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2510 Circle Rd, Waco, TX 76706-3300
(254) 750-9995
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best casual bbq I have ever been too. The cole slaw is delicious. The old time sodas are cool. The meat on the baked potatoe was the choice for mne.

Thank dswart
Waco, Texas
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a "go to" restaurant for us to take visitor to...the atmosphere is fun for those who aren't used to eating BBQ in such a casual manner, and the food is always on point!

Thank crawfordsgk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Granted...there are Texas BBQ places that may better than Rudy's. But when you take everything Rudy's has to offer...meats, sides, desserts, and beverages...then IMHO they are the best. Moist brisket is incredible. I have brought back to Nashville 10-15 pounds of their brisket to freeze and savor later. Want an incredibly good pot roast? Cook everything except the meat as... More 

Thank Joe L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Goodness on the bone the ribs were nice and meat baby back and pork ribs The taste was great with out the sauce with the sauce even better. The coldslaw and potate salad were good. The Banana pudding and the cobbler did not disappointed Overall a nice Baraque Place Informal

Thank John E
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48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to try Rudy's for authentic Texas BBQ. This is no fine dining establishment, but more casual (almost upscale fast food). But homemade and delicious! You order in a take-out style line, and then find a picnic table to eat at. Your food is put on stackable carry trays - very cool. The brisket was to die for!! But, if... More 

Thank Migimon
Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love Rudy's!! Moist brisket is so tasty, sausage is always tender and full of flavor, and the cream corn is amazing! We stop every time we go thru Waco. Great for tailgating also cause they load up everything you need in boxes for pickup, including tablecloth, tea, condiments, and plastic ware. Go NOW!

Thank BAR6691
Nolanville, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to try Rudy's and were severely disappointed. We are used to some great barbecue in Texas, but when we got our food and found out the BBQ sauce was served cold, we were stunned. It seemed more like a poor fast food restaurant that a good sit down place to go.

Thank Kenrintx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vitec's for lunch and Rudy's for supper. The second we walked through the front door we were hit in the face with the smoke pits from the back… No question we were in a Texas barbecue joint, that smell was Best hospitality we received all day! Pretty self serve like you're at a big family or church picnic. Get your... More 

Thank clintbo
Leander, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Great food, healthy too! Never a bad visit, don't pass it up. Not crowded at all always friendly staff.

Thank v g
Lebanon, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

The brisket was very good. The potato salad and baked beans were nothing out of the ordinary. I would probably not go back.

Thank Scwhite9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2510 Circle Rd, Waco, TX 76706-3300
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: (254) 750-9995
Just north of San Antonio, at the edge of the Texas Hill Country, sits the small community of Leon Springs. Founded in the 1800s by Max Aue, Leon Spring's cityscape changed when Max's son, Rudolph, opened a one-stop gas station, garage, and grocery store. Bar-B-Q was added to the operation in 1989, and Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q has been serving up tasty food ever since. The same original recipes that built Rudy's Leon Springs' reputation are now available throughout the Southwest. Our pits are 100% wood fired with oak, a slower burning wood than the mesquite used by others. Along with time and oak, we cook with a dry spice that ensures each plate of Rudy's Bar-B-Q is perfectly ready for you. Apply some of our famous "Sause" and dinner is served.

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