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815 E Market St, Rockport, TX 78382
(361) 729-9388
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good BBQ

We've been to Rockport a number of times and always tell ourselves to try Mac's BBQ. Well, we finally did and it was worth the gamble. You walk in, choose from what you want on the overhead menu board, and then place your order. They make your meal in front of you as you order it. They're generous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
Robert L
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Arizona
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Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We've been to Rockport a number of times and always tell ourselves to try Mac's BBQ. Well, we finally did and it was worth the gamble. You walk in, choose from what you want on the overhead menu board, and then place your order. They make your meal in front of you as you order it. They're generous with the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We love, love, love this place!! Good Texas BBQ! Wonderful Pinto beans. The best and coldest ice tea in town!!

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Yadkinville, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Mac's is a cozy bbq restaurant that serves cafeteria style. The brisket is cut as you order. The brisket is lean and the sauce is smooth and a little sweet. The sides have a country food feel. The pintos were well cooked and seasoned with pork. They offer a senior plate that is just enough and fair priced at under... More 

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Nueces County
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We love the two meat platter at Mac's. The brisket (my favorite) and the sausage are very tasty and my husband likes the beef ribs. While the food is great, don't expect much atmosphere. This place looks like a "build it yourself" place. Not fancy but good food.

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great food, friendly staff. I was travelling alone on business. The owner sat with me during dinner (it was slow on a Wed night) and talked. Nice.

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Murrells Inlet, SC
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58 reviews 58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We arrived at 7:00pm for dinner and they had very little meat selection. I ordered the brisket, which, normally in Texas is always a safe bet. It was extremely tender. In fact it was hard to keep on the fork! After the first bite I couldn't believe they call this place a BBQ restaurant. Very, very bland, no smoke ring... More 

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately, the brisket is tough and tastes like a 'smoke flavor' additive is the secret ingredient. Probably the worse BBQ restaurant in rockport - which is unfortunate because the managers and staff are very nice.

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corpus Christi
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We have lived in Rockport for 20 years and new barBQ places come and go but Macs continually serves the best bar b q. His poor boys are soooooooo good. His marble cut sandwiches are wonderful and I could go on and on. It is a friendly place that has served Rockport for many years and we are glad he... More 

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Salt Lake, Utah
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218 reviews 218 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This is some of the best BBQ my hubby and I have eaten. We are big BBQ fans and always try the local stuff and this is some of the best we have had. We had the sliced brisket and you cut it with a fork. Everything was fresh and homemade. The mac and cheese was just like my Grandma... More 

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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We were staying in Rockport for a few days and drove by Mac's when the smoker was fired up. It was a no brainer to have lunch here. I had brisket and my wife had pork. Very good but the sauce was awesome. Service was very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 815 E Market St, Rockport, TX 78382
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: (361) 729-9388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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