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Danken Trail B-B-Q

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7702 Desiard St, Monroe, LA 71203-4946
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
Best Barbque in Monroe

We love to eat here. The staff is great and the food is consistently good. Very Casual atmosphere. Lots of food for the price. Great place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Monroe, Louisiana
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Monroe, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to eat here. The staff is great and the food is consistently good. Very Casual atmosphere. Lots of food for the price. Great place.

1 Thank Katesmimi
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can eat in or take out. Serving line approach means quick service. The meats are good but not world class. I like the chicken and brisket but would avoid the sausage. The meat is not very smokey. The veggies(sides) are really very good. The employees are very friendly, which is rare in north Louisiana.

1 Thank A6908YZwilliamd
Monroe, Louisiana
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324 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

It is an absolute delight to dine at Danken Trail in Monroe. My wife and I visited recently for lunch and ordered the three-rib barbecue plate with baked beans and cold slaw and bread. The barbecue ribs were the best I have ever eaten in a Louisiana restaurant. The baked beans were the best I have ever eaten in a... More 

1 Thank jrsmith8
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

My husband flies into the area often and showed me this restaurant. There's ribs, chicken, po-boys, brisket..anything that you could want that's barbecue. The meats are delicious, but dry without sauce. You can choose up to 3. My husband is a fan of Danken's baked beans, though he doesn't prefer baked beans. That says something! The restaurant is spacious and... More 

Thank dcb602
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Louisiana is not the state you think of when BBQ is discussed, but I'm an addict and I need my fix. When I travel I always look for BBQ in as many places as possible. Really the only friendly employee was the cashier (very pleasant). The two working the food line didn't seem like they wanted to be there, but... More 

Thank Dayan I
Zanesville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We weren't sure of this place but were pleasantly surprised' you give your meat order and move down the line kinda Cafeteria style and choose from two of the many sides. We had 3 ribs I had green beans, 1/2 side of potato salad and 1/2 side of coleslaw all was very good, J had baked beans and mac-n-cheese his... More 

Thank Judy W
Monroe, Louisiana
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Simply put, there is no place, at least not in North America, where you can get better barbecue. Slow cooked---the meats are never dried out or tough. They make their own bread on site for Texas toast and their po-boys. Very good peach cobbler and banana pudding. Everything on the menu is good. I love the sliced turkey po-boy and... More 

Thank 63TimeTraveler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

My husband and I visit Danken Trail on a regular basis as a matter a fact we ate there tonight. Why? The food is always delicious and the price is always fantastic ! ! !Try it for yourself I truly believe you will agree!

Thank Lavonne J
Bastrop, Louisiana
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141 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

I tried several different meats and all of them were tasty. The sides were also very good. Everything was clean and the staff was friendly. I'm looking forward to trying them again soon.

Thank Brenolan
Madisonville, Louisiana
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29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

My meat was a little dry but their sauces and sides are good! Definitely a good experience as far as customer service goes as well! Thanks!

Thank HJCro79

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7702 Desiard St, Monroe, LA 71203-4946
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: 318-343-0773

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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