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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout

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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
Brisket to die for!

BBQ the way nature intended. Rudy's is a staple here in Texas and this is one of the original Country Stores of the franchise. Famous for their brisket (always go for the wet brisket as it's super moist and flavorful) and their cream corn (sweet and tasty -- add plenty of pepper for an added... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Donna S
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

BBQ the way nature intended. Rudy's is a staple here in Texas and this is one of the original Country Stores of the franchise. Famous for their brisket (always go for the wet brisket as it's super moist and flavorful) and their cream corn (sweet and tasty -- add plenty of pepper for an added zing). We usually get take... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Always a Great Brisket Sandwich. Be sure to order MOIST Brisket !! Sliced to order. We always looked forward to a quick BBQ Fix when we travel to San Antonio, Texas. Never disappointed and always leave with fond memories. Already looking forward to next time !!

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If we only have time to take out-of-town guests to dinner once during their visit to San Antonio it will be to Rudy's, it is so Texas. Not only the delicious food, but the whole experience with wax paper as your plate and your fingers as the utensils. Don't miss their cream corn or their pork ribs!

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Mission, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Let me say that everything here is good. From ribs to brisket to sausage and beans, it's all as you would expect traditional bbq. So, if it's along the way and your hungry then it won't dissapoint. With that said, the magnificent like Coopers, Smittys,and Blacks are above and beyon traditional bbq. Finally, expect to pay a premium for this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I've been going to Rudy's for nigh 20 years when I'm in San Antonio. The brisket is wonderful as are the other choices. Creamed corn is my favorite side. It is a place you can eat without fear of dining. Good folks and good eats

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

As I travel through the state of Texas I get to eat at many places and most chains I tend to stay away from with the exception of Rudy's BBQ. The food is always good and helps with my huge BBQ cravings that I always have. If you feel like BBQ and don't know where to go. You can't go... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Rudy's served good BBQ and I like the places where you can order what and how much you want as opposed to plate with a pre-defined amount of food. The 'by the lb' pricing allows you to try what you want and you can get as much as little as you want. The sausage was really good and the brisket... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I had heard about Rudy's from two different people before going to San Antonio to visit family. Lucky for us, the original Rudy's was right outside their neighborhood! We were greeted warmly by the staff, who explained how much meat we should order per person. Our favorite was the "chopped" meat. We also enjoyed their sausage after being offered a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The food was terrible! It is not kid friendly and plan to go away hungry. We entered and had no idea how to order then when we did get our food it was dry and mostly burnt seasoning.

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San Antonio, Texas
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Went for an office lunch. As a vegan, it was really tough to find enough to eat. The staff was very friendly and super helpful, offering how menu items were prepared, and extra helping of pickles! Very spacious dining area, comfortable and unpretentious. Very supportive of military and police and other uniformed workers. Highly recommend for those who eat BBQ.... 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: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

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