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Kreuz Market Inc
Barbecue Restaurant$$
Today 10:30 am – 8:00 pm
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619 N Colorado St Lockhart, TX 78644
619 N Colorado StUSTXLockhart78644
(512) 398-2361kreuzmarket.com
$$Barbecue RestaurantToday 10:30 am – 8:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am – 8:00 pmTuesday 10:30 am – 8:00 pmWednesday 10:30 am – 8:00 pmThursday 10:30 am – 8:00 pmFriday 10:30 am – 8:00 pmSaturday 10:30 am – 8:00 pmSunday Closed
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Landmark serving sausage & BBQ without sauce or forks in a sprawling, cafeterialike setting.- Google
People talk about brisket, pork ribs, german potatoes, butcher paper and pork chop
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Matt Pope
reviewed a month ago
Good bbq. Nuff said. Some people don't like eating beef or pork. Those are the 1-star'ers. Some people are also basing their reviews on "friendliest staff". WTF? I don't need the clerk to stroke my ego while I order some ribs. This is a bbq review about the food you will put in your mouth when you go to this bbq restaurant. I lived in Austin for a few years and naturally found bbq joints, and then naturally found Kreuz. It is excellent. Yes I'd prefer bbq sauce, but their meat is really damn good without it. There are a bunch of people here criticizing anything other than their meat. Why would you go to Kreuz for anything other than the meat? It was the best bbq I had in texas when I lived there for ~4 years and tried dozens of bbq places so it gets 5 stars. Go there, it will not disappoint.
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Brian Bergström
reviewed 3 months ago
On our visit to Austin this year we decided to do our own version of "Food Wars" and compared all 4 BBQ Restaurants in Lockhart as we saw on Food Network and Travel Channel shows. Blacks was the HANDS DOWN winner. Best Brisket, Best Sauce, Friendliest Staff. As far as sausage goes, our party was divided and Syd like Blacks the best. I actually liked Kreuz the best for sausage. As far as the others... Kreuz, as I said I liked the sausage best, but service sucked and they have no sauce... claiming "Nothing to hide" 10 years ago separated from Smitty's dump and built a new huge building just outside the town. By far the biggest of the 4... is bigger better. Not in our opinion. If you are ever in Lockhart I suggest you also try all 4 and see which you prefer
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John May
reviewed 5 months ago
My wife and I made a trip to Lockhart to sample all the 'famous' barbecue joints (Kreuz, Blacks, and Smittys). Based on reviews and our research we were convinced this place would shine. We were wrong. As they were cutting our fatty brisket I could see that it was bone dry. We also got some of the prime rib and 2 pork ribs. The prime rib was also very dry. The pork ribs were good and juicy. One problem was everything tasted the same and all was extremely salty. Perhaps they were having a bad day but we threw away most of the brisket and prime rib, settling for the pork ribs.
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Jimmy Ho
reviewed 3 months ago
Our last barbecue trip to Snow's BBQ and Louie Mueller Barbecue inspired me to do another BBQ excursion. We try to do a barbecue group trip once a year. For some reason last year, we did not go anywhere. The Salt Lick is our normal destination, but we have done Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que in New Braunfels as well. We were going to make it up this year. We live only about 15 minutes from the Barbecue Capital of Texas, Lockhart. This time we were going to hit up three different locations, Kreuz Market, Smitty's Market, and Black's Barbecue. The adventure was called Sausage Fest 2013. We left off Chisholm Trail BBQ because we have done a group trip there already. Although it is where the locals go because of the cheaper prices and shorter lines, the barbecue is just okay. Our first stop of the day was Kreuz Market. I have been here two times before and was not impressed either time. Because I went for dinner the other times, I wanted to go here first when the meat was the freshest. They do not have barbecue sauce or forks here. We came prepared and brought our own forks for the girls. Kreuz was one of the top five BBQ joints in the 2008 Texas Monthly list, but in 2013, they were just in the top 50. Kreuz used to be located where Smitty's Market is. It was a family business before a falling out caused them to go their separate ways and have two BBQ joints. The families are joining forces to open a barbecue restaurant in Bee Caves. The dining room at Kreuz is huge, but I have never seen the place filled anywhere to capacity. I ordered the moist brisket, sausage, and pork ribs for me to share with my wife. I was trying to keep the order consistent at all three stops we were making. We did not get any sides. They do have German potatoes instead of potato salad that I tried last time. It was okay, and I did not like it being warm. They added macaroni and cheese to the menu which I somehow missed out on. Maybe next time... We were trying to pace ourselves through the first two stops. The brisket was terrible. When I smoked my first brisket, the results were similar. It was undercooked and had a texture of a well-done steak. It did have a good smoke ring and crust. We did not eat all of it though. The sausage was solid. It had a great flavor, but the casing was a little wrinkly. The pork ribs were the best thing I had there. It had a good smoky pepper flavor and texture. They were juicy and tender. I would go back here as much as I really do not want to say that. The moist brisket has been disappointing every time I have eaten it. I am a brisket man so my opinion of a restaurant weighs heavily on that. I might have to try the pork chop and beef ribs next time if I go back.
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Christy Horton
reviewed 5 months ago
Really good bbq but not the legendary status that still brings in the throngs of visitors. The infamous "barbefeud" that split the family into 2 locations has now been mended by the grandkids with a new place in Austin. But this second location in Lockhart is plagued by overcooked brisket and indifferent servers. Good bbq doesn't cut it in the birthplace of the brisket. Here's hoping they turn away from the evil path down the road to the Disneyland of bbq over in Driftwood.
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David Wilson
reviewed 6 months ago
I live in Virginia and we dont have anything like this the food is great and I liked the use the fingers as a fork part lol. Great taste without the sauce you really got to taste the smoke and flavor of the meat