Smitty's Market

BBQ Joint
208 S Commerce St (at Prairie Lea St.), Lockhart, TX 78644, United States
Hours:
Closed until 9:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 7:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 7:00 AM–6:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–6:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.4/10

Based on 165 votes

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  • Ranked #3 for BBQ joints in Lockhart
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    Becky C.
    "The best brisket and sausage ever!"(26 Tips)
    Bridget B.
    "Brisket, ribs and hot rings Ftw"(18 Tips)
    Rebecca H.
    "Get the prime rib and pork ribs."(4 Tips)
    Michael C.
    "sausage and BBQ pilgrimage experience."(2 Tips)
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  • barbecue
  • brisket
  • ribs
  • prime rib
  • sausage
  • family-friendly
  • good for groups
  • authentic
  • great value
  • lively
  • tours
  • good for a quick meal
  • casual
  • cozy
  • ice cream
  • beef
  • lunch
  • cash only
  • hot links
  • cheese
  • Michael C.

    Truly epiphanous Texas brisket, sausage and BBQ pilgrimage experience.

    Michael C · July 19
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  • Russell B.

    No sauce and that's the way I like it! Meat that stands up and defines itself without a cover up!

    Russell Bond · May 4
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  • Marc E.

    Former home of Kreuz, which relocated to its current digs in 1999. Smitty's Market just-missed-the Thrillist Top US BBQ List

    Marc E · April 24
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  • Brent F.

    Great atmosphere. Brisket is only second to Kruez's

    Brent Freeman · March 6
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  • The Wall Street Journal

    The smokiness of the brisket here is delicious but can take some getting used to. It is also a specialized meat market where you can also purchase your own BBQ goods. Read more

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  • Tin P.

    Crackers and BBQ blew my mind

    Tin Pham · January 10
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  • Brittany S.

    Meat sweats. Get the moist brisket.

    Brittany Steer · December 13, 2014
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  • Justin B.

    Come hungry and leave happy. Amazing BBQ. Cash only.

    Justin Brodnax · September 19, 2014
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  • Venu

    In many states, smitty's would be best. In lockhart, it's in a dead heat with black's for best bbq in town. Brisket pits are breathtaking.

    Venu · August 30, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Smitty's Market as seen on Crave , Food Wars , Food Paradise Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
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  • Rob L.

    Amazing sausage. Giggity Giggity.

    Rob Lange · August 12, 2014
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  • Sharon H.

    The brisket!

    Sharon Hall · August 7, 2014
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  • Docwynn

    Food not worth the trip. The folks great. Where you get the food right next to the wood burning grill/smoker is cool. The prices great. CASH only, but they have an ATM.

    Docwynn · May 13, 2014
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  • Long C.

    get the ribs

    Long Cao · March 7, 2014
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  • Scott W.

    Don't be fooled by the looks of the place. The brisket here is the best I've ever had! Definitely worth a stop if you're nearby!

    Scott Willenbrock · November 6, 2013
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  • Brandon T.

    Take a stroll in to the back. Amazing spaces.

    Brandon Thomas · November 4, 2013
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  • Pao

    Great Brisket ! Sausage greasy (ask for dry) bring cash!!!

    Pao · September 11, 2013
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  • Jeanko L.

    This is always good eats here!

    Jeanko Lara · August 31, 2013
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  • James

    Always go in through the back door. If you don't then they will know you are an out of towner.

    James · August 24, 2013
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  • Adam R.

    My brisket was dry, and lacked taste, rather disappointed, but have heard this has been an issue last year or so here. Was expecting much better, sadly this was well below what I got at Kreuz.

    Adam Rogers · August 19, 2013
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  • Lisa D.

    Awesome! Still have memories! Best ribs ! Great brisket ! Hot pit near the checkout line! Old school beans! No credit! Cash only! Avocados and crackers

    Lisa D · August 17, 2013
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  • Rebecca H.

    Get the prime rib and pork ribs. Don't bother with sides. Cash only!

    Rebecca Huey · August 5, 2013
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  • Diane C.

    Good bbq and the best beans

    Diane Castro · July 23, 2013
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  • Tiffany

    Bring cash - plastic is not accepted. There is ATM I side for a fee..

    Tiffany · July 7, 2013
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  • Ashish P.

    Texas Monthly left them out of the top 50 for a reason. Huge step down compared to Black's/Kreuz.

