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Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

#12 of 2,944 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, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
an austin favorite

In the BBQ capital of the Southwest that is Austin, TX, all my Austinite friends say Rudy's is their favorite and it is not hard to see why. Brisket - sliced to your preference. Jalapeno sausage, so delicious. Ribs nice and smoky. They even have smoked prime rib, chicken, turkey. Sides like sweet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Honolulu
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

In the BBQ capital of the Southwest that is Austin, TX, all my Austinite friends say Rudy's is their favorite and it is not hard to see why. Brisket - sliced to your preference. Jalapeno sausage, so delicious. Ribs nice and smoky. They even have smoked prime rib, chicken, turkey. Sides like sweet corn and coleslaw come in different sizes... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

When you come to Austin you have many choices of really good BBQ. Some more famous than others, but Rudy's will always be on the top of my list in Austin. Like I said, in Austin good BBQ is not hard to find and Rudy's is one of these places. With several locations around the city, great BBQ is always... More 

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South Padre Island, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My first introduction to Rudi's barbecue was in San Antonio, Texas. When I discovered they also had restaurants in Austin I was so excited. The lines move very quickly and the staff is majorly accommodating and helpful. The brisket and baby back ribs are a favorite, but the turkey and sausage aren't too shabby either. We frequent the one on... More 

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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Extra moist brisket + white bread @ Rudy's is simply the best TX bbq I've ever had. Moreover, it is served at very reasonable price. Rudy's should open more stores worldwide including Seoul, Korea.

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

You order at a counter and they give you samples if it is your first time. We settled for moist brisket, turkey, sausage, slaw, and banana pudding. The meat was very good. From my experience this is the best of the Texas bbq chains with many outlets. I wish they had one in Wilmington.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Homestyle eating and good food. Love their brisket choices and buttered new potatoes. The ribs were good and the turkey was tasty. Not fancy but good eats.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This place is a pleasant delight, the atmosphere was nice. It felt like an indoor picnic. We went during the week shortly after noon and there was no wait. We were first timers, so they allow you to sample the menu and walk you through the process. I ordered the lean brisket which was mouthwatering and amazing, add their awesome... More 

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Adana, Turkey
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Austin is known for BBQ and this one leads the way. It is a fun experience with lots of quality meats and sides to choose from.

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Houston, Texas
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152 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had tried one of the Rudy's BBQ's in Houston, TX and wanted to give an Austin store and BBQ a try. The service was great and the meat and sides were wonderful as always. Great atmosphere and seating.

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Warrenton, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The menu is fairly simple but the BBQ is other-worldly. Service is at the counter, food served on a tray covered with butcher block paper. Sides are generous and decent but the star is the meat! Try a combo platter, sit at one of the picnic tables, wash your hands in the trough, spend time checking out the walls, enjoy... More 

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

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