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City Market


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


American, Barbecue
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once you eat this BBQ, you may not want to eat it anywhere else. We’ve been coming here for more than 40 years, and it is consistently the best. When it was time for our children to eat meat for the first time, this is...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank NOLA Gal M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Using "the List" as our guide, we stopped in for lunch on our Spring Break Texas roadtrip. Sausage was amazing. Ribs had a uniquely sweet crust and fell off the bone. I preferred Cooper's fattier, juicier brisket to this leaner, drier version. But the flavor...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank JenHen2003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This five star rating is carried solely by the deliciousness of the BBQ. It is mind boggling amazing! The rest of the place is an odd set up, however, this never stops anyone for lining up to get into the back corner room where the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GoJaysterGo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While passing through the area, we happened to choose a campsite near City Market. The campground gave us a few brochures plus recommended City Market. My what a great suggestion. It is top of the line BBQ. There is plastic silverware and the meat is...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank lsmiller45
Reviewed January 7, 2019

We took our 90 year old uncle here for lunch from San Antonio, which is about an hour drive. Had ribs, brisket, beans and big red. Traditional bbq served on butcher paper. The ribs were very meaty and tender with a nice crust on the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jim V
Reviewed December 6, 2018

This place was 'hyped up' in local Houston papers and magazines. We were really disappointed when we got there. Had to go back into the smoke room to get your ribs, sausage and brisket. It was almost hard to breath there not to mention now...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gene W
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

We went to a few other barbecue places in the area over two days and saved this one for last. This place is smaller and more of a dive than some of the other places which is charming and a plus. The smoke room feels...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank maryk841
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

Working on the Texas Monthly BBQ top 50 list. Hit this one up and it’s ok. Arrived just before the lunch crowd. We tried all their meats but I wasn’t blown away at all. Nothing seemed to have a whole lot of flavor. The honey...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MamaYamaha
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We tried brisket, ribs and a sausage. All were excellent. Beans and potato salad were also worth trying. Friendly helpful staff. Recommend if in the area.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank stepsg
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Hit the Bar-B-Que trail again, and without fail keep coming back to City Market. Great brisket, generous portions and just a great place to eat delicious bar-b-que

Date of visit: October 2018
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August 10, 2018|
Response from fishbone95 | Reviewed this property |
They have a side room with more booths, but that place fills up Fast so you all have to get there early
April 7, 2018|
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Response from Rodney A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was indicated on the price board on our last visit. I don't remember the exact price, but thought it looked like a good deal.
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Lori A V | Reviewed this property |
Hi AERJ, Unfortunately, I don't know if this place is gluten safe. I would suggest calling the restaurant directly to ask. Also, The meats are cut in front of the customer so you will witness if the BBQ touches any gluten... More
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