Freedmen's bloody mary
Photo by Deborah Stachelski

Once a storefront built in 1869 by former slave George Franklin, the now historical landmark is home to barbecue and whiskey. The laid-back atmosphere and dog-friendly beer garden and patio makes for the perfect dine-in setting. The Holy Trinity plate (brisket, pork ribs, and sausage) is a good place to start.


2402 San Gabriel St.
Austin, TX


Sun: 11 am-10 pm
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11 am-10 pm
Wed: 11 am-10 pm
Thu: 11 am-midnight
Fri: 11 am-midnight
Sat: 11 am-midnight

Good to Know

  • Editors' Pick
  • Casual
  • $$
  • Pets Allowed
  • Beer/Wine
  • Brunch
  • Full Bar
  • Patio/Outdoor Dining