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The County Line on the Lake

#104 of 3,066 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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5204 FM 2222, Austin, TX 78731
+1 512-346-3664
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Harrison was an excellent server. The food was delicious There was a special called "Save The Turtle". What fun to join everybody feeding the turtles.

Thank Mystery C
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is real good BBQ. Real good. The portions are Texas size and full of flavor. I had the chicken, lean brisket and sausage. I was impressed at how lean the Lean brisket was. The ribs were nice and lean too. Everything was obviously fresh and home made. Potato salad and coleslaw were outstanding. Great atmosphere too. Definitely a must... More 

Thank Paul S
Austin, Texas
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my favorite barbecue place. The location is great. It is on the water. So while you wait, you can go outside, feed the fish and turtle or just sit outside and enjoy the view. I love their home made bread. Be sure to try their home mad ice cream for dessert after your meal.

Thank travelerINaustin
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138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit as we are visiting Austin. Sausage appetizer good but preferred the BBQ sauce that came with our ribs. Ribs excellent. Brisket sandwich was good. Enjoyed the potato salad but the cole slaw too warm.

Thank HappyMiss37
San Diego
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117 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to a rehearsal dinner their and the tented area and grassy area on the side was perfect I was glad to see that the food and ribs were still as good a si remembered from 10 years ago. Sercive was good and portions were perfect

Thank SDBrad
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, so we went on a Saturday night without reservations. We were lucky to get seated straight away, but service takes a hit when there are other big groups around you. Most of us ordered ribs, but whilst they were cooked, they certainly weren't 'fall off the bone', and several pieces were resistant to all attempts to extract the meat.

Thank boardinginfive
Guadalajara, Mexico
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144 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can always count on the County Line. Pork ribs and sausage are some of the best around. Sides of coleslaw and potato salad are good. I tried the beans and they were tasty, but by then I was full.

Thank LostInSpace
Vicenza, Italy
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place in Austin. Food is very good, service excellent and the location very characteristic. I had one of the best Brisket I ever had. Will be back.

Thank ldeberna
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

did not have high expectations but their brisket was so darn good and their sides what delightful. We went to a rehearsal dinner and totally over eight because it was so good brisket sausage everything staff excellent

Thank R V
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I hadn't been to the County Line for 10 years (I moved away from Texas) and was not disappointed on my return. As we were in a large group we did the Family Style All you can eat. There were piles of food - all good. Everything was great. The Beef ribs looks like they were straight from the Flintstones... More 

Thank anonymous-john

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5204 FM 2222, Austin, TX 78731
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-346-3664

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