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Two Best Q-Joints in Dallas???

What's your favorite place (aside from your backyard) to eat BBQ?
Post Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:54 am

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Location: Hillsborough, NC
I'm heading to Dallas in a few weeks and was hoping that someone could tell me the two best BBQ restaurants in Dallas. I'll be staying in the vicinity of the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, but will have a rental car to get around a bit. I only ask for two spots as I'm traveling with someone else and they aren't into Q as much as I am. Only going to be there 2 1/2 days.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Post Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:53 am
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I rarely get to Dallas and have only eaten there once or twice, but not BBQ. I probably wouldn't know a "good" BBQ joint if it reached out an slapped me 'cause I'm so used to eatin' my own now. :lol:

Here are some past suggestions though:

http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hp?p=85795
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... p?p=154871
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hp?p=82497
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hp?p=80904
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hp?p=76175
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hp?p=73261
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hp?p=68520

I ate at a Red, Hot & Blue in southern Missouri and it was alright. I've heard tell that Bone Daddy's in like the "Hooter's" of BBQ joints as far as atmosphere.

Hope you find a good place and have a safe trip. :)
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Post Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:59 am
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Location: Lewisville, TX
Another_Q_Lover wrote:
I'm heading to Dallas in a few weeks and was hoping that someone could tell me the two best BBQ restaurants in Dallas. I'll be staying in the vicinity of the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, but will have a rental car to get around a bit. I only ask for two spots as I'm traveling with someone else and they aren't into Q as much as I am. Only going to be there 2 1/2 days.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.


Unfortunately, Dallas isn't the greatest place in the world for BBQ, but there are a few spots. I'm not sure why there isn't much great BBQ in Dallas, but it seems the best BBQ in the state is in the Hill Country.

Here are a few:

Although I've never been myself (the hours are a bit odd), there is a place called North Main BBQ in Euless, TX which is about 5-10 minutes from the airport. I've been told by numerous people it is a great place for some good Q. They are open on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00AM-9:00PM and Sundays from 11:00AM-4:00PM. Address is 406 N Main St, Euless, TX 76039. Hopefully you're in town when they're open.

Aside from there, there is a place in Coppell, TX called Hard Eight (a personal favorite of mine). It is also very close to the airport, again, around 5-10 minutes away. The address is 688 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell, TX 75019. They are open on a little more normal schedule. Mon-Thurs 10:30AM-9:00PM, Fri-Sat 10:30AM-10:00PM, Sun 10:30AM-3:00PM.

And then there is Sonny Bryan's. They have a location in Las Colinas which is about 10 minutes from the airport. 4030 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75038. Open daily from 11:00AM-8:30PM.

Hopefully that is a good starter for suggestions. If you try North Main BBQ, let me know how it is.

Joel
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Post Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:02 pm

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Location: Hillsborough, NC
Unfortunately, I'll only be in the Dallas area on Tuesday through Thursday so I won't have an opportunity to try "North Main BBQ". We will plan on stopping at "Sonny Bryan's" on Inwood Road (the original). Is there another "Must See" q-joint nearby?

Post Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:16 am
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I can't think of any places off the top of my head that are in the vicinity. However, if you want just about the best burger in Dallas there is a joint called Maple & Motor that is around the corner from the original Sonny Bryan's.
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Post Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:27 pm

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Location: Hillsborough, NC
Well I actually was able to hit three Q-joints in the DWF area. As soon as we landed (about 1:30) we headed to Sonny Bryant's on Inwood Rd. It was quite a unique experience with the shack and benches with school desk tops, but the brisket was pretty good - fairly tender and good flavor. I was also impressed with the pulled pork - I didn't think that I'd get good pork in Texas.
That night for dinner we hit Big Racks BBQ & Sports Grill in Grapevine. The pulled pork was the best that I've ever put in my mouth in a restaurant, and the scenery wasn't too bad either!!! My first experience with a breasteraunt other than Hooters.
The next evening for dinner we hit Hard Eights in Coppel and I was again impressed with their brisket. Their pulled pork left a bit to be desired, but the beans made up for it. If you've been there you know what I mean. It was Jeep night and there were about 50 jeeps in the parking lot!!!

So much for my two day epoch in Dallas! I hope to get back there some day to try some more Q!

Post Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:37 pm
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Location: Lewisville, TX
Hard Eight just started serving pulled pork a few months ago, so maybe they're just getting used to making it.

As for Big Rack's, I haven't been since they changed names to that. I'll have to go back and try it again I suppose. I've been there before when it was called Cutie Pie's. I always got the idea it was more about the scenery than the food kinda like a Hooters or Twin Peaks. Sounds like they stuck with the "scenery" idea.
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