View Full Version : Franklin BBQ OMG!!!

01-25-2014, 01:22 PM
My wife and I are in Austin, TX for my company's annual meeting, so guess where I had lunch? You guessed it... Franklin BBQ! We got there at 8:00 AM and were 10th in line! The 3-hour wait was so worth it! We met some really cool people and the conversation made the time pass quickly. I had beef ribs, brisket, and sausage. Let me be clear... IT WAS ALL WORTH THE WAIT!!! Best of all, Aron Franklin was there and I got a picture!

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Mason Dixon Bowhunta
01-25-2014, 01:26 PM
Very cool. Definitely one of the things to do on my bucket list.

01-25-2014, 01:26 PM
That is awesome. That line looks like no joke. people brought their camping chairs!!!!

I would personally treat it like a tailgate if i could. have a cooler with some beer and some tunes lol. Maybe some cornhole also.

01-25-2014, 01:28 PM
That's awesome. It's defiantly a stop I'd like to make someday too. And as many forum members that know good BBQ have been there and say how good it is, that says a lot.

01-25-2014, 01:28 PM
Sounds like a great time, and you got to meet Aaron, cool!

Big George's BBQ
01-25-2014, 01:31 PM
Must be really good if people wait that long

01-25-2014, 01:32 PM
People not only brought their chairs, there was a guy out their renting chairs for $5 a pop!

01-25-2014, 01:35 PM

01-25-2014, 01:36 PM
I've went down to the Austin area so many times and never went there. I WILL be making a trip. Awesome!

01-25-2014, 01:39 PM
looks awesome!

01-25-2014, 02:04 PM
I'm headed to Austin in another couple of months. Hopefully the line will be shorter then. :roll:

That looks absolutely fabulous. Thanks for posting!

01-25-2014, 02:05 PM
Must be really good if people wait that long

Rated best in the country

01-25-2014, 02:42 PM
Sounds like a good time.

01-25-2014, 02:47 PM
Even scored a pic with him, sweet!

01-25-2014, 02:49 PM
Great pix - thanks for posting! My sister lives in Austin but is moving away in the next couple months. I need to go visit her - and Franklin's - ASAP!

01-25-2014, 03:36 PM
My mouth is watering.........

I was there in July and the line was already around the the corner of the block and 2 to 3 people deep.

Congratulations!!!! great picture.

01-25-2014, 03:40 PM
Congrats!!! Glad you enjoyed your trip to the Capital City of Texas and BBQ.... BTW - there are more places IMHO as good as Franklins around here.

01-25-2014, 04:16 PM
Wow, that all looks so good. Now I want brisket

01-25-2014, 05:07 PM
Thanks for all comments. I just woke up from a BBQ-induced, coma-like nap! Lol!

Pitmaster T
01-25-2014, 05:30 PM
And that is a line of Texan BBQ eaters waiting in line.... within a hundred miles of Lockhart waiting in line. So basically... Austin got BOTH Prince visiting the City AND Thunter

01-25-2014, 07:45 PM
I am so farking hungry now!

01-25-2014, 08:12 PM
wouldn't it be great to live in one of those apartments right there? prime real estate! thanks for the photos!

01-25-2014, 08:54 PM
If you are in Austin and want some quality BBQ without the long wait, check out Johnny Mueller Meat Company. Franklin and Mueller's BBQ is the best in Austin.

01-25-2014, 10:14 PM
That's awesome! Definitely on the to-do list!


dummy que
01-26-2014, 12:26 AM
YOU LUCKY DOG :whoo::whoo::whoo:

02-08-2014, 05:16 PM
That's super cool! Thanks for posting! And like everyone else, I now want brisket!

02-08-2014, 11:13 PM
Oh, I am so jelly.

You could have given us more pron though.

I'm just sayin'