Austin, Texas has so many incredible restaurants that include worldwide cuisine influences you sometimes overlook that aside from a healthy debate between it and Tex-Mex, the number one food throughout the Lone Star State will always remain bar-b-que.

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Recently Southern Living compiled the top bar-b-que restaurants for every single southern state, and weighted each state against the others. You may be surprised to see how each state ranked if you read the article.

Before unwrapping the butcher paper and digesting how Southern Living took on the nearly impossible task of finding the best bar-b-que restaurant in Texas, let's take a look at the history of this iconic Austin eatery.

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Famous Austin, TX Restaurant Named Best In New Southern Living

As you can see, this is not the first time that Franklin Barbeque has been named the best in the state of Texas, and across the whole United States for always turning out the best smoked meats you can find anywhere.

What started as a bar-b-que trailer parked along the interstate has become a corner joint that is known for having a line around the block before their doors even open everyday.

Franklin Barbeque once again takes the top spot for Texas

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Google Images/Canva

While Franklin Barbeque might not surprise you any longer with their massive list of accolades and recognitions, you may have questions for Southern Living for deciding that a fairly new bbq spot in Arkansas is somehow ranked higher across the south, especially when you consider they claim to make Texas style que.

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