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what is best BBQ in Dallas?

cdeak7 Aug 7, 2007 07:36 AM

I am in Dallas till Thursday.. I need to know the best Texas style BBQ here... I am a huge BBQ fan and like ribs, brisket, pulled pork, beans, ....etc.

Anyone got any ideas?

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    dragonfare RE: cdeak7 Aug 7, 2007 07:43 AM

    I ordinarily won't recommend a chain, but Texas Roadhouse in the outskirts of McKinney is very good---very informal,but they have good ribs and beans, plus a wide menu. I have never gotten a bad dinner there.

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        DFWGuy RE: cdeak7 Aug 7, 2007 08:29 AM

        Assuming you want options that are relatively close to downtown, I like Baby Back Shak on Akard, south of I-30, Big Al's at Inwood and Cedar Springs, or Baker's Ribs on Commerce in Deep Ellum.

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          Epicurious Esquire RE: DFWGuy Aug 7, 2007 09:03 AM

          I absolutely love the Baby Back Rib Shak. Best BBQ beans in town, fantastic ribs and I love the boudain.

          Everything is sprinkled with deliciousness, and on top of it all, it's BYOB!

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            Dallas Alice RE: DFWGuy Aug 8, 2007 01:33 PM

            I also heartily endorse Baby Back Shak . . . but keep in mind that they consider themselve purveyers of Memphis, not Texas, style barbeque. I really don't care what style they call it, their ribs are by far the best in Dallas.

          2. jinet12 RE: cdeak7 Aug 7, 2007 08:38 AM

            My recommendations are two...Sammy's BBQ http://sammysbbq.com/ and the original location of Sonny Bryan's on Inwood

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              Scagnetti RE: jinet12 Aug 7, 2007 08:52 AM

              When was the last time you went to Sonny Bryan's and what exactly is supposed to be good there? I've eaten there twice in the last year and the food, and especially the bbq, is absolutely pedestrian. I wouldn't send anybody there.

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                jinet12 RE: Scagnetti Aug 7, 2007 08:54 AM

                I think that the food at the original one is still very good...

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              mbreed RE: cdeak7 Aug 7, 2007 12:04 PM

              Peggy Sue's BBQ in Snider Plaza. It's a great, small local place. Great local atmosphere and excellent BBQ. Snider Plaza is a cool area in University Park, really close to the SMU campus.

              I'm a fan of both Texas and Memphis BBQ, and I get the pulled pork sandwich here.

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                stephtx RE: cdeak7 Aug 7, 2007 02:51 PM

                I really like Mike Anderon's BBQ on Harry Hines
                Mike Anderson's BBQ House
                5410 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75235 ยท 214-630-0735


                baby back shak

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                  coppellite RE: cdeak7 Aug 9, 2007 08:33 AM

                  Rudy's in Denton is my favorite. South central Texas style which is the best BBQ in the world, to me anyway. It's a chain but I have been disspointed with Dallas BBQ. After going to city market in Luling it changes your perspective on BBQ. Rudy's has it right.

                  Angelo's in FTW would have to be my 2nd favorite.

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