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Mike89406
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Where To Eat In Dallas...

Sun May 01, 2016 1:57 am

I'm going to Dallas the week after next for training at my new job at Southwest Airlines and will be staying at a hotel Olin the downtown area. I was wondering where to find good Texas BBQ. Any suggestions are appreciated since I'm not familiar with the area.

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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Sun May 01, 2016 4:55 am

go to maps.google.com, type in "BBQ, Dallas, TX"

enjoy!
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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Sun May 01, 2016 6:52 pm

When I lived in Dallas my favorite BBQ place was a place called the "Hard 8" in Coppell, Texas, just north of DFW airport. If
you have the time and access to a car you will want to eat at the "Hard 8". It is about 20 miles northwest of downtown.
 
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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Mon May 02, 2016 1:10 am

Get a rental car and explore the metroplex.
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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Mon May 02, 2016 2:07 am

Sonny Bryan's was decent, but I agree with the others go exploring outside of downtown
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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Mon May 02, 2016 5:03 am

I think most of the better BBQ places are in Ft. Worth. If you change your mind and want chicken, Babe's chicken in Arlington is awesome.
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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Mon May 02, 2016 5:28 am

The best Dallas BBQ is at Angelo's in Ft Worth... Barring that, Hard 8 is good indeed.
 
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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Mon May 02, 2016 5:48 am

Quoting stlgph (Reply 1):
Quoting FriscoHeavy (Reply 3):

I'll be in Dallas from the 9th and fly home on Friday the 13th so I won't have a lot of time to explore the city since I'll be in class during the day.

Quoting dfwjim1 (Reply 2):
Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 5):
Quoting blueflyer (Reply 6):

I'll look in to those places thanks for those suggestions so far.
 
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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Mon May 02, 2016 2:53 pm

Quoting dfwjim1 (Reply 2):

When I lived in Dallas my favorite BBQ place was a place called the "Hard 8" in Coppell, Texas, just north of DFW airport.

Interesting place but mediocre BBQ.

Will second Babes chicken, closest is probably Carrollton.
Lots of interesting places in the Love Field area, I'd ask the SWA staff. The'll probably lament the closure of Club Schmitz (rightfully so!) but will steer you in the right direction.
 
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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Mon May 02, 2016 3:10 pm

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 6):

Forgot about Angelos...are they still cash only?
 
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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Mon May 02, 2016 3:28 pm

Ten years ago, in response to the question, "Where can I get good barbecue in Dallas?" - the response was "Austin."

No longer so.

There are several very good options which are convenient to Downtown - two I highly recommend (my experience is very recent, and my standards, high):

1. Lockhart Barbecue in Oak Cliff:

http://www.lockhartsmokehouse.com/

This is my first choice in town, and they have yet to disappoint.

2. Pecan Lodge, in Deep Ellum (Or, as my wife calls it, "Deep Elmer"):

http://www.pecanlodge.com/

It is also very good, and I would not turn it down.

Both have brisket which is moist, good, and requires no sauce (though you can, of course, use sauce if you choose). The jalapeno sausage at Lockhart is excellent, as is the spicy cole slaw.

I am getting hungry just typing all this.

Enjoy!
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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Mon May 02, 2016 11:11 pm

Quoting Mike89406 (Thread starter):
I was wondering where to find good Texas BBQ

I'd listen to Sccutler

Quoting sccutler (Reply 10):
2. Pecan Lodge, in Deep Ellum (Or, as my wife calls it, "Deep Elmer"):

http://www.pecanlodge.com/

It is also very good, and I would not turn it down.

Problem with the Pecan Lodge is its stingy hours. Open 11-3pm from Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday; 10am-11pm Fridays and Saturdays.
If you can manage to take a long lunch break, it's well worth the trip--it's in Deep Ellum, just east of Downtown.

The two local chains are Dickey's and Sonny Bryan's.

If you are going to be in classes at SWA HQ at Love Field, I'd consider visiting Mike Anderson's BBQ (lunch only) or Smokey John's, since both are relatively nearby.
 
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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Tue May 03, 2016 5:14 am

Quoting dfwjim1 (Reply 2):

Excellent Choice!!! Less than a mile from my home in Coppell yet on the way during my daily commute. Always have the window down when passing by so the car has bbq smells.
 
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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Tue May 03, 2016 6:29 am

Quoting dfwjim1 (Reply 9):
Forgot about Angelos...are they still cash only?

Now that you make me think about it... I think they've entered the age of plastic. But I always bring cash. Old habits and all that.
 
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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Tue May 03, 2016 7:46 am

I don't have any suggestions, but congrats with the new job!
 
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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Tue May 03, 2016 1:36 pm

Quoting notdownnlocked (Reply 12):

Before moving to Florida I used to live in Coppell near 121 and Denton Tap and, yes, I would often drive by the Hard 8 on the way home from work. Thought I would pass out from the good smells coming from the Hard 8.
 
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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Tue May 03, 2016 11:19 pm

The Hard 8 is, by the way, always an excellent option, but nowhere near downtown Dallas. My favorite location is Stephenville, where the restaurant is across the highway from the Stephenville Municipal Airport (KSEP), and a very popular stop for pilots and their lucky passengers.
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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Wed May 04, 2016 2:35 pm

If you find yourself in a mood for Tex-Mex food and don't mind driving about 45-minutes or so into Fort Worth (depending on where you are in Dallas), then consider making a trip to eat at "Joe T. Garcia's" restaurant.

Here is the address:

2201 N Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX 76106-8586
TEL: (817) 626-4356
www.joet.com (I think).

I have to admit that I have not been there in a couple of decades, but if the food is still as good as it was then, you will not be disappointed.
Be sure to call first and see if reservations are required (it is a popular restaurant with limited seating) and also if they have started taking credit cards or not -- back when I last ate there, it was a cash only business.
When you arrive, host/hostess seating you, will ask if you have ever been there before - answer "No", and they will explain the menu(s) and also give you a list of the daily specials when are not on the regular menu. The chefs are given the freedom to purchase fresh ingredients daily, and they frequently add custom "one-day-only" items of their choosing, which are usually quite good.

Bon Appetit!

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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Wed May 04, 2016 5:52 pm

Quoting nickh (Reply 17):

If you find yourself in a mood for Tex-Mex food and don't mind driving about 45-minutes or so into Fort Worth (depending on where you are in Dallas), then consider making a trip to eat at "Joe T. Garcia's" restaurant.

Joe T's is legend. Been eating there since I was a wee one, and I am older than dirt.
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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Wed May 04, 2016 7:03 pm

Snider Plaza is located in University Park, not very far from downtown Dallas. One of my favorite places in Dallas is there, Bandito's Tex-Mex and Cantina. Peggy Sue's BBQ and Bubba's are also very good if you're looking for something different and inexpensive.

Great margaritas at Bandito's!

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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Thu May 05, 2016 3:11 am

Quoting sccutler (Reply 18):
Joe T's is legend.

Apparently it's not just politics that separate us. Joe T's is Tex-Mex for gringos! I get dragged there two or three times a year for a corporate function or a vendors lunch and I am always underwhelmed.

Throw a stone two or three blocks away from Joe T and you'll hit a taqueria or tortilleria that is way better... I can think of 2 or 3 going up on 25th St alone. Joe T is not worth the drive from Dallas. Might as well go to Uncle Julio's!
 
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RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

Fri May 06, 2016 2:13 am

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 20):

Quoting sccutler (Reply 18):
Joe T's is legend.

Apparently it's not just politics that separate us. Joe T's is Tex-Mex for gringos!

Funny!

I don't claim it's the best, just that it is legendary.
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