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“Finally, Real BBQ in New Mexico” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q
2321 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 884-4000
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Ranked #23 of 1,552 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $8
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Finally, Real BBQ in New Mexico”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

For all you New Mexican's and anything outside the south...to find out what BBQ is, Rudy's is the place to taste for yourself. The place is designed to get your plate efficiently, seat the maximum and you'll never notice the crowd, because wiping BBQ sauce off your face is too pleasurable.
Beef or chicken, does not matter, somebody behind the counter has been trained with the right smoke. Too bad I can't find this place a 100 miles in every direction, but I have to drive into Albuquerque often and it is an oasis of finely tuned smoked meat with southern style side dishes...not to forget, all the sweet tea you can drink. Real BBQ lovers, go!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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State College, PA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Not fancy just tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Great pulled pork. Other meats looked good too. Beer and wine available. Long tables, seat yourself after ordering at the counter. Very casual. Classic BBQ place. Very friendly staff.

Visited March 2013
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“best bbq around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

nothing fancy here but delicious bbq. Pulled pork was so good as well as the brisket. wish we had one near me.

Visited March 2013
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Lansing, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“This is a different place that you have to check out at least once.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Ok - if this is your first time, when you arrive it's best if you just stand there for a second and take everything in. You have walked into a different world and you are about to be baptized by meat! Once you get your bearings get in line and wait for the "Next in line" yell coming from one of the servers/cashiers who will help you decide, but also are trying the get the line down, so it's best to try some BBQ pork or go for the brisket and go from there. It's also a great place to people watch. Some folks by a bunch of meat AND a loaf and bread to go with it. Anything's possible.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Albuquerque
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great BBQ - BEST in New Mexico”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I'm not so hip on open table seating, but the BBQ more than makes up for it. This place has got the BEST BBQ in New Mexico. Word.

Visited February 2013
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