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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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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 NEW

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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264 reviews 264 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 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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Texas
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729 reviews 729 reviews
472 restaurant reviews
1,340 helpful votes 1,340 helpful votes
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
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Giddings,Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I been going to this meat market all my life. They have the best BBQ ever!! The folks that run it are family and have owned it for many years. Lyle Lovett eats there!!

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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This place is worth visiting for the "cue" as well as the wonderful building it is located in. It's been around for a long time and the walls show the accumulated smoke. Great experience.

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