Est. 1882 Elgin, TX
proud to be the oldest barbeque joint in texas
Growing up in the Southside family, I can’t recall a time I wasn’t in the sausage and BBQ business in Elgin, Texas. After studying Meat Science at Texas A&M University, I came back home with my Aggie ring to continue to work in the family business in various roles, overseeing the plant and Sausage production, running the Elgin restaurant, and continuing to grow our wholesale business.
In 2010, my wife Rachel and I purchased Southside from my grandparents with the intention of continuing to deliver authentic Central Texas BBQ and premium quality fresh sausage, made in-house daily in Elgin to our guests, as well as our wholesale customers. Since that time and due to the hard work of our tremendous team, we have grown our restaurant locations in Central Texas, established a nationwide Ecommerce business, offer a variety of Catering options in Central Texas, and continue to develop our Wholesale, Retail and Private Label partnerships in the world of sausage and BBQ.
Our purpose is still to stay true to our roots of over a century - delivering Authentic, Central Texas BBQ, smoked low and slow over post oak fired pits at each location fresh daily, served with Texas friendly hospitality, and supporting the communities that we serve, all while building a team full of servant leaders.
We love to know when we hit the mark and we value knowing when we have a misstep so we can make corrections and honor our commitment to serve everyone with excellence and integrity. We look forward to delivering on this promise daily and we look forward to serving you soon, thank you for being our guest.