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Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

#18 of 3,206 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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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
Great BBQ

My husband and I eat here at least once a week. We like the BBQ, but the breakfast tacos rock. We always have quick and friendly service and the food is delicious. There are several locations in the area and you can fill up your gas tank too. Be sure and have sweet tea or some of the various... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Kate W
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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San Francisco, CA
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This place got good reviews so we tried it, after having had barbeque several times during our week in Texas. In general we found the Texas barbeques to be generally average, nothing special, and similar to what we could get at home in California. Rudy's was no different. Based upon our Texas BBQ experiences, we abandoned our plans to line... More 

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

My husband and I eat here at least once a week. We like the BBQ, but the breakfast tacos rock. We always have quick and friendly service and the food is delicious. There are several locations in the area and you can fill up your gas tank too. Be sure and have sweet tea or some of the various beverages... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great little place to get some fantastic BBQ, had the brisket and smoked pork loin, both were excellent. For sides I had potato salad and the creamed corn. Which were both very good. I LOVE BBQ, and if I'm ever back in the area. Will definitely be stopping back by. Awesome atmosphere as well!

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Morristown, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Not only is the food great but they take their time explaining your options to you and give you samples of anything and everything that you want to try. High quality food (have the two kinds of brisket) at a low price (way less than $20 for the meal)

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Chatham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We're from Jersey but always looking for REAL Texas food when visiting our son. Stumbled across Rudys and so happy we did! I'm a fussy eater but couldn't get enough of their delicious chicken, brisket and ribs! Add on that Texas hospitality-nicest people anywhere! Two thumbs up y'all!

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I'm a Rudy's girl . I LOVE their Original Sauce. The bits of peppercorns and the right amount of spice is fabulous. The ribs and brisket are so tender, but I really love the Turkey sandwich. The bun is warm and has a rub of butter on it, I could dip that in sauce and be happy. The turkey has... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

When I got out of the truck the smell hit me right in the face! Wow! Unreal! I tried everything on the menu. There was a man and his daughter behind me in line and recommended the brisket, sausage, and cream corn. So I order everything. The staff was unreal and the place was spotless. The brisket was the best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Rudy's is an excellent place to get Texas BBQ. it is our "go to" place when friends and family come to visit. Be prepared for a very casual atmosphere. All of the Rudys we have visited are part of a gas stop.

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Awesome BBQ, was given a sampler to taste, highly recommend the moist brisket and the turkey is to die for

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Rudy's is a convenient stop for me to get breakfast tacos after my morning yoga class. They are inexpensive, hot and quick to grab on the go. I wish the salsa was better and that they had some chopped jalapeños I could add.

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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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