I have driven past Rudy's in Killeen everyday on the way to work for the past seven years, but it wasn't until the summer of 2019 when I finally exited the expressway and checked them out for myself.

Now I say to myself all the time, "What took me so long?".

What is Rudy's?

In my opinion, it's a triple threat: a country store, restaurant, and meat lover's dream.

Rudy's in Killeen has been around since 2011. It's become a favorite stop of mine on the way home from work when I don't feel like cooking.

According to their website, Rudy's started as a "one-stop gas station and grocery store" near San Antonio, Texas in the 1800s. In 1989, Rudy's introduced barbecue to their arsenal, and history was made.

I Gave Rudy's In Killeen, Texas A Shot

I eat everything Rudy offers, like barbecue, pork and brisket, but I really enjoy their turkey.

Trey the Choklit Jok
Trey the Choklit Jok

Funny story: my love for Rudy's turkey seems to be infectious. I was in there not long ago getting my usual pound for sandwiches when a lady behind me in line asked what I was getting. I stepped out of her way so she could see, and she decided to get some along with her usual brisket.

That's the thing - most of us automatically think of brisket or ribs when we think of Texas barbecue, but there's an art to getting smoked turkey juuuust right, and Rudy's has definitely mastered it.


Rudy's Has Tons Of Texas Locations

Every time I'm in the Killeen location, I see group events happening or family gatherings.

I understand why this is such a popular Killeen restaurant, and why they've got locations all over the Southwest.

Rudy's also has 36 other locations in Texas and restaurants in Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, Colorado, and Oklahoma.

In fact, I was in Arizona this past weekend and I ate at Rudy's outside of Phoenix.

Check out my experience at the Rudy's In Killeen:



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I have driven past Rudy's in Killeen every day on the way to work for the past seven years.
But it wasn't until the summer of 2019 when I finally exited the expressway and checked them out for myself. I say to myself all the time: What took me so long? Here's what makes Rudy's a Killeen (and personal) favorite.



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