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Jasper's In Plano

yumyum palace Feb 24, 2008 08:16 AM

Can anyone tell me about Jasper's in Plano? I read that Bon Appetite magazine awarded it one of the top 5 ribs in the country and the chef was going to appear on iron Chef. The ribs are $25, are they worth it? And has anyone had their burgers? My SO and I like to go to fine steakhouses, sit at the bar and order burgers. We find that often they make really great burgers. At Jasper's for an additional charge you can get Wagyu. Is a Wagyu burger that great? If you can recommend anything else as being out of this world divine I'd love to hear about it/them too.

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    Chile Pepper Feb 29, 2008 08:07 AM

    I was very disappointed with this restaurant after all the great things I'd heard. The much vaunted bleu cheese potato chips were very disappointing. We had trouble finishing them. Soggy, salty, and generally uninteresting. My husband had the ribs and liked them but didn't think they were anything special. The people sitting next to us had a couple of different beef entrees, and they did look very good. I'd be willing to try this place again, but it's not worth the drive from Richardson.

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    1. re: Chile Pepper
      blessed02 Mar 15, 2008 05:42 PM

      I find that it's not even worth the drive from Far North Dallas - and that's only a 5 minute drive. I've tried to like Jaspers, but I find the food there just as you say - soggy, oversalted, and "trying too hard." Example: the mac and cheese, which is elaborate but loses its panache after 3 bites. The Maytag potato chips I got were also lukewarm and soggy by the time they arrived at my table.

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      foodbevlaw Feb 25, 2008 10:31 AM

      I absolutely love the ribs, and the accompanying potato salad is the best I've ever had (sorry, Mom). The meat falls right off the bone, and the sauce is a tad sweet and a tad tangy. Portions are large.

      I've posted about Jaspers before, and consistently find their food and service top notch. I often create excuses to get to Plano from downtown Dallas so I can eat there.

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      1. re: foodbevlaw
        Analisas mom Feb 25, 2008 11:17 AM

        I think the food at Jaspers is nothing special. In fact I was very dissappointed when my family and I had Sunday lunch there. I probably would not go back.

        1. re: Analisas mom
          thedoorchick Feb 28, 2008 07:09 AM

          With all due respect, wasn't the disappointment due to a great extent to your daughter's expecting orange stuff from a Kraft box instead of Jasper's version of mac and cheese?

        2. re: foodbevlaw
          jinet12 Feb 28, 2008 07:08 AM

          I couldn't have said it better

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            foodbevlaw Feb 28, 2008 08:32 AM

            Dammit, I've just decided that I'm going for lunch today, and I'm eating ribs!!

            (Hope my wife doesn't have something big planned for dinner....)

            (I wonder if I can get a nap in about 3....)

        3. irodguy Feb 25, 2008 06:51 AM

          The service is good, the food presentation is great. The food itself is good but not great. It's on my list of nice places to go, but the food is no better than what I make.

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          1. re: irodguy
            mlschot Feb 25, 2008 05:19 PM

            we ate at jasper's 2 nights ago, and this was my take-away of the food exactly. good, but not on my list of "wow, can't wait to go again" places.

          2. vktp Feb 24, 2008 08:26 AM

            Jasper's has been discussed on this board before, just use the search function at the top. Here's one recent thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/481636

            I've really liked the burger but never had the ribs. I've generally enjoyed every meal I've had there.

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              yumyum palace Feb 24, 2008 08:31 AM

              Yeah I saw that, but nobody really mentions that the ribs are amazing, or the burgers are delicious. I have also seen that their mac n chz is the best in a posting about the best mac n chz. I'm really most interested about ribs and burgers there, and if another recommendation comes out of it then that's cool too.

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                Plano Rose Feb 24, 2008 11:18 AM

                I've had their ribs at lunch. They were good. The chief attractions of Jaspers to me were the service and the ambience. I think the ribs at noon were in the fifteen dollar range.

                1. re: Plano Rose
                  yumyum palace Feb 25, 2008 04:34 AM

                  The price wasn't really a deterrent, I just thought that if they cost $25 and they're ribs they better be some damn good ribs. I assume $15 is for a 1/2 rack. Were the ribs just good or would you say some of the best you've had?

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                    Plano Rose Feb 25, 2008 04:45 AM

                    Sorry to say, just good.Nothing at Jasper's "blows me away." But it's convenient. The food snd surroundingd are nice. And the service is good.

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                      donnaaries Feb 25, 2008 06:04 AM

                      I just had the ribs at Jasper's last night and I thought they were very good. Not the kind of bark you get on ribs from a true pit BBQ joint, but they were fall-off-the-bone tender with a nice smokey flavor (not too slathered in sauce either, there is additional sauce on the side if you desire).

                      It's a big portion. The same amount at a-by-the-pound kind of BBQ place will probably run you $15 to $20. Ribs at Country Tavern in Kilgore is $17 for the large rib plate and comes with less than that at Jasper's (for price comparision). Economically, it's not a bad choice. But if you're seeking the best BBQ ribs ever, the ones at Jasper's are definitely not it. I would say, get out of Dallas and drive to Central Texas.

                      1. re: yumyum palace
                        luniz Feb 25, 2008 06:47 AM

                        I wouldn't say they were the best I've ever. I'd have no problem ordering them if I was there but I wouldn't go there specifically because I wanted ribs...partially due to the cost. Plus I got a crummy martini there.

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                          yumyum palace Feb 26, 2008 04:44 AM

                          My SO would throw a fit over a bad martini. He did on our wedding night in fact. Thanks for that tid bit of info. plus it doesn't sound like jasper's is "all that," even for ribs.

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