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Franklin Barbecue

900 East 11th Street, Austin, TX
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    Frances Soriano
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    5 May 12, 2014

    Worth the 4 hour wait! The best pulled pork I've ever had and the meat from the ribs literally just fell off the bone! Don't even get me started on the brisket! Everything was so flavourful!

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    Sophia Aduana
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    5 Feb 16, 2014

    Hands down the best BBQ in the nation. You should probably order a wide spread of meat but that brisket...always be sure to include brisket. They are so popular, the line starts forming by 8 with doors opening at 11 and food running out in the early afternoon. Be prepared to wait a few hours, but know it's worth the wait.

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    JHowze - @JHowze
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    5 Jan 20, 2014

    Believe the hype. Humble, friendly and unbelievably tasty barbecue in Austin. If you want to eat here expect to queue for a few hours, but the warm reception and camaraderie make it fun. Worth it. http://www.jenography.net/2013/09/is-franklin-barbecue-really-the-best-in-the-world/

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  • Franklin Barbecue
    Leslie W
    5 Jan 09, 2014

    Love it! It is worth the wait....if you are inclined to stand in line. Get there by 10am and you're pretty certain to get lunch...

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    Ryan Windsor (Reserve123)
    5 Jan 06, 2014

    Try to go around 1:30 pm, if you want to try to and avoid a LONG line. They might be sold out of something, but you are sure to get a bite to eat regardless. This is the best BBQ I have ever tasted, and I consider myself a seasoned veteran on the scene.

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    Tom Hale
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    5 Dec 24, 2013

    Sooner or later, you will succumb to the Barbeque in Austin. It's mind altering and franklins is the best of the best. Hint: order to pick up.

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    Daisy Tran
    4 Sep 28, 2013

    One of the iconic BBQ places mentioned in every TV food special on BBQ in the US! It's worth going at least once in your life, but you definitely have to plan to get there early and wait in line before they open. They close when they sell out and sometimes they can sell out as early as 2PM! Their ribs are good, but I think everyone comes here for the brisket. Definitely get the fatty brisket! And try all their sauces!

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    Tracey & Thad
    5 Aug 28, 2013

    you have read about it!!! Arguably BEST BBQ in Austin! WARNING: plan to wait 1-2hrs in line.

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    Jana B
    5 May 27, 2013

    Franklins' just received best bar-be-que in Texas from Texas Monthly, so it must be good! They only serve lunch and there a line. Every day. For an hour or two. Just be warned.

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  • Franklin Barbecue
    Dennis Janssen
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    5 May 20, 2013

    The best BBQ in Austin, hands down. We arrived at 14.00 and there was a "sold out" sign hanging at the door. Because some locals told us that didn't mean there wasn't any food left, we entered and after waiting in line for something like 10 minutes, we were still able to place an order. Not everyrhing was there anymore, but the brisket sandwich that we ordered as well as the sausage were both outstanding. The crew is very friendly to the customers and take some extra time to explain things about the food, the way it is prepared and a little history of Franklin to visitors from other cities and countries. Franklin BBQ is a dining experience you will remember. Surely highest recommendations!!

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  • Franklin Barbecue
    Jen Knoedl @GogobotChicago
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    4 May 17, 2013

    Excellent, excellent BBQ. However... that line? Really? And then you're not even guaranteed that they will have the tasty beef, sausage or pork you crave. They are KNOWN for running out. 2 hour line and no guarantees? Not this girl. I'd rather get BBQ at Rudy's and spend the balance of the time exploring Austin. Of course if someone else is willing to wait in line and pick it up- I happy to buy.

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    Dennis Janssen
    5 May 11, 2013

    Excellent BBQ and very Nice staff!! When in Austin, you should eat here. Be sure to come early, because they close when the meat is sold out!

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  • Franklin Barbecue
    Patrick Keltner
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Oh my... I am not one to stand in line usually, but this barbeque is fantastic! We had the Tipsy Texan BBQ sandwich, which is chopped brisket topped with BBQ sausage and slaw. It was ridiculously good! I love my BBQ sauce and I did not use a drop on this sandwich, as it was so juicy and good.

    Some information on how to actually attain the BBQ: Franklin BBQ opens at 11 AM and stays open until they are sold out. We had to get in line at roughly 930-945 on a Sunday to get food. So get there early!

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  • Franklin Barbecue
    Amit Anandwala
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    5 Jan 26, 2014

    I have lived in Austin for about half my life and in that time I have tried most of the bbq joints in town. While I am definitely not an expert, I can still appreciate good bbq but I have never been a person to go out of my way to get bbq. When I first heard about Franklin's, I was in disbelief that it could be as good as it sounded. I also thought it was ridiculous that people would wait up to 3 hour just for bbq when there are some great, consistent places to go to without any wait at all. However, I finally decided to check it out and during those 2.5 hours I kept asking myself if I thought it would be worth it. After all the anticipation, I finally got to the front of the line where a very enthusiastic and friendly Aaron Franklin asked me if I wanted fatty or lean brisket. The brisket was absolutely beautiful and tasted 100 X better. It was insanely good and the ribs were just as incredible and fell completely off the bone. The bbq was perfect without any sauce, but they have a few sauce choices in case you want some. Since that initial visit, i have taken friends and family from all over the country here with the expectation that it is the best bbq they will ever taste. Even with those high expectations, Franklin's exceeded all of my guest's expectations and they over-delivered on taste and quality. So grab your ipad, a bottle of water or a cooler of beer and get ready to wait in line for some insane bbq.

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  • Franklin Barbecue
    Brooks C
    5 Jun 14, 2014

    Rate Best BBQ in the Country

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    Forrest B
    5 May 18, 2014

    Some of the best BBQ in Texas. Make sure to get there early cause there is always a long line!

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  • Franklin Barbecue
    Jeremy K
    5 May 11, 2014

    One of the best in Austin.

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    Ron Peterson
    5 Jan 27, 2014

    The best, well worth the wait

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  • Franklin Barbecue
    Michael R
    5 Sep 06, 2013
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    Michelle R
    5 Sep 02, 2013

    Long lines but very yummy.

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