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Proprietor Aaron Franklin is to barbecue as homebrewers are to beer. He has created his own niche with craft brisket on par with the dispensaries in legendary Lockhart.
America’s best BBQ—and the whole world knows it. Full review →
If Central Texas is the hub of the state's best barbecue, then Franklin Barbecue is the gold standard. Full review →
Aaron and Stacy Franklin have been serving food out of this trailer since winter 2010, and word of their old-style barbecue has spread like wildfire. Full review →
In less than two years, Aaron Franklin opened a small trailer dispensing barbecue that then evolved into a brick-and-mortar eatery. Full review →
Don't wait till you're hungry to find out whether it's worth the insane amount of hype. Full review →
Pork ribs & peppery brisket. It's good. Full review →
Aaron Franklin's notoriety for his distinctive espresso barbecue sauce lags far behind the demand for his legendary brisket. Full review →
This truly is the best BBQ in Texas, and maybe in the country. Full review →
Line up at 10 a.m. with the other ’cue worshippers at Austin’s Franklin Barbecue, run by trailblazing pit master Aaron Franklin. Full review →
Originally a trailer, this brick-and-mortar BBQ joint in East Austin is "giving the big names a run for their money" with some of the "finest brisket in the entire state". Full review →