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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 #14 of 3,115 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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90% Recommend
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Winchester, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have eaten at Rudy's several times and have never been disappointed. Everything is hot and fresh. The sides are to die for especially the creamed corn! My husbands favorite is the brisket and mine is the smoked turkey. We always bring back home plenty of Rudy's sauce and rubs. Love this place!!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Have been making trips to Austin once a year for the past 4 years and this is the place I always stop at after landing and before heading to the hotel. I've tried a couple of other BBQ places in Austin and while all are good in their own way, Rudy's is still my favorite. Typical order is moist brisket,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Might not the first choice, but interesting way to eat. The beef pretty tasty, just not a fan of eating meat with white bread(?) (I like hamburger tho). But the price is good, and you should try if you haven't.

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Yucca Valley, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

OMG. The Brisket is to die for. Especially the lean brisket. It's a busy place and a very casual atmosphere. They sell their barbecue sauce and seasoning. They also do smoked turkey and that is VERY good as well. A must to go to if you are in Austin.

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Saco, Maine, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a great place for some excellent food. I had Brisket and pulled pork. The atmosphere is country store/picnic table style eats. The pulled pork is the best I have ever had BAR NONE. Super moist and tender and just the right amount of sauce in it. The (moist brisket) is the best brisket as well, very good flavor... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This guys are fast and efficient. Food is very good, the extra-moist Briskest are the best. Jalapeno sausage is really good and not too hot.

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Barry, south Wales
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If visiting Austin, you must go to Rudy's for true Texan Barbecue food. It's not pretentious (you eat off paper) but the food is delicious and very reasonably priced. Try the brisket - it's heavenly!

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Spring Lake, North Carolina, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My family stopped by here as per our extended family's urging, and we were not disappointed. If you admit to being new at the counter the cashier will let you sample the different meats and sides that they are serving. I liked the extra lean brisket as well as the sauce. You can get as much bread, onions and pickles... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Hands down the best BBQ I've ever had. Spent an entire week in Texas eating bbq (Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Ft Worth) and the extra moist brisket at Rudys is the best bbq I've ever had anywhere! Great prices as well! The brisket had a nice smoke ring & crusty on the outside, yet just melted in your mouth! Don't... More

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Delaware, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Took my son and his gf there for the first time, and all I can say is...I WANT MORE! By far the best brisket I've ever had. Loved the fact they have varying degrees of "juiciness". They also give you samples if you'd like. So tender, the slight smokiness, and dripping with juicy goodness! The sides are great too, not... More

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