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Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

#19 of 3,047 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
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Would like to say it's good but you kinda have to grade on a curve in Texas and with options that are off the charts (Salt lick,County line,Mueller's,etc.)Rudys just is not on that level for me. Will say they have great service and if they would take some constructive criticism you need to amp up your sides they really are... More 

Thank PGrandquis
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

best bbq in America by far. all menu items are amazing and mouthwatering. the place is always packed....but its for sure worth the wait. great for families with kids/elderly or group of friends!!!!

Thank Lauren H
Edison, New Jersey
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit no frills good country menu ribs,pulled pork, rib eye steak, brisket good sides disappointed want better desserts other than banana or chocolate pudding. Food was very tasty. After ordering you eat off wax paper. Very clean and accommodating staff.Good prices. All ages buying and eating. Bought Rudy's rub $5.99 to bring home

Thank obamagal
Winter Springs, Florida
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Rudy's is definitely a place you need to experience when in town. We were first timers, treated to a sampling of the turkey as well as two types of brisket. In the end we got all three, along with the cream corn and cole slaw. All of the food was excellent and we will absolutely go back next time in... More 

Thank BKM407
Seattle, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorites, discovered Rudy's original location over 20 years ago - Leon Springs, TX. Great BBQ sauce (slightly sweet and hot) and wonderful brisket! I've seen new locations as far away as CO, hoping Rudy's makes it up to Seattle!

Thank James A
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take out for six couldn't be easier. Brisket can be ordered lean or juicy and is so tasty. Pork and chicken also available, but why? Order by the pound and get a loaf of bread with sides ordered separately. We just did slaw and beans. Sauce and condiment station offers variety of sauces. Loved it.

Thank Laurel B
Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Barbecue. Wonderful smoked turkey. Rudy's does our family Thanksgiving every year. Real typical and authentic good Texas barbecue. Great for lunch or dinner and has good take-out.

Thank Maxwellax
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really novel experience, the meat is delicious, and it's just such a curious place of you are from out of state... Gas station, grocery store and restaurant all in one. Don't pass it up!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Consistent quality at all Rudy's locations. Meats are all good and sides are excellent. Especially like the jalapeño sausage. Some Rudy's have two sauces (sissy and regular). The regular is quite peppery hot.

Thank Michael M
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go here fairly often. The food is very consistent. Never have had a bad meal. Good for lunch, dinner. Family or business.

Thank lori d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?