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Franklin Barbecue

Restaurants, Barbecue Central East Austin
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
 (Photograph: David Brendan Hall)
Photograph: David Brendan Hall
 (Photograph: David Brendan Hall)
Photograph: David Brendan Hall
Franklin BBQ (Photograph: Courtesy Franklin BBQ)
Photograph: Courtesy Franklin BBQ

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.

By: Anastacia Uriegas


Venue name: Franklin Barbecue
Address: 900 E 11th St
Cross street: at Branch St
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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If you can cook, have a pit, can find some proper wood, then buy his book. You can make some incredible Q. He tells you everything you need to know. (cheaper on Amazon)

Staff Writer

Could not believe the queue around the block - you have to arrive for breakfast in order to eat lunch (and they don't serve dinner). A trip here is only for the truly committed. But the meat is magical and I believe the hype. Best BBQ in Austin!