Austin TX 78702
By 10 a.m. on a Friday there will be more than 90 people in line at this modest establishment, which traces its roots back to 2009 and a turquoise trailer. The 90 people who show in the next half-hour wait in vain; a waitress will tell them that there's just no barbecue left. So it goes at Franklin, where Aaron Franklin serves some of the best of Texas's greatest culinary claim to fame. The brisket, with its peppery exterior, falls apart as you pick it up. The turkey is what presidentially pardoned birds aspire to. The sausage snaps loudly when you slice it, juice splashing out and up... You've heard the buzz. You’ve seen Franklin on TV. You’re heard his acolytes’ brisket gospel. It's not hype. It really is that good.
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For the meat eaters amongst us: this is the best bbq in the world. You will have to wait an hour for your food but don't fret, you will be satisfied. Pro tip: try the brisket
The hype is absolutely for real: this is the best BBQ in the U.S. You can't go wrong regardless of what you choose, but the brisket is the MVP of the lineup. But get here early, they will sell out.
This roadside mobile restaurant doesn't merely churn out some of the best barbecue on the block, it makes some of the best brisket, ribs and pulled pork in the entire country. Fatty Brisket is a must.
They produce what has quickly become one of Austin's, if not Texas', most talked-about barbecue. It's so good they regularly run out of meat shortly after opening: get there early. [Eater 38 Member]
Get here early - they open at 11am and run out by 1.30pm!
Wait on line for the best BBQ in Austin - it's WORTH it!! Best brisket of a BBQ junkie's life
Franklin's brisket will change your life.
Try all the BBQ, but don't miss the perfectly smoked brisket. Request it fatty for truly sublime, supple, moist beef. This place proves you don’t have to leave the city to find great BBQ. Go early!
BEST BBQ in the WORLD! Better get in line by 10 am before they sell out, usually by 1 or 2. Better yet, if you're in the neighborhood and the line is not too long, make a detour.
Anthony Bourdain says Its a religious experience #noreservations
Get there early and prepare to wait in line. It's all worth it!
The raves are true, the brisket here is as good as you're going to find on the planet.
Get there by 10am at the latest if you want food.
May be the best BBQ I've ever had!!
Top it all with the Key Lime pie. Nom Nom.
This place is a must visit. Excellent brisket and ribs. The Bourbon Banana pie -- killer finish to an awesome meal.
This is the "Phantom Menace" of bar b q joints. Bring your lawn chair and camp out the night before.
The Tipsy Texan makes your inner carnivore wanna do a happy dance.
Be prepared to wait in line at least for 2 hours. Their brisket and pulled pork are indeed amazing, but I wouldn't return just to wait for 2 hours. Try Snow's or Louie Mueller!
Hands down the best ribs and brisket I've EVER had!!!!!
Amazing brisket and ribs! Friendly staff!!!
Ive been a vegetarian for four years and Franklin has changed that forever. The BEST PORK RIBS EVER. You can literally pull the bone out. Best barbeque in Texas (and I work at a bbq joint)!
One time I ate a whole pound of super moist brisket, a sausage, and a side of beans at this place. Then I promptly threw it up in the airplane bathroom. Eat here. But don't do that.
Arrive at least an hour before they open. The line forms early.
When they say keep Austin Weird just come here and view the people in line aound 10:30. You won't be disappointed. And the food is amazing as well. Also CNN was here on October 9, 2012 filming.
I came at noon on a Friday. Got brisket and sausage at 2.!Getting there early is a sure bet for food, but you can get thee later during the week and probably be fine. Oh and definitely worth the wait.
The brisket and ribs live up to the hype. Grab beers, friends and be prepared to wait two hours. Show up around 9:30 and you'll be set.
Best fatty brisket in the world. The sausage is great too. The line is epic: on weekends you gotta be in line by 10/10:30 or you're not getting food.
Best fatty brisket (the moist) and best brisket I've ever had. Period.
Reader tip: If you want BBQ in Austin you must go to Franklin's. If you want to bypass the line, place your order for pickup now.
1. fatty brisket. 2. pulled pork. 3. ribs. maybe a sausage or two... go home and hit yourself if you order turkey or lean brisket. get some slaw and the bean stuff.
Get Everything: You've waited in line for over two hours to get the food. Our advice is to load up. Barbecue reheats well, and the last thing you want is to run out of food and have to wait again.
Best brisket, period!
Bethany of Best Coast is obsessed with Franklin Barbecue. Try their brisket and you won’t be sorry.