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Rudy's

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2321 Carlisle NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 884-4000
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BBQ as it should be

Ate there for a dinner and a lunch and both times everybody in the group was delighted in their food. Is a good example of "looks can be deceiving" as you walk into a "storefront" type situation with long trestle tables and a communal dining atmosphere. However, once you get near the counter and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Don B
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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While the staff was fantastic, and everything looked GREAT, the brisket and the npork ribs were TOTALLY INEDIBLE AND I NTHREW THEM IN THE GARBAGE. Wayyyyyyyyyyyy too much salt....

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Thank Jeff F
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ate there for a dinner and a lunch and both times everybody in the group was delighted in their food. Is a good example of "looks can be deceiving" as you walk into a "storefront" type situation with long trestle tables and a communal dining atmosphere. However, once you get near the counter and start smelling what's on offer you... More 

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Thank Don B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a business open house for 64 people plus 10 employees. Since they are mostly truck mechanics we ordered food for 100. The food would have been enough if we had just ordered for 75. We had 4 big bottles of sauce we never opened, 6 loaves of bread, a full pan of meat, 2 pans each of potato... More 

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Thank Brian G
Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow. My friend from Idaho told me that if I was ever passing through ABQ that it would be worth it to eat here so I did and I do not regret it one bit. I was passing through town on a roadtrip and happened to be in ABQ for dinner time. I stopped and it was the best BBQ... More 

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Thank Steven C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First time to actually be in a Rudy's restaurant, it is a very friendly casual place and what you see is what you get. if you are a meat lover, this is the place for delicious and well prepared BBQ. I love the pork ribs, brisket, sausage and yes the smoked potatoes are very good as well. My nephew who... More 

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Thank carmelita a
Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eat at Rudy's anytime, anywhere. These guys go out of their way to make it a good visit for each customer. If it's your first time at a Rudy's, there are no french fries or fried anything, but you won't miss them.

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Thank Noah H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been going to Rudy's for years and they continue to have high quality barbecue in a fun setting. Their brisket is awesome and I also love the pulled pork. I've had barbecue all over the United States and I definitely put Rudy's as one of my all time favorites. I also think it's really cool that they have picnic... More 

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Thank Lobo1981
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two very tasty brisket sandwiches. Potato salad a bit too mustardy, but personal taste preference. Well worth the visit.

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Thank adrilandes
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like going there for their moist brisket. It is great!. The service is more like a cafeteria and you sit in long benches. I would recommend.

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Thank Jose C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always enjoy Rudys. Friendly service, a fun eating style and awesome food. Make sure you try the extra lean brisket and the huge baked potatoes!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2321 Carlisle NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: (505) 884-4000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 8
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?