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Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

#20 of 3,000 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northwest Austin
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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2451 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746-7734
(512) 329-5554
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the second time in more than a decade that I had lunch at this particular Rudy's. The friendly service and the quality of the food has not changed. As with other Rudy's outlets, the "Q" and the sides are consistently good.

Thank CJTravelerTexas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took time from the yard work and football games on TV. Lean brisket, cream corn, slaw and beans. Mmmmmm. The only problem is eating tooo much. Enjoy!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
McAllen, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visit all Rudys but this one was just not up to the standards. The food was good but not great. Place was empty which made service slow. Bummer.

Thank Madzech
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The smell alone will guide you into a piece of Texas BBQ heaven. Very comfortable atmosphere with serve yourself eats as well as dinners to be ordered.

Thank clove224
Timonium, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We never go to Austin without a stop at Rudys. Best brisket on earth. This visit we also bought a couple of sausage links, they're big so 2 or 3 will feed a family. We also tried the new menu item Pulled Pork which was also sensational. Don't miss this place.

Thank donandeileen
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is a gas station in front of the restaurant, don't let this fool you. This is a lot of fun for families and kids. Large amount of seating, plus outdoor seating (let the kids run around in the yard in your plain view and protected by not being near a road, parking, or driveway. Now for the food... nice... More 

Thank guestwmichigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love Rudy's. It is kind of strange to get delicious BBQ at a gas station, but here it is. Rudy's is my "go-to" place for BBQ. They have a number of locations around Austin and elsewhere and the quality and level of service is always fantastic. The brisket is always delicious. I usually get a mixture of "moist" (fatty)... More 

Thank Mark A
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great Brisket, Sausage, Turkey and more. I have found the different locations taste slightly different, the N183 location I believe is the best. Breakfast grab and go is available, with corn breakfast taco's made to order as all menu items are for custom combinations. Has gotten a bit more expensive over the years, but still a good value.

Thank Michael R
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped by Rudy's for dinner this evening.. I can say that every time I go its always the same...Great BBQ ribs,chicken,turkey,brisket ,sausage,and prime rib. Their sides I can't say enough about. Creamed corn ( my favorite ), potatoes , cold slaw , potato salad, are all good....All the people that work are nice and friendly....If you want good BBQ go... More 

Thank mike p
Jalpan de Serra, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best Rudy's is down in Edinburg near Mcallen. Of the 6 different Rudy's I have eaten at, this one scores about average - and by no means my choice for this area of Texas. If you want above average BBQ in the Texas hill country near Austin (and refuse to wait in Franklins line for 3 hrs) - then... 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
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, 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 78746-7734
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Northwest Austin
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 329-5554

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?