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 FoundationOrder 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.

TIP: Open Tues-Sun 11am-3pm. Closed Mon. BYOB in line.
Franklin Barbecue Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato



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.

TIP: Open Sun-Tues 9am-9pm, Wed-Sat 9am-10pm. Free wi-fi. 
Blue Dahlia Bistro Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Both located within 1000 ft of 900 E 11th St.