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Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

#20 of 3,028 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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Mountain View, California
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had 6 people and ordered a ton of food. Not sure quite how we ate it all, even though it was delicious. The total including drinks was $133.00. Amazing. We probably had 6 pounds of meet, plus beers, sodas, bread, beans, potato salad, creamed corn and other stuff I don't remember.

Thank Mike W
Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great Texas barbecue place. We always get our Thanksgiving turkey at Rudy's and it's outstanding. Comes with detailed cooking or re-heating instructions and they include an oven thermometer. Have had many a barbecue lunch at Rudy's and has always been excellent. Highly recommend. As good as Austin's famous Franklins without the wait.

Thank Maxwellax
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We picked up take out and sampled nearly one of everything they offer. We weren't disappointed one bit. Brisket, ribs, chicken and sausage were all spot on. Their sauce is amazing (and carbs aren't too bad like most sauces). The potato salad and coleslaw are both great!

Thank Bon B
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We always find our way back to Rudy's for the great BBQ and breakfast tacos, it is a cool atmosphere, feel like your at home place. We have just started using them at work for catering, great service.

Thank sylvialeverett
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had heard alot about this place and had the opportunity to experience. When we arrived, the line was long, but it moved well. The person at the counter was exceptional, when she found out we had never been there, an amble, not skimpy, sample was given to us to help us chose our menu items. Portions were generous and the... More 

Thank timp2124
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Their food is amazing. I always have a good experience here. The turkey is great and the brisket is melt-in-your-mouth!

Thank Kendra W
Bismarck, North Dakota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We're heading back to Austin this week, with my Momster in tow. All I can do is think about what I'm going to order. We've been to several different locations and everything is consistent; the food, the service and the cleanliness of the restaurant. Let's be real; I have no desire to wait hours in line for barbecue. Yes, I... More 

Thank NDToastie
Chicago, Illinois
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274 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have memories of my parents eating cream corn when I was growing up. It came from a can, was very watery and looked disgusting to me. I never went NEAR the stuff. Fast forward to 2016 and a friend I was visiting in Austin telling me to try the cream corn. I told him the above story and added,... More 

Thank jahhp
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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 5 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

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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, 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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