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Oldest Texas Barbecue Restaurant Is Opening in Austin

Elgin’s Southside Market & Barbeque is bringing sausages to North Burnet

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A barbecue plate from Southside Market
A barbecue plate from Southside Market
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Texas’s oldest barbecue restaurant Southside Market & Barbeque in Elgin is planning on opening a new location in Austin, as originally reported by CultureMap Austin. It’ll be found in the Shops at Arbor Walk on 10515 North Mopac Expressway in the North Burnet neighborhood starting on Sunday, November 24.

Southside is known for its sausages — beef, hot beef, jalapeno cheddar, etc. — as well as the other barbecue staples (brisket, poultry, all sorts of ribs), available by the half-pound, within plate combinations, or sandwiches.

The vice president of marketing for Southside, Nick Lindauer, confirmed that the restaurant applied for a TABC license at the address to Eater.

This isn’t the first Texas expansion for Southside. It opened its second-ever location in Bastrop in 2014. There are plans for a Hutto restaurant as well, which is aiming to open in 2020.

The Austin Southside Market’s hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and then from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Southside originally began in 1882 by William Moon, who sold his smoked meats and sausages by wagon. He opened the physical market in 1886, which eventually underwent several ownership changes over the years. Now Southside is operated by the Bracewell family, who moved the restaurant from its original Central Avenue location to Highway 290 and is helming its expansion.

This article has been updated to include the opening date for Southside Market’s Austin restaurant and hours.

Southside Market & Barbeque

1212 US-290, Elgin, TX 78621 (512) 281-4650 Visit Website

Southside Market & Barbeque [Austin]

10515 North Mopac Expressway, Austin, Texas 78759 Visit Website