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Rudy's Country Store Bar B Q

2510 Circle Rd, Waco, TX 76706-3300
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Ranked #5 of 301 restaurants in Waco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have been here three times this week, amazing bbq. Anything that you try is all good. The staff is so friendly and very helpful. I will continue to go back as often as i can. I do not think anyone will be dissappointed!!!

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Dallas, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Friendly staff, super clean restaurant, and of course great BBQ. I stop at a Rudy's anytime I can, and this is a good one. Love the extra moist brisket. Only negative is location, must cross a tricky traffic circle. But, easy access back to the North bound side of the freeway. Great stop for drives b/w central Texas and DFW.... More

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Drexel Hill, PA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Looking up some Q places near our hotel in Waco, we settled on a restaurant (that wasn't open), so we hit Rudy's as a second-option. Rudy's is a chain, but even chain BBQ restaurants in Texas are better than what's available in my home town (Philly). Our experience at Rudy's was mixed. The hero of the meal, the proteins, were... More

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120 reviews 120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Just about every time I drive from Austin to Dallas and back, I stop here as it is almost exactly mid-way. Gas up the car and get a sausage wrap on the way up and couple of ribs on the way home. The food is very good, maybe not world class, but hey, it is a gas station! Staff are... More

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Victoria, Texas
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203 reviews 203 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We go through Waco traveling from Victoria To Dallas. Have seen this restaurant for many years and FINALLY stopped. It comes by the pound. My friend got 1/3 lb and I got the sandwich. Both excellent. It is SO lean that it really does melt in your mouth. Then add the potato salad and cole slaw? Both were extremely good!... More

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Temple, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Yep, another chain, doesn't have ton's of offerings, but the flavor... so good! Best I've had in Waco so far, (although my favorite Rudy's will always be in Round Rock because their breakfast taco's are better) but I still have lots of places in Waco to try. Their brisket, sausage, potato salad, heck, even the sauce is perfect! If it... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Incredible melt in your mouth lean brisket with awesome flavor! Stopped on way up to Dallas and so good we had to stop again on the way home!

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waco, texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Rudy's meat is incredible. Very little fat, no "gristle", and it melts in your mouth. Want to feel like you have died and gone to BBQ Heaven? Douse it in their Rudy's Sauce. I wish it came in a tiny bottle so that I could take it with me everywhere. This sauce is the perfect blend of heat and flavor.... More

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Austin, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Living in Austin has its perks, including several Rudy's to select from. I've been to several in Austin (multiple times, of course), but have stopped at the Waco Rudy's a couple of times on trips to up to Dallas. The atmosphere is similar (although the servers aren't nearly as vocal and "fun") and the food is similar, but there's just... More

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Folsom, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Went here with the extended family; and it was a great place for sitting with a group and having a good "catch up" chat. The food was barely okay. My meat had a lingering taste of something like Diesel Gasoline smells. The meat portion in my stuffed potato was stingy at best; there was not enough meat to mix in... More

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