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The County Line on the Lake

#94 of 3,189 Restaurants in Austin
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5204 FM 2222, Austin, TX 78731
(512) 346-3664
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11:30 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pretty darn good

Came to Austin and knew I had to try several BBQ places - this was good - I loved the brisket and turkey - and the homemade bread is excellent - the sides were ok but I am super picky about potato salad

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Lizrol
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Costa Mesa, California
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Costa Mesa, California
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came to Austin and knew I had to try several BBQ places - this was good - I loved the brisket and turkey - and the homemade bread is excellent - the sides were ok but I am super picky about potato salad

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent setting next to crystal clear waters where you can see the huge fish and turtles swimming. The food is great, lots of meat choices and all nicely flavoured. Large portions! The atmosphere is pleasant and relaxed Texan style.

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Thank ShropshireBlade
Graham, Texas
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214 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I attended a private event here. The food was amazing! They set up a buffet with brisket, sausage, chicken and sides. We had a little of everything and it was all great. The staff was very friendly. I would definitely return here.

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Thank sonyaj68
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131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe the food improves or maybe I become more of a bbq connoisseur but I enjoy County Line more the more I come here. Great location but even better bow. A must for locals and out of towners.

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Thank DancersDaddy
Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

If it was not raining and cold would have dined on patio on the creek. Pay the extra for homemade bread...totally worth it. Had the light two meat plate..brisket and turkey. .sooooo good and tender..plenty of food. Reasonably priced.

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Thank Djjworld
Mound City, Kansas
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is a very neat bbq joint! We really loved their food, starting with the delicious home-made bread to the tender brisket. We enjoyed all the bbq but it is a little pricey.

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Thank MarvinPam2013
Austin, Texas
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I have eaten at all 3 local County Lines several times. With family in from Florida and Arkansas for the holidays, we decided on lunch at the County Line on the Lake after Church on Sunday. Between the bunch of us we had just about every type of Bar B Que on the menu and no one was disappointed. The... More 

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Thank Steve M
Jakarta, Indonesia
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90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Went for dinner with a party of 15 people on a rainy day. Big parking area and you will get a bit wet if its raining since you might have to walk about 50 to 70 meters to the entrance. We waited by the bar area having a couple of drinks, Mexican Martinis and the all time classic frozen Margaritas.... More 

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pittsburgh, pa
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Has a business dinner here in November. The food and drinks were really good. and the service was just as good. It was kind of out of the way, but it had great views of the hill country.

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Thank pgreer
Escondido, California
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Lots of great barbecue choices. The flavor is wonderful. You will not be disappointed. Situated on a lake with lots of neat antique decor!

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