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Southside Market & Barbeque

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1212 Highway 290 E, Elgin, TX 78621-2019
+1 512-281-4650
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08:00 - 20:00
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Elgin
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's always packed great BBQ. Unfortunately always long lines and the wait can be lengthy. Still. Best place for BBQ in Elgin

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Thank georgejohnm
Plano, Texas
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148 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty cool to be in the oldest Que joint in Texas. Established in 1882. I came in and ordered the 3 meat platter and I chose jalapeño cheddar sausage, brisket, and St. Louis style ribs with a side of beans and tater salad. The ribs had a nice bark and were moist. Nice pull from the bone. The brisket has... More 

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Thank txchef320
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your first visit to Southside! We appreciate the detailed feedback and look forward to your next visit! More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what an amazing place. Can be busy but worth a small wait in line. The Sausage slammer is amazing and there regular sausage. Oh and the brisket is yummy!!!

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Thank LouiseChappers
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Public Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

Louise-thank you so much for the great review! Glad you enjoyed your visit to Southside. We will pass this feedback along to our team! More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great smoke in their bbq. Great taste love the sides. Stop in for great bbq. Great specials during the week.

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Thank James G
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Public Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

James, we thank you for your nice feedback! We will most certainly pass it along to our team! More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food awesome service we will definitely be back. The only thing is I'd like to have better parking.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for the feedback...glad you enjoyed the food and service and hope to see you in again soon! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fill er up! The oldest cue joint in Texas may not do the uber gourmet pricey bbq that's so popular now-days, but the do a nice selection of many favs, at a reasonable price.

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

Thanks for choosing Southside-glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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341 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good brisket- tender and done right. Sides were OK- could have been a bit better, but all the meats are are prepared very well. The store has some interesting things o buy too

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Thank diver34118
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you for spending time at our place! We appreciate your nice review and hope to see you again soon. More 

Waukegan, Illinois
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I have eaten here a few times and the BBQ is amazing. The flavor is unlike any I have had. Not sure how they smoke it but it comes out in the flavor. If you go at Lunch be prepared to wait. The line will be long and for good reason.

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

Mark - We thank you for the all-star review and your repeat business! Our secret is the same four ingredients we started with back in 1882. Quality meats, a simple dry rub, real Texas post oak wood, and time. And of course, loyal fans like yourself. Thanks for being part of the Southside family! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Living in Minnesota we can't get good BBQ. Southside was recommended to us at our hotel in Austin and it didn't disappoint us. We loved it all! I'm not usually a sausage person but had some of my husbands and I loved it. Also, had brisket and ribs. Loved it all and the sides. Liked the decor also. Very comfy.... More 

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

Diane - Thanks you so much for this fantastic review. We're so happy to have hosted you! We'd love to know which hotel recommended us so we can send them our thanks. We apprecaite you for trying a little bit of everything and then taking the time to leave these nice comments. Those "sausage rolls" you mentioned are actually called... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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118 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Years ago my Aunt lived in that area and we would visit a couple of times a year, the stop over in Elgin for the Hot Sausage was always the highlight of the trip. Things have changed a whole lot, the people, the buildings, the world in general. Southside meat market used to be one main place that served that... More 

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

Jeffery - Thank you for sharing this awesome story. We love hearing from folks who've made Southside part of their family traditions. It is very humbling and continues to give us purpose, beyond BBQ. We appreciate your years of loyalty and look forward to hosting you for many years to come! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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 E, Elgin, TX 78621-2019
  • 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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