make it a beer drinkin, tailgatin experience if u want to enjoy the 3 hr wait. And u WILL wait 3 hrs. Worth it. Order anything & everything. Its THE most tender, fall off the bone BBQ Ive ever had.

    55555 by Lewis W.


  • Andrew S.Some of the best BBQ around, but consider how many other Amazing BBQ joints around The capital of Texas you could drive to in the time it would take you. saint sauce be with you.

    55555 by Andrew S.


  • Katie B.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.

    55555 by Katie B.


  • Little F.The brisket is good. But, not good enough to wait two hours for.

    33333 by Little F.


  • Jany X.Do show up at 9. Do order the fatty brisket. Do save room for pie. :)

    55555 by Jany X.


  • KitchenAidWhile there is a large debate over the best BBQ in Austin, line up early in the morning at Franklin and let the brisket speak for itself.

    55555 by KitchenAid


  • Ronnie R.Bring Irish Coffee for the wait when it is chilly.

    55555 by Ronnie R.


  • Social N.Doors open @ 11am but make no mistake: if you get there @ 11 you likely will not taste the city's best brisket. People start lining up as early as 9am to get a good spot in line but its well worth it.

    55555 by Social N.


  • Carlo S.Make sure you get here at least 30 mins before opening even on a weekday. Come earlier if you want pork ribs.

    33333 by Carlo S.


  • Wes J.When you get inside try a pint of the Franklin Porter. They smoke the grain in house! Smooth and rich!

    55555 by Wes J.


  • Wes J.Try everything! We had a little but of each meat and all three sides. It was all spectacular.

    55555 by Wes J.


  • Torbjorn Tworth the travel from Sweden alone! best brisket and sausage ever..

    55555 by Torbjorn T


  • Karin JArrived at 10:05am in line on Sunday and was two people away from last person guaranteed food. Plan accordingly!!

    33333 by Karin J


  • Will F.Fatty Brisket. Do it.

    55555 by Will F.


  • Jason G.Get everything. The real deal. Food coma guaranteed

    55555 by Jason G.


  • Jack B.Shatteringly good brisket. The ribs, pulled pork, cole slaw, and beans are merely transcendent.

    55555 by Jack B.


  • Angela D.Get there early bring sunscreen and a parasol. Bring cash and an appetite!

    55555 by Angela D.


  • ArtJonakOriginally a trailer, this brick-and-mortar BBQ in East Austin has super-fine brisket plus pulled pork and other exceptional simple smoked meats. Opens at 11 am and closes whenever the eats run out.

    55555 by ArtJonak


  • David H.The fatty brisket is simply amazing and not to be missed. Everything else is also awesome.

    55555 by David H.


  • Amanda BensolWorth the wait. Best BBQ I've ever had. Brisket is great but the Tipsy Texan is the best!!

    55555 by Amanda Bensol


  • Chris H.Best brisket, period!

    55555 by Chris H.


  • smartUSAYou’ll find some of Texas’s finest brisket here, at this finger licking good BBQ joint.

    55555 by smartUSA


  • Sean B.Get the brisket. And get it fatty, not lean! Do it! Trust me now and thank me later. It redefines brisket...wow!!!!

    33333 by Sean B.


  • 🆗🆒Lindsey W.Shelby & Colin, the long line is worth it.

    55555 by 🆗🆒Lindsey W.


  • Serious EatsSlow-smoking the brisket for up to 15 hours leads to barbecue on par with, and sometimes even better than, some of the storied Hill Country joints.

    55555 by Serious Eats


  • The Wall Street JournalReader tip: If you want BBQ in Austin you must go to Franklin's. If you want to bypass the line, place your order for pickup now.

    55555 by The Wall Street Journal


  • Serious EatsGet Everything: You've waited in line for over two hours to get the food. Our advice is to load up. Barbecue reheats well, and the last thing you want is to run out of food and have to wait again.

    33333 by Serious Eats


  • Sal M.if you want ribs, get there early because they go fast!!

    55555 by Sal M.


  • David L.Better come 2 hrs before they even open to get in line!!!

