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The County Line on the Lake

5204 Fm 2222, Austin, TX 78731-6516
+1 512-346-3664
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef ribs” (48 reviews)
“potato salad” (37 reviews)
“bread” (48 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5204 Fm 2222, Austin, TX 78731-6516
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I may have ordered the wrong thing here now that I am looking at the reviews. We ordered the ribs which was okay. The sides were good. My mates sent their leftovers home with me. One piece of rib was hard as charcoal. I was...More

Thank lovefoodinCM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Omitted reviewing this place on the last visit to Austin, and want to add my positive remarks to the many others who have been here and enjoyed the experience. Texan barbecue is well known and shouldn't be missed - this setting by the lake is...More

Thank AnitaNewportBch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was taken to the County Line during a job interview many years ago. Well, I got the job and I've been coming back to the County Line since 1999. Two words of Advice: (1) Come Hungry (2) Get the Big Daddy Beef Ribs OUTSTANDING

Thank davidmbatten
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tremendous brisket and other meats, all BBQed. Huge portions. Whenever we have out of town guests, we always treat them to THIS RESTAURANT. Fun feeding the turtles too.

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third trip to Austin. We went to top ten Tripadvisor BBQ restaurants in previous visits. This was easily the best BBQ we've had. Portions were generous. Atmosphere is nice. We'll be back!

Thank GBinFL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered the 2 item combo meal with brisket and pork ribs (paid extra to include the ribs in the combo). The brisket was excellent. The pork ribs were above average, since the meat did not fall off the bone. I loved the potato salad and...More

1  Thank kmtcupertino
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We were visiting in town and with my limited eating "plan" the County Line seemed like an option. After walking and exploring the trails of Mt. Bonnell (which is really close to this lake location), I took the kids to eat lunch a little after...More

Reviewed 10 January 2018

We come here for lunch often and get the three meat entree. The meat, especially the Brisket and Ribs is very good. The flavor in their meats with the smoky quality makes for a nice lunch with usually enough left over to take home for...More

Thank scottimprov
Reviewed 26 December 2017

We stopped here after going to the 360 bridge for sunset. We walked right in and were seated. Our server was attentive and friendly. We got the 1/2 and 1/2 bread so we had white and wheat. It was warm and tasty. There were large...More

Thank M1chtopher
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Man, you have not lived until you have had Texan BBQ and you have not had Texan BBQ until you have been to the County Line on the Lake in Austin Texas. This was our first ever experience of Texan BBQ (we come from Australia)...More

Thank 4Macks
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16 March 2017|
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Response from Amy L | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to have reservations.
Jennifer F
22 February 2016|
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Response from SDTravelMom | Reviewed this property |
no idea. I'd email the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5204 Fm 2222, Austin, TX 78731-6516
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-346-3664
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