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“Deeelicious!”
Review of Rudy's Barbecue

Rudy's Barbecue
Ranked #33 of 4,625 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
New York
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180 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Deeelicious!”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

On our fight to San Antonio we met a couple who were flying back home. They told us that we have to try this restaurant. Boy, was that some good advice. Food was amazing! It doesn't look like much when you drive up but man, the food is unbelievable. My husband said the beef brisket was unreal! Definitely try this place!

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank tjkm
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Encino, CA
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“"Absolutely Yummy Food in a Gas Station Restaurant"”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Visiting San Antonio this summer when I was told we were on our way to have some of the best BBQ in Texas. I was not disappointed! Had been told in advance not to be put off by the fact that the place was basically a restaurant behind a gas station....or was it a gas station in front of a restaurant? Large group of us waited in line together where we were (friendly) advised how and what best to order for our large group -- a "family style" selection of several kinds of deliciously BBQ'd meats and some tasty sides. Bonus...we were given an entire loaf of white bread to share since there were so many of us. Chose to sit indoors on this hot afternoon at a picnic table surrounded by cute/funky decor. I shall always retain a fond memory of this experience of yummy food in a gas station restaurant. Smile.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Betsy R
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Florida
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“It's not just a meal. It's an experience!”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

The food is excellent, but it's the whole experience that's worth the trip. You order your meats by the pound, and it is placed in butcher paper. Your order your sides in various sizes depending on how many people are sharing the side. Then you get a bunch of white bread to use like utensils to pick up your meat, and keep your hands from getting messy. I never did master the white bread technique thing. You take your food to a picnic table and spread out! Everything I have eaten there is delicious, and I leave so full I could pop. It's really fun and funky and a place for a great meal.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank mayatime
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Siler City
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Looks like a whole in the wall but barbecue is banging”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

I liked everything about it. You told them how many pounds of Brisket, Ribs, Sausage etc. and the side you want and they slice it up and tell you to dig in. Family style eats and best barbecue we have had in a long time.

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Coachmen59
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Wisconsin
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Gone twice now and good both times”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

It's nothing fancy but good cooking and friendly service. When in Texas you must have brisket. You go through a line to order your food and then carry to either indoor or outdoor seating which consists of long picnic tables. Your plate is a piece of butcher paper.

  • Visited October 2013
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