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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%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“potato salad” (29 reviews)
“brisket” (82 reviews)
“turkey” (14 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 20:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1212 Highway 290 E, Elgin, TX 78621-2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had to stop for TX BBQ. Glad we picked the Southside Market. The place was big and lively for a Friday lunch. My husband and I picked the 3 meat plate and shares...plenty. The brisket was the best of the 3-pork rib and sausage, but...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wa driving passed here and had to stop. Check some sausage out . Got it to go so did not try the bbq yet. Looking forward to get back for it . Loved the Ambience of the South side market

Thank pitmasterphilw
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for stopping by! We're looking forward to hosting you on your next trip!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped at Southside BBQ while passing through Elgin (Hard "G" as I was told by locals), easily the best meal on my Texas Trip! Elgin is famous for their Smoked "Hot" Sausage - it lived up to expectations. Several combos available, which allowed me to...More

Thank GeoffChing88
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the great review! We appreciate your business and hope you stop by again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

More of a BBQ cafeteria and less a Market. Why take it home to make on your own when it's perfectly served up here. Chicken was good, Sausage was great, but the brisket will certainly spoil you for life. Nothing better!More

1  Thank Harry S
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Harry - Thanks for this great review! Though we did start out as a meat market 135 years ago and still boast a fine selection of top quality fresh meats for sale - you're right, why not let us do the smoking? We're happy to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch mid- week on way from Lexington area as Snow's is only open on Saturdays. Line was long, but moved quickly. My wife had the 2 meat plate with brisket and chicken, and I had the Southside Sandwich with brisket and sausage. Food...More

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

Thanks for stopping by. We're happy to have hosted you and we appreciate the time you spent leaving this positive feedback!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch was chicken and sausage - coleslaw - beans with all the sides . and sauces .Very good Picnic table style with butcher paper for your dining pleasure ..Can't wait to go back

Thank nursejudy2016
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your great experience. Looking forward to hosting you again!

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We were first timers. Serving line staff was quick to make recommendations when asked. She did not lead us wrong. I had ribs and husband had two meat plate. Two ice teas brought total to $30 and change. Will go back.

Thank Robben T
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Robben - Thanks for trying us out! We're glad to hear the team was helpful. We hope you left full and happy. Glad to hear you'll be joining us again!

Reviewed 27 May 2017

Stopped by on my way to Austin from Houston last week, arriving at 5:30pm. First time and curious, I ordered the 3 meat plate: pork ribs, baby back ribs, brisket with potato salad and pinto beans. All of it was very good, but the brisket...More

Thank CRL9999
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Much appreciated, friend! Thanks for the nice comments and taking the time to share your experience. We'll be showing your feedback to our entire team and we look forward to making your next visit even better!

Reviewed 25 May 2017

Maybe it has made the annual list before but surprised it is not in the latest listing of the best of the best. It has been several years since we stopped at Southside enroute to Austin, but very very glad we did this month. Setting...More

Thank Alexa8776
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thanks Alexa! We don't get too worried about lists. We're gonna be here smoking quality meats day in and day out, either way. It's kept us going for 135 years and we're very glad that you chose to join us. We'll look forward to hosting...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

I went on a Sunday afternoon and only had to wait 5 minutes in line before getting to the counter. The ordering process was very clear and the staff were super nice. But oh, man, the barbecue was amazing. I got brisket which was among...More

1  Thank Bonbonmontreal
APRILwithSOUTHSIDE, Guest Relations Manager at Southside Market & Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave this awesome review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we very much appreciate the good word-of-mouth. Hope to see you back here soon!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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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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