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The County Line on the Lake

#100 of 3,050 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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5204 FM 2222, Austin, TX 78731
+1 512-346-3664
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pleasant seating overlooking hill country stream. Got there late afternoon before dinner crowd. Baby back ribs tender. Barbeque sauce sweet and tasty. Good beans and potato salad with just the right portions. One in our group had beef ribs which were a bit dry, but she should have ordered pork, right? Would definitely go again.

Thank TK-GT17
Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The County Line on the lake is a great Texan restaurant ! Great food (we all ordered barbecue) , services and environment! We had an spectacular time there between friends from work. They also have a great beer menu and I had some Local Indian Pale Ale. One of the best options in Austin.

Thank Felipe L
Alvin, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have grown up eating at this exact location. It has been at least 15 years since I last ate here. It was as good as I remember. My friend & I were able to sit by a window (best thing if outdoor seating is full). Food was great & service was great! My friend & I both ordered the... More 

Thank Amy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I keep coming back for lunch here any time I have an opportunity. The brisket is my favorite but I believe you cannot go wrong, with meats or with the sides. The service is always good and the view from the patio, of the creek and occasional turtles, margarita or beer in your hand, that is what I call a... More 

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Georgetown, Texas, United States
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180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has lost some of its appeal. Our group (with advanced reservations) was jammed together at tables too tight for comfort. Seated length wise along the windows overlooking the dry bed of Bull Creek, you could not even get up to wash or use restroom facilities. Servers provided adequate service, but food was less than expected. Brisket was dry... More 

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San Diego, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I fly out to Austin once per year, and for years I have come here for the ham plate and for the turtles in the river! Came the other day and there is no more ham on the menu! What happened? I stopped going to "The Salt Lick" years ago since they got rid of ham there. Food is good,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Well, it's been years since my last visit to the County Line, as always, if I want ribs, I come here! The food is excellent the service was great! They saved the day! We had a great meal, The homemade bread and the Beef Rib Platter are the best!!

Thank a p
Lewiston, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Great friendly service. However, food was just okay. Prices not bad. Decor is as good. The ribs where not falling off the ribs kind of deal, chicken was good.

1 Thank Artem S
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Some of the best BBQ in Texas. Beautiful location right off 2222 on the lake. Parking lot is always packed nightly. They serve some truly outstanding food. Their brisket tacos are one of the best things I've ever eaten in Austin. Just incredible. Portions are dinosaur sized. Prepare for doggy bags!

Thank Urbane_Biz_Traveler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

I took 25 folks for a company function and the food, service and ambience were excellent..the BBQ pork ribs and cobler was excellent. Great service also!

Thank RobertSummers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5204 FM 2222, Austin, TX 78731
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-346-3664

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?