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Apr 19, 2010 02:27 PM

Good TX BBQ Joints in Dallas?

I will be in Dallas, TX for business tomorrow and wanted some recommendations on good BBQ joints. I will travelling on my own, so anyplace with a nice bar and atmosphere would be a plus. Any thoughts are welcomed...Thanks in advance.

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  1. What part of town will you be in? Dallas is not really known for great BBQ, but I am sure someone can make some suggestions depending on your location.

    1. Mike Anderson's is great food. Just lunch. No bar atmosphere but great food.

      1. Here's your best tool for researching BBQ joints around Dallas and throughout Texas: Unfortunately, Dallas doesn't have a significant number of quality joints, but Meshack's (in Garland) and Smokey John's (on Mockingbird) are among the better local places. To get the best in 'cue Texas, you need to go to Taylor (Mueller's), Lockhart (Smitty's), Luling (City Market), and especially Lexington (Snow's, which is only open Saturday mornings). I have yet to try the new Cooper's in Fort Worth, but the original in Llano is always a family pleaser.

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        1. re: pschweizer

          It's almost cheaper to eat at a steakhouse than the new Cooper's from reports I'm hearing.

          1. re: Dallassooner

            I didn't like Cooper's in Llano so, I doubt very much I'll be driving to Ft. Worth.

        2. The brisket at Big Al's Smokehouse on Inwood Road is good. But, only if you order a moist (fatty) piece.
          Otherwise, I like Baker's Rib's (Greeneville Ave. Location only).

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          1. re: twinwillow

            Isn't Bakers also in Deep Ellum? If so, they have these wonderful little pulled pork tacos now that are incredible and cheap. They are also a franchisee for these fried pies (made on premisis) as you will find in Oklahoma off 35 in Davis (home to Turner Falls). Wow they are good and huge.

            1. re: DallasDude

              'Dude, for some reason, the BBQ at the Greenville store is much, much better than at the Deep Ellum store.

              1. re: DallasDude

                Shared two fried pies (spinach and mushroom, with apricot for dessert) from the Baker's on I-20 near Canton yesterday morning. Freshly fried and out of this world - made me miss the Indian Bread and eggrolls that you used to be able to buy from the stands around campus in Austin - before they were busted for being part of a petty-crime fencing operation!!

                1. re: pschweizer

                  Those Asian fry/burrito/noodle carts were terrific in college.

            2. For atmos[here, nice bar and great bbq you have to go to SMOKE.