Austin's Franklin Barbecue is famous for its brisket and 5 hour plus wait time (the line even has its own Twitter account). If you’re not feeling the wait, we recommend these 10 alternative spots for pulled pork, beans and cornbread to satisfy a BBQ craving. Thank us later.
401 W 2nd St
Upscale BBQ with a nice patio and live music upstairs.
Iron Works 81
100 Red River St
Some of the best barbecue in Austin is served in one of the most unusual settings.
208 S Commerce St
“Locally owned” by members of a longtime BBQ family (the owner's father ran Kreuz Market at this site), this Lockhart meat market/restaurant is praised for its “outstanding” brisket and pork ribs.
801 Red River St
The Sunday gospel brunch with fried catfish and a make-your-own Bloody Mary bar is guaranteed to elicit a resounding hymn of praise.
6416 N Lamar Blvd
This historic 1930s restaurant housed in a former gas station serves American diner food with a Texan twist.
5406 Balcones Dr
“It’s all about the brunch” and “outstanding” desserts at this “awesome” “neighborhood” Northwest Hills American.
Ranch 616 84
616 Nueces St
You can really taste the chipotle chilies in the tartar sauce that comes with some of the best crispy oysters this side of the Mason-Dixon line.
2002 Manor Rd
You need to fast for days before eating here. Heavy Southern home cookin.
18300 Fm 1826
World-Famous BYOB BBQ. 20 mins from downtown.
6500 Bee Cave Rd just past 360
Opened in 1975, this scenic hillside bbq restaurant is the original of the County Line chain.