There are many places to eat BBQ in Dallas, probably so many that choosing one can be difficult. Worry not! I put together a list of BBQ restaurants in different neighbourhoods to help you decide Oak Lawn, Design District, Bishop Arts District, Deep Ellum, and West Dallas.
Pecan Lodge (Deep Ellum)
Pecan Lodge does counter service, so get there veeeery early -11 am or earlier at weekends- if you want to avoid long waits. Anyway, the food is worth it. Their brisket, pork and beef ribs, sausages are delicious, as are the sides.
Slow Bone (Design District)
Slow Bone is a no-frills BBQ restaurant where the food is the real star. I was pleasantly surprised by their Brussels sprouts casserole. They also serve fried chicken. Look at this brisket, for Pete’s sake!
18th and Vine (Oak Lawn)
18th and Vine serves Kansas City-style BBQ in an upscale setting. What’s different about Kansas BBQ? The tomato-based sauce. Mind you, everything else here is good! I really liked the renovated old house. The traditional Southern porch is nice in the spring and warm winter days.
Lockhart Smokehouse (Bishop Arts District)
You can see the smokers lovingly cradling that Central-Texas BBQ at Lockhart Smokehouse. You order at the counter and bring your meat wrapped in butcher paper to your table. As in most BBQ places, you pick up your condiments, bread, or beans from a condiment station. You can also sit at the bar.
Smoke (West Dallas)
Smoke’s BBQ is excellent, but don’t you dare miss the bacon smoked in-house! It’s superb. If you fancy something sweet, try their key lime pie. The meringue is a mile high! (figuratively speaking, of course).
Do you have a favourite place for BBQ in Dallas? Mention it in the comments section.
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Hi, I’m Ana. I’m originally from Argentina but I’m currently living in Dallas (USA) with my British husband. I’d like to share my experiences as an expat and as a traveller.