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City Meat Market

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101 West Austin Street, Giddings, TX
+1 979-542-2740
07:30 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 17:30
Sat 07:30 - 16:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We arrived just before 5:00 and all they had left was a little bit of brisket and two sausage links. We got those. They were out of beans and only had potato salad left and it was okay. The brisket was okay but way too fatty and the sausage links were overdone and crispy outside. The place was not very... More 

Thank jdb99999
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing sausage. Great ribs with a peppery, spicy rub. Brisket was great too. more "pork choppy" than "fall apart" tender, if that makes sense. Everything had some heat to it including the sauce and the pinto beans. All served in an old school Smoky Texas Meat Market. Expect to leave with your clothes saturated with the glorious smell of BBQ.... More 

Thank jonessl6
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I love this place! Tender, juice, delicious bbq pork shoulder, ribs, potato salad, and peppery hot beans served on brown paper. True Texas BBQ.

Thank Beabe T
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Please do not bother. We can't recommend anything they have to offer. Brisket is dry and tough, chicken had a bad taste and also dry. And forget about the sausage. A huge disappointment.

Thank Shelia W
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Been here before and was really looking for some of that good City Meat Market BBQ! As I walked pass the front door on main street the aroma knocked me off my feet! Think you died and gone to Heaven. The sad part is the taste of the meat did not match the aroma of the place. The brisket was... More 

Thank bbqtexyumy
GIDDINGS, United States
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11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Better get t here by 12:00 if you want beans....which are very peppery (which I like but my husband not so much). Love their ribs and sausage. No fancy plates...in fact NO plates at all...brown butcher paper....authentic German Texans!

Thank Carolyn J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 West Austin Street, Giddings, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Giddings
  • Phone Number: +1 979-542-2740

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?