County Line on the Lake
5204 FM 2222, Austin, 78727, 512/346-3664
Hours: Sun., 11:30am-9pm; Mon., 11am-9pm; Tue.-Thu., 11:30am-10pm; Fri., 11am-10pm; Sat., 11:30am-10pm
This place will bring you a platter of sweetly sauced beef ribs, tender brisket, and peppery sausage along with potato salad, coleslaw, and beans until you tell them to please stop.
The chicken still rocks the yard, but with those ribs as an opener, you can't lose.
3563 Far West Blvd. #109, 512/345-2378
Your waitress may resemble a runaway who's lost her clothing, but don't call the cops – just order the ribs.
11617 Research, 512/346-3025
We swear by the moist and delicious pork loin and slices of smoked turkey breast, and the homemade hot sausage wraps are both cheap and addictive. The cobbler is so-so, but the banana pudding is very good.
9828 Great Hills Trail, 512/338-1990