Over the past several years, Dallas has experienced a barbecue renaissance of sorts, opening some of the state’s finest smokehouses in rapid succession. To be sure, it’s a good time to be a smoked meats enthusiast in Dallas and Fort Worth.
But where does one find the best barbecue in Dallas-Fort Worth? Well, that all depends on what you’re looking for. Each of these 19 smoke-stained eateries is unique in its own right, with offerings ranging from pit-blackened chicken wings to succulent brisket and gigantic beef ribs.
Consider this guide to Dallas-Fort Worth’s best purveyors of brisket, sausage, ribs, and more an essential barbecue bucket list.
3. Cattleack Barbeque
Dallas, TX 75244
From 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays only, score what is arguably Dallas’ most compelling barbecue. Feeling ambitious? Take on the Toddfather, a hulking sandwich topped with a hot link, sliced brisket, and pulled pork.