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209 W Nolana Loop, Pharr, TX 78577
+1 956-781-8888
07:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not from a place known for BBQ but I think Rudy's is the best. The brisket is my favorite, the turkey is great. The pulled pork and rubs are ok.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We had eaten here before with our daughter and her husband. Tender. meats. Great flavor. Very convenient to our hotel, Laquinta, right across the street.

Thank Mike S
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

You can order by the weight of meat or sandwich. They also have delicious sides to accompany your choice of meat. The brisket was flavorful and tender (you can get choice of two different cuts of brisket). The turkey was also delicious. You get a pile of bread with it to make your sandwich. The bbq sauces are on the... More 

Thank Anna L P
Monterrey, Mexico
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We have a location practically around the corner and we dine at this place once a month. The food is great, the place is clean and neat with a pretty relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. We highly recommend this restaurant for families. Their brisket platter is a must!

Thank jbarrios14
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296 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Had lunch at this restaurant today. Thought it would be better than it was because the place was packed. Very noisy inside. Order was filled quickly. I had the sausage sandwich and wife had pulled pork. Wife said the pulled pork was just okay. The sausage sandwich was a very generous portion. It was good but nothing to write home... More 

1 Thank digetydog2004
San Antonio, Texas
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

When conducting consultant work recently, I had the opportunity to eat lunch at this location. It was a big disappointment! My husband & I are from San Antonio, where Rudy's began, in Leon Springs (a short drive from our home in NW SA) & have visited that location many times. Although the set-up is the same, what is different is... More 

Thank Mercedes6623
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The whole experience was fantastic. Couldn't wait to go again, which was a few days later. Texas really does BBQ like no other state in the US. The brisket was tender and flavorful...out of this world.....Highly recommended.

Thank Stephen L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Date of visit was mid November 2016. A friend and I dined here after seeing a movie. This was the first time at Rudy's for both of us. The personnel welcomed us and asked if it was our first time to Rudy's. Since it was they offered us samples of the beef and pork. Both were good. I chose to... More 

Thank RubyDragonfly
Corpus Christi, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I was greeted with a hello and welcome to Rudy's. Rudy's seems like a fun place to eat and I did not mind eating alone. I loved the pulled pork. I bought it by the pound and I was offered bread. There is a bar to get your own pickles, onions and jalapenos, the bar looked very clean. You order... More 

Thank kdots2
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I was staying next doormat a Holiday Inn Express. Rudy's was right next door. I ordered the turkey sandwich with corn on the con. Great food & fast service. There is a very long cooler with bottled soda & beer.

Thank wendy k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: 209 W Nolana Loop, Pharr, TX 78577
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Pharr
  • Phone Number: +1 956-781-8888
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?