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Franklin Barbeque

Franklin Barbeque
900 E 11th St
Austin TX 78702
With a line of patrons that starts around 6:00 or 7:00 in the morning, Franklin Barbecue is one of the most renowned barbecue joints in Austin. Patrons wait in a friendly and entertaining line for hours until the restaurant's opening at 11:00 to order off of a simple yet classic menu of smoked favorites until the coveted food sells out. The brisket is by far the fan favorite and sells out every single day.
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Yelp Reviews
FINALLY I get to write a review for this place. This is what yelp is about & I have been waiting for this moment. Line: Only waited 3 hours on a Thursday....
3694 reviews
One of the most famous BBQ joints in Austin. I was recommended by several friends living here. I came before 10am and started to line up at around 10:30am....
1617 reviews
When in Texas, you eat BBQ. The service, live music and food were all quality. It's on the higher end as far as BBQ joints in Austin. Started off with...
1439 reviews