We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2510 Circle Road, Waco, TX 76706
(254) 750-9995
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

223 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 217: English reviews
Leander, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure they dont include gristle or fat in your order. Other than that, great, trip advisor is making me type more letters to fulfill their review character minimum.

Thank Matisyahu G
Temple, Texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favorite barbecue place. Butcher paper for plates is okay. Veggies are wonderful, too, especially the creamed corn.

Thank Roy N
Corsicana, Texas
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some things are just bigger in Texas and Rudy's BBQ in Waco fits the bill. Even though we arrived at noon on a Sunday, the line moved fast and the service was outstanding. The girl taking my order even offered to slice my kids chopped brisket sandwich in two without me even saying they were splitting it. The tea was... More 

Thank jmontfort
atlanta, ga
Level Contributor
46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very down to earth atmosphere, Awesome BBQ. The meat was very juicy, the sauces were a great complement to the meat.

Thank mariadh
Willis, Texas
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly the BBQ is great, and good value for the money. Queue up, tell them what you want, you pay, get your food / drinks and then find a table. When I say rudimentary, I am talking about sheets of paper thrown on top of tables to catch the BBQ mess. Actually a pretty smart way of eating BBQ. After... More 

Thank ugotchuck
Level Contributor
152 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy Rudys in Austin but when we pass through Waco, the Rudys at the circle is a must stop. They have pulled pork sandwiches that for some reason they don't offer in Austin.

Thank DancersDaddy
South Florida
Level Contributor
57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Austin and were glad we did. This is a no fuss BBQ place with great brisket. It's counter service/cafeteria style but it is tasty food nonetheless. The brisket was flavorful and juicy. We got potato salad and beans for sides. Both were great choices. It's noisy and crowded but worth the visit.

Thank MommyTraveler62
Little Rock, Arkansas
Level Contributor
48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my family had a great time at Rudy's when we went in to Waco for the day. All the food is delicious, especially the creamed corn! They supplied everything you would need for a good BBQ meal. The service was good, but it was crowded. Lots of choices, and they offer puddings, coleslaw, and even drinks like Big... More 

Thank Rose W

Been to Rudy's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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 Road, Waco, TX 76706
  • 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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Rudy's and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
The Woodlands, Texas
2 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Rudy's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?