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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 - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars 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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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Whitehouse, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

The food, barbeque, is so good, everyone seems to overlook the surroundings, the lack of dishes,and the plastic forks, knives, and spoons. There is an art to carrying your food to the table. You have to fold the butcher paper just right to form a carrying pouch. This must be the place to eat for locals, because several well-dressd men... More 

Thank aspenbc
Giddings, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

There barbeque is the best in town. Love their ribs and sausage. Husband like the beans and potato skald. They have been around a long time, no one has them beat. We go there lots and they also have a meat market. So if your coming thru Giddings, be sure to stop, you will be happy u did

Thank strega20151964
Victoria, Texas
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

My family has been stopping and eating at City Meat Market for years. In all my travels across Texas, it is undoubtedly some of the best marbled brisket there is. Sausage and ribs are very good too. I've learned to always buy marbled brisket if I'm taking it to go. Being wrapped in butcher paper will render the lean brisket... More 

Thank Concho425
Jefferson, Texas
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110 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Once again hubby let me drive, and woke up to find us parked in front of a bar-be-que restaurant. We have passed this place quite a few times, and stopped once only to find they were sold out for the day. Just as others have described, it seems a little worn down, but that is just a testimony to so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?