This is Texas so aside from making some of the best Tex Mex food in the world, we also make some pretty bomb BBQ. Barbecue is a time honored tradition that involves slow-cooking meat until it falls off the bone. We love barbecue classics like brisket and ribs but we can get wild sometimes and try less common options like beef shoulder and quail. And we can’t forget the sides. You guys already know we love mac and cheese but we can’t forget about potato salad and baked beans. What’s barbecue without delicious sides? Here are 4 spots to get some barbecue in your belly in Dallas.
OFF THE BONE BARBECUE IN CEDARS
Off The Bone turns out pecan-smoked meats, including pulled pork, baby back ribs, and beef sausage, as well as some great sides like an addictive coleslaw kicked up with bacon and blue cheese. If you’re not into DIY your own fried turkey, you can get one in November save yourself that hassle. Plus, it’s in one of the coolest up and coming neighborhoods that you need to check out!
THE SLOW BONE IN THE DESIGN DISTRICT
You’ve got to get to The Slow Bone early because meats sell out pretty much daily, and the tiny window of the day that it’s open (11am to 3pm daily) makes it hard to come by! You have to try the brisket, chicken, and ribs as well as the smoked cilantro sausage. We love the brussel sprouts, cauliflower gratin, pea salad, fried okra and sweet potato casserole as well. It may be a hole in the wall but it’s worth it!
PECAN LODGE IN DEEP ELLUM
Pecan Lodge started as a stand at the Dallas Farmer’s Market but it became so popular that they opened a brick and mortar store last year. Sure, there’s still a line out the doors most days, but at least there are more places to sit and breathe in that smoky air while you knock back 1lb beef ribs, some of the best brisket in town, or hand-cranked sausages. Don’t forget the fried okra and bacon topped mac and cheese to compliment your pounds of meat!
LOCKHART SMOKEHOUSE IN BISHOP ARTS
If you’re a Bishop Arts fan, you’ve likely eaten at Lockhart. People love their brisket, chicken, house-made sausage, and famed prime rib sans fork! Sides are big here, too, most famously smoked potato salad and a rotating slate of deviled eggs. Don’t forget the jalapeno mac and cheese either. Can you tell that we love mac and cheese?