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Smitty’s Market – Lockhart, Texas – 1st Photos

The iconic Smitty’s Market was my first stop last week during my trip to Lockhart, TX. Here are some initial photos. Review and additional pics to follow.

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  1. That looks awesome. That’s as pure and true as it gets. Everything from the pit and decor to the way the food is served. That’s Real Deal (old school) Texas BBQ. Add Smitty’s Market to my list of “must visit” joints.

    Comment by Derek Garcia — October 17, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

  2. Kevin:

    Your photos take me back to my trip to Lockhart and to Smitty’s. Good decision to have a Shiner on the side. The entrance into Smitty’s is a little brighter than I remember. The day I went it was dark except for the glow of the fire pit at the end of the hall — definitely a welcoming sight.

    If you want to compare notes, check out my article at


    Comment by George Vlahakis — October 17, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

  3. I have been reading about them for years! Adding to my list as well.

    Comment by MoBarbq — October 17, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

  4. I’m really glad you’ve gotten the chance to visit Lockhart — Smitty’s is an essential piece of bbq history! Can’t wait to see more of your trip.

    Comment by James — October 17, 2011 @ 2:10 pm


    More words on Central Texas barbecue

    Comment by RL Reeves Jr — October 17, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

  6. YUMMMMM We really enjoyed the Que there

    Comment by Thom — October 20, 2011 @ 6:54 pm

  7. Those are all great shots but I really love the last one with all the cords of wood.

    Comment by Chris — October 22, 2011 @ 8:30 am

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