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Franklin Barbecue

900 E 11th St, Austin, Texas 78702 USA

5,807 Reviews
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Opens Thu 10:30a
  • Independent
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  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
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“Out of this world brisket”

Aaron Franklin’s parents owned a barbecue stand in his native Bryan, Texas, so it could be said that making good brisket was in his blood. But barbecue runs thick in the veins of every Texan, and when Aaron began experimenting with brisket and a backyard smoker a decade ago, it just so happened that with him it ran thicker than most. With the encouragement of friends, Aaron and his wife Stacy debuted Franklin BBQ in late 2009 on an East Austin parking lot. From the walk-up window of a travel trailer turned brisket stand, patrons quickly noticed the Franklins were selling the best barbecue around. By spring, the line of admirers snaked around the block, and the press followed. In less than two years, the duo could count contributors from The Washington Post, Texas Monthly, and Cooking Channel among a growing chorus hailing Franklin among America’s BBQ elite—mentioned in the breath as Smitty’s, Kreuz’s, and other stalwart temples to the holy craft of smoked meat that line the Central Texas brisket belt. In the summer of 2010, Bon Appetit hailed Franklin BBQ as the best in America. Aaron and Stacy quickly outgrew their trailer, and moved their operation to a brick and mortar location in March of 2011. And despite the new digs and every reasonable effort to increase production, Franklin BBQ’s line is as long as ever, and the restaurant has sold out of brisket every day of its existence.

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Roman J.

Overall (for those who don't want to read the full details) Franklin's Barbecue is really good and the best BBQ I've had in years (not sure how much value this statement has coming from a New... Read more

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Simon T.

Worth the hype. Got in line at 8:30am on a Thursday (was about 20th in line?). There are free lawn chairs to use while you wait. Opened at 11am and got food around 11:30am. Ordered brisket which... Read more

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Frank P.

Classic Barbecue, get there early. They will run out if you don't. Friendly staff, you want to try everything, take plenty of napkins you will need them. Also try the sides very good. Read more

Franklin Barbecue

900 E 11th St
Austin, Texas
78702 USA
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  • Sun, Tue - Sat: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Outdoor Seating
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