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Southside Market & Barbeque

1212 Highway 290 E, Elgin, TX 78621-2019
+1 512-281-4650
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“potato salad” (31 reviews)
“brisket” (94 reviews)
“turkey” (14 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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1212 Highway 290 E, Elgin, TX 78621-2019
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1 - 10 of 214 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

When driving from Houston to Austin a great place for lunch is the Southside Market and Barbecue. What this place lacks in atmosphere (it feels a bit like a cafeteria) it MORE than makes up for with the outstanding food and sauces for it. This...More

Thank dennisrkilpatrick
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dennis - Thank you for this amazing review! We appreciate you holding out until you got to Elgin and we do hope it was worth the wait. Thanks for helping us grow the legend of Southside!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, very clean, fast service, brisket was very good, mac and cheese was very creamy, coleslaw was very fresh, but had too much pepper, overall very good

Thank Jason K
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jason - Thanks for this great feedback. We appreciate your business and good recommendations!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About 5 months ago I tried the BBQ at the Bastrop location, it was terrible. Overcooked, tough and not a good meal at all! Heard the Elgin location was better however avoided this place because of my Bastrop experience and actually liked Myer's BBQ in...More

Thank Dan G
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dan - Thank you for checking out both of our locations. We appreciate your interest!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Texas ambiance, reasonable prices food and a great stopping point between Austin and College Station. A full butcher shop and bbq restaurant. Definitely try the sausage and the lamb ribs. Three sauce choices, all good, but I preferred the spicy.

Thank R0BS411
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in and for sharing this great word-of-mouth referral!

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Every visit to Elgin includes a bbq lunch or dinner at the Southside Market and Grill. They serve bbq right. I've tried most of the plates over the few years we've been visiting Elgin occasionally, and I like them all, but mostly I like the...More

Thank Arthur G
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Arthur - Thank you for this strong review and for making Southside one of the "Musts" on your list when visiting Elgin. We're always happy to host you!

Reviewed 12 October 2017

I first started going here as a small girl when it was located in downtown Elgin. I love the sausage and the hot sauce they serve with it. Of course, the brisket is very tender and tasty also. It has the usual fixin's of beans,...More

Thank jwilke19
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

We appreciate your years of loyalty and the great review! Thanks for making us part of your story. We'll always have a seat saved for you here at Southside!

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Prices are reasonable and you order from an order board at a counter. We had the Southside Combo of 2 meats (Ribs and Brisket) along with two sides for $12. The meat is so tender it falls off the bone and you can cut the...More

Thank Blooms65
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed review! We appreciate the things you enjoyed as well as the constructive critique of our sides. We'll be sure to share your feedback with our entire team. Thanks again and we look forward to hosting...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

It was a tradition to eat there as a family when we lived locally. Now too far away! We loved the Brisket, and Beans and coleslaw. We also enjoyed festive events in their parking lot and watching fire works on the fourth. Friendly service, nice...More

Thank Hicks8
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thanks for making us part of your family memories! We feel honored to be a tradition for so many of our neighbors, near and far. If you ever find yourself back in our neck of the woods, there will always be a seat for you...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

I have eaten there several times and have enjoyed it each time. The brisket is always moist. My husband really likes their sausage and the kids like those popper things, along with everything else. One of these days I am going to try the dessert...More

Thank AngelsRreal
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you very much for your repeat business and for sharing this excellent word-of-mouth! We love hearing that everyone in the family has a favorite. We're looking forward to the next time!

Reviewed 28 September 2017

We stopped in for a couple of BBQ sandwiches and 2 fountain drinks. So messy we ate there - we knew we would have to , not a negative at all. Their chop beef sandwiches are excellent .

Thank mphill9929
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thanks for stopping by! We hope to see you on your next road trip. Until then, safe travels and happy eating!

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shirleykerwin
12 September 2017|
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Response from Donald W | Reviewed this property |
Did not have the ribs, was not very impressed with anything at this establishment, but other people have a different opinion. good luck
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shirleykerwin
12 September 2017|
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Response from jefferyp2017 | Reviewed this property |
Every this is really good there, but my favorite is their Elgin Hot Sausage, that is what made them famous. You should try some next time you're there, along with some onions, pickles and crackers. Classic Elgin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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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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