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City Meat Market

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101 West Austin Street, Giddings, TX
(979) 542-2740
Today
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 26
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great country barbeque!

If you are in Giddings around lunch time, be sure to stop in at the City Meat Market. It is an old fashioned barbeque place in the middle of town (290 @ 77) where you see your lunch pulled right off the grill. This is a stand in line (short, usually) pay at the counter and take it to one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you are in Giddings around lunch time, be sure to stop in at the City Meat Market. It is an old fashioned barbeque place in the middle of town (290 @ 77) where you see your lunch pulled right off the grill. This is a stand in line (short, usually) pay at the counter and take it to one... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you want to "rough it" for your bar b q then this might be the place. Sitting on a corner in downtown Giddings is the City Meat Market. The building looks like another old building in town however as you approach you smell that bar b q that is cooking or just finished cooking. Walk inside and your first... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Remember placea that would serve you meats by the pound and give ya bread n stuff to go with it, on a piece of butcher paper and letcha make your own ? out of it? This place does exactly that, with beef chicken ribs sausage cooked to perfection and served to you with a homemade smile that will match the... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This place made the Texas Monthly top 50 BBQ list several years ago (maybe 2008?). However, it has been long enough that it wouldn't make the list again. My friend and I tried ribs, brisket and sausage. The sausage was good - casing wasn't chewy and the inside meat had a nice crumbly texture. The brisket was dry and didn't... More 

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Giddings, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

When I was a child, my grandmother would ask me to walk over to the meat market to pick up some meat for dinner. Although it has changed a little over the years, the bbq is still quite amazing!

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Giddings, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Best sausage I have ever had. Pork is great, too. Sometimes the brisket is a little dry, but still great flavor. Great old fashion potato salad (with the skin still on the potato). Don't go here if you are looking for fancy, fine dining, go here for the great BBQ.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We happened upon this place by accident - driving from Houston to Austin - just pulled off the road right in front of it, after stopping at a light at the center of town. A total throw back of real pit BBQ - small, no line, vinyl table cloths over a few card tables, and meats purchased right out of... More 

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Gause, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had lunch and the food was excellent. The prices were very reasonable and the staff was friendly. This is downtown, but the type of "shade tree" bbq stand you would expect to run into out in the middle of nowhere. The place was very dirty and unkempt. Restrooms were falling apart but we're half way clean. Plenty of close... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Whenever I make the trip between Bryan and Austin, I try to arrange my schedule so that I can take a slight detour through Giddings, Texas, so that I can have lunch at the City Meat Market. Fortunately, I was able to visit this famous barbecue joint today. You can't get any bad "Q" here - it's all good, and... More 

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Giddings, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The sausage is different. A courser texture than usual, and yummy! I asked, and they make it out of a mixture of pork and beef. I'd stop again just for the sausage.

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Additional Information about City Meat Market

Address: 101 West Austin Street, Giddings, TX
Phone Number: (979) 542-2740
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Giddings
Open Hours:
Monday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 West Austin Street, Giddings, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Giddings
  • Phone Number: (979) 542-2740

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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