    33333 by David L.


  • Amanda A.Make sure to get there early because the wait is always long!

    55555 by Amanda A.


  • Ricky MStanding outside in the freezing rain for almost 2 hours and I don't regret one bite. By far the best BBQ I have ever had. The wait was completely worth it

    33333 by Ricky M


  • National Car RentalFranklin’s BBQ has become an Austin legend. Be aware that there is always a line but it is well worth the wait. Bon Appetit named them Best BBQ in America last year. Try it and you’ll understand.

    55555 by National Car Rental


  • Zac S.Bon Appétit magazine named Franklin best in the country. Expect lines before they open at 11am and sold out before 1pm.

    55555 by Zac S.


  • Pursarth T.If you are on death row and they ask you what you want for your last meal - make it Franklin Barbecue.

    55555 by Pursarth T.


  • Eric D.Best fatty brisket in the world. The sausage is great too. The line is epic: on weekends you gotta be in line by 10/10:30 or you're not getting food.

    55555 by Eric D.


  • Daniel V.The brisket and ribs live up to the hype. Grab beers, friends and be prepared to wait two hours. Show up around 9:30 and you'll be set.

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  • Tim E.Closed. Don't know for good or remodel.

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  • Annette M.SO amazing and SO worth the wait!! The turkey was phenomenal, sausage so crisp and yummy, rubs delicious, and brisket just fell apart when you tried to pick it up! Incredible!

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  • Jody M.I came at noon on a Friday. Got brisket and sausage at 2.!Getting there early is a sure bet for food, but you can get thee later during the week and probably be fine. Oh and definitely worth the wait.

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  • Mike H.Arrive at least an hour before they open. The line forms early.

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  • Sara L.Awesome BBQ, but the best damn banana pudding in Texas. Grab a few for the road

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  • Chris R.underrated...the turkey. believe the hype about this place.

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  • Jeighsen P.When they say keep Austin Weird just come here and view the people in line aound 10:30. You won't be disappointed. And the food is amazing as well. Also CNN was here on October 9, 2012 filming.

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  • Miriam R.Amazing brisket and ribs! Friendly staff!!!

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  • Melissa H.Anthony Bourdain says Its a religious experience #noreservations

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  • Matthew J.Leftover brisket? Take it home and make BBQ brisket pizza for dinner. Remember to take some of their awesome sauce to go.

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  • Maeve S.Top it all with the Key Lime pie. Nom Nom.

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  • Steven C.delicious and well worth the post-meal meat sweats/'itis

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  • Ruth L.bring a lawn chair and stuff to do while waiting in line

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  • EaterThey produce what has quickly become one of Austin's, if not Texas', most talked-about barbecue. It's so good they regularly run out of meat shortly after opening: get there early. [Eater 38 Member]

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  • J RODCome early or you're gonna wait forever.

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  • MichelleThere is a wait so try and get there by 10am. The brisket was amazing!!! You are also able to purchase by the pound so you can order for the whole family and take it home. A+

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

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  • Will R.Place a to-go order at least a week in advance to skip the line. Mix and match and 5lb minimum.

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  • Social N.Franklin has some of the best barbecue in the entire country. Doors open at 11 am Tuesday-Sunday, but be sure to get there much earlier (before 10 am) if you want to get a good spot in line!

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  • Leah W.Delicious! The BBQ sauce is of the more vinegary (not sweet) variety just FYI and if he asks if you want the fatty or lean brisket, go fatty!

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  • Anna M.get there early

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  • David K.the line across the parking lot turned me off before I even got to the door. The ordering/portioning is weird as well from what the surly punk girl taking orders detailed.

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  • Amanda Y.I'm not a big meat eater but the beef brisket melts in your mouth.

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  • Katie W.Just the tip.

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  • Emily N.Ive been a vegetarian for four years and Franklin has changed that forever. The BEST PORK RIBS EVER. You can literally pull the bone out. Best barbeque in Texas (and I work at a bbq joint)!

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  • Nom Nom PRBEST BBQ in the WORLD! Better get in line by 10 am before they sell out, usually by 1 or 2. Better yet, if you're in the neighborhood and the line is not too long, make a detour.

