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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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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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
Most recent review
Lunch Fast Food

If you're looking for a quick lunch Rudy's is definitely worth the experience! The smoke flavor is good, the BBQ sauce is excellent, the cream corn is good, the beans are very good & the potato salad is very good. Ask for lean brisket. I'd pass on the baby back ribs. Definitely worth a quick... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
BrownWalloon
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for a quick lunch Rudy's is definitely worth the experience! The smoke flavor is good, the BBQ sauce is excellent, the cream corn is good, the beans are very good & the potato salad is very good. Ask for lean brisket. I'd pass on the baby back ribs. Definitely worth a quick lunch... FUN!

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Boerne, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Just plain BAD barbecue. Have tried Rudy's 5 times at 3 different locations and it is consistently lousy!

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When you say Texas BBQ, Rudy's BBQ is what comes to mind. All of Rudy's smoked meats are great and you won't be disappointed in whatever you order, although my favorite is the good ol brisket. The brisket is perfectly smoked, tender and very flavorful. When you want real Texas BBQ, Rudy's is the place.

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indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

An old gas station with a bbq restaurant, with paper on a bottle carrier as your plate. It all adds to the ambiance of "I don't care, just eat". The food is marvelous BBQ. Among the best I've had. (First was (past tense) Aurthur Bryant's in KC when the original owner was alive. Rudy's is tied for second with Gates,... More 

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Atlanta Ga
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

After travelling to San Antonio for years and looking for something more than the River Walk I found the original Rudy's. Well worth the drive. Took my Boss yesterday, we both left smiling. Good Q. Good sides.

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Portland, Oregon
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I wanted to like Rudy's and I did, but it's nothing special. It's BBQ, and it's good, but not great. It's also pretty expensive. I didn't like that everything is sold by weight. So if you want to try a few different things the price adds up pretty fast. With so many other BBQ options I probably wouldn't go back.... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Really good BBQ. Try the cream corn. Peach cobbler also very good. Price average for a BBQ place. Atmosphere is exactly what you would expect for a BBQ place.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Every time we make a visit to San Antonio we make time for our BBQ "fix" at Rudy's. We are never disappointed.

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San Antonio, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We eat at Rudy's pretty regularly. This is our kids choice when going to get "fast food." They don't do most chains! The chopped is always good here and never fatty. The cream corn.....awesome! The turkey is always good and not dry. I personally love the end cut brisket. The Rudys sauce is also wonderful. Always good!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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79 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Upon arriving, I was offered free samples of their creamed corn and smoked sausage. That's a nice touch. Rudy's meat is top quality. The brisket is lean and well smoked. Short end ribs are some of the leanest I have ever eaten and they're loaded with meat. And the creamed corn alone is worth the trip. It's almost a dessert.... 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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