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Smittys MarketSmitty's Market

Smitty's Market opened the doors at the former Kruez Market location on South Commerce Street in October 1999. The story of how Smitty's came to be is somewhat of a local legend so let's just say that in Lockhart, barbecuing runs along family lines. Nina and Jim Sells, along with Nina's sons, John and James, followed in the footsteps of Nina's dad, Edgar "Smitty" Schmidt and are serving up great barbecue, sausage and pork chops from the same location that has been in the Schmidt family for over 50 years.

You'll find the traditional extras of onion, avacado, tomato, pickles and cheese, served on brown paper and accompanied by your choice of bread or crackers and a plastic knife. John and James have added something to their menu that the locals found hard to believe at first - beans! John says it's Grandpa Smitty's secret recipe and they thought they would try it out. It seems like going out on a limb is paying off. The beans have been a real hit! But of course the barbecue and sausage are the real draw. You'll want to make sure that you put Smitty's on your list of great barbecue places in Texas. Like we said, there's no such thing as too much good barbecue!