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“Real Good Experience All the Way Around”
Review of County Line BBQ

County Line BBQ
Ranked #176 of 3,849 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: There are 2 near Austin. The one I visited is called "on the lake" vs "on the hill".
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Living in Texas, you can easily bump into a BBQ place without even trying. Trusting a friend who lived in Austin for some years ago, he recommended this location of County Line BBQ and we are glad he did. With a creek that flows behind the restaurant and allows boaters to pull right up, outdoor seating on the rare occasions the temperature allows, as well as excellent food and service--County Line BBQ was a good experience all the way around.

Our party of six saw just about everything the place had to offer. Try their devilish eggs off of the appetizer menu. Deviled eggs are kicked up and layered with flavors from jalapeno bits and bacon. A salsa is served on the side, too. Two of our guys attempted the 5-meat platter. It looked like there was enough meat to feed a third world country. The beef ribs were rated #1 of the five with sausage #2. All meats were two thumbs up.

Two others had the smoked half-chicken--very tender, nice but not overpowering smoke flavor. Sides of potato salad, coleslaw and beans were fresh, not overly loaded with mayo or sauce and really complimented the meal.

Another highlight was the homemade bread served with the meal platters. You can buy a warm loaf to take home, too. A couple of different cobbler selections topped off the eat-fest. The portions for meats, sides and desserts were all plenty big for even some big-time chow hounds. Our meal was also made comfortable by the knowledgeable and pleasant waitress. Nice job, folks.

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Thank SignorPicky
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Let me begin by saying that when me take a trip to Texas, it is a given, we will eat at least one time at County Line. Not only is the food wonderful but the service is great. There is more than one County Line in Austin but this is my fav location. Folks can bring their boat right up Bull Creek, tie up and come in for a cool drink and so mighty good BBQ. The price of the food is about what you'd expect for a place that serves 5 or 6 kinds of slow cooked meats. Most plates come with slaw, pot. salad & ranch beans.We chose the brisket this time. I have to say that for some reason, this time the brisket was a bit tough- which I must say has never been the case before. We love the food and wish we didn't have to go so far from North Carolina to eat there!

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Thank KarenandTom
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

This is a tried and true local favourite, and having nothing to compare it to, I must say I was delighted by the setting and taken by the number of friendly turtles in the lake. The interior was quaint and full of Texan memorabilia, as well as photos of notables and other interesting objects. The food was generously sized, including the famous bread. It was a happy meal and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Thank AnitaNewportBch
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We had brisket, ribs and sausage. All were good but sausage was the best and also the least expensive. Nice location on Bull Creek. Outside dining available but was too chilly when we were there. Great ambiance for BBQ. Can't wait to return on next trip to Austin.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Never had beef ribs before as I always had pork but due to dietary restriction of a guest sought out a restaurant that had beef ribs take-out for a dinner in a lake rental house for sxsw. These huge ribs were great and didn't need any sauce to enjoy.

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