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The County Line on the Lake

#236 of 2,966 Restaurants in Austin
#260 of 3,267 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 - 9:00 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 73
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  • 78
    Very good
  • 40
    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
Smoked Prime RIB!

Every time I am in Austin I have to go to The County Line BBQ for smoked prime rib, it is fantastic! Service is great and the beers are cold! Don't miss the Smoked Prime Rib and don't skimp get the larger cut it is well worth it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
Jon U
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Flower Mound, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Temple, Texas
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Fantastic staff, lodge feel bbq restaurant with a small river and deck in the back... the bread is to die for. I prefer the turkey and chicken, to me the brisket is a bit dry, but the sauce can make up for that. Not cheap eats, but for me, a nice place for a special night out

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I haven't been to a County Line in over 10 years. I've been wanting to try their food again. I got the lunch portion plate of brisket. Most of the plate was covered in beans which were fine, with exciting cold slaw and dry potato salad covering most of the plate. The brisket was moist and tasted just ok. Nothing... More 

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

My family gathered for a memorial service for my brother. We went the County Line On the Lake. Waiter was ill trained. It took 40 minutes to get bread and drinks. When I complained to the manager he refused to remedy the situation by expediting our food. When it arrived my ribs were cold and congealed. Brisket and sausage were... More 

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Woodville, Texas
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I loved the environment and the wait staff. After all the hype I expected some knock your socks off ribs.....I bit into those succulent ribs and.....dry and tasteless! I was so sad! I wanted to be blown away...so I turned the ribs around to the other end because sometimes ribs are dried out closest to the fire box. After turning... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

great BBQ, restaurant really puts you in the texan mood :) sits right on the lake, at a beautiful location (recommended to reserve a place on the terrace outside, really nice over there. the plates are huge, and the service is really friendly!

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Flower Mound, Texas
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155 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Every time I am in Austin I have to go to The County Line BBQ for smoked prime rib, it is fantastic! Service is great and the beers are cold! Don't miss the Smoked Prime Rib and don't skimp get the larger cut it is well worth it!

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed the meal here. Had a little bit of everything, my favorite was the chicken. Bread before dinner was delicious! Could eat a loaf myself.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great setting along a tributary of Lake Austin. We enjoyed sitting down by the water as we waited for our table. The BBQ was decent, nothing outstanding and there are certainly better Q joints in and around Austin. My brisket was well cooked but a little dry and tougher than it should be. Sides are ok, nothing unusual or outstanding.... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

What a joy to return here. Never disappointed. Great basic BBQ at the right price washed down with s great range of beers.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

OK, it was a large group of around 150 of us all turning up at the same time, but I still found this place disappointing. Only one main buffet set up, resulting in a long queue of people waiting to serve themselves. Lukewarm (at best) food. Over cooked beef that was dry and chewy. And a poor steer ("Tumbleweed") outside... More 

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Additional Information about The County Line on the Lake

Address: 5204 FM 2222, Austin, TX 78731
Phone Number: (512) 346-3664
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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?