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Rudy's

#11 of 321 Restaurants in Waco
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2510 Circle Road, Waco, TX 76706
(254) 750-9995
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BBQ Smoked goodness

Try brisket chopped with the sissy sauce and white bread with pickles and onion. Don't forget the beans and beer. Very delicious food ya'll will love it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Whitney,TX
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Try brisket chopped with the sissy sauce and white bread with pickles and onion. Don't forget the beans and beer. Very delicious food ya'll will love it!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We got there around 6:30PM. I order the ribs. The waitress was very nice and friendly. I ask her about how many came in 1/2 LB. She weighed them and showed me 4 very small ribs so I told her to add another 1/2 LB which looked very different then the first. When we sat down the first ribs were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

All entrees served by the pound so we tried just about everything. Brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken, turkey and jalapeño sausage. All good. There is a choice between lean brisket and regular. The lean was the best and very moist. Our least favorite was the pulled pork as it was a little soupy and the honey mustard flavor not terrific.... More 

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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Stopped in Waco for the night and went searching for a place to eat. While driving around a little I passed Rudy's and after a bit decided it was the place to try. I went back and was glad I did. Full BBQ menu--I had baby-back ribs with potato salad on the side; best BBQ I can remember. If I'm... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I went to eat here last year and thought I wasted my money. For some reason I decided to give it another try. I was right the first time. Decor is nice and it has a nice country feel, but that's all. Unless you like water flavored chicken and ribs, go elsewhere. Smells like they burn some type of wood... More 

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Waco, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The food here is very good, but for what you pay you should get more. I left hungry. Very clean, but the set up is like an assembly line and they could have more interaction with staff to improve friendliness.

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Haslet, Texas
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47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Rudy's BBQ establishments are typically located on Interstate Highways in urban areas that cater to travelers. Their locations include fuel, dine-in, and drive thrus for quick back-on-the-road meals. Rudy's does a great job smoking their meats and has excellent sauce. Their selection is great and is sold in plate portions, sandwiches, or by-the-pound for families. Bread is complimentary and "plates"... More 

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Forney, Texas
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61 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Stopped by on my way back to DFW from Austin. Greeted as soon as I walked through the door. While I was standing in line the meat cutter got my attention and ask what I was going to have and had it ready by the time I ordered and paid. Ad a smoked turkey sandwich. Tender and moist and had... More 

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83 reviews 83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I found an article on ShopBrazos.com. So im in Waco on business and figure this place seems like its got good ratings. Kinda quirky line routine that was simplistic and easy to get brisket sandwich served on a strange tray that was like carrying a cart. Im still stoked because the smells of the food are filling my brain with... More 

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Waco, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a good, clean location. They slice the brisket, in front of you. (ask for some of the end cut with all the seasoning taste. Very casual, Alot of Baylor Flavor...Have ate there several times, you can always expect the best. The "sides" are fresh. Cole Slaw, bean salad, potato salad.

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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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