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Best Dallas/Fort Worth Barbecue Restaurants

From smokehouse to hoghouse and roadhouse, we've rounded up the best in barbecue. Sure, preferences abound when it comes to matters of the grill. So maybe it's a pulled pork sandwich on squishy white bread you crave or Texas brisket with a side of coleslaw and sweet tea. One day you might like your ribs slathered and glazed in tomato sauce; the next day rubbed with special spices; and the next marinated and drenched in tangy vinegar. Whatever your pleasure, try these smokin' spots for the best barbecue around in Dallas/Fort Worth.


Angelo's Bar-B-Que Barbecue
2533 White Settlement Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
This is Fort Worth’s revered barbecue mecca. Take it or leave it, sticky fingers and all. More...

Buck's Prime Burgers
Quick Bite
1950 Market Center Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207

Buck's looks and feels like a country burger shack and is far better than its forlorn location would indicate. More...

Lockhart Smokehouse Barbecue
Quick Bite
400 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208
Bishop Arts spot with a family connection to the legendary Kreuz Market brings Central Texas-style barbecue to Dallas. More...

Pecan Lodge Barbecue
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Pecan Lodge, Dallas, TX Dallas Farmers' Market, Shed 2
920 S. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Unassuming mom-and-pop stand inside the Dallas Farmers' Market serves some of the city's best barbecue. More...

Peggy Sue BBQ Barbecue
Snider Plaza
6600 Snider Plz.
Dallas, TX 75205
A Park Cities staple for good barbecue, friendly service and fried pies in a nostalgic setting. More...

Railhead Smokehouse BBQ Barbecue
2900 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Plate or sandwich, chopped or sliced---barbecue is the name of the game. More...

Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse Barbecue
Quick Bite
2202 Inwood Rd.
Dallas, TX 75235
Sonny Bryan's has been famous for its barbecue since 1958. More...

Woodshed Smokehouse Barbecue
3201 Riverfront Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Texas is known for its barbecue, but you’ve never seen ’cue that even resembles chef Tim Love’s smoked meats and exotic game. More...

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