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Ruby's BBQ

512 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705-3714
+1 512-477-1651
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“brisket” (46 reviews)
“spicy bbq” (5 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
512 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705-3714
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went for a quick lunch break. Rudy's mixes great food and a fun atmosphere. Choose your meat and sides and sit outside and relax and enjoy. Eating on paper is something the kiddies will have fun with too. Fun for all!

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 29 August 2017

My family and I really liked this place! The staff was awesome! My wife and I had the brisket and sausage sandwich. excellent potatoe salad , great coleslaw. My son and daughter in law had the brisket plate .Lots of food. However we had the...More

Thank jabberman_76366
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Great BBQ from an Austin institution. Anyone who went to UT in the 80s/90s can attest that Ruby's may not get alllll the attention, but is a worthy contender for the best BBQ around. And they pack up your stuff to go perfectly for homesick...More

Thank Serena_sayeth
Reviewed 12 April 2017

You have many barbecue options in Austin. Some are over rated, some are sterile. Ruby's is funky, quirky, and delicious. We tend to put a lot of sauce on our barbecue, which sometimes masks the quality of the meat. I always get the sliced beef...More

Thank Jackrabbit
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The staff was really friendly, we ordered the brisket with the potato salad and coleslaw, and it was one of the best I had. It is kids friendly with a great kids menu.

Thank Ariel S
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We went there after a long and exhausting day at SXSW and found a relaxed, laid back yet tasty place. We were excited about the brisket, short ribs and fixings. Will come back next year!

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Counter service but food prepared to order and served at your table. Meal served on butcher paper along with condiments. Only water and tea is self service. Staff were friendly and patient with first-timers. Good parking on a slow day. Potato salad was chunky german...More

Thank Garth M
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Rudy's is the best chain BBQ in town. If you don't feel like driving to Opie's or Cooper's, then Rudy's is the place. The moist brisket is awesome! The St Louis ribs are also top notch.

Thank James L
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The moist brisket literally melts in your mouth and taste amazing. The bbq sauce is great and it's a great environment to eat good quality bbq

Thank TrotaAye3
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I went to ACL fest and found this place while I was looking for a snicker store. Let's begin with excellent and helpful attention to my questions about the meal's weight and ingredients. Then, I received my order of brisket and sausage and it was...More

Thank Monica S
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21 September 2016|
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Response from Dave R | Reviewed this property |
Go to Ruby's BBQ website; they've usually got pies and cobblers along with a couple of other things. Be hungry when you get there! Dave
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705-3714
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > University of Texas
  • Neighbourhood: University of Texas
  • Phone Number: +1 512-477-1651
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