CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: You can now order online for same day pickup in their parking lot. They will bring it out to you, while you wait in your car. Please do not arrive until your expected order time. $50 per order minimum. 10% of our sales will go toward supporting the Austin Relief Fund with Southern Smoke Foundation. Order here
This East Austin hotspot is nationally known for its famous BBQ. Franklin is a celebrity destination during SXSW and was most recently visited by President Obama. The line is long, but don’t be deterred, the food is worth it. Feel free to bring your own beer while waiting and consider packing a chair or card game. Once you are eating the line will be a distant memory because Franklin BBQ serves up some of the best brisket in the country.
If you still have room left after indulging at Franklin then walk over to the Blue Dahlia Bistro for a hot tea and organic dessert. Try the triple mousse or a macaron with flavors such as passion fruit and cappuccino.