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Smitty's Market

208 S Commerce St, Lockhart, TX 78644-2737
+1 512-398-9344
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pork ribs” (42 reviews)
“prime rib” (26 reviews)
“beans” (33 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 18:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
208 S Commerce St, Lockhart, TX 78644-2737
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1 - 10 of 441 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

A friend and I visited Lockhart with the intention of visiting the Big Three [Black's; Smitty's and Kruez] one hot, late June afternoon. We tried Black's first. Not Good at all; Dry, overcooked and way, way, way too smoky. Where's the Beef? No flavor there...More

Thank Carmen D
Reviewed 5 days ago

The BBQ meats are great and so is the ambiance. If you like original buildings and history, this is it! The pits were fired in 1900 and the flame hasn't gone out since---true story! Be prepared to stand in line next to the hot fires...More

Thank Ronda R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From outside we thought it was closed. Entered a dark smoky hallway, windows and walls caked with decades of soot. Open glowing red pits in the rear, radiated heat and light through the brick building. Buy your pickings fresh off the rack by the pound,...More

Thank Harry S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an old meat market, you walk in and the counter is front of an open wood burning fire on the floor with the BBQ oven beside it. You order by the pound. Tell them how many they ripe off sheets of brown paper...More

Thank Cow3girl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful Moist (not lean) brisket - Jalapeno Sausage is incredible - a warm wait next to the pit...can take 20-30 minutes to order when busy - but so worth the wait. CASH ONLY - but ATM inside Always order additional it reheats great. Not as...More

Thank richroundrock
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great sausage today but the brisket was a little on the bland side. Many people would probably blame that on me choosing "lean" rather than "moist" but that's what I prefer. It was good so I'm not complaining, it just wasn't great.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just walking in to order and passing the pits is an experience but when you place that first bite in your mouth, Heaven!! Got to Lockhart, go Hunger and make sure you stop here, History and World Class Cue, words just don't describe this place!!...More

1  Thank deandavis29
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We loved the small town of Lockhart and that Smitty's is right in the middle of the town square. It just screams old Texas! It's very casual, but the staff was very helpful since it was our first time. We definitely bought more than we...More

1  Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We ventured to Smitty's on the recommendation of a local (owner of Maverick horse riding) and I will say, I'm glad we entered from the back, Colorado street, I think (across from Walgreens) it was a shorter line to stand in the blazing hot smoke...More

Thank tnvolgal819
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is the 3rd of the better known barbeque places we've tried in Lockhart. The brisket was ok, some of the ends were rather dry, not much discriminating about the taste. The sauce was runny and nothing to write home about. The jalapeno sausage was...More

Thank Lynne P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:30
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 S Commerce St, Lockhart, TX 78644-2737
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lockhart
  • Phone Number: +1 512-398-9344
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