Part of a local chain, County Line has a few too many amenities to be considered a classic Central Texas barbecue joint. Chairs instead of bargain-basement picnic setups, little loaves of multigrain bread on tables, and functional air-conditioning make things downright civilized. But anyone seeking a traditional BBQ meal in bucolic surroundings can find solace in the slow-smoked ribs—huge slabs of beef and tender pork—that can be ordered in family-style options, replete with generous sides of cole slaw, potato salad and beans. The lakeside branch on F.M. 2222, with a wooden deck overlooking Lake Austin, is particularly picturesque.
Apr 27, 2008
Not the best of anything: barbeque, view, service or atmosphere. Try Rudy's instead.
Jan 9, 2007
The beef ribs were to tough to chew, brisket stringy and the chicken dry. Have had better at other locations in Austin.