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The County Line on the Lake

5204 FM 2222, Austin, TX 78731
(512) 346-3664
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Ranked #168 of 3,122 restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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75% Recommend
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were a group of 12 people including local Austin folk and visitors from Europe and Africa. We had a fantastic evening with fast friendly service and great Austin BBQ experience. There is a excellent choice of meat and sides. The restaurant location Is stunning and nestled in hills along the river.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I felt like Fred Flintstone with this huge rack of delicious Texas Beef ribs on front of me. Great food and service. It doesn't better.

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New London, Mn
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Many choices of BBQ items. My son and I both had the 3 choice meals. So we got to taste 6 different items. The place was busy but they had plenty of waitresses. Hazel our waitress was great. She made sure we enjoyed our meal. Will go again!

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Austin, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

i like everything about this bbq restaurant: the bbq is delicious, its in a wonderful location and if you request a window or patio seat, you won't regret it - the lake view is incredible. you'll want to bring the kids (and some quarters- 25c) along because they'll love getting food from the dispenser and feeding the turtles and fish,... More

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to eat in Austin. The view of the river and rustic feel is always welcome. The only reason I cannot give County Line a 5 this trip is that the beans were undercooked and a bit tough. Meat was excellent and the portions enormous. I got the three meat combo with peppered turkey,... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were taken here by a friend - who will continue to be our friend! Everything about this place was exceptional. Primariy: the food. We each ordered a different variety of BBQ meats with standard side items (Potato Salad, Slaw and beans). Each of the meats were exceptional. They needed no extra sauce of spices - they were all very... More

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Campbell, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We visited with friends, and the restaurant readily accommodated eight of us and the kids. The turtles in the lake by the restaurant were great for keeping the kids engaged while waiting for the food. The food was delicious, and gluten-free awareness by the waitstaff was a nice suprise. Though some BBQ fans will say that there are better places... More

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Dallas, TX
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our party of 13 ate here for a graduation celebration. We had everything from ribs, sausage, and prime rib to 3-meat combo platters and beef sliders. The brisket and peppered turkey breast were excellent, but the ribs were "just okay". The prime rib was good, but not the best the person eating it had ever had. The points of discussion... More

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Sweeny, TX
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I first had the pleasure of dining at this restaurant when it was new. That was in the 1970's and it was terrific then. If anything, their food is even better now! The pork and beef ribs were done to perfection with flavor that exploded onto your taste buds. The view of the lake and nearby hills make for a... More

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California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We were visiting Mt. Bonnell and asked a local where to go nearby for lunch. They recommended this restaurant. We asked our server what a neophyte should order and he recommended that we split the smokehouse sampler. We nixed the bread because we wanted room for dessert. The sampler had five meats---pepper turkey, brisket, sausage, beef ribs and pork ribs.... More

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