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Q-Dat
11-10-2011, 04:09 PM
Gonna spend three days in Dallas next month just wondering if there are any great joints worth trying.

Thanks in advance.

WvSmoke
11-10-2011, 04:18 PM
Caseydogs house :becky:

toadhunter911
11-10-2011, 04:23 PM
Seems a pretty honest take on the state of real Texas style BBQ in Dallas...

http://www.dmagazine.com/Home/D_Magazine/2010/February/The_Best_Barbecue_in_Dallas.aspx

This looks like a good sign tho...

http://www.dmagazine.com/%7E/media/0_Articles/D%20Magazine/0_February2010/BBQ_A2.ashx?db=master
http://http://www.dmagazine.com/%7E/media/0_Articles/D%20Magazine/0_February2010/BBQ_A2.ashx?db=master

Big Darb
11-10-2011, 06:18 PM
Meshacks in Garland is awesome. It's a grungy little takeout joint w/ no seating and you have to get there early otherwise they run out. The reason they run out? Because it is really good food.

Dallas Dan
11-10-2011, 08:09 PM
I haven't been to their new location, but Big Al's Smokehouse (http://bigalsbbq.com/menu.php) on Inwood Rd has terrific beef ribs. That is their Thursday lunch special.

caseydog
11-10-2011, 08:16 PM
We really don't have good que restaurants in Dallas. We have great TexMex, but not que. If anyone tells you to go to Sonny Bryan's, pull out a gun and shoot them. I'm pretty sure you can get away with that, if you have a good lawyer.

If you want to get together and have a mini brethren bash, let me know when you will be in town, and if I am available, it's on.

Otherwise, go for TexMex. I can steer you in the right direction on that.

CD

caseydog
11-10-2011, 08:26 PM
Seems a pretty honest take on the state of real Texas style BBQ in Dallas...

http://www.dmagazine.com/Home/D_Magazine/2010/February/The_Best_Barbecue_in_Dallas.aspx

This looks like a good sign tho...

http://www.dmagazine.com/%7E/media/0_Articles/D%20Magazine/0_February2010/BBQ_A2.ashx?db=master
http://http://www.dmagazine.com/%7E/media/0_Articles/D%20Magazine/0_February2010/BBQ_A2.ashx?db=master

I used to like the ribs at Baker's ribs twenty years ago. Now, they are the same chain restaurant ribs you can get at any chain BBQ joint. My last visit there was mediocre.

North Main BBQ is good stuff, but they are in Euless, and only open a few days a week. Good BBQ and you eat on picnic tables.

Bubba's in Ennis sucks.

I don't know much about the rest, but nobody has told me I need to go there. However, there are several BBQ joints in the Hill Country that lots of people tell me I MUST go to.

Dallas is just not a serious BBQ player. Opportunity is knocking, if anyone wants to open a BBQ joint in Dallas.

CD

Dallas Dan
11-10-2011, 09:11 PM
We really don't have good que restaurants in Dallas. We have great TexMex, but not que. If anyone tells you to go to Sonny Bryan's, pull out a gun and shoot them. I'm pretty sure you can get away with that, if you have a good lawyer.

If you want to get together and have a mini brethren bash, let me know when you will be in town, and if I am available, it's on.

Otherwise, go for TexMex. I can steer you in the right direction on that.

CD

So true. It's such a shame that there are so many good TX Q houses down around Austin but none here. But Dallas is known to have started chain restaurants (Brinker Int, etc) and thus has ruined what used to be good Q houses as they sold out to become chains.

One of my recommendations for good TexMex is Mia's (http://www.miastexmex.com/) on Lemmon Ave in an old house. But if you can't make it to Mia's, go to Mi Cocina's (http://mcrowd.com/micocina.html). It's a chain started by a former employee of Tia's. They basically have the same menu but in a more contemporary atmosphere. I've been to several of their locations many times and was never disappointed.

Enjoy your stay here :thumb:

caseydog
11-10-2011, 09:21 PM
So true. It's such a shame that there are so many good TX Q houses down around Austin but none here. But Dallas is known to have started chain restaurants (Brinker Int, etc) and thus has ruined what used to be good Q houses as they sold out to become chains.

One of my recommendations for good TexMex is Mia's (http://www.miastexmex.com/) on Lemmon Ave in an old house. But if you can't make it to Tia's, go to Mi Cocina's (http://mcrowd.com/micocina.html). It's a chain started by a former employee of Tia's. They basically have the same menu but in a more contemporary atmosphere. I've been to several of their locations many times and was never disappointed.

Enjoy your stay here :thumb:


I do like Mi Cocina, but it is on the pricey side. My go-to TexMex place is La Hacienda Ranch. I met --K-- there a few weeks ago when he was in town.

Hey Dan, maybe we can meet up with Q-Dat when he's in town. Whether we cook or go out, it is fun to meet brethren. Maybe we can get some other Dallas area brethren to join in.

