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David's Barbeque

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Park Row, Arlington, TX 76013
817-261-9998
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Real BBQ

Fantastic BBQ in a very simple setting. This is not a fancy place, but the portions are oversized (it is Texas after all), the service friendly, and the atmosphere is like a hangout. And the free make your own ice cream cone is really a nice touch !

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
JBMartiniguy
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford, Connecticut
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93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic BBQ in a very simple setting. This is not a fancy place, but the portions are oversized (it is Texas after all), the service friendly, and the atmosphere is like a hangout. And the free make your own ice cream cone is really a nice touch !

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Thank JBMartiniguy
Mansfield, Texas, United States
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't go here for the decor or location. Just go for some of the best barbecue anywhere. All of the sides are excellent also.

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1 Thank Chris J
Arlington, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I have been going to David's Barbeque for years and their staff and barbeque menu are TOP QUALITY! I love their chopped beef, turkey, potato salad, and baked beans.

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1 Thank Blair1768
Arlington, Texas
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

whoa Trigger. day in day out the owner of this small establishment puts forth some of the best darn BBQ beef you will ever eat. oh yes, the bbq gurus ignore this place and frankly, please you so called gurus (call them snobs cause many of them do not know good food from sic em) do continue to ignore David's... More 

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1 Thank Jnalljr
Arlington, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Food is really good, friendly staff and owners, decor fair. Dinners are big. Good beef and chicken, potatoes salad and beans are good too. Will come back for the food.

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Thank J L
Arlington, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place is beyond words. The food is awesome (Ribs, Brisket & Smoked Turkey Breast), atmosphere is 'homey', and it's a great place for a lunch or dinner for family, friends or business. This place is a 4th Generation Barbeque from North Texas' famous Bryan family that opened first in 1910 (Bryan's Barbeque), then expanded in 1930 (Red Bryan's Smokehouse),... More 

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1 Thank Jim E
Arlington, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My friends and my taste buds agree that David's barbecue is absolutely delicious. The brisket is cooked just right with a consistently perfect smoke ring and they also have sausage and smoked turkey as well. The sides are always fresh and good. While you don't need sauce on the barbecue- it is good enough without it- the sauce has it's... More 

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1 Thank Don M
Mansfield, Texas
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Great BBQ. The portions are large and I love the cheese block that allows you to cut as much as you want. The water they serve taste horrible however and affects the taste of the soda as well. My only suggestion would be that they install a water filter to make it taste better.

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Thank Kevin H
Arlington, Texas
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The best ribs in Texas. All the BBQ is excellent and the staff make you feel home. Great place to take your friends from out of town. They have a unique picture collection with a lot of history

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1 Thank XXXMax2015
Texas
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The four-star rating is for the meat only. We have been buying David's BBQ for several years now; the quality of the meat is top notch and we have never been disappointed with the meat. However, the same cannot be said of the sides, none of which we like much. The soft serve vanilla ice cream is a real treat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Park Row, Arlington, TX 76013
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 817-261-9998

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?