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The County Line on the Lake

#113 of 3,058 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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5204 FM 2222, Austin, TX 78731
+1 512-346-3664
11:30 - 21:00
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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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Vicenza, Italy
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice place in Austin. Food is very good, service excellent and the location very characteristic. I had one of the best Brisket I ever had. Will be back.

Thank ldeberna
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

did not have high expectations but their brisket was so darn good and their sides what delightful. We went to a rehearsal dinner and totally over eight because it was so good brisket sausage everything staff excellent

Thank R V
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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204 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been to the County Line for 10 years (I moved away from Texas) and was not disappointed on my return. As we were in a large group we did the Family Style All you can eat. There were piles of food - all good. Everything was great. The Beef ribs looks like they were straight from the Flintstones... More 

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Glenview, Illinois
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86 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this place so much the first time, we came back on our second visit. First of all, they have a dock where you can go see/feed the turtles, fish, and ducks. Overlooking that is a great patio for drinks. There's also a covered outdoor area near the water, which is our favorite place to eat. Amazing ribs, homemade... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the mood for barbeque, heaping portions and friendly service in Austin, this is the place for you! The food was excellent. Plentiful appetizers include fresh baked loaves of bread, sauteed mushrooms, deviled eggs, and buffalo wings. The menu is large, serving platters (your choice of protein including ribs, brisket, sausage, chicken, or fish, or vegetarian option... More 

Thank emrtravel
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

To preface, we have eaten at this location previously and had a very good experience. The food, regardless, is excellent barbecue. The experience we had most recently wasn't the best. Our waiter, although friendly enough, wasn't the most attentive. Unfortunately, he spilled (I know accidents happen!) a beer on me into my purse. This could have been handled better both... More 

Thank lindsaykuntz
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were in Austin for one night and looking for a good place for dinner. My travel partner had visited County Line on another trip a few years earlier and insisted that we try the best BBQ in Austin. We arrived fairly late (after 8 p.m.) on a Monday night, and the restaurant was already starting to clear out. Our... More 

Thank Tamara N
Hood River, Oregon
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We traveled to Austin for a family wedding and had to squeeze in a trip to The County Line. The food was delicious and all five of us had a great time. I am partial to the Rib plate and it did not disappoint. Highly recommend. Our service was also timely and attentive.

Thank Gary M
Georgetown, Texas
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362 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I hadn't been to this County Line in year's and we visited with a large group of people. We waited outside where there is a boat dock right on a tributary from Lake Travis. It is a gorgeous view with the water being crystal clear and you can see giant turtles and huge catfish swimming freely around. Inside the restaurant... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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155 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Great outdoor patio on the river. Fun to see the huge carp and turtles. Food was family style with lots of meat options. The general opinion was the food was good but not fantastic. I was very happy with it but would have preferred more side dish options. No fries! I would go back, mostly for the outdoor experience. Service... More 

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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, 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?