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Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

#19 of 3,058 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northwest Austin
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2451 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746-7734
+1 512-329-5554
07:00 - 21:30
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Sun 07:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not bad BBQ at all good choice of meats. They have a cutting cam you can watch while you wait in line. Very quick and speedy service.

Thank LouiseChappers
Austin, Texas
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere. Bring newcomers for the rookie welcome. Food is great. Generous servings.Memorable.

Thank Daniel C
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure to tell them its your 1st time at the restaurant. You will be welcomed Texas style!!! I love showing all my friends and family this spot.

Thank Kimmy M
Long Beach, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were in Austin for a week and this was our first BBQ experience of the trip. Without a doubt, it was also the best. The line is quick, the staff is great, and the food is simply awesome. We ate a lot of brisket and ribs that week, but this was by far the best. It doesn't have the... More 

Thank ShawnF17
Austin, Texas
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

With all the wonderful choices in BBQ in Central Texas I am not sure I would stop at Rudy's again for BBQ. For me, the brisket was on the dry side, the sausage was on the greasy side and the sides are all pre-packaged in non-recyclable styrofoam. Next time, I will pass. I do however love the grab-n-go breakfast tacos.... More 

Thank BrandyeG
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As you drive up you might think no way I am eating at a gas station. The barbecue is great. Tell them it's your first time if it is. The sauce is different than any other sauce. Lots of barbecue in this town, they are all different. The boiled potatoes are good, cream corn, beans, slaw, the ribs, brisket......you get... More 

Thank Irene B
Seal Beach, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best food we had in Austin. I wanted to use them to cater our wedding reception, but we had too many people who were Vegan. Still, we carnivores loved it!

Thank Colleen V
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an easy stop for visitors wanting to try texas barbecue. It may not be as good as Franklin, but it’s close, and with very little effort. You want brisket, and ribs, maybe sausage and a bit of turkey... it’s all good. We get ours to go, but they have a nice outdoor picnic area with plenty of land... More 

Thank AustinModHouse
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here after going to The Saltlick, which had a 1.5 hour wait. Glad we did! Most of the menu is gluten free. You won't go wrong with anything on the menu, all was delicious! The St Louis ribs were awesome, the potatoes were perfect.

Thank Cory D
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first time here. Staff was great in helping us decide what we really wanted. Gave us samples of various meats. Food turned out to be delicious. Servings generous. And either indoor or outdoor dining.

Thank Rocky T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2451 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746-7734
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Northwest Austin
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-329-5554

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?