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Southside Market & Barbeque

1212 Highway 290 E, Elgin, TX 78621-2019
+1 512-281-4650
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“potato salad” (31 reviews)
“brisket” (100 reviews)
“turkey” (14 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1212 Highway 290 E, Elgin, TX 78621-2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has the best Beef Sausage I have ever had. The brisket here is incredible. Texas BBQ does not get better than this.

Thank S1C
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this all-star review! We really appreciate your great referral and look forward to hosting you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brisket is good....BBQ sauce is okay. Mac and cheese and beans were not very good. They weren’t gross, but I’ve definitely had better from a BBQ joint for this price. Won’t be back.

Thank Chloe P
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Chloe - Thank you for your review. We'll be sure to share your feedback with our entire team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch on the way to Houston for the 2nd time now, its always good every time! The brisket is a must try and Sausages to take home ! They have variety of sausage that tastes natural without after tastes of artificial flavors!...More

Thank grace v
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Grace - Thank you for this outstanding review! We're so happy you stopped in on your travels and look forward to hosting you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to relax and take in some good food. If it,s lunch or out on a day trip with the family. You can not go wrong with some good Q Texas style.

Thank mark w
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We couldn't have said it better, Mark! Thanks for the nice review and the wise advise - You can't go wrong with good Texas BBQ :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at Southside Market as part of our BBQ Trail tour. I would place the brisket and sausage in the middle of the pack compared to other stops along the trail. This was our best BBQ stop in Elgin, but we only made two...More

Thank WanderingToesTiger
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping by! We hope you enjoyed the entire BBQ Trail and we look forward to hosting you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch; one brisket sandwich, two had chicken and brisket; sandwich was tolerable and two plates were just eatable. Two of us threw over half of it away. Mac and cheese also very poor.More

Thank jim a
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Jim - We're sorry to hear you did not enjoy your lunch. Had we known you were unhappy during your visit, any manager would have been happy to replace or refund your meal with a smile. We hope you'll give us another try in the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If I was just rating the sausage it would be a 5plus....I think it is some of the best in Texas. Actually, you can mail order now.....the brisket I have found to be tough and not as tasty. The sides are okay and I'm not...More

Thank gyfto
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Our Original Beef Sausage has been our signature item here at Southside since 1882 and we're glad to hear you agree!

Reviewed 17 November 2017

When driving from Houston to Austin a great place for lunch is the Southside Market and Barbecue. What this place lacks in atmosphere (it feels a bit like a cafeteria) it MORE than makes up for with the outstanding food and sauces for it. This...More

Thank dennisrkilpatrick
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Dennis - Thank you for this amazing review! We appreciate you holding out until you got to Elgin and we do hope it was worth the wait. Thanks for helping us grow the legend of Southside!

Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, very clean, fast service, brisket was very good, mac and cheese was very creamy, coleslaw was very fresh, but had too much pepper, overall very good

Thank Jason K
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Jason - Thanks for this great feedback. We appreciate your business and good recommendations!

Reviewed 28 October 2017

About 5 months ago I tried the BBQ at the Bastrop location, it was terrible. Overcooked, tough and not a good meal at all! Heard the Elgin location was better however avoided this place because of my Bastrop experience and actually liked Myer's BBQ in...More

Thank Dan G
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Dan - Thank you for checking out both of our locations. We appreciate your interest!

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shirleykerwin
12 September 2017|
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Response from Donald W | Reviewed this property |
Did not have the ribs, was not very impressed with anything at this establishment, but other people have a different opinion. good luck
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shirleykerwin
12 September 2017|
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Response from jefferyp2017 | Reviewed this property |
Every this is really good there, but my favorite is their Elgin Hot Sausage, that is what made them famous. You should try some next time you're there, along with some onions, pickles and crackers. Classic Elgin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Highway 290 E, Elgin, TX 78621-2019
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-281-4650
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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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