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The County Line on the Lake

#146 of 3,189 Restaurants in Austin
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5204 FM 2222, Austin, TX 78731
(512) 346-3664
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11:00 am - 10:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great BBQ

This restaurant was among the top recommended for BBQ in the area. We went with a large group at the recommendation of friends who live locally. We went with a group of 14 and were seated quickly. The place was large and had no problems with the size of our group. As we were such a large group... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Carl S
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was among the top recommended for BBQ in the area. We went with a large group at the recommendation of friends who live locally. We went with a group of 14 and were seated quickly. The place was large and had no problems with the size of our group. As we were such a large group we sampled... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Possibly the best stuffed potatoes you could ever find! And the homemade bread is a must. We tried the peppered turkey and the sausage, loved them both!! The beans were the only thing that were just "ok", everything else was great! AND they have a great on-line order system too!

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Saint Robert, Missouri
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106 reviews 106 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was my first visit to a County Line BBQ but not the last. This restaurant is right on the lake/creek and is awesome. There is outdoor seating and a lower indoor area with great views. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich with potato salad. The pulled pork was piled high on a big soft bun with a cup of... More 

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Nashville, TN
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162 reviews 162 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of the best BBQ places in TX. We had a great visit to County Line and had a group of 8 to dine together and had family style and allowed the staff to bring lots of options to the table for us to sample and enjoy. The brisket, pork, sausage, ribs, and everything else was fantastic. The... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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129 reviews 129 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Sure it may appear a little kitschy or touristy but they sure know how to cook. We sampled all their meats. Left stuffed and satisfied. I'd go again in a heartbeat.

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Cedar Park, Texas, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I received a gift card and were very excited to get to use it around New Year's. We love The County Line and this time did not disappoint. Their homemade bread is AWESOME! You have to be careful not to eat too much so you still have room for your meal! Wait staff was excellent. Our meal... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I went to the County Line for a rehearsal dinner so its possible the food I had was more "mass produced" than usual. The food was good but not great. I had the turkey, briscuit, and sausage. I thought the sauce was a little thin and bland but not terrible. The peach cobbler for dessert was good but the ice... More 

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Austin, Texas
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145 reviews 145 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The Lake location is really on a creek that flows into Lake Austin but there's always water and loads of fun for the kids who like to look for turtles and fish. There is seating inside or on the outside deck. The decor is definitely Texas and the service is outstanding. We had a server named Ethan who was honestly... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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220 reviews 220 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Good flavored smoked brisket cooked for hours so that it had that pink outer ring. Very tender. Beans and potato salad sides and top it off with cobbler and ice cream. It doesn't get more Texas than this. Great location overlooking the lake. Service is very good. I didn't care for the sauce as much as some other places although... More 

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Oksboel, Denmark
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232 reviews 232 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Our family in Lakeway has shown us some very good restaurants in north and west Austin. The County Line on the Lake is one of them. We got different BBQ platters. All of them tender and very delicious. The service was excellent and helpful for us, as foreigners. We will certainly come back, if we get the chance.

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?