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Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

#21 of 3,009 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northwest Austin
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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2451 S Capital Of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746
+1 512-329-5554
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Austin, Texas
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great recipe for barbecue - good barbecue doesn't need a sauce. I know I shouldn't, but love to order the extra juicy center cut brisket. Yummy! Creamed corn and new potatoes are great too. And it's consistently good at all locations.

Thank Gwalden11
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Go now for the best BBQ in Austin. Yummy brisket, sausage, chicken, and prime rib. Smokey and juicy and hot to go. I also really like the creamed corn and the delicious freshly homemade banana pudding.

Thank kjazz50
Concord, North Carolina
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112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yes, its a chain, but its out standing BBQ. We have been here 4 times in 2 weeks. Its just that good. A friendly HEY when you arrive to the order area, Line does move fast. You order by the weight for meat. Simple sides as boiled potatoes, potato salad and many others. A cold Lone star beer and you... More 

Thank Grant E
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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435 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met our relatives for dinner at one of their favorite restaurants. Rudy's is very unique - a gas station, country store and great BBQ restaurant all in one. We got the "rookie" welcome and were given samples of the meats and some sides to help us make our selections. We decided on the Brisket - cutter 1/4 lb, Brisket... More 

Thank Jenny W
Springfield, MO
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great brisket period. We look forward to this annually when coming to Texas....nothing fancy just great bbq and fun

Thank docbob3
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit San Antonio twice a year and Rudy's is always a 'must'. We love their brisket and ribs but the cream corn is the best anywhere in the world. Friendly people and always honor those who serve with a discount. Love this place.

Thank RodgerRPh
Austin, Texas
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Say what you want about Franklin's and Le BBQ but it's doubtful you will have the long wait. There is good reason they serve more lbs of BBQ than anybody in town. Order the moist, you will not be disappointed!!

Thank Greg D
Austin, TX
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rudy's has good barbecue, though it's not the best in Texas. It is consistently good, which says more than most barbecue places. Get the "juicy" brisket. We get takeout here regularly because it is a convenient location and they are fast. But it seems overpriced, the place is really loud, and the atmosphere is tacky. There's also a bit of... More 

Thank Frankly T
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tell them you're a rookie and you will get of free test of everything! And is all extremely good. This is consistently Austin’s favorite place for BBQ. Don’t let the lines intimidate you, that’s how they move the cattle. Fast service, good food! That’s all you need to know. Oh yeah, clean bathrooms and cool hand washing machines!

Thank Steve L
Fenton, Missouri
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98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are always on the lookout for great barbecue. We highly recommend Rudy's. Because we were newbies - we were given samples of several different types of meat before ordering. Everything we tried was delicious, but we settled on Cutter's Brisket. It was very tender and had a great smoke ring. It was perfect with a little Rudy's BBQ sauce.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2451 S Capital Of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Northwest Austin
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-329-5554

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