“Come on down to Rudy’s!” Although it has roots in the Texas Hill Country just north of San Antonio, Rudy’s Country Store & BBQ is considered one of Laredo’s favorite local venues thanks to its Texan roots, southern charm, and signature BBQ. The original Rudy’s Country Store was founded in the 1800s as a one-stop gas station, and garage. By the late 1980s, Rudy’s Country Store expanded when the founder’s son, Rudolph Aue, decided to add Bar-B-Q to the lineup with 100% wood-fired pits and dry spices that make Rudy’s one of the top BBQ restaurants in Texas.
The Laredo location continues Rudy’s tradition as a one-stop shop that offers some of the best BBQ in town. Just make sure to bring your appetite since Rudy’s offers half-pound plates of their brisket, turkey breast, pork loin, spicy shops, pork spare ribs, baby back ribs, and chicken. They also offer regular or jalapeno sausage, pulled pork, brisket, and prime rib! Once you’ve selected your choice of meat, you can add traditional sides like Rudy’s potato salad, beans, three bean salad, cream corn, coleslaw, new potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, a jumbo smoked potato, or green Chile stew.
Locals love Rudy’s jumbo smoked potato with their choice of meat. You can also enjoy a variety of sandwiches with brisket, pork loin, turkey, spicy chop, sausage, or pulled pork! Be sure to finish off your meal with one of Rudy’s famous desserts whether it’s a homemade Rice Krispy Treat, Banana or Chocolate Pudding, Buttermilk Pie, Pecan Pie, or Peach Cobbler.
There are a few things beyond Rudy’s menu that make it special with the breakfast menu at the top of the list. Although the menu is limited to breakfast tacos, there’s something for everyone from bean and cheese tacos to sausage, bacon, potato, egg, and cheese tacos! The combinations are endless!
Of course, Rudy’s also knows that dining in is not always an option, which brings us to another reason why Rudy’s is a local favorite—their to-go options! You can order everything you need to enjoy Rudy’s at home whether it’s the Brisket and Side platter, the Weekend Package, the Whole Turkey Breast and Side, the Jalapeno Sausage and Side, or the St. Louis Ribs. You can even purchase a complete Bar-B-Q Package as well as Rudy’s Essentials, which features Rudy’s Original and Sissy Sauce as well as their signature dry rubs!