Elgin Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Elgin

April 14, 2018 Chanda Heide

Elgin (/ˈɛlɡɪn/ EL-ghin) is a city in Bastrop and Travis Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 8,135 at the 2010 census. The city is a suburb of Austin, and is part of the Greater Austin metropolitan area. Elgin is also known as the Sausage Capital of Texas and the Brick Capital of the Southwest, due to the presence of three operating brickyards in the mid-20th century (two of which are open to this date).

1. Southside Market & Barbeque

1212 Highway 290 E, Elgin, TX 78621-2019 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 +1 512-281-4650
Excellent
44%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 229 reviews

Southside Market & Barbeque

First established in 1882, Southside is proud to offer Authentic Texas Barbeque and Sausage from the oldest joint in the state! Best known as the home of the Original Elgin Sausage, we're equally proud of our slow smoked brisket, pork steaks, ribs, chicken, Turkey, and more. We've continued the same traditions of smoking quality meats over real Texas post oak wood with nothing but a simple dry rub and time for over 132 years. We also offer a fresh meat market & Blue Bell ice cream counter. We're a family friendly place that'll treat YOU like family on your next visit.

Reviewed By grace v

We stopped for lunch on the way to Houston for the 2nd time now, its always good every time! The brisket is a must try and Sausages to take home ! They have variety of sausage that tastes natural without after tastes of artificial flavors!...MoreGrace - Thank you for this outstanding review! We're so happy you stopped in on your travels and look forward to hosting you again soon!

2. Super Donut

199 Highway 290 E, Elgin, TX 78621-3318 +1 512-285-3831
Excellent
44%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Super Donut

Reviewed By Mytrthansword - Elgin, Texas

I've been a repeat customer at Super Donuts for quite a while. They have kolaches, donuts (regular and filled ones, too), gigantic apple fritters, hot coffee, juice, and other beverages. The pastries are spectacular! Yeah!!! A couple of hints, though... they don't take credit or debit cards; also you need to swing by early in order to get the best selection. Every time I go there, it's somewhat busy (even at 7 A.M). There are a few booths if you want to eat there, but I'd say the majority of people get carry out. Super Donuts beats the grocery store bakery hands down.

3. Dairy Queen

1126 Highway 290 E, Elgin, TX 78621-2017 +1 512-285-3455
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By Rick S - Marion, Arkansas

Went got dinner for the family food very good and the prices were affordable. Good place to eat. I would recommend to anyone.

4. Aviator Pizza & Brew Company

18810 Highway 290 E, Elgin, TX 78621-4221 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television, Highchairs Available American, Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 512-827-3553
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Aviator Pizza & Brew Company

Reviewed By Kim R - Houston, Texas

We stopped here for lunch on the way to Lake Travis because of the TripAdvisor reviews and they did not lie! Their pizza and wings were delicious. I ordered the Flying Garlic pizza and it had loads of roasted cloves of garlic on a butter garlic sauce with chicken and spinach. My husband ordered a meaty pizza and my nephew ordered a bacon cheeseburger and they both thought they were awesome, too. The wings are very meaty, too. Definitely worth a stop in. If we weren't driving on, I would have had a nice craft beer, too. Oh, and they also have natural sodas with no high-fructose corn syrup, etc. Delicious.

5. Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse

188 Highway 290 E, Elgin, TX 78621-3216 Television, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 18 +1 512-281-3331
Excellent
45%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 149 reviews

Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse

Meyers Elgin Smokehouse BBQ and Retail Market is the best of both worlds. Stop by and enjoy some authentic Texas bbq. Or if you have a big shindig you are cooking for, stop at the retail market for some of our famous Elgin sausage our family has been making in Elgin for 4 generations. If you just need a snack for the road, pick up some our mouth watering jerky, summer sausage or dried sausage.

Reviewed By Dianne W - Sugar Land, Texas

This was our first visit to Meyer's so we were looking forward to enjoying some good BBQ. The lady behind the register wasn't very friendly and we had to repeat out order twice (and we speak Texan :) ) She just wasn't engaged. The BBQ was okay but nothing special. The cole slaw was good but the baked potato could have cooked a little more. They also serve Blue Bell Ice Cream.

6. Elgin Local Goods

201 N Main St, Elgin, TX 78621-2620 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Soups, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 512-285-9650
Excellent
54%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Elgin Local Goods

Reviewed By Birdinhandtwo

With a vast menu for beer and ales, one wouldn't expect this place to score high on cookies. Their cookies, however, are delicious!! My favorite is the Heath Bar cookie. The restaurant also features crafts from area artisans as well as local fresh dairy milk.

7. Eva Mae's Kitchen

313 N Main St, Elgin, TX 78621-2622 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 512-285-6553
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Eva Mae's Kitchen

Reviewed By c e h - Elgin, Texas

The setting is a clean, basic place with lot of ethnic photographs on the wall. The tables and chairs are basic and clean with with stainless steel utensils wrapped in a napkin. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable dressed in t-shirts and pants. The food is little slow out of the kitchen, but plentiful and good taste, however nothing outstanding. Some items on menu one does not see elsewhere. Only critique is that it is pricey for what one gets.

8. Morelia Mexican Cafe

197 Highway 290 E, Elgin, TX 78621-3313 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 512-285-3550
Excellent
55%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 61 reviews

Morelia Mexican Cafe

Reviewed By CREED2013 - Nacogdoches, Texas

I went here with my daughter and son-in-law. They have fajitas with different flavors/sauces. We ordered three different types and they were all delicious. We all had chicken fajitas and they were cooked just right, moist and very flavorful. Our waitress was not very friendly and either was tired or just had an attitude. We will go back for the food, hopefully the next time we will get a different waitress or maybe she was just having a bad day.

9. Jalisco Mexican Restaurant

214 Highway 290 W, Elgin, TX 78621-3214 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol Mexican Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +1 512-285-3940
Excellent
51%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 65 reviews

Jalisco Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By jrsmith8 - Monroe, Louisiana

I think the highlight of this restaurant is the wait staff. Our waiter and all other employees were pleasant and thanked us in a positive way for our business. I was very impressed with all of them.

As far as the food goes, it was satisfactory but not great. I had two chicken enchiladas with beans and rice. My wife enjoyed a beef taco salad.

The restaurant is colorful and well decorated and definitely an asset to the community of Elgin. I would return again.

J. Randolph Smith
Monroe, LA

10. Superior Burger Bar

101 Central Ave, Elgin, TX 78621-2937 Takeout, Seating Lunch, Dinner +1 512-285-4348
Excellent
64%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Reviewed By Lysa H - Elgin, Texas, Usa

I have lived in Elgin for almost 3yrs before I heard of Superior Burger Bar and I have to say I am so sorry I did not know of it before. My husband and I are always looking for somewhere to eat locally and if you are wanting a mouth watering, made from scratch, home style burger this is your place. I understand this place is family owned and the young lady (the daughter) is the friendliest young lady you would want to meet. Service and food is top notch.
Best burger in the town of Elgin and I have tried them all.

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