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Aug 13, 2010 03:00 PM

Best place to buy grills?

Our charcoal grill is very old and falling apart, so I'd like to get a new one. Does anyone know the best place to go grill shopping in the Plano/North Dallas/Carrollton/Richardson area? I'd like a place with wide selection, including propane grills so I can compare, with staff that has good expertise.


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  1. Strickland Propane, they have grills, propane and propane accessories, ask for Hank.

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    1. re: normalT

      Would love to check it out, but Arlen is such a schlepp.

    2. I think BBQ's Galore have the best selection and very competitive pricing. And, a very knowledgeable, helpful staff.
      The people at HD and Lowe's are totally in the dark most of the time.

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      1. re: twinwillow

        +1 on BBQ Galore. They have a lot of grills for most any budget. Their staff is about as knowledgeable as you will find. They also carry the Weber line of charcoal grills. They have a good selection of "must-have" doo-dads and other impulse buys. They might be more expensive on a particular grill, but still, this is where I'd start, then do some internet shopping to see if you can find it for less. Or..... reward them for their knowledge with a purchase from them.

      2. I don't know, the last time I was in a couple of BBQ Galore stores they did not have much in stock. In late 2008 they sold out to I believe a Taiwanese company and a lot of what they use to market is no longer being made or marketed by BBQ Galore, unless those lines have been revived in their inventory since I was last in there which was late last year right before Christmas and that was the stores in Plano and Frisco and their staff in both stores were far from being "knowledgeable."

        I think the best place in Plano to shop for a new grill IMO is Elliott's Hardware off of Coit in the shopping center just north of Park. I would at all cost avoid the cheap junk sold at HD, Lowes, and Academy.

        My two cents,

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        1. The best place is a yard sale. I once bought a Hasty Bake (the finest grill in the universe) for the low, low price of 3 dollars. I spent an afternoon disassembling it and ordered two parts for a cost of 15.00. After scrubbing the rust away then dragging it to be powder coated (cost nothinmg, they were giddy to do this) my total cost was less than 20 bucks for a 1000 dollar grill.

          Or Strickland Propane (lol@ normalT)

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          1. re: DallasDude


            I'll give you $40 and you can double your money. Always wanted a HB....

          2. My own Google research turned up Grill Doctor in North Dallas. Any reviews?

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            1. re: rameyko

              Jacksons on Lemon has a nice selection, but they charge an arm and three legs. Both of the Sur La Tables in the area have Weber Performers in stock and can order the full Weber line for you.

              I've always had good luck at the Grill Doctor at the corner of Coit and Beltline and I'm not sure if it's still there, but there was a great grill place in Allen right off of Central.