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“Excellent BBQ, country gas station atmosphere”
Review of Rudy's BBQ

Rudy's BBQ
Ranked #91 of 3,738 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Miami, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Excellent BBQ, country gas station atmosphere”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

Excellent BBQ ... wait in line order at the counter ..(say it's your first time and they'll have some fun singing you a line). Carry out your plastic pepsi bottle holder tray full of wax paper and your meat .. and eat as if your we're having a picnic .. it's great!

So.. again, not the traditional restaurant with waiters and service .. but it's kinda cook, kinda weird, kinda Austin. The BBQ flavor is GREAT though.. if you don't like the atmosphere .. take it home.
I've tried a lot of BBQ here, but keep going back to Rudys or the taste.

  • Visited October 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Great Brisket”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Rudy's has great consistency in all their food, and I have yet to find a place that has better brisket!

Visited October 2013
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Mountain View, California
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A must visit if you like Texas BBQ”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Rudy's is a BBQ chain. I'm usually not a fan of chain restaurants but Rudy's is an exception. We frequent the Rudy's store on 620. Get the extra moist brisket. It is so tender and moist that my 1-year-old can eat it. The new potato and creamy corn are also excellent sides. Rudy's has by far the best meat. The Salt Lick has good flavor but the meat is not as juicy and tender as Rudy's.

The restaurant itself also has a rustic and relaxed vibe that we love. Great for groups and families with little kids (yes they have high chairs). The staff therea are consistently friendly and cheerful.

  • Visited September 2013
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New Orleans, LA
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food and a unique experience”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The BBQ was great and the simple and clean layout of the restaurant (and store and gas station) was very well done. The simple tray of food and stack of bread for making sandwiches was a great way to enjoy a lunch.

  • Visited August 2013
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Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Really good bbq”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Been to many locations and the food is always really good. The atmosphere leaves something to be desired (gas stations), but who cares. I have been to the Salt Lick on numerous occasions and it has a much better atmosphere but the food does not compare.
Every one of the meats is very good. You can have your brisket either moist or dry and they are all done just right. The veggies, as such, are all really good.
I only have one problem.......i always order too much and eat it all.

  • Visited July 2013
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