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Rudy's Country Store & BBQ

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11570 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759

(512) 418-9898

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Northwest Austin
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Meat Markets, Barbecue Restaurants, Steak Houses, Gas Stations, Restaurants
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ten stars

If i could rate this ten stars i would! everything people say it true. the brisket is beyond amazing - its a whole new realm of meat. the turkey is moist and juicy. if your a first timer TELL THEM!!!! the beans have a little kick to them so if your sensitive to spice id avoid them. the banana pudding is to die for. literally it is THAT good. the creamed corn is sweet and creamy. the place is clean, the food is unbelievable, the people are friendly. go here you will not regret it!!!!

Anthony O.


how can you not like this plac...

how can you not like this place.. Good bar b q, for a decent price.. good family setting. for a chain, i gotta say its darn good! love th wet brisket!



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Rudy's All Day (and night) Long!!

I am in the Air Force flying the C-17, and I have been flying worldwide for 36 years. Needless to say I have been all over experiencing cuisine from all corners of the earth. When it comes to BBQ, there is NONE better than Rudy's. I met some of the partners several years ago, and I see them every year catering at Airs Shows. I got from them a couple of really cool ideas on how they do their smoking. These people have it DOWN! I just love it when I get to Texas to eat at a Rudy's since we don't have them here in Ca.
Trust me......I know BBQ and Rudy's has it going on.

El Paso Air Show in 2011 for my 5th year in a row with the Rudy's people!!

God Bless Texas...and Rudy's!



Amazing BBQ

Extra Moist beef brisket is the way to go. Great stuff always consistent. No frills just good bbq and sides.



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Great dancing

So its Saturday night and baby's got to dance. We head out to Rudy's Salsa night and boy does it surprise.

Even though we arrived close to midnight the dancing hadn't even started yet. As it looked like the tradition was to start with food, we ordered. For me, the vegetarian, that consisted of bread and coleslaw, not very good for my snake hips.

We soon got back to our feet and where first on the dance floor - starting with the Cha-cha-chá, merengue and then finally a conga line round the whole BBQ. People where clapping, wooping and cheering us on. I've never been so welcomed in my life.

Go do Rudy's for the best Cuban Salsa around!



Pretty good

Rudy's has got great chopped beef. All the other stuff is usually good. There is better BBQ in Austin, but this place is just fine if you're in the area.



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Waaaay Overrated

There are many many places around Austin that are waaaaay better than Rudy's. Don't buy into the hype. Head to Salt Lick or Ironworks instead.



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Great sauce, creamed corn and more

Ok, for a place connected to gas stations - heck anywhere - this is just really good food.
You walk in past the convenience store and into a long line where you pick up drinks and any cold side dished (I highly recoemmend the banana pudding).
When you go to the counter make sure to tell them it is your first time in. Trust me.
They offer the standard Texas meats and cut them to order and put them in their fanct plates and platter (wax paper and a milk crate). The juicy brisket and lean brisket are great, turkey can be dry but when it isn't it is fantastic. They also offer one of the better sausages in town (for some reason most places oversmoke their links, gross). Not a fan of the prime rib meat, skip that one. The creamed corn is so good you want to slapp your momma for what she used to serve. They'll eye you and toss 1/2 a loaf of white bread in there too(more if you ask).
You take your crate to a picnic bench where paper towels and BBQ sauce to make sanwhiches or eat how you like. The sauce is excellent. Honestly it is my favorite in Austin - now if I can only sneak some into Salt Lick...that would be perfect). Overall the meat is cooked pretty good (not the best in town but very good) but the sauce and side are solid and make for agreat meal.
Clean up after yourself and then fill the tank up.
One of my favorite places in Austin, you can't go wrong.



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Worth a stop... Makes a dandy lunch.

Try the turkey and pork loin. The beans and banana pudding are staples there too. I love the fast paced wait staff at the counter. It's best to drop in at 11:30 or after 1:30 if you want to get in and out in a short time.



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My Quest has Ended!!!

I just moved to Texas from Michigan about a year ago and ever since I got here I have been on this quest for great BBQ. I have been to a few places that havent quite met my expectations. And the other day when I made the random decision to go here for lunch I didnt really wnat to get my hopes up. So to my surprise when I got to the counter the guys were so friendly and asked if it was my first time. I went through the whole first-timer experience with trying samples and making a great meal decision. Me and my boyfriend were so impression with the quality of customer service that I ""almost"" wanted to leave w/ the food and write a blog about it right then. Thank you so much for restoring my faith in Southern charm and good ol' fashion BBQ.



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Very good! Great service! Excellent food! We had the moist brisket and it was simply amazing. The jalapeno sausages are incredible and the bbq sauce is out of this world. Any questions?



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Great bbq

Austin has achieved great bbq with Rudy's. This place is awesome! I always try to eat here every time i visit. The place is huge and there are always plenty of paper towels, which you will need! I love the brisket. Tell them it's your first time every time so you get the Rookie yell. Maybe they make your food better also, who knows?



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Worst BBQ in Austin!

Absolutely terrible food. So bad that I'm addicted. Please don't go so the lines won't be too long!



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Family Barbecue Favorite!

My whole family loves Rudy's. Soemtimes we dine in, sometimes we take it home. We even ordered our delicious smoked turkey from Rudy's for Christmas dinner!!! good place to take relatives from out of town!



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Best BBQ in Austin

Rudy's has the best brisket that I have tasted. Get the extra moist rather than the extra lean for more flavor. The Jalepeno sausage is great. The corn chowder is different an very good.
The best part was not having to sit down and wait for your food. You just order and pick it up all at the same time.



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Seriously, the ""Worst BBQ"" ever!

Their BBQ is soooo unbelievably good. You have GOT to try this place, I do not understand why it isnt number one! I have tried the other top places listed on citysearch, and this place by far beats them all.



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Best barbeque in town

The best barbeque ever, not to mention the greatest banana pudding. The staff is literally, this is not an exageration either, the friendliest in town. Awesome place, fantastic food.

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