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Squeal BBQ

emcgee04 Aug 6, 2009 05:45 PM

WOW! I just finished dinner here and can't believe how good their food is! Pulled pork, grits and corn, ribs, baked beans were the best I've had in the city. I had to come home and check what people were saying on Chowhound, but I'm surprised more people aren't recommending this place. Just a tip for those looking for a new BBQ place. Well worth the visit. I'm happy I live up the street!

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    nolachow Sep 4, 2009 09:12 PM

    What style is Squeal's sauce? My current fav is The Joint, but have been trying to get to Hyster's which was recommended by a friend - has anyone tried Hyster's?

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      midcity Aug 26, 2009 06:00 PM

      I haven't yet eaten at Squeal, but I do have a mild complaint. I work long hours and don't get out much, but I really wanted to try Squeal. I saw on their website that they deliver, and I live in the neighborhood, so I decided what I wanted and then I called. They told me they weren't delivering that night. I have subsequently tried to order from Squeal three more times over the course of the past month or so, only to be told that the delivery guy hadn't come to work or they were trying to hire a new one. Finally, last time, the girl on the phone said she wasn't entirely sure they did deliver. So if you get home at 8 p.m., after a 13-hour day, thinking about the six-pack of Abita in your fridge and how great it's going to be with the pulled pork and coleslaw, make sure you have a backup plan.

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        txgirl Aug 24, 2009 03:54 PM

        I completely agree. I moved to New Orleans from Houston last year and had, until going to Squeal, been really disappointed in the BBQ here. Squeal is the best in town in my opinion. Well worth the visit. :-)

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        1. re: txgirl
          moxieman Aug 25, 2009 07:22 AM

          the joint has the best bbq in town...check it out on poland ave.

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            txgirl Aug 26, 2009 12:13 PM

            I will. Thanks for the recommendation. I tried to go there once but they were closed. Until I've tried the joint though, my top vote still goes to Squeal. :-)

        2. Troika Aug 15, 2009 12:14 PM

          Honestly, the food isn't that great. I went there one time with some friends and the food i ordered came out cold and tasted less than fresh. I was sorely let down. I guess I agree when people say the only positive thing about it is that it is open late.

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            Bocuse NOLA Aug 13, 2009 03:54 PM

            I have not tried Squeal yet, but I have only heard average to poor reviews from others. I'll hold off on judgment until I try it personally.

            Since this has somewhat morphed into a best of NOLA BBQ thread, let me say that Walker's is by far the best that I have had in NOLA. http://blackenedout.blogspot.com/2009...

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            1. re: Bocuse NOLA
              paz5559 Aug 15, 2009 10:00 AM

              Walker's ribs and CDL are, indeed, deserving of inclusion in the top ranks of NOLA BBQ places

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              N.O. eater Aug 7, 2009 09:40 AM

              Hillbilly is good, but kind of a trek. I have been eating Squeal several times a month since I was introduced to it and I think it is the best bar b q in the city.It is owned by brothers that had worked for John Besh and the food rocks!

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                paz5559 Aug 7, 2009 10:52 AM

                Hillbilly and The Joint are far better choices - the best I can say about Squeal is that they are open late

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                  haywire Aug 10, 2009 12:54 AM


                  Pretty mediocre, IMO. Had BBQ all over Texas, up in Memphis and KC... and NO. I know NO isn't a big BBQ place, but Squeal was on the lower end of my spectrum overall.

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                    louisiana Aug 12, 2009 07:03 AM

                    Squeal is my new favorite and the best bbq in the city. No where else even comes close IMO.

                  2. re: paz5559
                    smctexnola Aug 28, 2009 09:05 AM

                    I couldn't agree more. My experience at Squeal was dreadful. The meat was dry, the waitress was not with it, and the bbq sauce was sub-par. I'd go to the Joint 1000 times before I'd risk another visit to Squeal.

                2. GOTTILOVESFOOD Aug 6, 2009 07:51 PM

                  if your looking for some GREAT BBQ, go to Hillbilly BBQ in River Ridge...damn good food!

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                    hjacmc Aug 6, 2009 06:29 PM

                    I have not heard of this. Where is it, and what is the menu?

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                    1. re: hjacmc
                      emcgee04 Aug 7, 2009 09:18 AM

                      8400 Oak St
                      New Orleans, LA 70118-2046
                      (504) 302-7370

                      A couple blocks off Carrollton. I just looked them up online and they have a site with their menu. http://www.squeal-nola.com/

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