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Hillcountry Style BBQ in Dallas area

Looking for a place that does BBQ in the European Meat Market style that you see down in the Hill Country. A la Muellers....... Anything around Dallas? Please for the love of God don't say Rudy's, Dickey's or Coopers. Thanks!

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  1. Nothing like it really. You could take your chances with Hard Eight in Coppell or try Meshack's (to go only) in Garland.

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    1. re: luniz

      Meshaks is good, but not hill country style for sure. It's close to my house so it's my favorite.

      I've had Hard Eight, wasn't that impressed, but I like their location and set up. I hear NOTHING good about Coopers.

      1. I would also throw in Big Daddy's on 78 & 205 in Lavon. Again not really hillcountry but not bad.

        Big Daddy's
        6001 N Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76179

          1. Forget it. Drive to Central Texas or, dream about it.

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            1. re: twinwillow

              Bummer. Im in Central Texas enough to get my fix. I was really hoping to have some catered for my wedding. Hmmm..... There is that little airport right next to Muellers.... Any ideas?

              1. re: mulsannebump

                Maybe you can look for someone who specializes in bbq catering, check out their wares and go from there.... Of course, I'm not familiar with anyone who does bbq specific catering but I'd have to imagine they're out there somewhere.

            2. I know I complain a lot about BBQ in Dallas but I will say, Baker's Ribs on Greenville Avenue (not in Deep Ellum!) serves up some pretty tasty BBQ. Their pork ribs are excellent and if you ask for brisket cut from the fatty end, you'll have some really good stuff to eat. Their pulled pork is good, too. As well as their sauce which I buy and use at home along with their BBQ rub. And, they have free soft serv for dessert.
              Their sides however, are very blah.

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              1. re: twinwillow

                Another vote for Baker's on Greenville. Also try The Make It In Your Backyard Smoker. A little internet research and it's pretty easy to make brisket better than anything you can buy locally.

                1. re: twinwillow

                  Baker's Ribs potato salad is pretty awesome, though.

                2. If I need a fix I too will do Baker's Brothers but we really need to stop talking about it in a thread about Hill Country BBQ.

                  1. bakers is good stuff, ate there last week

                    Brad BBQ

                    1. Lockhart Smoke House should be opening in Oak Cliff around January 10th. I'm really looking forward to it. They're importing Kreutz's excellent jalapeno sausages.

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                      1. re: el_matarife

                        They open Early 2011.

                        Lockhart Smokehouse @ 400 West Davis, Dallas, TX 972 - 248 - 1558.

                      2. Late reply but If you are willing to travel out of your comfort zone and out of the CBD/uptown area Odom's BBQ on Singleton is pretty amazing, I wouldn't go after the sun goes down but it is the best I've had in the city, hands down.

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                        1. re: michhonea

                          You really are late to the party. Lockhart Smokehouse in Oak Cliff has been open since early this year.

                          1. re: twinwillow

                            The day I went was a waste of good money on pretty expensive meats. Current reviews continue to support their inconsistencies.

                            1. re: CocoaNut

                              I agree with CocaNut, it just isnt right. For the life of me, I can't figure out what is wrong. They talk a good game, the food looks like it will taste great, but then it doesn't. Very perplexing...I sincerely hope they are trying to fix it.

                              1. re: CocoaNut

                                We went to Lockhart Smokehouse on labor day since it was the only place I could find open serving ribs. Their ribs are better than most places, but I would still put them far below Meshack's for flavor.

                                A nice surprise was that they had some smoked quail for sale which we liked much better than the ribs. They aren't on the menu - we only knew about them from the person if front of us that ordered them.

                                We did have sticker shock - $65.00 for 3 pounds of ribs & 4 quail.

                                1. re: Webra1

                                  Although I like Lockhart Smokehouse when I crave Central Texas style BBQ, A similar meal in Lockhart or there abouts is LESS THAN HALF THE PRICE OF LOCKHART SMOKEHOUSE!. The cost of eating at Lockhart Smokehouse in Bishop Arts is the only thing that keeps me from being a "regular".

                              2. re: twinwillow

                                Nope twinwillow, not a shill and I highly doubt Odom's has the cash to pay anyone, I'm just a line cook who gets off late and stumbled across this topic & site and dropped a few lines to support a joint I frequent and truly enjoy. Too tired to come up with creative and witty new comments for each thread just cut and paste to get my opinion across efficiently (look, I did it again!).