The County Line

Friday night my parents treated me to dinner at The County Line, one of Austin's oldest and most famous barbeque places. In my opinion it's the best barbeque in the world.

I've been going to The County Line for as long as I can remember.

There are two locations: the original one “on the hill” on F.M. 2244, and this restaurant “on the lake,” right where where Bull creek empties into Lake Austin. In the temperate months, it's possible to sit outside on the deck and watch the boats go by. If you choose to travel to the restaurant by water, you can moor your boat at the dock down by the water.

The decor might best be described as 1950s Texas beach house.

The portions are large and the food is terrific. The County Line smokes its meats for 18-20 hours, giving them a flavor unmatched by most other kinds of barbeque. Their brisket is the best I've ever tasted — lean, moist, and flavorful.

As you can tell, I like the food. I usually try to visit The County Line at least once or twice each time I go to Austin.

The folks at the next table kindly took this photo of us.

This is the big neon sign by the road, F.M. 2222.

If you're ever in Austin, I recommend that you pay a visit to The County Line.


sdzurenko said...

I didn't realize you were such a County Line fan. Why haven't you ever invited Jill and I? :( We must make it a date next time you're back home... uh, I mean in Austin.

Erlend said...

Hi Mike!
Nice to see how you are doing lately. Seems like you are doing quite good :)

Missed you at the Scandinavian Salsa congress in Gothenborg last weekend, but I guess we can catch upp the dancing when you get back. Give your best to your nice parents!