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Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q - 18 Reviews - 2451 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX - American Restaurants Reviews - Phone (512) 329-5554

Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

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2451 S Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78746
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(512) 329-5554
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Best

This location is great. Always great food and service. If I could only have one fast food place in the world this would be it. A ton of Texas charm and a huge grass area in the...

Worst

I used to love this place. But, it has now officially become corporate BBQ. Over the years the extra moist brisket has become less ""moist"" and less ""dirty"" in order to occom...

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/5/2013

This is a great spot for good and satisfying meal with friends or when on the go. Old fashion atmosphere, perfect for a quick taste of Texas BBQ with all the fixings. Delicious sausage and brisket. Good value. more

Best food ever 1/4/2010

This location is great. Always great food and service. If I could only have one fast food place in the world this would be it. A ton of Texas charm and a huge grass area in the back to lounge on a nice day. Gas is stupid expensive but the just don’t buy it here. \r \r Pros: Fast, consistent, great Cons: not closer to my house more

Corporate BBQ 11/20/2008

I used to love this place. But, it has now officially become corporate BBQ. Over the years the extra moist brisket has become less ""moist"" and less ""dirty"" in order to occomdate the homogenized tastes of an expanding empire that now covers from at least San Antonio to Tyler. You used to be able to compensate for this by telling the cashier you wanted ""extra, extra juicy"" and/or ""extra dirty,"" etc. However, I showed up tonight and the young, spry, eager cashier responded to my request for ""extra, extra juicy & dirty"" brisket informing me that (a) they only offer ""extra moist"" through lean brisket, and (b) corporate policy doesn't allow referring the brisket as ""juicy"" or ""dirty"". And, she assured me that she'd be there for all of a year, and she'd never even heard the term ""extra, extra moist."" Corporate expansion has ruined the ambiance of this place. That said, the BBQ is still very good even if not extra, extra moist, juicy, dirty or whatever. But it's definitely not the unique fantastic place it used to be. Hope they're making alot of money to compensate for selling out. more

Professional, Consistent, and High-Quality 10/11/2008

I use Rudy's for Group Meals at least 1-2X/week. I continue to use them because they are consistently on time, everything is complete and well-packaged, and the food is always high-quality. The staff is friendly and pro-active in their teamwork, ensuring their teammates are on the way. Thank you Rudy's! more

Solid, fast food, Que 9/2/2008

I like Rudy's, it isn't the greatest, but it is what it is. A fast food barbecue place. Before Rudy's, I can't really remember where I used to go and get tasty quick, Que. Everything there is good, but the ""eckrich style"" sausage is just that. You can't really hold it against them though, how else do they have the time to make their own sausage. Pros: Quck Service Barbecue, the brisket is real brisket, not shoulder Cons: rubbery sausage more

rudis (Latin - unlearned, unenlightened) 6/23/2008

I wont partonize here after how i witnessed the immature and rude counter staff, and their supervisor, berate an elderly couple (who were in the right) for so long that the woman became embarrassed and had to leave the counter. then they overcharged me, the next person in line. food is variable, sometimes dry, but the staff is reliably aggressive and unfriendly. Cons: rude staff more

If You Shop at WalMart-You'll Love it Here 1/31/2007

Assembly line approach, and the order takers and meat prep staff need supervision. They don't appear to have any quality goals at all.\r Average BBQ, a elementary school cafeteria dining experience. Pros: If you Need Gas just Happen to Get Hungry at the Same Time. . . Cons: No service and elementary school cafateria experience more

Great BBQ 1/25/2007

Love this place... especially the meats. The sides are good, too. The creamed corn is naughty but so good. Busters has better slaw in my opinion. Love the rookie show they put on, love the beer in the tubs, etc. Pros: BBQ more

Best BBQ in Austin 11/20/2006

I have been to a few other BBQ places in Austin (Pok-e-Joes, Iron Works, Salt Lick), and I enjoy coming back to Rudys more often than I do Salt Lick (it is a ways out there). I strongly recommend getting the Extra Moist Brisket and the Creamed Corn. The BBQ sauce they offer is nice and tangy with a little bit of kick to it, which is completely different than the BBQ sauce you find at Salt Lick. I recommend this place to anyone that is a BBQ fan or to anyone in Austin. If you get your hands dirty, you can always use the automatic hand washer that they have near the restrooms. It's like a Jacuzzi for your hands! Pros: Great BBQ Cons: You can get a little messy, but it is worth the satisfaction in your stomach! more

