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Southside Market

1212 Highway 290, Elgin, TX - (512) 285-3407
The sausage is spectacular – vividly spiced, taut, and moist beyond description; but don’t ignore the sliced beef; it too is luscious and flavorful, needing no companion other than a few slices of white bread just to mop its juices.
94% Approval Rating (17 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
sausage
Pork Ribs
brisket
Elgin Hot Sauce

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Elgin sausage is known far and wide as the best in the west. For more than a century, the town of Elgin (say it with a hard G, as in gut) has been famous for all-beef links that are pit-cooked, smoky, and succulent. The Southside Market has been Elgin's primary meat ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1212 Highway 290, Elgin, TX
(512) 285-3407

http://www.southsidemarket.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Elgin sausage is about the juiciest sausage we've ever eaten.
"Elgin sausage is about the juiciest sausage we've ever eaten."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle





A close view of a Southside sausage link: what a magnificent mouthful.
"A close view of a Southside sausage link: what a magnificent mouthful."
Michael Stern


A half-and-half plate of brisket and sausage, with beans, slaw, bread, onions, and pickles in the background
"A half-and-half plate of brisket and sausage, with beans, slaw, bread, onions, and pickles in the background"
Michael Stern


Bottles of Elgin Hot Sauce are placed around the tables for touching up your barbecue.  This barbecue needs no touching up.
"Bottles of Elgin Hot Sauce are placed around the tables for touching up your barbecue. This barbecue needs no touching up."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


There's lots to purchase for taking home as souvenirs, including sauces and rubs.
"There's lots to purchase for taking home as souvenirs, including sauces and rubs."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


You can sit down here at the Southside Market, or stop off at the market shop and get your meat fresh and ready to go.
"You can sit down here at the Southside Market, or stop off at the market shop and get your meat fresh and ready to go."
Lisa Luv


Serve yourself at the Southside market.  Go through the line and tell the servers how much meat they should cut for you.
"Serve yourself at the Southside market. Go through the line and tell the servers how much meat they should cut for you."
Michael Stern


A metal sign on the Southside's outside wall proclaims its proprietors' names and their favorite kind of animal
"A metal sign on the Southside's outside wall proclaims its proprietors' names and their favorite kind of animal"
Michael Stern


The new southside market is airy, comfortable, and modern; but the food remains tradition incarnate.
"The new southside market is airy, comfortable, and modern; but the food remains tradition incarnate."
Michael Stern


Ever wonder what Nolan Ryan was doing with his time once he decided to stop throwing no-hitters?  Southside provides one answer.
"Ever wonder what Nolan Ryan was doing with his time once he decided to stop throwing no-hitters? Southside provides one answer."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


A highway billboard for the Southside Market notes its date of origin as 1882:  the heyday of cowboy culture in Texas
"A highway billboard for the Southside Market notes its date of origin as 1882: the heyday of cowboy culture in Texas"
Michael Stern



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