Once upon a time, Dallas had a reputation for having sub-par BBQ (an ugly rumor started by Houstonians, no doubt). However, nothing could be further from the truth as these twelve culinary gems attest. From food trucks to ritzy eateries, these restaurants show the world (and Houston), that DFW great BBQ places come in all shapes and sizes, can be found anywhere in the Metroplex, and their goodies are finger-licking, lip-smacking, melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
Behold, the tasty dozen. Enjoy.
Cattleack Barbeque (13628 Gamma Rd., Addison)
Free beer while you wait, people. FREE. COLD. BEER. And that’s not the best reason to come to Cattleack, not even remotely. The food is. Try their signature sandwich, “the Toddfather,” consisting of brisket, pulled pork and hot link, and named after Todd David, head pit master and owner. If you order just the meats, try the brisket. It’s fatty and doesn’t need sauce. The ribs are tender and moist with a peppery crust. For sides, try the loaded baked beans or the cheesy jalapeno grits. Save room for dessert and get the Crack Cake. It’s addictive. Open only on Thursdays and Fridays for lunch between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., but sometimes they sell out way before 2 p.m. so come early. They do take-out, eat-in (if you’re lucky to find a spot), and catering.