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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Another Houston Trip

Traveling to Houston and decided to skip Southside Market in Elgin, Tx since we had been wanting to try City Meat Market. Walked in on Hwy 79 side and we were quickly directed to serving line. Folks at the counter were courteous and helpful and we were able to quickly place our order, 2 lbs brisket... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
David S G
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Georgetown, Texas
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Little Rock, United States
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've heard of this place for years, but just recently visited for the 1st time. Won't be back again. The place is old and rundown, but that's perfectly fine as this kind of place is usually where the best BBQ in Texas is found. The meat was not nearly as good as what I've heard about all these years though.... More 

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1 Thank Kenneth R
Alleyton, Texas
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This obviously used to be a meat market. The barbecue is sold in the back. Although I can't argue that the meat was good, sides were average. I was turned off by blood congealed in the meat cases in the front. The walls, that used to be white (pictures indicated this), are now yellow/brown with grease. There has been an... More 

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Thank Susan G
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is old run down and dirty. All the meats were very dry. Some of the brisket was so hard it was inedible. We will not be back. Don't waste your time.

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Thank rmatte007
San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The family decides to take an after holiday decompression drive in hunt for small town barbecue greatness. Made our way to Prause's in La Grange only to dind the closed, so City Meat Market was what came up closest best barbecue. Upon arrival it does smell like the real deal from the parking lot, but inside we failed to find... More 

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Thank Bowtiefan
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This place is dirty and smokey. Brisket was very tough and didn't have a good flavor. Chicken was dry. Very run down building. I can't believe the previous reviews could say such great things about this place. Plain GROSS!

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Thank Mary R
Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

On the previous visit the food was really good, this time it was off the chain. Sides still average but the meats OMG. Other reviewers may say it's a dive and they are right but that que is something special.

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Thank ChowHound2015
Houston
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We planned our stop the day before Thanksgiving. There wasn't a long line so we were optimistic. As we approached the counter, they were slicing brisket and cutting up chicken. However.. these were all for pre-orders and they only had sausage left. It was fantastic and I can't wait to go back and try the other items. Potato salad was... More 

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Thank Gail S
Georgetown, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Traveling to Houston and decided to skip Southside Market in Elgin, Tx since we had been wanting to try City Meat Market. Walked in on Hwy 79 side and we were quickly directed to serving line. Folks at the counter were courteous and helpful and we were able to quickly place our order, 2 lbs brisket and potato salad. We... More 

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Thank David S G
Giddings, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Ordered BBQ for Saturday lunch. Had chicken, beef, pork and hot guts. They have sides of potato salad, beans, pickles, sauce, onions, and bread. Pork is my favorite. That smoke makes it finger licking good!

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Thank Chris G
Foley, Alabama
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This place has some of the best BBQ out there. You wouldn't know it driving past it, but in the back of this butcher shop is the lovely and amazing smells of wonderful BBQ and people moving the line efficiently and with a smile. We ordered a pound of lean brisket and ate it in the car on the way... 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, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?