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The County Line on the Lake

#222 of 3,000 Restaurants in Austin
#248 of 3,302 Places to Eat in Austin
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5204 FM 2222, Austin, TX 78731
(512) 346-3664
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great barbecue

Ice cold beer, huge servings of barbecue, you'll leave here satisfied. A table of 4 on a Saturday night, the place was packed. The service was quick, and we didn't feel rushed. Great location!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Jim_In_ATL
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Marietta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Upper sandusky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This restaurant has some of the best barbecue you will find in Texas. We had the beef and chicken, the portions were generous and both tasted great. We were able to dock at this restaurant. Watch for the rocks in the inlet.

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Ice cold beer, huge servings of barbecue, you'll leave here satisfied. A table of 4 on a Saturday night, the place was packed. The service was quick, and we didn't feel rushed. Great location!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I would recomend the three meat plater and I would recommend that you chose the beef ribs sweet sauce, pulled pork, and a quarter of a chicken. and they auto automatically give you potato salad, black beans, slaw. You can substitute all of those with a potato if you wish. I highly recommend this restaurant also after you finish eating... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a great BBQ location along the River Walk but beware that the wait can be really long depending on the timing you are going. We went much later in the night and the outside patio was packed but we were able to get a spot inside. I would say this is great if you wanted to stay close... More 

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Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Fantastic American food. We tried this Restaurant as a recommendation from a US friend. It took us 1hr waiting to be seated (due to was full), since we arrived we saw the nice place, and when we had our table, we had the fabolous view of the river. Regarding the food, we ordered pulled pork and brisket, and potato salad... More 

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dallas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Beautiful view of the lake and trees and carp that gather at your feet. We had drinks and appetizers at the patio, which were awesome. Waited almost three hours for our large party. The good will that we had, had dissipated by then. I think the hostess staff forgot about us. Reminded them several times. The older staff members were... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

With all the competition for BBQ, County Line on the Lake has been one of my longtime favorites that doesn't involve long lines or a road trip while still good. And this particular location is just so peaceful and beautiful with being by the lake. It's usually my to-go place when lots of friends and family are in town to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I had a great meal in this place, everything was spectacular, if you like ribs, either from pork or cow, good beer and amazing deserts, this is the place to go. The ambience is very nice, a place for having dinner with friends or family, the staff is very nice.

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Granada Hills Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had heard many recommendations for Franklins BBQ but since we were not willing to wait in line for hours we decided to go to County line instead, we were very glad we did because the food was delicious, their freshly made bread, outstanding and their service was excellent as well. As a bonus we got to feed the fish... More 

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The food was great. Homemade bread was a nice touch. Loved seeing the river while we ate and going down to feed the fish and the turtles when we were finished. Overall good experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5204 FM 2222, Austin, TX 78731
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 346-3664

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?