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Nov 7, 2012 12:43 PM

coming to Austin this weekend. what time do I need to line up on Saturday for Franklin bbq?

Family's going to Austin this weekend.

Friday night: Iron Works

Saturday lunch: Franklins

Saturday Dinner: Lockheart eatteries.

Sunday: ? recommendations? (I'd like to hit city market in Luling but it's opposite direction from Dallas)

so what time do i need to be at Franklins in line for grub? and any recommendations for Sunday lunch?


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  1. stiles switch for sunday lunch or skip ironworks and go friday night.

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    1. I'd say at least by 9:30. Bring a chair, a book, & something to drink!

      1. fyi, bbq for dinner is usually not a good idea. in my experience you get much better food early afternoon at the lockhart places

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        1. re: chrisdds98

          unfortunately that is the meal that is out of my control. Friends relatives want to take us down there to "show off" i guess?

          1. re: Tucciim

            Show off at Iron Works? Average bbq at best.

            1. re: SlickTheCat

              showoff lockwood places is what I meant. iron works is average? dang it gets good writeups.

              1. re: SlickTheCat

                I agree, the Iron Works is blah.. Lamberts would be a better option if you have to have that downtown experience. Or skip that and go somewhere else downtown. Carillion has a $30 three course dinner all this month. Really good.

                1. re: Rptrane

                  lamberts is great if you are looking for well below average bbq.

                  now if this is a bbq trip, you should consider breakfast at Snow's bbq. I haven't made the trek, but everyone I know who has been loves it.

                  Also LA bbq has been getting excellent reviews as well.

                  1. re: chrisdds98

                    I'm talking dinner, in fairness my friends have recommended Lamberts to me and I trust their opinions. I like Max's Wine Dive for dinner rec. also. All the places on the list are BBQ places. I personally couldn't eat brisket that often. Also since you are looking for a place to go on Sunday how about Elgin? I actually like the food at City Market, everything but the beef ribs. I also like their spices, smoked steak is my favorite and I bring back a few jars whenever I go. Cooper's is also very good. They have good prime rib. I should also say be mindful of the hours of operation with these places, most of them aren't very regular.