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Prause's Meat Market

U.S. 77, LaGrange, TX - (979) 968-3259
Posted By David on 10/13/2005 11:32:00 PM
Every couple of years, I shoot down to Fayette county to visit family. Each time, I stop by Prause's on a random weekday at lunchtime, order a couple of links of sausage and a thick slice of brisket. I make my way to the back room filled with picnic style tables and find myself a seat. Now, don't get me wrong, the meat is as good as it gets, but that pepper sauce? Man-o-man alive!

Just make sure you get plenty of napkins and a heavy handful of saltines. It truly doesn't get better. The atmosphere is simply... home...

On my way out, I browse the glass counters filled with the best meats within 200 miles and order 20 lbs of raw links to fly back home. I really try to make it last, but when friends drop by at dinner and get a whif of this stuff cooking? Let's just say, it doesn't last around Eastern Washington State for more than a month or so.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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A meat man hacks off hunks of brisket for a plate lunch. Bread is served alongside, but Prause's does not assemble sandwiches.
"A meat man hacks off hunks of brisket for a plate lunch. Bread is served alongside, but Prause's does not assemble sandwiches."
Michael Stern





Customers line up under a wall full of game trophies to place their order, then watch it cut and assembled by Prause's butchers.
"Customers line up under a wall full of game trophies to place their order, then watch it cut and assembled by Prause's butchers."
Michael Stern


House rule.
"House rule."
Michael Stern


Grab a plastic knife and fork if you feel the need to cut your beef or sausage. Many customers simply use their hands.
"Grab a plastic knife and fork if you feel the need to cut your beef or sausage. Many customers simply use their hands."
Michael Stern


Carry your own plate of food to one of these tables in Prause's back room.
"Carry your own plate of food to one of these tables in Prause's back room."
Michael Stern


Prause's is a Texas classic: a butcher shop that serves fantastic smoked beef.
"Prause's is a Texas classic: a butcher shop that serves fantastic smoked beef."
Michael Stern



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