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#25 of 7,051 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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14620 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77040-4031
+1 713-462-3337
07:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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Manila, Philippines
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Laid back and friendly atmosphere. Delicious and cold with a variety of local beer selection. Delicious barbecue and sausages with excellent jalapeno pepper variety as condiments! A must visit for a first timer in Houston, Texas.

Thank shelob
Saskatoon, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great (beef, pork and turkey all delicious and tender). The beer was super cold and the atmosphere was awesome. The staff were friendly and patient....as we had a lot of questions. They brought out samples for us to try before ordering. Loved it!

Thank 19denise53
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You really can't go wrong with eating here. They have so many different kinds of meat and everything is awesomely smoked and full of flavor. Great place!

Thank AJadventurous
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go to Rudy's every time I'm in Houston - at least once. And I've been there for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (not all on the same day). Love the brisket - their "sause" is good, but you don't need it. The rub & smoke gives all the flavor you want.

Thank Ann0ying_website
Rogers, Arkansas
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128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a big fan of Kansas City BBQ, but Rudy's is pretty dang good! I liked the laid back atmosphere and how they serve everything in paper wrap and a plastic tub to pick up all your stuff afterwards. The pulled pork, beans, and corn were great!!! I would come here again.

Thank Jessica C
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

If you have someone from out of town this is a great place to go. Good food. No pretense. Quiet enough that you can talk. Laid back. Friendly.

Thank Tom B
Houston, Texas
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227 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stopped in for dinner after a day out and found this Rudys to be nice and clean. We recommend getting the brisket and turkey. We usually purchase some extra brisket to freeze as it warms up nicely when you have guests over for an afternoon. Our daughters love the baked potatoes and load them with butter and cheese.

Thank MartyParty4
Beaumont, Texas
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I visited, we werent disappointed, but not impressed either. Food was average, atmosphere was ok and everyone was friendly. Im sure we will visit again. I would recommend giving it a try.

Thank Stephonie C
Houston, Texas
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I purchased pork loin , brisket , chopped beef, BBQ beans ,creamed corn , spicy sausage, regular sausage, a brownie, me and my wife loved every bit of it everything is great !!

Thank Robert G
Buffalo, New York
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234 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Great bbq. We had ribs, smoked turkey, brisket and sausage all really smoked perfectly. The sauce really is very good and compliments the meats. The setting is of an old gas station. Pretty cool. Picnic tables inside. Family style.

Thank leon039

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14620 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77040-4031
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-462-3337
We'll set up and serve for one hour, buffet style so you can enjoy your event. All caterings include sliced pickles, onions, jalapenos, fresh bread, Rudy's "sause", plates, plastic cutlery, and napkins. Tea, sweeteners & lemons included. Must be ordered at least one day in advance. Group meals include any combination of Brisket, Turkey, Chopped Meat, Pork Loin, or Sausage and your choice of 3 sides. Includes sliced pickles, onions, jalapenos, fresh bread, Rudy's "sause", plates, plastic cutlery, napkins, tea, sweetners, lemons, cups, and ice. Ask about our Breakfast Tacos.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?