What would a visit to Texas be without tasting some of that down-home Southern-style barbecue? Legendary Texas-style barbecue has a sweet flavor due to the specific hardwoods used for smoking like hickory and mesquite which enhances the taste as the meat cooks slow and tender. Here’s a roundup of some of the best barbecue the city of Dallas/Ft. Worth has to offer.
Sweet Georgia Brown serves up a menu of mouth watering barbecue items along with a great selection of soul food including specialties like beef tips and meatloaf (2840 East Ledbetter Drive).
Since 1910, Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse has been dishing out their barbecue pork sandwiches and ribs to more than satisfied customers. Now, with nine stores in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, the famous cuisine can even be ordered on line as take out and picked up at your favorite Sonny Bryan’s location. The readers of D Magazine recently voted this delicious cuisine as the Best Barbecue in Dallas.
Family owned Baker’s Ribs is as well known for its huge portions as it is for its delicious Texas-style barbecue. Visitors keep coming back to this cafeteria-style restaurant for the barbecue chicken sandwiches, pulled pork, and ribs, which can be purchased individually, on a plate with sides, or even by the pound to take home and enjoy at your leisure (two locations – 2724 Commerce Street and 4844 Greenville Avenue).
Sammy’s Bar-B-Q is another family run cafeteria-style restaurant that’s been serving up some of the best barbecue in Dallas since 1992. A popular lunch choice with the downtown Dallas business crowd, Sammy’s offers delectables like tangy barbecue sauced ribs, smoked turkey, and chopped beef, plus delicious sides including okra, zucchini casserole, and barbecue beans (2126 Leonard Street).
Peggy Sue BBQ is unique in that it offers full table service as well as a full bar which makes this a popular choice to grab a drink along with some tasty barbecue items. The 1950’s retro style decor adds to the comfortable atmosphere where the fresh vegetable dishes and salad bar are just as popular as the barbecue meat selections (6600 Snider Plaza).
For over 30 years, Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que has been supplying Dallas residents with the ‘finest BBQ and home cooking’ around. Serving up specialties like fried chicken, catfish filet, sandwiches, and a variety of barbecue items including sausage, ham, and hot links, Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que is also known for their generosity and community support (two locations – 3909 Gaston Avenue and 1820 West Mockingbird Lane).
Other notable barbecue restaurants in Dallas include Two Podners Restaurant & BBQ (1441 Robert B. Cullum Road); Eva’s House of Barbecue (2320 Martin Luther King Boulevard); Record’s Bar-B-Que (2325 South Lancaster Road); and Hardeman’s BBQ (2901 South Lancaster Road).
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