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Hays County BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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1612 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-6009
+1 512-392-6000
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Super cool atmosphere. We came here because it was ranked 2nd on Trip Advisor, but have found better BBQ elsewhere. The prices are very good for the amount of food, but we can't say we will be back. Despite not going when they have a band playing, the atmosphere was really fun!

Thank Gemma B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there around 7:30 with an hour and half left and they were out of a few things. A bit disappointed in that. Overall good place that will have you leaving with lots of leftovers.

Thank Madeline K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

FIVE STAR TEXAS BBQ -Hays County BBQ in San Marcos, TX serves perfectly oak-smoked melt-in-your-mouth brisket, delicious home-made 60/40 beef/pork sausage (try the cheddar jalapeño!) and classic racks of ribs. Super sides of coleslaw, potato salad, charro beans and two home-made sauces - spicy and sweet. It was truly charcoal charred on the outside and contest winner scrumptious inside. Master... More 

Thank Backroads
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Central Texas triangle of San Marcos, Luling, and Lockhart contains some of the best BBQ anywhere, and in this triangle, Hays County BBQ is among the best. We had their brisket, ribs, sausage, and pork chops. The meat was juicy and the sauce was spicey and flavorful. (We did not taste the chicken or any of the sides, but... More 

Thank DSNAustin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were at the hotel and craving BBQ. I looked at the map and noticed Hays County was nearby and had great reviews. My wife and I decided to get the chopped beef sandwich and potato salad. When I arrived I was greeted with a smile and friendly service at the counter. The potato salad is already... More 

Thank Robert W
Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

fantastic food, the sausages really steal the show here, among other awesome things are the ribs, the beef ribs, brisket etc... the sides are also quite good and they have a fridge with fresh Avocados and other vegetables to pair with your barbecue, which is a nice twist, don't normally see that.

Thank Brett C
Bulverde, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there based on reviews from Tripadvisor, bad mistake. Bought basically anything they had left from the menu to try and left to it eat else where. The brisket was the only edible item. The beef rib was pure burnt over seasoned fat, pork was undercooked and tough, banana pudding was bland. Ordered 4 sausage that I was never given... More 

Thank mcghie13
San Marcos, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit was very pleasant and, as always, the barbecue sandwiches were moist and delicious. One of my favorite things about this place is the desserts. The pies were wonderful! There are always enough families here that a fussy 2-year-old is pretty well tolerated and enough space in the place that we could separate ourselves comfortably so as to enjoy... More 

Thank Marilyn A
San Marcos, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their chopped beef sandwich is delicious! The special includes the sandwich, a drink, and a side. Yummy!

Thank NancyS2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Central Texans get a lot of good BBQ. Even our worst would bet better than what I had in NYC. However, that makes us pretty picky about what is "good". I accidentally found Hays County BBQ when someone brought a box of it for lunch to my office staff, as take out. I was, like, "whoa! Where did THIS come... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1612 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-6009
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 512-392-6000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?