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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 266
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  • 43
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  • 17
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  • 18
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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
Love their BBQ

If you like good BBQ.....go somewhere else!! THIS IS GREAT BBQ! And you can't get bad service because all you have to do is walk through the line and tell them what you want. And, while you are waiting they almost always offer you a sample of something you didn't order! And, they offer a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Jim S
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San Antonio, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Bandera, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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San Antonio, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you like good BBQ.....go somewhere else!! THIS IS GREAT BBQ! And you can't get bad service because all you have to do is walk through the line and tell them what you want. And, while you are waiting they almost always offer you a sample of something you didn't order! And, they offer a military discount! If you go... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Staying in San Antonio for a week and was looking for some good BBQ. Decided to try Rudy's and we made a great choice. Food was great but I thought it was a little pricey for the amount that you get.

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San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is our absolute FAVORITE BBQ place in the area. The meats are cooked to perfection...seasoned well and tender. The cream corn is AMAZINGLY good. The Peach Cobbler is really good too. The service is great and the staff are friendly. I really like that you can sample anything on the menu before you order it. Whenever we have out... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is our "go-to" BBQ place when friends/family come to town. I love the extra lean brisket, while my hubby prefers the regular ("it has more flavor" he says!). We also tend to buy the turkey (awesome!) and a few sausage links for the kids. My only issue is that I wish it was closer to the house!

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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Rudys brisket is a must (got tender) & the link sausage isn't far behind either. I'm a sucker for the cobbler (egg free for those that have allergies) get extra for sandwiches the next day (but better order an extra 1/2 lb or else it'll never make it.... $30 for a family of 5 ain't bad...

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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Landed in San Antonio, arrived at the hotel and told them I was hungry...where do I go? They told me that I HAD to go to Rudy's. I loved the atmosphere. I told one worker that I was a rookie, could he direct me on the routine. I ate the Brisket, ribs, cream corn and loved it. I would not... More 

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Pardeeville, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Do not dress up. This is a very local, very laid back place with EXCELLENT barbecue. Mostly locals were there. Good sign. We had to wait in line to place our family style order. Normally I do not like lines. Rudy's has troughs of beer and ice lining the route to where you place your order. I really don't mind... More 

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Lynchburg, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Based on the recommendation of a friend, we stopped at a location off the interstate on our way in to San Antonio. We loved the atmosphere. We were "rookies" and got to sample several different items. When it comes to barbecue, I have always favored pork over beef. However, the moist brisket was phenomenal. Of the 6 in our group,... 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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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