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The County Line on the Lake

#101 of 3,023 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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5204 FM 2222, Austin, TX 78731
+1 512-346-3664
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, it's been years since my last visit to the County Line, as always, if I want ribs, I come here! The food is excellent the service was great! They saved the day! We had a great meal, The homemade bread and the Beef Rib Platter are the best!!

Thank a p
Lewiston, Maine
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great friendly service. However, food was just okay. Prices not bad. Decor is as good. The ribs where not falling off the ribs kind of deal, chicken was good.

Thank Artem S
New York City, New York
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153 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best BBQ in Texas. Beautiful location right off 2222 on the lake. Parking lot is always packed nightly. They serve some truly outstanding food. Their brisket tacos are one of the best things I've ever eaten in Austin. Just incredible. Portions are dinosaur sized. Prepare for doggy bags!

Thank Urbane_Biz_Traveler
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135 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I took 25 folks for a company function and the food, service and ambience were excellent..the BBQ pork ribs and cobler was excellent. Great service also!

Thank RobertSummers
Reuver, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Since 1989, my favourite place to eat ribs on planet earth. Good service, nice atmosphere. I try to go here every time I visit Austin.

Thank JoostvanG
Sarasota, Florida
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101 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Co-workers suggested we dine here - and it was good. My baby-back ribs had great smoky flavor - and were quite meaty. But servings, especially for my colleagues, were overwhelming

Thank Rick S
Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on my way back home. Great recommendation from a friend. Excellent, friendly, helpful service for this out of towner. I enjoyed the barbecue, tried a variety. Excellent loaded baked potato and their homemade bread. Yum!

Thank Linda K
Austin, TX
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Picked up a to-go order with brisket, a whole chicken, and two sausage links. My son spent the night sicker than all get-out and by morning my husband was the same. Sure glad I didn't eat any!! Called County Line and asked if others had been sick but they said "No.". Sure hope they're right cuz these fellows are really... More 

Thank kmw2011
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Went with family for a party. First the service was first rate. Quick prompt and they got it right. We were doing the family style bbq with all the different meats. First the sides. The beans were okay but nothing spectacular. The coleslaw I thought was bland but others liked it. The potato salad was very good and everyone really... More 

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Sacramento, California, Usa
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172 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

**Disclaimer** vegetarian review. I know, you are probably thinking what the hell is a vegetarian doing a BBQ place, but I came here on a work dinner. My coworkers went with the all you can eat bbq Country Style dinner and everyone seemed to like it very much. Thankfully for me they did have a vegetarian options, vegetable skewers served... More 

Thank Kenny B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5204 FM 2222, Austin, TX 78731
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-346-3664

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?