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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
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
Giddings, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The owner of the fantastic Farmers Market in Brenham, TX suggested City Meat Market as a "must stop" on our trip to Austin. It was exactly as she described: excellent BBQ where you go to the pit to order, it's nothing fancy and really smoky but a great experience. The place is a mess inside, smoke from the pits fills... More 

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Humble, Tx
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

When traveling US290 from Houston to Austin be sure to try this rustic place in downtown Giddings where the post oak coals give the best flavor to brisket, ribs, chicken, and homemade sausage that can be found in Texas. Be prepared to stand in line and be served on brown paper without any frills.

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Doha, Al Jahra, Kuwait
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Well smoked meats, and sausage, bought by the pound and delivered on butcher paper for your enjoyment. No frills but good meats in a typical old Texas meat market. Get there before noon or they'll be out of some foods. Good value for the money!

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Liberty Hill, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I you like really good BBQ served on butcher paper, this would be the place for you. My wife likes a little more formal setting but hay this is a BBQ joint get over it. The earlier the better as far as choices goes. Always seem to have sausage. Try it out, very causal.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

A bit scary as you walk in this place....almost turn around and walk away. If you stay you will have the barbeque that is what the reviews are talking about. But as everyone says...get there early or be willing to take what is left after the crowd..but even that is worth a few hours drive to get there. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

After 6 decades of traveling around the world I have found the best Bar B Que in a very small town between Houston and Austin Texas. We went to Giddings for a martial arts tournament and at lunch decided try a local eatery. Not much was available so we decided on the City Meat Market. Walking into the place was... More 

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238 reviews 238 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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166 reviews 166 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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: Barbecue

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