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Rudy's in Austin, Waco, College Station and elsewhere

Postby pcolamike » Sat May 19, 2007 8:35 am

A co-worker and I found our way to the one on Research Blvd in Austin, when we were out doing maintenance on some servers we had in a Data Center near the Bergstrom. We liked it so much we had kept going back each time we were in Austin. About twice a year for the last 5 years. I've since been to the one in College Station (my favorite TX town after Fort Worth). They claim to be the worst BBQ in Texas. They serve on butcher paper and give you as much plain old sliced bread as you need. Order by weight. Extra lean or Extra moist, take your pick. some other locations in TX.
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Postby Tex » Tue May 22, 2007 9:24 am

hands down my favorite BBQ chain.

Do they not sell the the Sissy Sauce in the yellow bottle anymore? i acutally like it better than the original. it had a little more tangy-ness to it.
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Postby pcolamike » Wed May 23, 2007 7:22 pm

Honestly, I'm so excited about the brisket when I get there that I don't remember seeing anything other than the regular sauce. But I have heard about it. It may be different from store to store, since some are individually owned and operated. :banana:
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Postby bigwheel » Wed May 23, 2007 9:25 pm

Well they hard to beat for a chain from whut I heard. Now you ever want to get some good food in Austin...try Matt's El Rancho. Think it on 6th street in the skid row old hippy section in the shadow of I 35. Dont order the margaritoes cuz they got Limeade in there. They got cheese enchiladas nearly as good as mine. Thats scary.

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Postby pcolamike » Wed May 23, 2007 9:46 pm

Unfortunately, I won't be getting back to Austin anytime in the forseeable future. Our customer decided to shut down the operation we had set up for them. Never got the change to try Matt's El Rancho, but did get to a place more in the Barrio when we were at another Data Center off 5th street to the East of I35 a couple of blocks. We also thoroughly enjoyed Texas Land and Cattle, especially the "smoked" sirloin.
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Postby Gator » Wed May 23, 2007 10:14 pm

I have had great and I have had crappy BBQ at Rudys. More good than bad. Isnt each store a franchise?
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Postby pcolamike » Thu May 24, 2007 6:30 am

They have Company stores, Franchise stores and Licensed stores. Here's their website. http://rudysbbq.com/index.html I love the shirts with "I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain... to eat vegetables.
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Postby bowhnter » Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:13 pm

I see a Rudy's just opened in Frisco (or is about to open, it was on the other side of the road).
I guess I will try it out soon.
Their website says it is a Franchise store.
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Postby Papa Tom » Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:44 pm

I have eaten at the Rudy's in Denton and like the butcher shop setup but the BBQ was nothing special we had ribs and brisket. It was good but not better than Dickeys or Spring Creek.
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Postby Kalrog » Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:59 pm

Never been a huge fan of Rudy's. I mean they are okay, but I would take Smokey Mo's or Poke e Joe's over them.

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