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The County Line on the Lake

5204 FM 2222, Austin, TX 78731
(512) 346-3664
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Ranked #172 of 3,120 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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English first
Austin, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

As an Austinite, I visit this restaurant quite often with friends and family. The food is great, and the atmosphere is terrific. I particularly recommend the brisket, though my children swear by the ribs. For families with children, the restaurant offers an additional enticement. It borders on the lake, and there are plenty of turtles and fish to be seen... More

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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91 reviews 91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Well, I'd love to give County Line an outstanding review. I last ate at one of their restaurants more than 20 years ago and have great memories of the food. This time, the food was just so-so. There's plenty of it, and the view along the river is great. But the baby back platter and brisket were no better than... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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