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City Meat Market

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101 W Austin St, Giddings, TX 78942-3205
(979) 542-2740
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place! Tender, juice, delicious bbq pork shoulder, ribs, potato salad, and peppery hot beans served on brown paper. True Texas BBQ.

Thank Beabe T
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Please do not bother. We can't recommend anything they have to offer. Brisket is dry and tough, chicken had a bad taste and also dry. And forget about the sausage. A huge disappointment.

Thank Shelia W
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Been here before and was really looking for some of that good City Meat Market BBQ! As I walked pass the front door on main street the aroma knocked me off my feet! Think you died and gone to Heaven. The sad part is the taste of the meat did not match the aroma of the place. The brisket was... More 

Thank bbqtexyumy
GIDDINGS, United States
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Better get t here by 12:00 if you want beans....which are very peppery (which I like but my husband not so much). Love their ribs and sausage. No fancy plates...in fact NO plates at all...brown butcher paper....authentic German Texans!

Thank Carolyn J
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

It's been 15 years since I last ate here and it's still my favorite place for BBQ. The brisket and chicken were great but the pork was the best. We got there late (1:30) so unable to get any sausage (they had already sold out). No frills here but you won't find better BBQ especially for the price. Great people... More 

Thank Lincoln S
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

My wife and I got there at 12:20 today and they were out of beans, ribs and sausage very good but our brisket was very tough. Talked to 2 locals who said brisket was usually better but theirs was also tough. Really liked the old building and the way they served the bbq, will give them another try.

Thank Johnny O
Austin, Texas
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139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

What a place. Brisket goes straight from smoking on the pits to you. Food served on butcher paper is back of the local meat market. And what food!! No doubt some of the best BBQ in Texas. Brisket, sausage, ribs, chicken -- take your pick, you will love it. Enjoy the local culture, just remember to clean up your own... More 

Thank Jackson66_12
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Brisket was slightly dry, but has good flavor. Wish I had tried the beans, pass on the tater salad. Sauce is just right. I will be back next time I drive past.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
DFW, Texas
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

On our way to Austin from Galveston, we had a moment where we wanted a special lunchtime experience, and we found it in this special, wonderfully preserved place on the main drag. Why change from 50, 60, 70 years before, the decor or the tables, when the ribs are so meaty and flavorful and the brisket with just the right... More 

Thank Toriihunter
Las Vegas, Nevada
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

We were in this area about 2 years ago (Spring 2014) visiting family nearby, stumbled across City Meat Market while sitting at the red light in front of the place, turned around and pulled up out front, we had to see this place! We were just back again last week (6/15-22/16) again to visit family and drove straight there this... More 

Thank Jon B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W Austin St, Giddings, TX 78942-3205
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Giddings
  • Phone Number: (979) 542-2740

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?