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Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q

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315 South 31st Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
(719) 471-4120
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7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 294
    Excellent
  • 164
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I love the set up of this place. The BBQ is good but not the best I've ever had. They have delicious potato salad and their chocolate pudding is amazing. They offer a military discount. Don't be discouraged if the line is long when you walk in. They move very quickly. It's a great place to stop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Brittnee S
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Parker
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115 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

When it opened this place was a OMG for BBQ in CO. Now many trips and years later it is "ok but nothing great". The peach cobbler was once the best around now it has deteriorated to just another restaurant cobbler. You can find pull pork that matches Rudy's in Lyons, Estes, Denver or a location near you. Avoid Rudy's... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We arrived at dinner time and waited probably 30 minutes to place our order. Seating was easy to find. Disconcerting that the meat is served on wax paper and not plates. Food was good, no complaints there, large variety of BBQ.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Rudy's is popular but I am not sure why. There is better in COS. Rudy's is crowded and the food is average for BBQ.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stopped for a quick bite coming from manitou and my Bf ordered the half rack of ribs. We waited 30 min to get it to go just for them to tell me they didn't have beef ribs and I had to get pork for him. They gave them to me free but they were garbage. I had the smoked turkey... More 

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Sadly, this restaurant is a distant copycat of restaurants you'd find in Lockhart, Texas. But it's not even close. It's not fair that my husband and I are Kansas City BBQ Society BBQ judges, and it's also not fair that we've been to Lockhart. But this restaurant sells the image, so we had expectations! We ordered baby backs, brisket, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I love the set up of this place. The BBQ is good but not the best I've ever had. They have delicious potato salad and their chocolate pudding is amazing. They offer a military discount. Don't be discouraged if the line is long when you walk in. They move very quickly. It's a great place to stop after you've done... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Had lunch and the brisket was great. I recomend the BBQ sauces mixed together, what a treat. I like to eat out side on the patio. Good gas prices too.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is so expensive. For some brisket, you pay $12.99 for four ounces! Save your money and go downtown. It had better food at good prices.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Servers/staff were friendly; a long line both times I've gone but the line goes pretty fast; really cute building and set up. Personally, it's just not that good of bar-b-q. A lot of locals do like it and the price isn't bad. I wouldn't go out of my way for it, but as a stop on Highway 24 before or... More 

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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went to this place with friends that are regulars. Wow, I was a little over whelmed at first, but their method of serving us made total sense and is part of the fun. Friendly staff all over the place to guide their 'first timers' through from ordering to finding their totally free selection of condiments and extras for your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 315 South 31st Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs
  • Phone Number: (719) 471-4120

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 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?