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Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

#17 of 3,226 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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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
Fun place, great brisket

Dinner with friends, had a fun time. Totally different feel and was interesting to check out. Had the brisket , two types of sausage, turkey and prime. Pass on the prime and turkey, but grab brisket. The seating was outside, on wooden tables and benches. Food came out fast and hot. Not a big fan of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Diver911
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St. Louis, MO
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
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St. Louis, MO
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137 reviews 137 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Dinner with friends, had a fun time. Totally different feel and was interesting to check out. Had the brisket , two types of sausage, turkey and prime. Pass on the prime and turkey, but grab brisket. The seating was outside, on wooden tables and benches. Food came out fast and hot. Not a big fan of their sauce, but to... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I do my best to stop in at Rudy's at least once every time that I visit Austin. The only thing better than their brisket is the creamed corn. It can't be missed. I highly recommend trying Rudy's if you're visiting.

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Lubbock, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We picked up Bar B Q for our family on the way in to Austin in Round Rock. As always, Rudy's is consistent and tasty. You really can go wrong at Rudy's. My favorite is the St Louis Ribs

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Rudy has excellent brisket and smoked turkey breast. They will also give you a taste of anything on the menu. We go weekly and have never been disappointed. They have catered several events for us and always good with extra food leftover.

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Austin, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

If your new to the area, just visiting our fair city or a regular you can't beat Rudy's! My favorite for breakfast are the chopped beef and potato tacos. Lunch and dinner have great meat options the potato salad is good but the cream corn is awesome!

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is by far the best experience I've had with Austin barbecue. We had the moist brisket with several sides as well as the pork ribs. Nothin fancy. Your plat is white wax coated paper. the food is purchased bt the pound and piled on white paper. They give you a metal bin to carry it to your table. Make... More 

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Dallas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This place is a regional chain - and that is a stretch - they have what? Not even a dozen stores? I have been in both in OKC (OK, 1 is in Norman), Amarillo, the few around Dallas/Allen, Austin, and a bunch of the others. I know me some Rudy's - and they have the 'Q down cold - or... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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101 reviews 101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This was a quick get-off-the-highway lunch stop that was a very nice surprise. Simple industrial décor with supplies stacked on the aisles, and cold beer and soft drinks iced up in rows of coolers. Counter service was wonderful - they love to have a newbie, especially a northerner, and they were only too happy to bring samples of brisket, turkey... More 

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Scottsdale, AZ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

They have my favorite brisket in all of Texas, the moist brisket and a side of cream corn is what I order every time. The sausage links are pretty darn good too, enjoy!!

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Austin, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Three words: extra moist brisket. Being from out of Texas originally, I wanted to try a lot of different places and my favorite dish is moist brisket. I've been around Austin trying different places, I've even been to Driftwood and waited a couple of hours for what locals told me was the best. Well let me tell you, I still... 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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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