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Kreuz Market
Barbecue Restaurant$$
Today 10:30 am – 8:00 pm
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619 N Colorado St Lockhart, TX 78644
619 North Colorado StreetUSTexasLockhart78644
$$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 10:30 am – 8:00 pm
NO SAUCE!!!  NO FORKS!!!  Just good taste, naturally......
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Landmark serving sausage & BBQ without sauce or forks in a sprawling, cafeterialike setting.- Google
"I got inside and ordered some brisket, sausage, and a side of German potatoes."
"I might have to try the pork chop and beef ribs next time if I go back."
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Clay Niemann
4 months ago
Here is a simple way to understand the Kreuz vs. Black's debate: If you like moist brisket in a meat cathedral with attitude, go to Kreuz. If you like leaner brisket with better customer service and more traditional restaurant atmosphere, go to Black's. They are both excellent, but, if I had to judge on brisket alone, Kreuz wins. We go through Lockhart often for camping trips and such and usually alternate between the two depending on mood.
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kevin chalmers
3 months ago
I'am from nyc and I go to kreuz everytime I come to Austin. the jalapeno sausage is delicious,i order online a least 2x a year!
Shaw S
7 months ago
Grouchy-grouchy-grouchy. That' all I have experienced every time I go visit. Tired of being embarrassed when I bring out of town guest there. Ever see Under Cover Boss, well the owner should do this to really experience from the customer's view. Right when you enter the pit to the counter inside. It seems like nobody there enjoy their work. I know it's hot in there but sheesh people, you are working with the public! Maybe the pit area should be close and just take orders from the table. I love to eat and the food is great but can't enjoy it when you don't feel welcome.
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Matt Pope
10 months 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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Michael O'Reilly
2 months ago
If you're passing through Lockhart, stop off at Kreuz's for some of the best barbecue around in a no-frills atmosphere. It's a little country diner, and the food is fairly inexpensive, but the taste is five-star.
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Sergio Hernandez
4 months ago
I went to Austin for a competition last year, and one of the guys I was with recommended eating here, was a little skeptical because I wasn't a huge fan of bbq but after eating there, I fell in love with the place. love the brisket the most! great place.
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Joe Moya Jr.
2 months ago
Love the food have been eating at the market since I was a kid, my family is from Lockhart so grew up eating at the old location as well and will keep going as long as I can.
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Jimmy Ho
11 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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