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Southside Market & Barbeque

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1212 Highway 290, Elgin, TX 78621
+1 512-281-4650
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09:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank cynt e
Elgin, Texas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank johnna278
Pearland, Texas
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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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 4 weeks ago

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 

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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.

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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 

Arlington VA
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Family style or solos - lots of options - very friendly staff. Easy off-on US290 not far east of Austin.

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

Thanks for the great review! We use only top quality meats and all of our sides and desserts are made from scratch daily. We're very happy to hear that you could taste the difference. Looking forward to sharing your nice comments with our team! More 

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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We HAD to try this place as it's got such a great reputation. We ordered a three meat plate and a two meat plate. While the portions were certainly generous, we were disappointed with the quality. The sausage was good, but not great. The ribs and brisket were quite fatty. We did not care for the barbeque sauce...too vinegary. The... More 

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

Linda - Thank you for your detailed review. We appreciate you giving credit where you felt credit was due and using constructive criticism on the items you felt fell short of expectation. We will definitely share your comments with our team as an important training tool. While customer service and hospitality are two of our primary objectives, our first mission... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to have sandwiches en route to Houston from Austin. We were warmly welcomed by Ann Marie, who runs the ice cream stand. The chopped brisket sandwich was succulent and flavorful. The smoked chicken salad was way too big. The place is nicely airy.

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Thank David Marcus N
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

David - Thank for stopping in and sharing this great review! We appreciate you praising Ann Marie by name and look forward to commending her for a great job. Very happy to hear you enjoyed all that you sampled and we look forward to hosting you again! More 

Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Stopped here for lunch on the way back to Houston. My friend had ribs, and I had a salad with smoked chicken. Yum!

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

Thanks for stopping by and we appreciate your good review! We'll look for you next time you pass through the area. In the meantime, please check out your Houston Walmart stores for our Original Beef Sausage and Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage! More 

Austin, Texas
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Every trip we pass through Elgin me and the family pick up bbq from this place. The building used to be a bank but now it houses some mighty fine meats. The brisket is good and not too fatty- been to a couple other places where it's all fat with little meat. Not so with this place. The pork ribs... More 

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

Thank you for this great review! We really appreciate you giving us the step by step experience as we image other travelers will find this very helpful and informative. We feel honored to host you and your family and we're glad to count you as Southside Regulars. Looking forward to your next visit! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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