Where to Find The Best BBQ in Dallas

Texas is known for having some of the country’s best BBQ. People travel from all over the country to taste that famous Texas style specialty. For BBQ lovers heading to Texas, Dallas is the mecca. 

There are hundreds of BBQ joints in Dallas and all claim to have the best BBQ in town. However, just because the sign says it, doesn’t mean it’s the best. No worries, though. If you’re coming to Dallas, let us be your go-to BBQ resource!

Lockhart Smokehouse

Located in the Bishop Arts District, Lockhart Smokehouse is a staple on all of the lists that highlight Dallas’ best BBQ spots. What makes Lockhart Smokehouse unique is they are firm believers in flavor and tenderness, as evidenced by their  motto: “No sauce. No forks.”

Lockhart Smokehouse has been in business since 1948 and Pitmaster Tim McLaughlin continues to provide a consistent and delicious BBQ for the people of Dallas. 

Whether you’re looking for brisket, chicken, turkey, sausage, or ribs, Lockhart Smokehouse is a must stop on your Dallas BBQ tour. They are dedicated to their craft and have the smokers running around the clock. Their website says, “The fires never die because if the pits go out, the smokehouse shuts down.”

The Slow Bone

The Slow Bone is another BBQ giant in the Dallas area, but what really sets this pit apart from others on the list is the other parts of their menu that people rave about. If you can get one thing from The Slow Bone then you absolutely have to get some form of BBQ, but if that doesn’t leave you feeling full then you have to dig into the fried chicken. 

In addition to the main course, The Slow Bone has some pretty unique side dishes that sound pretty great. Jalapeño Mac & Cheese, Sweet Potato Praline, and their Horseradish Cream Potato Salad are all great dishes to pair with your BBQ. The one downfall to The Slow Bone is they’re only open from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day. So, if it’s on your list (and it should be!), plan accordingly.