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8 of the best BBQ joints in the DFW Metroplex

8 of the best BBQ joints in the DFW Metroplex

Who doesn’t love a good barbecue? If you are looking for the best spots in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, here’s a list to get you started.

  1. Cattleack BBQ
    13628 Gamma Road, Dallas, TX 75244

    Open only on Thursdays, Fridays, and every first Saturday of the month, this acclaimed catering company offers an unforgettable Texas BBQ experience with a distinct featured menu item each week. An all-time favorites here is the massive “Toddfather,” the sausage, brisket, and pulled pork sandwich named after Cattleack’s founder, Todd David.

  2. Hutchins Barbeque
    1301 North Tennessee Street, McKinney, TX 75069
    9225 Preston Road, Frisco, TX 75033

    The company opened its doors in 1978 as “Roy’s Smokehouse” and its furnaces haven’t stopped burning since. Visit for their famous smoked brisket
    and take a bite of their weekend special, the Texas Twinkie – a brisket and cream cheese-stuffed jalapeño wrapped in thick-cut bacon.

  3. Longoria’s BBQ
    100 Christopher Drive, Everman, TX 76140

    Care for some brisket sausage? Then you are talking Longoria’s language. This family-owned joint is an open secret among meat aficionados from all over the Lone Star State.

  4. Meshack’s Bar-B-Que Shack
    240 East Avenue B, Garland, TX 75040

    Since 2009, Travis Mayes has been delighting Texans with filling rib plates and loaded “Da Jasper” sandwiches. All orders are meant for carryout,
    because this literal shack doesn’t even have chairs and tables – just stumps of pecan wood to rest your legs. Meshack’s exceptional briskets, pork sausages, and turkey legs keep people coming back for more though.

  5. Off the Bone Barbeque
    1734 South Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75215

    Built on award-winning chef Dwight Harvey’s culinary vision, this renowned gourmet barbecue restaurant is beloved around the Dallas-Fort Worth area for its selection of southern-style comfort food favorites. The exquisite meats are perfectly matched with delicious, homemade sides that include coleslaw, potato salad, and baked beans.

  6. Peggy Sue BBQ
    6600 Snider Plaza, Dallas, TX 75205

    If you are looking for something different, head to Peggy Sue to try a smoked chicken salad, jalapeño cheese sausage, or turkey breast. Even though its menu keeps evolving, this classic BBQ joint maintains the retro 1950s vibe from its early days, back when it was known as “Howard and Peggy’s.”

  7. Pecan Lodge
    2702 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226

    If people are willing to wait for an hour for their food, then you know it’s a place where you are getting something good. Order “The Trough” to sample the wide range of flavorful meats that this Dallas dining icon offers.

  8. Smokey John’s Bar-B-Q
    1820 West Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75235

    Smokey John’s is an institution in the Dallas-Fort Worth dining scene, having satisfied Southern barbecue lovers since 1976. Sink your teeth into a tender piece of traditional hickory wood-smoked brisket, glazed ribs, or fried catfish, then finish off with a sweet buttermilk pie or peach cobbler for a meal you won’t forget.

Want to find other top dining, shopping, and lifestyle destinations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area? Let the Wanda Charles Group show you around. Call us at 317.674.6949 or send an email to wanda(dotted)charles(at)cbdfw(dotted)com today.