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Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

#17 of 3,066 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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Laramie, Wyoming
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tough place to be in this town. Especially considering the unreal choices you have with BBQ. Rudy's food is always solid. But holds nothing to Blacks or Smith's in Lockhart. Let alone the choices of BBQ you have in Austin.

Thank tomjuw
Nice, France
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

À typical bbq on Austin, but I really love the meat so delicious. Prices are ok, service cool and don't forget to say it is your first time, the cookers Will make you try several kind of meat

Thank grakus06
Reno, Nevada
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235 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I thought it was a good BBQ place. Nothing extravagant, lots of variety to choose from. You can even sample the food before deciding whether you want to order it or not. I would try the other BBQ in the local area before coming here.

Thank Rachel C
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103 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is attached to a gas station, but it feels big and spacious and clean inside. The ordering process is quite clear and the staff were friendly. I got brisket and creamed corn. I think I made an error by not getting the moist brisket, as my meat was a little dry, but still very flavorful. I wouldn't consider... More 

Thank Bonbonmontreal
Austin, TX
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

BBQ is tricky business in Austin, Texas. But Rudy's will always have a fast moving line, friendly service and tasty meat waiting for you! Remember to grab some sides (and dessert) from the cold fridge before you place your order and when ordering don't forget to add beans! Moist brisket, tender turkey and juicy sausage from Rudy's will make any... More 

Thank CarieLeighton
Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

BBQ is such a often-discussed food group and, in Texas, it is cause for great debate. (grin) Rudy's food is really good and the atmosphere is unique. There are both inside and outside seating. The ordering process includes all the cooking action right in front of the guests. If you're a first-time visitor, they offer a cheery welcome in unison.... More 

Thank Susan D
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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

WOW! I got a coupon for my birthday in April for 1/2 pound of meat, so the birthday celebration continued into May! My husband and I enjoyed the cutters choice brisket, pork ribs, potato salad, and beans for Sunday lunch. The food is always consistently good and the service is self serve and you order at the counter, so it's... More 

Thank Darlene H
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love Rudy's BBQ. The options of Moist or Lean are right on Point! The sides are equally stimulating!

Thank Abird376
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Turkey is decent but the rest is just heartburn waiting to happen. There are SO many other options nearby why settle?

Thank 351boomer
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were so friendly! It was our first time, we got to try samples and were talked through all the options. Good value for money, we loved the fact it was basic. Real food, cooked in a BBQ, sliced and served! Will definitely be going back whilst we are here!

Thank lollyrich

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
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?