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Hays County BBQ

) #1 of 228 Restaurants in San Marcos €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
1612 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-6009
+1 512-392-6000
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“potato salad” (30 reviews)
“brisket” (128 reviews)
“turkey” (28 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
1612 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-6009
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've lived in Texas pretty much my entire life and have had many plates of BBQ. There is a reason Hay's BBQ is the #1 restaurant in San Marcos, and the best BBQ by Texas Monthly. We ordered brisket, sausage, potato salad, coleslaw, beans (OMG!...More

Thank remommy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe it was because I'd recently been to Lockhart or maybe because it was an off day - but in either case, we weren't impressed. BBQ is a VERY SUBJECTIVE matter and obviously plenty of people like this place. We were directed here by our...More

Thank TrentFL
Reviewed 1 week ago

These guys know how to bring out the best in meat. They always have the most tenderest meats all the time. They slice your order right in front of you, I cannot wait for the new larger building behind them to open. Get you some...More

Thank 263kenj
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is probably the best tasting BBQ in San Marcos. The Brisket is on par with Blacks BBQ, the ribs are pretty tasty, but the chicken separates them from the rest of the places. Something about the way they cook it whole and split...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

#1 BBQ in Texas Monthly! Handy off I35 in San Marcos Texas! Wonderful staff! Perfectly prepared variety of beef & pork BBQ!

Thank marthak229
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My company is an international organization that frequently sends people to our location here in San Marcos. When we are hosting visitors, like a recent delegation from China, we order Texas bbq. Everyone absolutely loves Hays Co. BBQ. I started placing my catering orders with...More

Thank Kelly N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped after a long day of driving and got chopped beef sandwiches. Filled with meat and added some of the best BBQ sauce I've ever had (spicy BBQ sauce). The sides were all delicious but make sure to try the banana pudding. Super clean and...More

Thank Rma1006
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A straight up BBQ joint in friendliness, decore and eats. Manager came around to check on every table. Jalapeno sausage is excellent. Ribs and sides are par for this part of TX. The true stand out is the smoked pork chop which is a less...More

Thank thomasdemaar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband was looking for a good barbecue place while visiting in Texas we happen to find this place on trip advisor and decide to stop I am not a big meat eater but the brisket here was to die for I could not believe...More

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Great BBQ spot. Brisket and pork ribs were very good. Both variations of sauce were great! Cole slaw was a big disappointment so I would not recommend it. Fun little joint. Worried it will lose its appeal when they move to their big new building...More

Thank jmontfort
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Frederick M
20 October 2016|
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Response from Carmen M | Reviewed this property |
They also have chicken and beef on the menu.
John S
20 July 2015|
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Response from michael h | Property representative |
All meats other than both homemade sauages are gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1612 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-6009
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 512-392-6000
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