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Prause's Meat Market

U.S. 77, LaGrange, TX - (979) 968-3259
Order your meat by the pound or by the link. Slow-cooked beef is cut to order on the butcher block in the front room. Sausage links and sliced brisket are arranged on a thick cardboard plate; and both are so juicy that no barbecue sauce is required. On the side you get white bread and/or saltine crackers. After waiting in line to get this prize meal, you carry it yourself to the back room, stopping, if necessary, to grab some plastic silverware.
100% Approval Rating (9 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
brisket
sausage links

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
" A sign near the order counter at Prause’s advises newcomers, We do not make sandwiches. As the name of the place suggests, this is a meat market, not a full-service restaurant. But it is a great place to eat. If you like barbecue, it is a must! Any ..."   [Read More]
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David
October 13, 2005
"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 ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

U.S. 77, LaGrange, TX
(979) 968-3259

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
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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