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Where to Eat Dallas' Best Barbecue

Posted at Thu, Apr 15, 2021 5:00 PM

When you're craving mouthwatering barbecue in the Dallas, Texas, area, you're in luck. There's no shortage of fabulous barbecue joints and restaurants throughout Dallas where you can enjoy a different barbecue culinary adventure every night. From smoked brisket sandwiches to savory pulled pork plates with Southern-style fried okra or braised collard greens, you can get your fill at these 10 Dallas barbecue joints.

Terry Black's Barbecue

A juicy smoked brisket sandwich alongside fresh coleslaw at a local Dallas, TX BBQ spot.

Mmm…smoked brisket” used with permission via CC BY 2.0 | Posted on Flickr by jeffreyw         

Head over to Terry Black's Barbecue to enjoy legendary Central Texas barbecue. This family-owned and -run barbecue restaurant features specialty items such as sliced brisket, beef and pork ribs, and house-made sausage. Meats are sold by the pound, as a family pack, or in sandwich form. Sides include tasty treats like baked macaroni and cheese, creamed corn, Mexican rice, or coleslaw. Save room for dessert with delectable offerings like banana pudding or mini pecan pies.

Smoky Rose

Head over to Smokey Rose to savor mouthwatering Texas barbecue. All of the meats at the Smoky Rose are smoked in-house in their wood-burning smoker. The smoker and choice of wood give the Smoky Rose meats a distinct flavor. Once you're seated, order a craft beer, glass of wine, or your favorite cocktail and enjoy an appetizer such as barbecue sliders served with pickles. Save room for a meat plate with either pulled pork, Texas spare ribs, or smoked turkey. Sides and desserts include fried okra, cilantro-lime rice, and Texas pecan pie.

Cattleack Barbeque

When you want top-notch barbecue in the Dallas area, you'll love eating at Cattleack Barbeque. Cattleack Barbeque meats are so succulent, they fall off the bone and melt in your mouth. Enjoy smoked meats such as the whole hog, lean or moist brisket, burnt ends, or turkey by the pound. Take home a variety of sides such as Hatch chili mac & cheese, classic potato salad, or apple broccoli salad. Try Cattleack Barbeque's signature sandwiches like the Pitboss with brisket, ribs, sausage, pickled red onion, and jalapeno peppers.

Hutchins Barbeque

Enjoy the convenience of nationwide shipping or locally delivered barbecued meats, sides, and spices brought right to your door from Hutchins Barbeque. Order tasty smoked meats like prime brisket, pork ribs, house-made sausages, or smoked turkey breast. Order sides like brisket pinto beans, french fries, or fried okra. You can also enjoy sandwiches filled with meats like pulled pork, chopped brisket, or smoked turkey.

Hard Eight BBQ

The meats at Hard Eight BBQ are cooked daily over mesquite wood to give them a distinct smoky Texas flavor. You have lots of meat options to choose from, including pork ribs, ham, sirloin, turkey, and other favorites like brisket and sausages. Add sides like shrimp poppers, jalapeno pepper sweet corn, sweet potato fries, or corn on the cob to add to your meats. Satisfy your sweet tooth with favorites like banana pudding, strawberry cheesecake, whiskey buttermilk pie, and Texas-style chocolate pecan pie. Mark your calendar for the weekends when the Hard Eight BBQ serves juicy, savory prime rib.

18th and Vine Barbecue

Kansas City barbecue meets Texas barbecue in an eclectic mix of style at 18th and Vine Barbecue. Whether you stop by 18th and Vine Barbecue for lunch, dinner, or happy hour, you'll enjoy the high-quality food and drinks they serve. Start with your favorite beverage served with an appetizer like burnt ends, pork rinds, or potato skins. For your main meal, try the low and slow-cooked brisket, competition-style ribs, pulled pork, or the vegetarian cauliflower steak. Pick sides like collard greens or apple cider slaw to go with your barbecue meal.

Pecan Lodge

Using time-honored barbecue pit traditions, high-quality meats and produce, and recipes handed down through generations, Pecan Lodge offers a unique culinary barbecue experience. The team at Pecan Lodge makes most of their food from scratch, including house-stuffed homemade sausages to fresh-baked desserts. Smoked meats include brisket, pork and beef ribs, pulled pork, smoked turkey, and handmade sausages. When you're craving a sandwich, enjoy the Pecan Lodge's chopped brisket, pulled pork, or Pitmaster with smoked meats, fresh slaw, barbecue sauce, and fresh jalapeno peppers.

Off the Bone Barbeque

Pitmaster Dwight Harvey from the Off the Bone Barbeque team, serves up tender, fall-off-the-bone smoked brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken, and tasty sausages to Dallas locals and visitors alike. Smoked meats include pecan wood smoked baby back ribs, beef sausage, brisket, and chicken wings. Add tasty sides such as honey spice baked beans, tri-colored spiced pasta, or braised green beans. Indulge in barbecue sandwiches, south of the border-style tacos, or stuffed potatoes with butter, bacon, cheese, green onions, and your choice of meat. Enjoy desserts like triple chocolate pecan cake or Southern peach cobbler.

Lakewood Smokehouse

Head over to Lakewood Smokehouse to enjoy sipping fine craft beers with classic Texas barbecue favorites such as smoked brisket, burnt ends, and pulled pork. Branch out and try eclectic offerings like smokehouse burgers with spicy cheese and jalapeno peppers, black pepper sausage, a barbecue Cuban sandwich, or brisket cheesesteak. You'll want to order sides like hand-breaded fried okra, cabernet mushrooms, or cilantro coleslaw to go with your smoked meats and sandwiches.

The Slow Bone

Head over to The Slow Bone restaurant to visit the famous smoker unit the Slow Bone chefs use and affectionately call Miss Jessie. Miss Jessie smokes brisket, pulled pork, turkey breast, sausage, and more to create mouthwatering barbecue meals. For lunch, bite into sandwiches like the pork rib, the sausage with jalapeno peppers, or the hickory sausages version. All of the sandwiches, including the popular brisket sandwich, are served on a toasted challah bun. Elevate your meals with hot sides such as braised greens, sweet potato praline, or fried okra.

Cold sides include potato salad, mustard slaw, or the always refreshing tomato and cucumber salad. Save room for tasty dessert treats like cornbread pudding or chocolate chip toasted pecan cookies.

We hope you enjoy dining at these Dallas barbecue restaurants. Which one of these establishments is your favorite? Is there one we missed? If so, please drop us a line and let us know, and we'll add your favorite barbecue joint to our list.

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