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Trudy's North Star Restaurant & Bar

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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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8820 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757-7048
+1 512-454-1474
14:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 14:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This is a perfect place for some Tex Mex and gives u an array of options to choose from when it comes to drinks.

Thank PreeteshVadher
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Trudys has been around a long time. The food is pretty good, nothing amazing, but good stuffed avacado and a great Mexican martini! They also have several flavors of margaritas, like coconut, mango, sangria and others. You won't be disappointed but you probably won't write home about it either. Parking is terrible at the Burnet road location but other than... More 

Thank Kauitzsch
Tallahassee, Florida
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Tremendously disappointing experience on a Saturday night at Trudy's North Star. I've been visiting Austin for over two decades off and on, and have never, ever seen such a combination of mediocre food and inattentive service. It started with our call to make a reservation on what we anticipated to be a busy night at Trudy's, what with the UT... More 

Thank BobbyK23
Austin, Texas
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126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Went to Trudy's on Sunday when they had their brunch buffet. It was fairly extensive. It has a lot of your usual Tex mex fare, but the stand out was the fried stuffed avocados, fish tacos, and endless bacon. Three of us enjoyed our food but one of us had issues with the food sitting well with him.

Thank Kyllito
Austin, Texas
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172 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Too many better places for Tex Mex in Austin. Casa Chapala ( on diagonal corner of same intersection ) has better food and drinks ( and service). Trudy's always smells musty and is always so dimly lit that you wonder what you're not supposed to see. Drinks (margaritas & Mexican martinis) used to be really good, but seem very inconsistent... More 

Thank docwhiteaustin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Great wait staff. Good selection of TexMex food. Served in a timely fashion. The price s are very reasonable.

Thank Robert D
Pflugerville TX
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180 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The food in the past has always been enjoyable here for brunch but today it was just wasn't. I tried chicken tika enchiladas and they were nothing to write home about. Just ok. My husband had his usual huevos montalenos and he enjoyed his meal. I think the next time I will stick with what I know on the menu... More 

Thank KimRinger111
Bells, Texas
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The food quality was good, the Mexican Martini was too strong (couldn't drink it) and the service was poor. Our server was slow and not attentive. It took our food a long time to come out and it wasn't a busy time. I have heard the UT campus location was a much better experience, including the vibe and ambience.

Thank JDerzapf
Austin, Texas
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

My experience with service at this location has been inconsistent at best. Sometimes its great, other times I've had to flag down someone_ anyone_ to order another round or ask for the check. I've also had mixed results with the food. Hot, hearty servings one time, cold, meager plates on the next visit. I only go to this Trudy's to... More 

Thank rereno
Austin, Texas
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Aways a fan of Trudy's it was a long time since I had dropped in and seeing the Trudy's sign on Burnett road I knew it was time to check it out. I was not disappointed as it was Tuesday and they had the enchiladas special, any enchilada plate for 7 bucks. Mexican Martinis still good. I had the Tinga... More 

Thank J Craig W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8820 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757-7048
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-454-1474

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