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The County Line on the Lake

#238 of 2,990 Restaurants in Austin
#263 of 3,291 Places to Eat in Austin
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5204 FM 2222, Austin, TX 78731
(512) 346-3664
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Today
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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 79
    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
Great Food, Great Atmosphere

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Julie H
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College Station, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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4 reviews
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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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Temple, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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 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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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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22 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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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: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, 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?