Texas February 05, 2019
This Authentic Texas Barbecue Trail Is A Food Lover’s Dream Come True
There’s a reason why so many barbecue joints around the US describe their cooking as “Texas style.” That’s because here in the Lone Star State, we’ve perfected the art of perfectly smoked meats. Whether you’re a resident or are simply passing through, there’s no better way to embrace this delicacy than touring our authentic Texas barbecue trail. The following route will take you to 6 of the most mouthwatering local joints around the Dallas area. And the best news of all? You can schedule a private tour with
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1. Hutchins BBQ
Our tour of Texas barbecue begins just north of Dallas in McKinney. You'll smell the smoker as soon as you pull into the parking lot. Specialties like brisket-stuffed jalapeños and burnt tips are the reason this spot has such a strong following. Plus the meat is cooked to melt-in-your-mouth perfection. And in case this wasn't temptation enough, Hutchins also offers a menu of free desserts! Choose favorites such as banana pudding or soft serve ice cream to end your meal with a bang. Address: 1301 N Tennessee St, McKinney, TX 75069.
2. Peggy Sue BBQ
Located near the SMU campus, Peggy Sue BBQ is an authentic Texas barbecue joint whose recipes have stood the test of time. While they have all the classic barbecue offerings (including delicious burnt tips), you might also try some of their incredible sandwiches. Photographed above is the delicious smoked turkey barbecue sandwich. And if you're hankering for dessert, don't hesitate to order the fried apricot pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Address: 6600 Snider Plaza, Dallas, TX 75205.
3. Pecan Lodge
Pecan Lodge is considered by many to be the absolute best barbecue in Dallas, and possibly in the whole state of Texas. The line during lunchtime may test your patience, but rest assured, the food will be well worth your wait. Pork ribs, brisket, fried chicken, sausage...you name it! After you wait in line, you and your friends can grab a picnic table outside, outfitted with a roll of paper towels. That's how you know this barbecue means business. People also rave about the cole slaw and homemade peach cobbler. Address: 2702 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226.
4. Lockhart Smokehouse
Lockhart Smokehouse is a true Texas experience. This is the kind of place that values time-tested recipes and quality over quantity. The menu is somewhat limited, but you'll be delighted when you see the meat cut to order right before your eyes. Decadent sides include baked beans, mac & cheese, and spicy potato salad. Lockhart Smokehouse is considered one of the very best Dallas barbecue joints, and it won't take you long to understand why. Address: 400 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208.
5. Smokey John's BBQ & Home Cooking
Famous Smokey John's BBQ may seem underwhelming from the exterior, but this place is nothing short of an institution in the Dallas barbecue scene. Step inside and you'll be greeted by the heavenly smell of smoked meats and homemade sides. The food is served cafeteria-style, and the place is almost never empty. Whatever you decide to order will come with a healthy dose of Texas toast or homemade cornbread. You'll see why so many Texans swear by this family-run joint. Address: 1820 W Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75235.
Last but certainly not least, we arrive at Angelo's. Only in Texas could you find brisket served over a baked potato. These and other delightful menu items await you at Angelo's, which may not look like much from the outside, but packs a big punch in flavor. Since 1958, this unassuming joint has served up some of the best ribs in the business. You can also enjoy an ice cold beer on the side for a real treat. Address: 2533 White Settlement Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76107.
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