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Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

#21 of 3,024 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
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There's a lot of hype and bragging about elite BBQ restaurants in Austin. Despite the elitism of some BBQ snobs, the food quality, price, service and atmosphere at Rudy's are unsurpassed. I pick up dinner at Rudy's about once a week. Food is terrific and service is quick. The "Extra Moist "Brisket is best I've had anywhere. Other great meats... More 

Thank chinoduke
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of our favorites for barbecue. It is consistently tasty - best sauce. And the setting is fun. Definitely a low-key casual place that is good for small or large groups

Thank Judy G
Trophy Club, Texas
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Typical Texas bbq joint, good selection, tasty, indoor and outdoor picnic seating. Fast service. Worth the stop.

Thank Kent19672014
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Easy to drop in and place an order for breakfast tacos........customers love to see me coming with Rudy's.....Lunch is always busy.

Thank CCaseLarson
Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rudy's food is delicious. The counter staff is Super polite. All locations we have visited have been very clean. The value you get for the size of the portion is well worth the under $10 price point.

Thank mpet2017
Brisbane, Australia
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First timers to Rudy's are greeted by a welcome chorus from all the staff then you are offered samples of all the BBQs so you can be assured of what you're ordering. It was hard to decide but we end up with a selection which was melt-in-your-mouth amazing. You sit at long benches listening to country music digging into your... More 

Thank SusanOfBrisbane
Austin, Texas, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rudy's is my favorite Austin BBQ place so take that as you will. The food is always good - moist, tender and tasty. I often order take-out for family gatherings as everything is included - plates, plastic ware, and even a table cloth. Easy and reasonable. And as someone else mentioned - the creamed corn is fantastic.

Thank Chris P
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rudy's never disappoints. The meats (brisket, sausage, ribs) are consistently good, as are the beans, slaw and potato salad. We usually take out but the down-home country atmosphere is fun, too.

Thank JanCordova11
Sheridan, Wyoming
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rudy's was great. We loved it. Going there hit everything I wanted: fun and fast service, good value, great food. The brisket might be the best I have ever had. A real hit!

Thank GloryConway
Round Rock, TX
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126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love to eat here! The moist brisket and the turkey are so good and tender! The jalapeño sausage is just right, and the banana pudding is awesome!

Thank cdnusbaum

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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
Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?