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Rudy's

#14 of 300 Restaurants in Waco
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2510 Circle Road, Waco, TX 76706
(254) 750-9995
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Just north of San Antonio, at the edge of the Texas Hill Country, sits the...
Just north of San Antonio, at the edge of the Texas Hill Country, sits the small community of Leon Springs. Founded in the 1800s by Max Aue, Leon Spring's cityscape changed when Max's son, Rudolph, opened a one-stop gas station, garage, and grocery store. Bar-B-Q was added to the operation in 1989, and Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q has been serving up tasty food ever since. The same original recipes that built Rudy's Leon Springs' reputation are now available throughout the Southwest. Our pits are 100% wood fired with oak, a slower burning wood than the mesquite used by others. Along with time and oak, we cook with a dry spice that ensures each plate of Rudy's Bar-B-Q is perfectly ready for you. Apply some of our famous "Sause" and dinner is served.
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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quick Saturday lunch before heading out to shop.

Best flavor of barbeque in all of Waco. Love the selection of lean or moist. Rudys beans were very good. Atmosphere is very nice. Great place for travelers and locals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Mark B
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Waco
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

the reason I rated this like that is because I can't nor do I eat spicy foods. I do have family members that love Rudys. The price us okay and the place is always busy. You have to judge it for yourself

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Best flavor of barbeque in all of Waco. Love the selection of lean or moist. Rudys beans were very good. Atmosphere is very nice. Great place for travelers and locals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Know you've got to exit Valley Mills northbound or southbound to get there and then just keep "aiming" for the sign and you'll mange to get there. Stopped here this time while traveling Austin - Arlington. Made it just before the lunch crowd (11:15am) and sure glad we did. By the time we left, the line was back and forth... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Stopped with 2 bus loads of college students and we got in and out in about an hour. Great food....quick service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Easy access on/off to I35. Very friendly staff. Quick service. Good food and nice proportions. I got the bbq turkey sandwich and potato salad. All was good and reasonable price. The bbq was good but nothing special

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Waco, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Looks good but have never found the food to rate as Texas Bar-B-Que. I would have to say the times I've tried, quality has been mediocre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We love Rudy's BBQ and this one in Waco is wonderful! We have been to several Rudy's and this one had a friendly staff, quick service and awesome BBQ!!! We will be back!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A couple years ago, I would've given Rudy's a higher mark. For those comparing chain BBQ, Rudy's ranks pretty high. However, because I prefer Rudy's over Bill Miller, I've eaten to the point where I don't really look forward to it anymore. The Rudy's in Waco is the same format I've seen in the two stores I've seen in San... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We tried brisket ribs pulled pork and jalapeno sausage with bean salad slaw and green chili soup and found everything to be just ok. The rib sausage were best of the bunch but the moist brisket was a bit tough. Their sauce was good but All in all the food was unremarkable but where was the smoke?

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

When we first arrived we were greeted quickly by the girl in the front and she was by far the best thing about this place. Everything was served by the half pound, pint, etc. We ordered 1 1/2 lbs of the moist brisket that we were told was the #1 seller, a pound of sausage, a pint of new potatoes,... More 

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Additional Information about Rudy's

Address: 2510 Circle Road, Waco, TX 76706
Phone Number: (254) 750-9995
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2510 Circle Road, Waco, TX 76706
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: (254) 750-9995

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Description

Just north of San Antonio, at the edge of the Texas Hill Country, sits the small community of Leon Springs. Founded in the 1800s by Max Aue, Leon Spring's cityscape changed when Max's son, Rudolph, opened a one-stop gas station, garage, and grocery store. Bar-B-Q was added to the operation in 1989, and Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q has been serving up tasty food ever since. The same original recipes that built Rudy's Leon Springs' reputation are now available throughout the Southwest. Our pits are 100% wood fired with oak, a slower burning wood than the mesquite used by others. Along with time and oak, we cook with a dry spice that ensures each plate of Rudy's Bar-B-Q is perfectly ready for you. Apply some of our famous "Sause" and dinner is served.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm

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