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Southside Market & Barbeque

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1212 Highway 290, Elgin, TX 78621
+1 512-281-4650
08:00 - 20:00
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Taylor, Texas
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

All my relatives from Washington wanted was BBQ and this is where we took them. They had a blast my Auntie was thrilled to get Lamb Ribs and some of them were the best she had.

Thank Michelle O
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I got the sausage and a pork steak. The food is pretty greasy and served on paper. It's so so good. They process the animals from the back to cook and sell in the front. Super fresh, super good

Thank ericsnothome
Elgin, Texas
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are many debates among the people of Elgin. One of the big ones is "What BBQ restaurant is the best". The thing is they are both awesome and worth the trip. Come by for a visit and you decide which one is your favorite.

Thank Clara L
Stafford, Virginia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We got carry out here. Ordered a combo for 5, sausage and beef brisket BBQ, plus an extra pound of brisket BBQ. Sides were potato salad and mac and cheese. Really enjoyed the sausage. Good flavor, texture was a little course but in a good way. Appropriate to the style of sausage. Not to greasy. Ordered the brisket two ways.... More 

Thank usmc7236
Austin, TX
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362 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food makes up for a lack of atmosphere. They have really yummy smoked BBQ. It's just the way it should be- good quality meat, dry rubbed with deliciousness and slow smoked to perfection! Their iced tea is good also! We always come here when passing through. As for the atmosphere it's a "BBQ joint." It's definitely not a fancy... More 

Thank tripcasey
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. We appreciate your loyalty over the years and we look forward to your next visit! More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For years i would sulk because the Elgin sausage flavor just didn't have that same Uumf anymore. I mean the sauce & everything just wasnt the same. Untill today. I'd let it rest cause it just wasn't what it used to be, so it's been maybe 2 yrs and maybe 3 times in the last 5 yrs. But today, i... More 

Thank cynt e
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

cynt e - Thank you for thinking of us - in the middle of the night! We love having you back and we hope you'll keep visiting us for many more years! More 

Elgin, Texas
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Southside Market & BBQ. When I was a little girl my dad would take us to the original location off of Main Street in Elgin. There was sawdust on the floors. I loved the special treat of Hot Guts and Orange Crush in a glass bottle. Still do...though the location has changed and the floors are free from... More 

Thank johnna278
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

Johnna - Thank you for this wonderful review! We love taking trips down memory lane with our long time guests. We appreciate your years of loyalty and we're proud to be part of your family memories! More 

Pearland, Texas
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Was watching sausage paradise this morning and this spot was featured. Off for holiday break so decided to make a road trip. I got the Southside combo and my hubby got 3 meat. We both had brisket and cheddar jalapeno sausage. Hr got the turkey as well. Awesome flavor on the turkey and brisket. I was a vit disappointed on... More 

Thank MamaYamaha
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks for making the trip to check us out! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we'd love to host you again soon! More 

Pflugerville, Texas
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Stopped in on way to see Xmas lights in Giddings. Ordered the 2 meat plate with beans and potato salad. Sausage was very good. Brisket was Ok with some of it tough and dry and some of it fatty. potato salad was good and so were the beans. the fresh onions from the serve yourself bar seemed a little off.... More 

Thank FarmerB0
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

FarmerBO - Thanks for your constructive review. We appreciate your business and will take a look at some of the areas that may need further attention. We're glad you stopped in and we hope to host you again in the future! More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

South side is the oldest BBQ market in Texas. The food here is all great. From the standard brisket to the ribs you can't go wrong. It all at a reasonable price. Try also have a Blue Bell ice cream bar as well.

Thank Randy A
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

Randy - Thanks for the all-star review! We appreciate you stopping by and spreading the good word-of-mouth! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Highway 290, Elgin, TX 78621
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-281-4650
First established in 1882, Southside is proud to offer Authentic Texas Barbeque and Sausage from the oldest joint in the state! Best known as the home of the Original Elgin Sausage, we're equally proud of our slow smoked brisket, pork steaks, ribs, chicken, turkey, and more. We've continued the same traditions of smoking quality meats over real Texas post oak wood with nothing but a simple dry rub and time for over 132 years. We also offer a fresh meat market & Blue Bell ice cream counter. We're a family friendly place that'll treat YOU like family on your next visit.

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