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1800 South Akard, Dallas, TX 75215
+1 214-428-7427
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11:00 am - 5:45 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 5:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 6:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Description: Great Memphis style BBQ south of downtown Dallas.Great selection of dry...
Great Memphis style BBQ south of downtown Dallas.Great selection of dry rubbed meats.Tasty veggies,meat salads,and more!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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A friend has been telling ma about this place, we finally went to eat there today and I was very pleasantly surprised. We ordered the Rib Sandwich which is four ribs with two slices of white bread, BBQ sauce, pickles and a side, I had the slaw my friend had the beans. Don't be mislead by the name... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Wayne E
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

A friend has been telling ma about this place, we finally went to eat there today and I was very pleasantly surprised. We ordered the Rib Sandwich which is four ribs with two slices of white bread, BBQ sauce, pickles and a side, I had the slaw my friend had the beans. Don't be mislead by the name, the Rib... More 

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Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

You so need to try this place. We had the ribs, Cornish hen, potato salad, baked beans and corn. Everything was yummy! The baked beans included ground beef and a good deal of spice. Cornish hen was tender and seasoned really well. Ribs were awesome. Don't not try this place!!!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I ordered a beef plate and ate and ate and ate. The food was delicious but I finally had to give up because I was in pain from being stuffed. I judge a good bbq place by its slaw, this place passed with flying colors.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Baby Back Shak captures the true essence of slow smoked BBQ. The ribs are always tender, juicy, wrapped in a wonderful dry rub. BBQ sauce is optional because these ribs really don't need it. This restaurant offers a wide veriety of meats and sides. The service is great. When in Dallas Baby Back Shak is not to be missed.

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We saw this restaurant showcased in the television show Hungry Investors and since we were visiting the area we decided to venture downtown to taste the wonder. Unfortunately, Shak wasn't there, but it was still fun to go. I'm not used to very large cities so I was a bit apprehensive at the location and the bars on the door,... More 

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Irving, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Run down exterior, but looks are deceiving. Walk up ordering and self serve drinks. Friendly and helpful staff. Very clean, small seating near counter, but bigger dining area through doorway. Order brought promptly. Ribs were extremely tender, great rub and delicious. The brisket had good bark and was tasty but was a little tough, maybe it was an end piece.... More 

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Shady Side, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The ribs, brisket and sides at this restaurant were delicious. We had people recommend fancy places to get barbecue but I'm glad we listened to our hearts and opted for the smaller less travelled establishment. If you want good authentic Texas barbecue try this place...just like home cooking!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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257 reviews 257 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Apparently both the Shak's interior and exterior recently got a complete overhaul. It has a hoppin' jazzy atmosphere. The dining room is clean and open and slightly trendy, which is par for the course in Dallas, but not necessarily for barbecue joints in general. This all seems to fit with their stated slogan: "Taste the sound of Memphis BBQ." It's... More 

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Pie Town, New Mexico
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We waited in line to order for about 20 minutes. A lot of the slowness was because people kept popping in to pick their phone-in takeout orders, and the sole cashier had to stop to ring them up. Maybe takeout's the way to go here. Anyway, I got a three-meat platter with brisket, links, and ribs. The links were good,... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Ok from the outside its not much to look at. Ok from the INSIDE its not much to look at, but it is without a doubt some of the best BBQ this side of Memphis. They don't just do brisket which is what most folks in Texas call BBQ. It's ribs poultry and some of the most amazing fresh smoked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1800 South Akard, Dallas, TX 75215
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 214-428-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Description

Great Memphis style BBQ south of downtown Dallas.Great selection of dry rubbed meats.Tasty veggies,meat salads,and more!
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 5:45 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:45 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:45 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:45 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 6:45 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:45 pm

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