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City Meat Market

101 West Austin Street, Giddings, TX
(979) 542-2740
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Ranked #2 of 26 Restaurants in Giddings
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
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120 reviews 120 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We have tried many times to catch this place open but never had any luck until recently. We were so excited and now realize why they don't stay open late. They sell out early and were out of brisket when we arrived. He suggested we try his ribs so we did. Wow, happy happy happy find!!! The ribs were cooked... More

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Spring, Texas
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148 reviews 148 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

After driving by this place for years, I decided to stop in. Hole in the wall kind of place. You walk into the smoker room, tell them what you want, they weigh it up, wrap up your dinner in butcher paper and off to a folding table you go to dig into extremely good BBQ. The sausage was my favorite.... More

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

After driving past this place many times I finally got to eat lunch here with my daughter. (The first time with my wife they were already sold out at 2 pm.) We split an order of pork ribs and brisket. The brisket had an excellent flavor but it was a bit fatty and overdone. The pork ribs were delicious. The... More

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College Station, Texas
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217 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I stopped in because everyone raved about how great the sausage was. You definitely have to get there early (before 12) to have the full menu available. Fortunately my tardiness didn't hamper the hunt for sausage as they had a couple of links and some ribs left. But unfortunately it was the worst sausage I have ever had. That said... More

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Austin, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Located at the town's main intersection (HWY 290 and HWY 77), this is a great place to stop for some great BBQ. The sausage is made on site and ranks among the best. The brisket is slow cooked to perfection. Great sauces and sides too. They open really early in the morning so it's a great place to pick up... More

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477 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Today I took a detour to drive through Giddings, Texas, to get some of the excellent barbecue the City Meat Market serves. This place continues to serve some of the best barbecue in central Texas. The sausage is particularly good, and the sides are delicious as well. This is one of my favorite places for barbecue. If you are in... More

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La Veta, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This place is a super popular small town Texas bbq destination. You need to get there early as they have run out of brisket near lunch time. You will be ordering your meat right at the pit where an attendant will slice the meat off until you tell her to stop. It is then weighed and you are charged accordingly.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have been going through Giddings, TX for years & have never stopped at the City Meat Market. We have been missing out. Now, its a required stop for me. Really terrific Q and sides. Their beans are hot & spicy and flat out great. As a huge Q lover, this place is right at the top of my list.... More

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I stopped in for our 1st BBQ breakfast one morning on our way to Houston. They hadn't run out of anything. We loved the this rustic, throwback to the 50's place with an informality that had the pit master sitting down with us as we sampled some of all the meats. While we enjoyed the "cue", he... More

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Willis, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

BBQ was the best we have had in years! Good BBQ that is cooked to perfection is hard to find! We will definitely be making this a regular stop!

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