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Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

11570 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759-4036 (Northwest Austin)
(512) 418-9898
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Ranked #13 of 3,120 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Northwest Austin
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Asheville, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

While Rudy's offers many fine barbecue options, go for one of their 3 cuts of beef brisket. Simply the best I have eve had. Mesquite smoke permeates the excellent beef with a perfect crust on the outside. All of the sides are worthy. The atmosphere is laid back and the service line enthusiastic. HINT a big Texas greeting awaits newcomers... More

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Westfield, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Some relatives took us to Rudy's when we visited them in Austin. We had been in Texas for nearly a week and my husband hadn't gotten to try any BBQ. You really have to know what you want here. Fortunately, the guy at the counter asked if we had been there before and when I said no, he brought out... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a fun, family friendly place to eat great bar-b-q. They even have a live camera showing the guy cutting up brisket while your in line. The meat was great...we chose the "moist" option and it was just that...delicious!!......super good sides and cold drinks! Don't forget to stick your hands in the washing machine at the end of your... More

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Livonia, Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Loved loved loved Rudy's. You order what you want by the pound, and the sides are amazing. Get the corn--it's perfection. The staff there is sooo very helpful and they will give you samples to taste if it is your first visit--so don't be saying about saying you're new! The price is right too!

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Rochdale, England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Went to Rudy's as a Texas BBQ virgin. The guy at the counter couldn't have been helpful and entertaining (wish I had taken his name as the company needs to reward him). He welcomed us, asked if we had been before. When we said no he explained how you order, the various meats etc available, gave us samples of each... More

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Huntsville, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Four years ago, my nephew introduced me to this Rudy's location and now that I am now a resident of Austin, I was surprised that Rudy's is just around the corner from my office. I am not a big fan of chains but this Rudy's location is an exception. Everything was beyond compare. My little snack consisted of 1/2lb of... More

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austin, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

St Louis Ribs and brisket cant be beat. Employees are helpful and as a friendly as they can be. Always look forward to eating there.

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San Francisco
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Loved the restaurant - looks like a general store serving good bbq plates! Orders by the pound with variety of sides and all the bread you want. Nice touch, allowing customer to sample a piece of brisket, which comes in 3 different styles before ordering.BBQ sauce available for purchase. Sodas are in bottles placed in sinks covered with icecubes and... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's always nice to have the counter person explain their choices and hand out samples before you order. We went with the top brisket and it was meltingly wonderful. The sauce wasn't our favorite, but the meat didn't really need it. The cole slaw was fine and a nice counter to peppery meat. The creamed corn is fantastic-and he portion... More

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New York City, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

After many BBQ experiences, I have finally concluded that Rudy's was the apex. Their jalapeno sausages are simply stupendous. The brisket is just a dream. Sides of potato salad and slaw are picture perfect. And their fixins bar has everything you need to top it off. Oh, and their hot sauce is delightful. Hands down the best in Texas.

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