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Rudy's Barbecue

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24152 W Ih 10, San Antonio, TX 78257-1156
210-698-2141
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
nothing fancy - just great food!

Hubby & I split 2 sides and 1/2 lb of great pulled pork - plenty of food for both. Very casual but reasonably priced for good food - including free samples! Drinks on the honor system - how often do we see that anymore! Neat stories abt Rudy's history posted. We purchased

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Hubby & I split 2 sides and 1/2 lb of great pulled pork - plenty of food for both. Very casual but reasonably priced for good food - including free samples! Drinks on the honor system - how often do we see that anymore! Neat stories abt Rudy's history posted. We purchased

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I liked the location, right off 151 near Sea World. Turkey is delicious 😋 & the cream corn is awesome!

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San Antonio, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

OK, so since I've moved to San Antonio Rudy's has been one of the consistentaly good BBQ places that I've found in the city, atleast the one up in Leon Valley is, this one and the other newer ones are kind of hit or miss. The food is still well above average but it's just not quite as good as... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We tried Rudy's on the advice of locals, and were definitely not disappointed. The sausage, brisket, and turkey were all excellent, and the cream corn delicious. Best of all....the price. Four of us stuffed to the gills for under $40, and for the quality of the food, I would not have balked at paying twice that. Get there early.....we were... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great simple BBQ, no frills but all the taste. As you drive in the parking lot you can smell it and it's good! Great friendly service and a decent value.

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Peoria, Illinois
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Our son recently completed Basic Military Training (BMT) for the USAF at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. For their first Town Pass/Liberty during graduation week, an instructor told our son Rudy's was the best barbecue in Texas. If not, it would be awfully hard to beat. We entered Rudy's with a party of five, ordered all the sides... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Old converted gas station, I am told it's the origional Rudys...just north outside the San Antonio city limits. Great beef BBQ, turkey, ribs, sausage and all the fixings..creamed corn potato salad. You order and sit on long tables inside or outside..a great Texas atmosphere..military get a discount. We eat here at least every time we visitvSan Antonio.

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Charlotte, NC, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

In Charlotte, NC it's Kyle Fletcher's. In Panama City, FL it's JR's; in San Antonio it has to be Rudy's. It's the home town, hands down winner with each order hand cut as you watch.. Served "Texas style" on the traditional butcher paper, the brisket (slathered with their house BBQ sauce) is our favorite with a appetizer of sausage and... More 

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Bandera, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I've been a big fan of Rudy's for years, have been to several locations, and have usually enjoyed the BBQ. However, the wife and I arrived at 10:30am for 8oz of lean brisket and 8oz of chopped w beans. We usually watch as the brisket is being sliced but not this trip. The meat was dry and had a hint... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Having experienced many, many great BBQ's while living in TX and MO for 68 years I was looking most forward to once again visiting Rudy's. Went 20 miles out of my way to go to this one, which I believe to be the original, certainly the first Rudy's I visited more than 20 yrs ago. Altho I've had less than... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24152 W Ih 10, San Antonio, TX 78257-1156
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: 210-698-2141

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children

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