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  • AUS10 T.These guys smoke the briskets all night, so I suggest you smoke all the way over here.. Gota be smoked out like the pits outback!

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  • Joe H.Very good BBQ. Three types of sauces. If you go brisket, go fatty.

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  • Thomas P.This place is a must visit. Excellent brisket and ribs. The Bourbon Banana pie -- killer finish to an awesome meal.

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  • KitchenAidEnjoying the Bon Appetit "Best BBQ in America" with Food on the Table!

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  • Ariel S.Everything's so good it's hard to recommend any one dish... Go for the two-meet for variety or try the Tipsy Texan. Also, don't forget to leave some room for the amazing banana pie!

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  • Junior S.Tipsy Texan: Best I've ever had!

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  • John B.One time I ate a whole pound of super moist brisket, a sausage, and a side of beans at this place. Then I promptly threw it up in the airplane bathroom. Eat here. But don't do that.

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  • Rey J.Franklin's brisket will change your life.

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  • SoundCloudFor the meat eaters amongst us: this is the best bbq in the world. You will have to wait an hour for your food but don't fret, you will be satisfied. Pro tip: try the brisket

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  • STA Travel U.S.This trailer has the best BBQ in the nation. Make sure you bring something to keep you busy because there is always a long line.

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  • Cooking ChannelThis roadside mobile restaurant doesn't merely churn out some of the best barbecue on the block, it makes some of the best brisket, ribs and pulled pork in the entire country. Fatty Brisket is a must.

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  • Levi H.So many hipsters. ಠ_ಠ

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  • exfmBelieve the hype, this is hands down the best BBQ in Austin. Get there early. You will wait an hour for food. It is worth it!

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  • Eat Your WorldTry all the BBQ, but don't miss the perfectly smoked brisket. Request it fatty for truly sublime, supple, moist beef. This place proves you don’t have to leave the city to find great BBQ. Go early!

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  • Vince M.The hype is for real. It was a religious experience.

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  • Anh T.Not even open and already sold out. It's a sad, sad day.

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  • Jesse B.This is the "Phantom Menace" of bar b q joints. Bring your lawn chair and camp out the night before.

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  • Abby W.The owners have really bad work ethic and no morals. Basically they will screw you over.

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  • Jason K.The Tipsy Texan makes your inner carnivore wanna do a happy dance.

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  • LisaBe prepared to wait in line at least for 2 hours. Their brisket and pulled pork are indeed amazing, but I wouldn't return just to wait for 2 hours. Try Snow's or Louie Mueller!

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  • CitySolveBe prepared to wait 30-45 minutes (SXSW WILL take longer.) Also, Franklin Barbecue will run out of meat, so get there early.

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  • Joe P.Skip the brisket, get a chopped beef sandwich (made with fresh brisket)... beans are the hidden treasure here. With the wait, it's on par with a trip to Lockhart.

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  • Scott H.Get there early and prepare to wait in line. It's all worth it!

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  • JITTI C.america best bbq- bon appetite magazine

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  • Kyle B.The hype is absolutely for real: this is the best BBQ in the U.S. You can't go wrong regardless of what you choose, but the brisket is the MVP of the lineup. But get here early, they will sell out.

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  • Tony C.Outstanding BBQ! Best in Central Texas and well worth the 2 hour wait in line.

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  • Benjamin S.The earlier you get there, the less time you have to wait. If you get there around 9:30 you'll be among the first in line - and only wait the 1.5 hours until the open.

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  • Jimmy W.Go easy on the sauce. A little goes a long way.

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  • Michael I.Chopped beef sandwich is money!

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  • Lucius K.Brisket and pulled pork are great. They were out of ribs when I went.

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  • Cassel K.Ok, I lied. I'm also saying: Bourbon Banana Pudding.

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  • Miko M.Wait on line for the best BBQ in Austin - it's WORTH it!! Best brisket of a BBQ junkie's life

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  • Paul L.Get here early - they open at 11am and run out by 1.30pm!

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