In 2009, Aaron Franklin and his wife started smoking meat out of a trailer in an East Austin parking lot, though they quickly outgrew this spot when lines of fans and foodies began snaking around the block. Now at the brick-and-mortar restaurant, folks are still lining up at 9 a.m. for slabs of meat at what’s been called “The Best BBQ in America.” Franklin deserves a lot of credit for his brisket (which sells out each and every day), but don’t over look less traditional offerings (turkey, I’m talking about you!). Sides and sauces are top notch too, but let’s not kid ourselves… this place is all about the meat.
900 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78702