Oh, how I love this place... 11/17/2006

When we first moved to Austin I was very disappointed at the horrible BBQ places we kept ending up at. We finally decided to try Rudy's even though it was in a gas station...boy am I glad we did! This is the best BBQ I've ever had. Their meat is so tender and so juicy; the cream corn is heavenly. The sauce is great, but I can eat the meat w/o it; that's how great it is. My family from Houston always asks us to bring Rudy's in whenever we visit; THAT'S how good this place is. Pros: Best BBQ in town. Cons: $$$ - but you get great food. more

all about the meat, but good balance in the sides 6/22/2006

Like most people in Texas, I've gone out of my way to try as many barbeque places as possible - so I like to think my opinion is well-considered. In my experience, the meat at Rudy's is consistently the best - ""lean"" brisket that really is lean but still very tender, moist and smoky turkey breast, nicely textured sausage that's juicy but not greasy. The St. Louis ribs are sometimes a little heavy on the rub, but still really tasty. Rudy's sauce hits the right balance of vinegar tang and tomato-molasses sweetness with a heavy shot of black pepper - it's my favorite sauce. The beans (ranch-style pintos) are loaded with black pepper and shredded brisket, the cole slaw is sweetly creamy but not heavy, and the potato salad has that rich touch of egg yolk and a light onion tang. I personally avoid the creamed corn, which is basically corn kernels in a mayonnaise-textured sauce. Pros: all you could want in BBQ Cons: prices are steep but fair more

The best BBQ in Austin. (Greasy) hands down. 4/23/2005

Where else can you get your pick of extra moist OR extra lean brisket? (Hint to the previous reviewer -- you should have chosen the extra lean if you don't like fat!) It's the little details that make Rudy's the king of Austin BBQ. From the Dublin Dr. Pepper to the perfectly buttery creamed corn, it's all about the food. The space is comfortable too -- big long picnic tables inside and outside. And the sauce! (Sause) It is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy and vinegary yet still thick enough to stick. They also do a mean pork rib, as well as turkey and sausage. Even the price is right -- I've used their Group Meal to feed several parties and always had plenty left for snacks the next day. And if you are out of gas, they have a gas station too! Amazing! Pros: Delicious meats, Yummy sides, Wide sel. of drinx Cons: cannot think, of a single, one more

Disappointed 4/10/2005

After hearing many people tell me that Rudy's is the best BBQ in Texas, I finally got to try it and I was so disappointed. The food was below average. The super moist brisket was tender but too fatty for my taste and the sides were just plain and bland. By far, this is not the best BBQ in Texas. Cons: Too loud more

Best BBQ world wide 12/27/2004

I have had my share of BBQ country wide and Rudy's is by far the best. I would put there BBQ up against anyones. The taste is the greatest and when you add there famous Rudy's sauce you will se why the are the best. Regular pork ribs with the sauce and then some regular brisket in side a couple of pieces of bread, onions, pickles, manoaise, and of course some Rudy's sauce is my usual. Pros: taste, sauce, overall experience more

Extra Moist Brisket is the headliner 10/24/2004

I had my first extra moist beef brisket at this Rudy's two years ago and I finally had the chance for a return visit a couple weeks ago (I live in San Francisco). It was as good as I had remembered! Moist, flakey, tender, smokey, and beefy!! Using just a little bit of sauce, the brisket is the best here!! Very good Texas style pork ribs as well. Sausage was just ok. No big deal with the cole slaw or beans. Lots of space at this restaurant. Next time in Austin, I'll be back at Rudy's! Pros: extra moist brisket, lots of space more

Turkey 11/30/2003

If you are going to get anything at Rudy's get the turkey. All you need is to order 1 pound and they will give you half a loaf of bread. You can make as many sandwiches as you want and it is really cheap. more

Not the worst, Not the best 12/10/2002

Rudy's is a great standby if you're looking for a quick barbeque fix. If you're looking for great barbeque and you've got time on your hands, use it wisely and look elsewhere. more

Rudy's is the best BBQ in Austin 11/27/2002

Rudy's is the best BBQ in Austin hands down. If you like the Salt Lick, you will LOVE Rudy's. Try their moist beef brisket; it's to die for!!! The cream corn and potato salad are fantastic too! And don't forget the banana pudding for dessert! Pros: Great Food!!!, Great Value!!!, Great Service!!! Cons: Very Loud more

Chock Fulla Hot Guys! 5/30/2002

My mouth is still watering over the food as well as the men! There was a really fine cashier named Dan that I wanted to ask out but lost my nerve! I hope he thinks I was cute as well. His recommendations for the food was fantastic; I'm sure I could give him some recommendations of my own! I recommend this restaurant to all the ladies--be sure to scope out the hotties! Pros: cute men, good food, getting to flirt more
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Editorial

  • Get a taste of real Texan barbecue at Rudys BBQ where juicy and flavorful meat is the star of the menu. Enjoy real Texas smoked sausage,...

  • 9/18/2012 Provided by KidScore

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