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“Good BBQ and Great Banana Pudding” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q

Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q
Ranked #8 of 1,403 Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Denver, Colorado
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102 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good BBQ and Great Banana Pudding”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

They have a good selection of different meats that they smoke on site. Not sure what you want, just ask them to try. Their side are also good...but their banana pudding stands out! Large seating area plus outdoor seating. Don't let it being at a gas station scare you.

Visited August 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not the best”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

We were so excited to eat here because there is always a line out the door on weekends. We were very disappointed, we are not sure why the locals like it so much. The brisket was good, I'll give them that...but the ribs were horrible!! One thing worse than the ribs was the coleslaw!! It was shredded cabbage and that's it, no mayonaise or anything!! I won't be in a hurry to go back.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Rudy's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is one of the best barbecue meals we have ever had. And cheaper than any other barbecue meals. The meats are smoked to perfection. The atmosphere was fun, relaxed and casual. All in all a very good experience with good food, friendly, helpful cashiers.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robyn B
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews
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“Great Home feeling”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

We know rudys out of texas and its just so easy to swing by to pick up some bbq. When we found that Rudys is here well what do i have to say sweet home. It made colorado springs even better. And rudys ist just great. Good bbq good service very kid friendly just a good place to eat if you in the mood for bbq but not in the mood to do it all you self.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Katinkate
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Houston, Texas
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105 reviews
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“Good smoked meat not BBQ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

If you are driving down 31st street it is pretty hard to miss Rudy's. It is big and red and you can smell the smoked meat for miles. We arrived late for lunch and it was not crowded at all so we had ample time to study the menu and pick out our side dishes. I imagine with the crowds that it is obviously built to handle it can get really hectic and might be confusing. We placed our orders and tracked down our side dishes from a large refrigerated side board and made our way to the "fixins" on another large table and then finally made our way to a huge bench by the front window. The meat was very tender and cooked the way I like it but would probably be over-cooked to most people. The sides were very ample and all quite good. The Onions, pickles, peppers and such were all very fresh and abundant and self serve. My only complaint was that the only BBQ sauce available was either a mild or spicy version of their store brand sauce. Both were very vinegary and neither was very hot. If I had known and brought my own sauce this would probably be one of my favorite BBQ joints in the world. My suggestion would be to bring your own sauce and enjoy.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HALCruiser2010
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