Franklin Barbecue

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    900 E 11th St
    Austin, TX 78702 AustinRate and review
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    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 sol

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    Jillian Conway
    January 10, 2019
    5 Rating

    Franklin Barbecue is some of THE BEST BBQ I have ever eaten! The line is LONG but the food is totally worth the wait! Get there before doors open if you want the ribs!

    Princess De Leon
    September 13, 2022
    5 Rating

    An awesome barbecue restaurant in Austin with great service, food, and overall experience!

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    Get here early and be prepared to wait, this is some of the most revered BBQ in Austin, and it's well worth it! Try the brisket, the pulled pork, and anything else you can get your hands on.

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    Some of the best barbecue in Austin, definitely the best barbecue in Downtown Austin

    Jon Keating
    March 21, 2019
    5 Rating

    One of the must try BBQ places in the country. A true mecca in every sense of the word. If you can handle the wait, you will be rewarded beyond your best BBQ dreams!

    Austin Hersh
    March 21, 2019
    5 Rating

    Franklin Barbeque is some of the best barbeque you can find! Make sure you're in line earlier to get what you want!

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