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City Meat Market

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

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  • 34
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  • 26
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  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Delightful Detour

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
CJTravelerTexas
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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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?