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#22 of 7,155 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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14620 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77040-4031
+1 713-462-3337
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good tasting food at decent price however not keen on seating, plating in a basket etc. I guess it's great for a bunch of guys looking for an alternative to BK or McD but could do with some upgrading to make the general feel more comfortable. Until they do that it's not a place to go for a candlelight dinner... More 

Thank Pacco212
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Self service, we pick the BBQ meat then seat. We ordered the moist brisket, sausage and chicken for 4 of us. Even 80+ Asian seniors loves these! The brisket is very tender and moist.

Thank ycandycan
Houston, Texas
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192 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in here for a quick bite of BBQ. For a chain type place we like what Rudy's has to offer. Good BBQ, sides, and nice welcoming staff. One of my favorites is the Green Chili Stew.

Thank Gary S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are just passing thru TX and came here on TripAdvisor reviews. It's amazing! We had the cream corn, green chili stew (order jalapeño sausage and cut it up and put it in there), moist brisket sandwich & spicy chop sandwich. The brisket was the star of the show! We loved every bite of everything. A family of 3 with... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coming to Rudy's is an experience onto itself! You have to try the turkey, the jalapeño sausage, and the moist brisket! The service is phenomenal and you can buy it by the half-pound, so you can build your own special! Prices are a bit high, but believe me, it is worth every penny!

Thank Andy L
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That was my first thought. In a gas station. Rudy's has got it going on though. Man do they do BBQ right. I can't even tell you which meat is best. They are all so good. You have to try the Green Chile Stew, hot but worth the sting!

Thank Eric P
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516 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was taken to Rudy's place for the first time and I loved it. The informality, the picnic atmosphere, the good food made me feel great.

Thank nadi O o
Houston, Texas
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168 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent BBQ and very friendly cashiers. The food is great and the BBQ is just like it would be in the hill country.

Thank 56003Richard
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216 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for a quick lunch between meetings, great food and great value. Busy for a Monday , would visit again next time I am in town.

Thank Peter G
Hickory, North Carolina
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for takeout. The brisket is wonderful as is the chilli soup. The sides are amazing: cream corn, slaw. The portions are large. Friendly and helpful service for first timers

Thank bill b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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: 14620 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77040-4031
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-462-3337
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?