- Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouses
Opened in 1975, this scenic hillside BBQ restaurant is the original of the County Line chain. The original business on this site, dating from the 1920s, was a speakeasy, positioned strategically on the "county line" between a dry county and a wet one. But these days people come for the BBQ. Some critics deride these restaurants as "suburban" barbecue, but that doesn't stop crowds from packing in here nightly. This restaurant is now a little less packed since it started opening for lunch; but if you don't get here before 6pm for dinner, you can wait as long as an hour to eat. Should this happen, sit out on the deck and soak in the views of the Hill Country. County Line is known for its big beef ribs, but I like the pork ribs better. The brisket is lean unless you specify "moist," which I also recommend. Sausage and chicken are also good bets. The slow-cooking method employed here makes for consistently good BBQ. The sides, beans, slaw, and potato salad aren't just afterthoughts, and the bread is baked in-house. The atmosphere is rustic country house with such nostalgic accents as old signs and photos. County Line on the Lake (northwest), 5204 FM 2222 (tel. 512/346-3664), offers the same menu, and is also open for lunch and dinner.
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Editorial review from Citysearch
I went there to the 5200 ranch road 2222 location last night on July 10th. IT was a horrible experience due to our BAD waiter. He was very an older tall guy who looked unshowered. H...
- posted on 07.11.12
- by by pandab1386732284 at Citysearch
- Barbecue Food 2007
- Recommended 2010
Message from County Line on the Hill (The)
The Original County Line! Located in an historic old "Speak-easy", this County Line offers an incredible 20 mile view of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Sunsets are spectacular! Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Also a Full Line of Grilled goodies including: Fish, Chicken and a full line of steaks. Happy hour Sunday through Friday. The County Line Restaurants have been serving up legendary barbecue since 1975. During that period, the County Line Restaurants have been the foci of numerous feature articles and have been voted Best Barbecue in almost every one of their respective cities. Our barbecue is so in-demand that we ship it all across the country. *Live muic on weekends*
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