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Hays County BBQ

1612 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-6009
+1 512-392-6000
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“potato salad” (33 reviews)
“brisket” (142 reviews)
“turkey” (31 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1612 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-6009
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank jfadds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hays County BBQ was the meal of choice for an event in conjunction with a conference. The brisket and sausage were good. I can see the attraction and I would give a 3 1/2 if a choice. Really enjoyed the banana pudding.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is great BBQ. Not only is the meat great (which is the most important part of any BBQ place), but they've got some great sides to compliment that delicious meat. The atmosphere is good. And if the weather is right, they've got outdoor seating...More

Thank bl59339
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Very good BBQ with fast service Comfortable environment Great selection of meats and sides. Clean inside and out. Friendly place

Thank _jeffressgary
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

As a lifelong Philadelphian I thought I knew what good barbecue was. I’ve been wrong for 60 years. The barbecue at Hays County BBQ is unbelievably tasty, and leaves you wanting to come back for more and more and more. I had the brisket and...More

Thank Phillies 1
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I had the pork rib, handmade sausage, potato salad and coleslaw. The best I’ve ever had and I have four more days here and will eat there each day to try everything on the menu.

Thank todibel
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Questions & Answers
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
19 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
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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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