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Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

#16 of 3,009 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, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, 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 in town! Little word of advice, get all the cream corn you can have

Hands down the best bbq in town. Speedy service and great customer service. Almost forgot about that cream corn.... Don't sleep on this place it's GREAT!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
fernzebede
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Austin, Texas
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hands down the best bbq in town. Speedy service and great customer service. Almost forgot about that cream corn.... Don't sleep on this place it's GREAT!!!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There are many good barbecue places in the Austin area and this is one of the favorite and best. The brisket is very good and tender. The sausage is very flavorful and the sides are fine too. The prices are a little higher than some of the other barbecue pits in the area but not outrageously so. You can choose... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Try the creamed corn. Everybody knows how good their meats are, everybody admires the rows and rows of bottled drinks swathed in crushed ice, everybody has taken home a bottle of the sauce, and EVERYBODY knows that paper towel holders are everywhere. But I'll bet you haven't tried the creamed corn. Holy cow it is good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great stop for lunch or dinner! I love sitting outside on their patio for family style seating at the picnic tables. My favorites are the moist brisket and the jalapeno sausage, and don't forget the banana pudding!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

First time seeing a gas station/restaurant. Very numerous decore and staff. If you like bbq I recommend you try it out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Meat eaters' paradise... Delicious brisket, ribs or chicken with a great sauce. Needs to go back from time to time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Got take out from Rudy's on our latest trip to Austin. Without asking, they gave me some free samples of their most popular items which I thought was a nice touch. Ended up getting the "cutters choice" brisket, the pork loin & the jalapeño sausage. Brisket was extremely tender & juicy but the "bark" was moist too which I didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was a great place for a quick filing lunch after doing the Pike's Peak cog train. A simple indoor walk-up counter service - no waiter and bus your own table. A huge selection of BBQ including brisket, pulled pork, turkey, sausage, and chicken. Most were priced by the half pound so the portions were ample. Regular sliced bread was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We like Rudy's as many locations have food for vehicles too. Have lived in Texas a long-time and sampled a lot of allegedly great BBQ. iMHO Rudy's consistently delivers great brisket and sausages. We take guests unfamiliar with Texas Q to Rudy's and we have had very positive comments from all. We also enjoy the to-go aspect of the operation.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great place in Austin to visit (we went to the store on Texas Highway), either to eat there or to take food home. We bought the food for family dinner, everybody loved everything, especially the brisket, the sausages (the only 'complaint', we wished the Jalapeno sausages were spicier) and all the side dishes (we had them all, except the corn).... 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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups

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