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Hays County BBQ

1612 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-6009
+1 512-392-6000
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“potato salad” (35 reviews)
“brisket” (144 reviews)
“turkey” (33 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1612 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-6009
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am not sure why this place is rated so high. It was not good at all. Chopped beef was mediocre slapped on a bun. Coleslaw had zero flavor. Fountain drink machine was broken but weren’t told that ahead of time. So disappointing. I would...More

Thank Ren710
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Easily the best bbq in the area. The staff are always friendly and the service is always great!!!!!!!

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 2 January 2018

A $50 bill bought 1/3 of a pound each of brisket and turkey, 6 pork ribs, 2 sides and 2 puddings, so we would rate this one on the expensive side. The brisket was well trimmed, and had a good smoke ring and bark. It...More

Thank jetsly
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The smoked turkey that I had was very good. My son really liked the moist brisket and pork ribs and the beans! I was disappointed that there weren’t more choices of sides and desserts. I didn’t like the taste of their banana pudding but the...More

Thank octoberhart
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Heard about this place. Met some family there. Not a big place but very nice staff. Brisket is very good. Great smoke flavor, good bark. I like the moist. Mostly not too fattty. Lean was a little dry. Sausage was ok but not great. Sauce...More

Thank milburn289
Reviewed 12 December 2017

This modest place was chosen by Texas magazine as one of the top 50 places IN THE ENTIRE STATE!!! Boy- did they get that right. Outstanding brisket and ribs-- and the jalapeno and cheese sausage is over the top. Eat in or carry out- eat...More

1  Thank jfadds
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Our family of 4 ate hear for a late lunch today as we were driving through San Marcos and we were all extremely satisfied and full when we left. The staff was very welcoming and friendly as soon as we walked in the door. We...More

Thank dme6508
Reviewed 23 November 2017

This is the only BBQ place we eat at in San Marcos. The BBQ is great but the beans are to die for. I think they take and brisket left over the day before and chop it up and put it in the day's beans....More

Thank Charles J
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

BBQ joint is reasonably priced. Items are priced a la cart. Brisket is a bit fatty. Sides are tasty. Worth stopping for an authentic BBQ experience.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We got the very last parking place when we pulled in to the parking lot of Hays County BBQ. That should have been a clue. A short wait in line and we were up at the counter ordering. Although there was a person at the...More

Thank moondog1961
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Frederick M
20 October 2016|
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Response from Carmen M | Reviewed this property |
They also have chicken and beef on the menu.
John S
20 July 2015|
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Response from michael h | Property representative |
All meats other than both homemade sauages are gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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