Franklin Barbecue - Austin, Texas
Credit: Franklin Barbecue

Austin has enough good barbecue to keep you there for at least a week. But if you only have time to try one, better make it Franklin. Everybody has heard of Franklin BBQ, and for good reason – of all the overhyped barbecue joints, Franklin is one of the only ones to deserve the hype. Franklin BBQ began in 2009 as a trailer, but grew quickly to compete with the superstars of the Texas Barbecue Belt.

What to Order: A Mexican Coke, the Tipsy Texan (pulled pork, sausage, brisket, and chopped beef), and a banana-bourbon pie for dessert.