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Southside Market & Barbeque

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1212 Highway 290, Elgin, TX 78621
+1 512-281-4650
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08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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Arlington VA
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family style or solos - lots of options - very friendly staff. Easy off-on US290 not far east of Austin.

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Thank aishasolo
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We use only top quality meats and all of our sides and desserts are made from scratch daily. We're very happy to hear that you could taste the difference. Looking forward to sharing your nice comments with our team! More 

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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We HAD to try this place as it's got such a great reputation. We ordered a three meat plate and a two meat plate. While the portions were certainly generous, we were disappointed with the quality. The sausage was good, but not great. The ribs and brisket were quite fatty. We did not care for the barbeque sauce...too vinegary. The... More 

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Thank Linda W
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

Linda - Thank you for your detailed review. We appreciate you giving credit where you felt credit was due and using constructive criticism on the items you felt fell short of expectation. We will definitely share your comments with our team as an important training tool. While customer service and hospitality are two of our primary objectives, our first mission... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to have sandwiches en route to Houston from Austin. We were warmly welcomed by Ann Marie, who runs the ice cream stand. The chopped brisket sandwich was succulent and flavorful. The smoked chicken salad was way too big. The place is nicely airy.

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Thank David Marcus N
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

David - Thank for stopping in and sharing this great review! We appreciate you praising Ann Marie by name and look forward to commending her for a great job. Very happy to hear you enjoyed all that you sampled and we look forward to hosting you again! More 

Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch on the way back to Houston. My friend had ribs, and I had a salad with smoked chicken. Yum!

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Thank eewk
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by and we appreciate your good review! We'll look for you next time you pass through the area. In the meantime, please check out your Houston Walmart stores for our Original Beef Sausage and Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage! More 

Austin, Texas
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Every trip we pass through Elgin me and the family pick up bbq from this place. The building used to be a bank but now it houses some mighty fine meats. The brisket is good and not too fatty- been to a couple other places where it's all fat with little meat. Not so with this place. The pork ribs... More 

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Thank slateordie
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review! We really appreciate you giving us the step by step experience as we image other travelers will find this very helpful and informative. We feel honored to host you and your family and we're glad to count you as Southside Regulars. Looking forward to your next visit! More 

Friendswood, Texas
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here today after the USGP Qualifying at CoTA. The line was 30 minutes long people from all over. This place is a local landmark. They serve baby back and pork and lamb ribs also "dinosaur" beef ribs. Turkey, brisket and sausage. (Much better quality and potions than Meyers BBQ up the road.) The place is bigger and a... More 

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1 Thank Shammwow
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by and we appreciate you sharing this great review! We are proud to be a Texas institution and we welcome you any time you get a hankering for Authentic Central Texas BBQ! More 

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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing flavors. A big locale full of flavor. It has a pretty good sized eating area. It Evan has two lines; one to go and one for eating there; an ice cream bar and meat market. From chicken to Turkey to pork steak, my new favorite. You can find it all with the normal sides like coleslaw, potato salad and... More 

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1 Thank Javier O
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

Javier - Thank you for this amazing review! We really appreciate you trying a little bit of everything and we're very proud to be your top BBQ spot. Welcome to the Southside Family! More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. Brisket was so greasy it was crazy. It soaked all the paper under it. Won't go back.

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Thank dudette98765
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback. Had we known you were unsatisfied while you were with us, any manager would have replaced or refunded your order with a smile. We regret that you were unhappy with the brisket you received. We hope you will give us another try in the future. More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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182 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Stopped on my way from Taylor to Bastrop. EXCELLENT BBQ. I had lamb ribs and brisket; both excellent. Wet brisket was so good it almost melts in your mouth. I cabbit imagine how brisket could be any better thank this.

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Thank Robert L
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

Robert - Thank you for this great feedback! We appreciate your business and the time you took to leave this review. We hope to become one of your regular stops! More 

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197 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

One of my go to places when I'm in the area. This place is crazy busy on the weekends. Not quite as bad during the week after the lunch rush. The Sausage here is first rate; some of the best you can get. The Brisket and Chicken here are excellent too. Prices are very reasonable and. Comparable to most good... More 

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Thank Kevin M
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

Kevin - Thank you for this glowing feedback. We appreciate your good referral to other travelers and we hope to have you back in Elgin soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Highway 290, Elgin, TX 78621
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-281-4650
Description
First established in 1882, Southside is proud to offer Authentic Texas Barbeque and Sausage from the oldest joint in the state! Best known as the home of the Original Elgin Sausage, we're equally proud of our slow smoked brisket, pork steaks, ribs, chicken, turkey, and more. We've continued the same traditions of smoking quality meats over real Texas post oak wood with nothing but a simple dry rub and time for over 132 years. We also offer a fresh meat market & Blue Bell ice cream counter. We're a family friendly place that'll treat YOU like family on your next visit.

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