We were in Austin TX, and at the strong recommendation of the neice who lives in town we went to Franklins. Stood in line for about an hour in chilly weather, then they opened the doors and we were in line inside for about a half hour.
Was it worth it? Best BBQ Brisket I have ever had, and I have been to 3 of the places in Lockhart TX. Never been to Snow's in Lexington which was the top one in the last Texas Monthly BBQ issue, but Franklin's has been rated higher by some publications. The guy has been doing BBQ for about 4 years if you believe the press clippings. Fast learner.
If you find yourself in Austin, it is on 11th just east a block from I-35. Go early, when they are out, they close.