    Ashish P · June 8, 2013
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  • Rebecca Decker

    Amazing. Get ribs, brisket (both fat and lean), a pork chop and the prime rib if it's there. Prime rib on wknds only, but they sell out fast.

    Rebecca Decker · June 4, 2013
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  • Brandon K.

    If you want to use a fork, bring your own.

    Brandon Kraft · April 21, 2013
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  • Social N.

    Right in the middle of Texas's barbeque capital, Smitty's may be the best barbeque in the state. This place is cash only, but they have an ATM.

    Social News Network · April 19, 2013
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  • Kenneth T.

    Excellent pork ribs, and the charred parts of the beef ribs are excellent 5/5. Brisket a bit tough and stringy. 4.25/5

    Kenneth Tiong · March 29, 2013
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  • Keba L.

    IF you come first timers.. bring cash.. they don't except plastic .. on my cash and checks.. ATM machine hit me up for 2 bucks!

    Keba Lew · March 24, 2013
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  • Kyle B.

    If you're going to make a BBQ pilgrimage, forget the Salt Lick and head out to Lockhart for Smitty's, Kreuz's and/or Black's.

    Kyle Bunch · February 24, 2013
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  • Taylor B.

    Pork ribs are a must.

    Taylor Benefield · February 18, 2013
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  • Kell C.

    Fyi: cold ring = uncooked sausage (good for cook@home). Shoulder is lean brisket (less fat) Brisket is fatty. Either, or, you cant go wrong!

    Kell Condon · February 2, 2013
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  • Mike L.

    Great lunch with @KyleFlaherty and @JimStorer. Still waiting on @JeffCutler and @AaronStrout. #food #BBQ

    Mike Langford · November 15, 2012
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  • Adam S.

    This is simply some of the best BBQ in the nation! BBQ done right... Order by the pound straight off the pit... Served on butcher paper... Cash only... No forks... Family style seating... Enough said!

    Adam Stallman · October 25, 2012
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  • Travis O.

    Beat BBQ in the world. Try a sampling of everything.

    Travis Oliver · October 13, 2012
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  • Bill C.

    The ribs were the best - don't forget to ask for the sauce, not that the food needs it ...

    Bill Costlow · August 20, 2012
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  • Luis C.

    Try the prime rib. It had plenty of flavor and a nice thick crust ogre seasoning !

    Luis C. · August 9, 2012
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  • Analis L.

    BEST BBQ in Lockhart!

    Analis Lopez · July 9, 2012
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  • Joshua J.

    Best BBQ on the planet

    Joshua Jagnanan · June 30, 2012
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  • James W.

    Absolute worst BBQ I've ever eaten. And you have to pay extra for onions & pickles?! Go to Black's instead, trust me.

    James Wilson · April 9, 2012
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  • Matt S.

    Brisket was really dry, go to black's instead. Hot sausage was good.

    Matt Said · April 5, 2012
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  • Derek D.

    If coming with a group of friends, have one person order the food, on drinks and sides an park the rest at a long table.

    Derek Dukes · March 13, 2012
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  • Rocky B.

    Best around. Period

    Rocky Barbanica · March 12, 2012
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  • Tricia Claprood C.

    Best BBQ in the State of Texas~

    Tricia Claprood Cuellar · March 7, 2012
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  • Travel Channel

    At Smitty’s they serve up real Texas barbeque: beef that gets a dry rub before getting roasted over an open wood fire pit for 4-6 hours.

    Travel Channel · March 5, 2012
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  • Southern Living

    Made our South's Best List! Dive into the deliciousness of a perfect plate: ¼ pound smoked brisket (not the lean), 1 "hot link," ¼ pound pork ribs, white bread, pickle, piece of cheese, and crackers. Read more

    Southern Living · February 10, 2012
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  • Katherine

    Try the Brisket, Ribs, Pork Shoulder & Sausage - Try the Brisket- Classic Texas all the way!

    Katherine · January 29, 2012
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  • Lon B.

    I have never had a piece of pork cooked more perfectl. Great treatment and conversation with the pit boss. This place is the real deal. Sorry if a few of you can't diggit. Go back to California.

    Lon Bozarth · December 26, 2011
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  • Joe M.

    Bring some extra home.

    Joe Molina · December 23, 2011
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