Barbecue is a whole thing in central Texas. Austin benefits from that. I spent my formative years in the BBQ Capital of Texas, so I’m pretty picky. And I pick Franklin Barbecue as the best in Austin. Or drive 22 miles southeast to Lockhart….Kreuz or Smitty’s. Either one.

Franklin Barbecue  - 900 E 11th Street

Kreuz Market - 619 N Colorado St Lockhart, TX

Smitty’s Market - 208 S Commerce St Lockhart, TX

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