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Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

#11 of 2,967 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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Best barbeque ever♡

Very moist brisket, the best potato salad I've ever eaten. The bread is so soft and melts in your mouth. The sausage links are juicy and tender. My mouth waters writing this review! Alot of drink choices. There's a gas station here and mini store inside. Rudy's does get busy really fast so get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
joannam2011
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very moist brisket, the best potato salad I've ever eaten. The bread is so soft and melts in your mouth. The sausage links are juicy and tender. My mouth waters writing this review! Alot of drink choices. There's a gas station here and mini store inside. Rudy's does get busy really fast so get there early to beat the crowd.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for great BBQ, then Rudy's is the place for you! The staff efficiently helped us through an order for 11 people and we enjoyed the brisket, chicken, slaw, and creamed corn. Plus they gave us 3 loaves of bread too! The sauce is excellent. It's not fancy eating but rather fun and casual ... And just... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The best brisket that i've ever had. It's a really good place to eat that kind of meal. I didn't like the side foods.

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've lived in Austin for 10 years and I eat BBQ once a month. I've eaten at most of the popular BBQ restaurants, and all of the well-known ones. Rudy's is our family favorite. We bring all of our out-of-town guests there. The brisket is excellent, and everything else, food-wise is good to very good. We go to the Rudy's... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

At first glance, I thought I pulled into the wrong place. This is literally part of a gas station, though nicely separated. Was not sure what to expect walking in but opening the doors the place was packed. Cafeteria style wrap around to an open BBQ pit serviced by numerous staff. Parking is abysmally bad. With all that said, this... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Okay, so a friend who has lived in Austin for 10 years took me here. It's his favorite restaurant. It's more like a cafeteria than a restaurant. Heck, it's at a gas station. Nothing fancy, but the beef brisket is the best I have ever eaten. If you like good food and don't care about about atmosphere, this is the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

In all of the BBQ places I have tried around Austin, TX, Rudy's is consistently good. For a chain, I would say they are the best. This location of Rudy's is very different in it's layout from others in Austin and in Houston that I have tried. This location on Capital of Texas Highway is very unique in that to... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We tried Rudy's after reading about it on Trip Advisor. We were in Austin looking for an apartment for my son. When we got to the counter (there was a line, but it moved quickly), the person asked if we had been there before. When we said no, he immediately yelled for everyone to welcome us and said where we... More 

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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Friendly service! Consistently Great Food! Fast! Casual BBQ. We've been to each of the Rudy's locations multiple times when we visit Austin and we always go back. Our favorites are the St. Louie Ribs & Beef Brisket.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

'Moist' brisket is just terrific here. Also, great sides-especially cream corn and buttered new potatoes.

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Additional Information about Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

Address: 2451 S Capital Of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746
Phone Number: (512) 329-5554
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Northwest Austin
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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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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