Where to eat BBQ in Dallas

5 places to eat BBQ in Dallas: the tenderest brisket, pork and beef ribs, sausage and sides like potato salad, slaw, baked beans #dallas #BBQ #travel

There are many places to eat BBQ in Dallas, probably so many that choosing one can be difficult. Worry not! I put together a list of BBQ restaurants in different neighbourhoods to help you decide Oak Lawn, Design District, Bishop Arts District, Deep Ellum, and West Dallas.

Pecan Lodge (Deep Ellum)

5 places to eat BBQ in Dallas: the tenderest brisket, pork and beef ribs, sausage and sides like potato salad, slaw, baked beans #dallas #BBQ #travel

Pecan Lodge does counter service, so get there veeeery early -11 am or earlier at weekends- if you want to avoid long waits. Anyway, the food is worth it. Their brisket, pork and beef ribs, sausages are delicious, as are the sides. 

Slow Bone (Design District)

Slow Bone is a   no-frills BBQ restaurant where the food is the real star. I was pleasantly surprised by their Brussels sprouts casserole. They also serve fried chicken. Look at this brisket, for Pete’s sake!  

18th and Vine (Oak Lawn)

18th and Vine serves Kansas City-style BBQ in an upscale setting. What’s different about Kansas BBQ? The tomato-based sauce. Mind you, everything else here is good! I really liked the renovated old house. The traditional Southern porch is nice in the spring and warm winter days. 

Lockhart Smokehouse (Bishop Arts District)

5 places to eat BBQ in Dallas: the tenderest brisket, pork and beef ribs, sausage and sides like potato salad, slaw, baked beans #dallas #BBQ #travel

You can see the smokers lovingly cradling that Central-Texas BBQ at Lockhart Smokehouse. You order at the counter and bring your meat wrapped in butcher paper to your table. As in most BBQ places, you pick up your condiments, bread, or beans from a condiment station. You can also sit at the bar.

Smoke (West Dallas)

Smoke’s BBQ is excellent, but don’t you dare miss the bacon smoked in-house! It’s superb. If you fancy something sweet, try their key lime pie. The meringue is a mile high! (figuratively speaking, of course). 

Do you have a favourite place for BBQ in Dallas? Mention it in the comments section. 

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5 places to eat BBQ in Dallas: the tenderest brisket, pork and beef ribs, sausage and sides like potato salad, slaw, baked beans #dallas #BBQ #travel

Roast Restaurant at Borough Market

Roast. The name of this restaurant makes my heart flutter. Roast beef. Roast pork belly. Roast chicken. Roast potatoes. Roastly goodness all round.

I came across Roast quite by chance, looking for a nice restaurant in London. I looked at their menu online and knew we had to try it. I made a reservation for two and waited until Saturday night.

Roast is located inside Borough Market, London’s best, in my opinion, food market. That is surely a good sign. By the time we arrived, the market stalls were closed. We wandered a bit among the ghostly scent of cheese, truffles, Serrano hams, olive oils, bread, and fresh produce.

Roast Restaurant

We took the lift to the first floor. Two lovely receptionists took our coats and led us to our table. We were seated in the bar area, next to the windows. However, the table was too low for my tall husband, so we requested another table. Not a problem. They seated us in the main restaurant. We had great views of the neighbourhood below and St. Paul’s dome beyond the railway tracks.

The bar divides the bar area from the main dining room. It’s all very modern and very spacious. I could go on about the décor and ambiance but I know you want to know about the food.

Starters

I ordered the soup of the day: asparagus, creamy and delicious. Sean had the Scotch egg with Lorne sausage and piccalilli, also very good and cooked well.

Mains

I popped my beef Wellington cherry. And yes, the earth moved for me. Fillet of beef Wellington is Saturday’s special and it comes with roast potatoes. The beef came medium rare, which is as rare as I can stomach meat. The mushroom paste had lots of flavor but didn’t overpower the beef.

Roast - beef Wellington

Sean had the pork belly with mashed potato and Bramley apple sauce. The pork belly melted in the mouth. Sheer bliss.

Roast - pork belly

Deserts

Sean had the Bramley apple and rhubarb crumble tart with English vanilla custard and I had the Bakewell tart with pear butter and pouring cream. Both were delightful.

Roast - bakewell tart

Service

Attentive and friendly.

Their motto is “Deliciously British.” I couldn’t agree more.

Disclaimer: I wasn’t comped a meal nor was I given anything in return for this review. The folks at Roast don’t even know I’m writing this! I wanted to show that there is great food in London.

Roast Restaurant inside Borough Market serves delicious British food. Great food, great views, great location in London.

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