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Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

#20 of 3,120 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Northwest Austin
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2451 S Capital Of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746
(512) 329-5554
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Rudys is always a family favorite. Quick and easy dine in or take out. Meats are always cooked perfectly and so flavorful. Fun gathering spot for families.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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AUSTIN
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Rudys is always a family favorite. Quick and easy dine in or take out. Meats are always cooked perfectly and so flavorful. Fun gathering spot for families.

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Thank surfinloui
Burlington, Vermont
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brisket is moist. Service is fast. Banana puddin' with 'nilla wafers is yummy. Small potatoes are good and salty. We did take out twice. Mainly because of the brisket and nana pudding.

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Thank verycriticaltraveler
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Rudy's has every meal covered. Breakfast tacos, I like their sausage. Turkey, links, brisket, creamed corn potato salad and banana pudding. Tea and or alcohol available, service is good, walk in order, pick up and enjoy!

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Thank luvbeachesAustin
Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to Rudy's one time, and vowed never to return. Much better BBQ at Stubbs'. Of course, if you are traveling with children, you might enjoy the adjoining "country store" and child-friendly picnic tables and benches. Not my thing at all.

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Thank Sashaserena
Houston, Texas
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244 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You would never know it from the outside (it is behind or part of a gas station), but this place is great! My wife and I were greeted when we got in line, and as soon as they found out we had never been to a Rudy's before, they provided us with samples of the different types of meats and... More 

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Thank Wedgewood
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always have a Rudy's supper when we visit our family in Austin. We love everything that is offered at Rudy's (and usually end up ordering almost everything on the menu as we have a large family to feed). I have never tasted brisket so moist & cream corn so good! We call it "crack corn" as you can easily... More 

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Thank Marcia G
Austin, Texas
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rudy's bbq is just an another fast food bbq and most in Texas. But if are in Tecas, there is alway bbq and go for the non franchise (like mom and pap bbq restaurant). I also think it's quite expensive, I am in Austin and I know it. There are salt-lick-bbq in round rock and driftwood area, there is one... More 

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Thank ttran4200
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

brought home moist brisket, slaw, pork ribs, beans, potato salad. best brisket I've eaten, texture and flavor left nothing to be wanted. slaw was very good, slightly sweet. pork ribs very tender, good flavor, needed some sauce. i'll go back, early on. mistakenly overcharged for potato salad, happily rectified the next day .

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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The main reason to visit Rudy's is the convenience. There are Rudy's stores all over town and each has a large self-service gas station with free air for your tires. As for the food, the breakfast tacos are OK and reliably predictable. The Bar-B-Q entrees are OK as well, but not as well crafted as at so many other and... More 

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Thank phlasch
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Picked up food to take back to a friends house. Great food. Very helpful wait staff. I loved the set up.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2451 S Capital Of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Northwest Austin
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 329-5554

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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