Rudy’s BBQ – Here we go again!

Industry Observer


Rudy's BBQ in Denton

Last August I took a listing in Aubrey, Texas.  It was a cute Short Sale listing and when I posted it on Active rain, I commented to my friend Karen Otto that one of my favorite things about driving to Aubrey to take the listing was that I got to stop in Frisco at the Rudy’s BBQ there.  Well, last week I took a new short sale listing in Krum, Texas and just a few short miles from Krum is Denton, home of another Rudy’s!  Don’t think that I didn’t stop… because Rudy’s BBQ is THAT good!

Rudy’s is a cafeteria style BBQ place.  They serve all the traditional smoked meats (brisket, turkey, sausage, chicken, and more) as well as lots of side items.  The seating is long communal tables with metal folding chairs, and the BBQ is my absolute favorite.  I am a brisket lover, so that is always my choice.  I order a half pound of brisket (extra lean), usually with 2 small sides (this time is was the BBQ beans and the creamed corn).  With your meat, you have a choice of white or wheat bread.  Take it to the table and go to town on it.  YUM!  Rudy’s always cooks their meat just right, tender, not dry, and flavorful.  Their BBQ sauce is phenomenal… just the perfect blend of spice and flavor.  And their sides are all great.  The creamed corn is a MUST TRY item.  I also like their potato salad a lot too.

I would comment on the desserts, but I am always far to full to try it!  LOL!

Anyhow, Rudy’s is a must try for any BBQ lover.  In addition to Frisco and Denton, you can also find in 13 other locations in Texas, as well as Norman, Oklahoma and Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Comments (17)

Trey Thurmond
BCR Realtors - College Station, TX
College Station , Texas Homes

I tell you Steve....for a chain BBQ place Rudy's is a pretty good one to dine at. I like it myself.

Mar 13, 2009 05:48 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker


Thanks for the review.  If I am ever in one of those areas I will check it out.  Love good BBQ.

Mar 13, 2009 11:04 PM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Ah!!  Americana eats.


Mar 13, 2009 11:37 PM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Steve:  I just might have to go and sample their fine cuisine one of these days.  Just where is the location in Frisco ?  And... thanks for the great review.

Mar 13, 2009 11:49 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Steve - This is the type of place my son would love to visit.

Mar 14, 2009 12:31 AM
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I don't think we were a BBQ city back when you were here... I wonder what Texas BBQ is like, how it is different than Carolina BBQ or KC BBQ. We've got lots of BBQ now.

When Blog Tour USA went cross country in 2007 I remember people from BBQ country trying to entice them.. after our official Columbus OH weenie roast we went to a bar...and ate pizza which scared me (NYC guys eating Columbus OH pizza.) The Sellsius guys said they don't "get"  BBQ.

Are you originally from TX?

Mar 14, 2009 01:10 AM
Michael Cole
CPG Tours - Orange, CA

Hi Steve,

BBQ is one thing we don't have much of here in CA. Hmmm...I'm going to be in Dallas next month. Maybe I should make the drive and check it out.  : )

Mar 14, 2009 01:10 AM
Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

Hi Steve, I didn't know Rudy's was in Dallas.  I think they started out here in San Antonio at their Leon Springs location.  We love Rudy's.

Mar 14, 2009 02:22 AM
Linda Bourgault
lulugraphix-creative photography & fine art - Flower Mound, TX

Hi Steve—I discovered you from one of your comments on Karen's blog, from Ft. Worth, this morning. When I saw your photo of Rudy's knew I had to read it. I love Rudy's BBQ. My first experience with them was in New Braunfels, TX. Then they finally built one just north of Universal City which was closer for me. There isn't anything on the menu I don't like, but I never have gotten to the dessert either - LOL! I need to go to Denton this weekend for a Rudy's Fix. Thanks for a tasty post... it's a real treat!

Mar 14, 2009 02:44 AM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Rudy's is great!  I didn't know they had so many locations though.

Mar 14, 2009 02:51 AM
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator

I thought Rudy's started in Austin? I had never been until about 6 years ago when I went to Austin with Mike for the first time to meet his family.  We've stopped at the one in Waco before and it was AWFUL!!  They're not all treated equally!

Mar 14, 2009 03:14 PM
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging,

I'm a Rudy's fan now too - had the pleasure of eating at the one in Frisco - love the creamed corn!

Mar 16, 2009 11:28 AM
Tony Nuncio
Nuncio Realty Group - Dallas, TX
Nuncio Realty Group at Dallas City Center REALTORS

Hi Steve. Rudy's is very good. As you know, I have spent a great deal of time in the Little Elm area over the last several months and Rudy's is a place that I have stopped through, on occassion. It is always good! My particular favorite is the smoked sausage.

Another favorite stop of mine, not too far from Rudy's, just off Main St., is Babe's Fried Chicken. You know, I love me some good ole' fried chicken, and Babe's serves it right, with the homemade biscuits, green beans, cream corn, and mashed potatoes. Love it, Love it, Love it !!!

Boy, I love to eat!! Can you tell?

Mar 19, 2009 02:17 PM
Brenda Harmon
Century 21 Beal, Inc College Station, Texas - College Station, TX


Rudy's is okay but I love the vintage car in your picture.  Is it yours?

Mar 19, 2009 06:50 PM
Jeanna Martinez
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX

We have one very near my house in San Antonio...their BBQ sauce is awesome!  We usually bring home a bottle every time we go!  You are so right about the cream corn, not usually a fan of the canned version, but Rudy's is fabulous!

Mar 25, 2009 12:13 PM
Tony Hager
United Realty Texas - Denton, TX

You are so right about Rudy's, I have actually forced myself to the desert a few times and the Banana Pudding is great as well. The prices are rather reasonable as well!

Mar 30, 2009 03:26 AM
Carissa Acker
Real Estate by Design with Keller Williams Realty - Denton, TX

If you like Rudy's, you HAVE to try Babe's.  It is a little different idea/style, but if you are ever up this way again, you've got to head to the old town square of Sanger or Roanoke and give Babe's a try.  Seriously, it's worth making the drive!  It's great family dining and a local family business, which I like to support.

Sep 16, 2009 08:29 AM