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Smitty's Market

208 S Commerce St, Lockhart, TX 78644-2737
+1 512-398-9344
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brisket” (284 reviews)
“prime rib” (26 reviews)
“potato salad” (30 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
208 S Commerce St, Lockhart, TX 78644-2737
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smokey dark walk past smoldering oak pits builds the suspense. A blackened menu board and a pit room crew that speaks a smoke hoarsened central Texas dialect reccomend a warm up on their website. You have arrived at Bbq nirvana. Sides? Who cares? Eat vegans....More

Thank StellaScout H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The family and I were doing a campus tour at San Marcos University and decided to drive up here because of its hype. I’d have to say that it was definitely worth the trip. The only downfall is that don’t take credit cards but has...More

Thank Virginia K
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

If you are anywhere near Austin, you must go to Lockhart and experience Smitty’s Market. The BBQ is superb but the entire experience is outstanding. As you wait in line to order, you feel the heat of the fire pits cooking brisket, ribs & sausages....More

Thank RiaandMe
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Yes, the pits were first fired in 1900 at the old meat market. Due to lack of refrigeration, they just started cooking the meat. And the owners say, the coals have never gone out.. When you walk in you'll see the walls in the majority...More

Thank Ronda R
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Been to Black's, this trip had to try Smitty's Market. Fantastic brisket, and even better sausage. Pick your meats in back by the smoker, yes there is smoke and it is warm. Enter the community dining hall to obtain world class cole slaw, and we...More

1  Thank Shuttrrbug
Reviewed May 4, 2018

We love BBQ and are used to casual places where the guest ends up absorbing some of the smoke smell. However, SMitty's takes it a step too far. The place is a dingy, dark, not too clean warehouse, pervaded by BBQ smoke in all places.The...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Stopped in at Smitty's Market for lunch and what a treat it was!!! The brisket was very tender and flavorful and the jalapeno sausage was superb!! I chose to not order any sides and opted for a large unsweetend iced tea, the food was great....More

Thank MLB59
Reviewed April 29, 2018

... of Lockhart Q places. I have a soft spot for this location from 50 years of going there when Smitty slung the Q himself. It has faded somewhat since then after the family schism. But it is still good. In my opinion, not the...More

Thank Barrett A
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Planned this for a while so i was pumped. This was my favorite spot for atmosphere. They served lot more with sides. The brisket was moist and the ribs were pretty good.

Thank Grantmale
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick snack on recommendation of a local guy we met at The Pearl. We had the bbq turkey. It was very good and the place was interesting. Because it was our first time we didn’t know we had to go to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 S Commerce St, Lockhart, TX 78644-2737
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lockhart
  • Phone Number: +1 512-398-9344
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