When are you going to be in Dallas, Q-Dat?

CD

Dallas Dan
11-10-2011, 10:25 PM
I do like Mi Cocina, but it is on the pricey side. My go-to TexMex place is La Hacienda Ranch. I met --K-- there a few weeks ago when he was in town.

Hey Dan, maybe we can meet up with Q-Dat when he's in town. Whether we cook or go out, it is fun to meet brethren. Maybe we can get some other Dallas area brethren to join in.

When are you going to be in Dallas, Q-Dat?

CD

Yes, that would be fun!

Cloudsmoker
11-10-2011, 10:56 PM
We got both kinds of food in Dallas: Steak and Mexican.

Would love to participate in a little local bash, though.

caseydog
11-10-2011, 11:20 PM
So, it looks like a party in the works. When are you coming to town, Q-Dat, and where are you staying?

CD

Q-Dat
11-11-2011, 06:37 AM
I'll be arriving on the 12th and probably leaving the morning of the 16th. I'll be in a class that runs from 8:00 to 5:00 on the 13th-15th.

I think I'm actually gonna be in Irving if that means anything.

I would love to meet some of you guys!

kihrer
11-11-2011, 06:52 AM
If you can make it to the Mid-cities on a Friday or Saturday, then I would recommend North Main BBQ in Euless. Don't know how much Mr. Green charges now but when I lived there a 10 dollar bill would get you all you can eat. It was pretty darn good que and the price was right! It is also a BYOB so pick up some Shiner and have a good time

PS if you are in Irving then you are very close to Euless.

Ken

bander7003
11-12-2011, 09:50 AM
We got both kinds of food in Dallas: Steak and Mexican. :laugh:

Thanks for the good laugh this morning. Just what I needed.

Cloudsmoker
11-12-2011, 02:21 PM
Yep. I support this recommendation, too. For the money, if youre hungry, Main Street buffet is definitely hard to beat.

bigsapper
11-12-2011, 04:52 PM
I do like Mi Cocina, but it is on the pricey side. My go-to TexMex place is La Hacienda Ranch. I met --K-- there a few weeks ago when he was in town.

Hey Dan, maybe we can meet up with Q-Dat when he's in town. Whether we cook or go out, it is fun to meet brethren. Maybe we can get some other Dallas area brethren to join in.

When are you going to be in Dallas, Q-Dat?

CD

I LOVE La Hacienda! Their salsa is awesome. I buy a couple of quarts every time we eat there. I wish I could get that recipe.

Jorge
11-12-2011, 05:03 PM
I do like Mi Cocina, but it is on the pricey side. My go-to TexMex place is La Hacienda Ranch. I met --K-- there a few weeks ago when he was in town.

Hey Dan, maybe we can meet up with Q-Dat when he's in town. Whether we cook or go out, it is fun to meet brethren. Maybe we can get some other Dallas area brethren to join in.

When are you going to be in Dallas, Q-Dat?

CD

The 121 location isn't far from Irving but construction on 183 down south and 114 up north could make it a nightmare. Table side guacamole and The Whole Enchilada is my usual.

Q-Dat
12-10-2011, 09:19 AM
I'm driving up Monday morning, and leaving friday morning. If that helps. Hope I get a chance to meet some of you folks!

uttexas
12-21-2011, 11:22 PM
Best BBQ in DFW

As previously mentioned, DFW is embarrassingly short on good BBQ restaurants.
I'll list some in no particular order that I feel are worth visiting.

I agree with Meshacks (Garland)
Lockhart Smokehouse (S. Dallas)
Pecan Lodge(downtown Dallas)
Big Ray's BBQ (Allen)
Uncle Willie's (Ft. Worth)
Clark's Outpost (Tioga)
Randy's BBQ (Red Oak)
Off the Bone (Forest Hill)

Q-Dat
12-24-2011, 12:47 AM
Well I ended up trying Big Al's while I was up there. Had some decent brisket, and pretty good sausage, but the best thing was the beef ribs! Quite tasty I must say.

On my way back home I had planned on stopping at Stanley's in Tyler, but when I got there they were closed. So I opted for Bodacious which wasn't bad but I have a feeling that Stanley's would be better.

All in all not too bad for my first Q in the state of Texas, but one day I'm gonna make it to Lockhart and try Smitty's, Kreuz, and Black's.

uttexas
12-26-2011, 09:28 AM
Stanley's has the reputation of being one of the best in East Texas. Sounds like you had a good time here in DFW. There is a man, Daniel Vaughn, on a mission to sample as much Q in Texas as he can. His reviews are excellent and his website has a map to many of the Texas BBQ restaurants. He has also reviewed Q joints in Oklahoma and Tennessee fullcustomgospelbbq.com I use his website as a reference whenever I go on a road trip.