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Franklin Barbecue

  • Restaurants
  • Central East Austin
  • price 2 of 4
  • Recommended
  1. Photograph: David Brendan Hall
    Photograph: David Brendan Hall
  2. Photograph: David Brendan Hall
    Photograph: David Brendan Hall
  3. Franklin BBQ (Photograph: Courtesy Franklin BBQ)
    Photograph: Courtesy Franklin BBQ

Time Out says

If there were an Austin award for “Most Hyped Restaurant,” it would go to Franklin Barbecue. It might, in fact, be the most hyped in all of Texas. How could a barbecue joint reach this level of notoriety? James Beard Award winner Aaron Franklin honed his craft for years before opening the BBQ trailer that he quickly outgrew. The line started back then and hasn’t stopped; the line starts at 6:30am every morning without fail—with waits up to four hours—and lasts until the food runs out. The brisket is seasoned and smoked to juicy perfection. The pulled pork will ruin your palate for any other pulled pork. Franklin’s house-made sausage is spicy, flavorful and oozing with juices. The hype is real, and you should really believe it.

Written by
Anastacia Uriegas


900 E 11th St
Cross street:
at Branch St
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