The next stop on my Texas culinary adventure is to Lockhart Smoke House located in the Bishops Arts District, Dallas, TX. Lockharts is true Texas BBQ and it has the reputation to prove it. Lockharts has scored a spot on many top BBQ lists and has won awards for serving delicious, finger lickin’ smoked meats including brisket, pork, chicken, sausage, turkey and ribs. They also serve beer to wash it all down with. See how they ranked.
Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 bites
Price: 3.5 out of 5 bites
Quality/Taste: 4.5 out of 5 bites
Service: 4 out of 5 bites
Wow Factor: 4 out of 5 bites (experience and sides)
Lockhart doesn’t have servers (cept at the bar) so when you first walk in, it’s a good idea to snag a table while someone else in your party heads to the back of the joint to order.
All the meats are sold by the 1/2 lb, and the sides are sold, well, as sides (small or large). We wanted to try a little bit of everything so we got brisket, ribs, and a whole lotta sides.
Brisket and Ribs: Tender, smokey, rich flavor. Delicious alone or slathered in barbecue sauce.
Mac and Cheese: Creamy and simply without all the bread crumbs or browned cheese on top. This mac and cheese reminded of the velvety, silky-ness of Velveeta with an oven baked taste.
Lockhart Slaw: Crispy chopped slaw with a bit of a kick. The trio of crunchy slaw, creamy, rich dressing, and heat was killer.
Deviled Eggs: Rotates daily with a different meat filling. I honestly don’t know what meat we ended up getting, but it was delicious. One of the best eggs I’ve ever had. The filling was smooth and creamy with a slight kick.
Potato Salad: Smokey, creamy, tangy, with chunks of brisket. Seriously, the best tater salad we’ve ever had. It didn’t last and our only complaint was that we didn’t order more.
Smoked Baked Beans: Chock-full of chopped brisket and smoked onions. The way baked beans should taste! Smokey and sweet.
The meats are dished up on butcher paper (I know, right) so I ripped off a piece, spooned on some sides, and went to town.
Lockharts offers pickles (sour or hot and spicy), red onions, jalapenos, and BBQ sauces to pair with your meal. They also give you good ol’ white bread to help shovel all the delicious grub in your belly. I can see why Lockharts has been voted a top BBQ place. It was great to experience authentic Texas BBQ all while getting a little messy. All you can eat pickles? Yes, please!
A big shout out to my brother, Jay for inviting us to the Big D!
And also to my lovely mother for exploring Dallas with us
After dinner, we decided to walk off our meal and stopped into Whitehall Exchange for a drink. Apparently, Moscow Mules are pretty popular as well as delicious. And, yes, they do taste better in the copper mug.