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Bartley's Bar-B-Q

413 East Northwest Highway, Grapevine, TX 76051
817 481 3212
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Ranked #46 of 201 restaurants in Grapevine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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87% Recommend
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Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was looking for some good BBQ on a recent business trip and Bartley's came up. It was near the route from the airport, so I thought I'd give it a try. I was not disappointed. Behind that humble strip mall store front is some very good BBQ. I was meet by the wonderful smell of smoke and spice as... More

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Fort Worth
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Went on a Wednesday and decided to try the Daily Special which was the half chicken plate. The chicken was dry and looked like it was left over from lunch. The sides were also in terrible condition especially the Mac n Cheese which was clumpy. The sides were cold from the time we served them to the trip to the... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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195 reviews 195 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I was feeling up for BBQ and my fiancée was game so we drove over to Bartleys, knowing its on Texas Monthly top 50 BBQ places in the "world". I had driven by it before and remembered that it's in a strip mall, but don't let that fool you. The BBQ is good. When my fiancée mentioned we'd never been... More

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Dallas, Texas
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210 reviews 210 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Despite the print media kudos, almost all of Bartley's Yelp reviews since the Texas Monthly list came out have been horrendous, mostly one and two-star ratings. TripAdvisor and Urbanspoon yielded better results, but not by much. Even Texas Monthly's own website only rated Bartley's a 4 out of 5. I had a hard time reconciling all of the harsh criticism... More

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I was in Dallas with family for one night on a layover to Cancun. I read an article on the 25 best places to eat BBQ and Bartley's was on the list and it was the closest to our hotel so we decided to give it a try. Food is served cafeteria style and it's located in a strip mall,... More

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Grapevine, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Really nice folks, but the place is DIRTY, from the bathroom to the soda fountain that had a few floors that were "out". The food tasted alright but it might as well have new from a chain. I had planned on going to the bakery next door but I saw too many flies in the BBQ place. And the horse... More

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Brandon, Florida, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Don't let the location or outside appearance fool you. This is a local, non-chain restaurant the has excellent Bar B-Q is what is an average setting. Had excellent brisket that was paired with the perfectly balance liquid B-Q sauce for dripping that enhanced, not overwhelming the flavor of the meet. Fair price for great food. Sides were tasty but kind... More

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Flower Mound, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Great bologna and hot links. The ribs are fall off the bone tender. Fresh made fries and great pintos made this trip awesome

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Have been going to Bartley's for years and have never had a bad meal. Great ribs, brisket, and fried catfish (Fridays only).

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Dallas, TX
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This is a great hole in the wall BBQ restaurant that we go to over and over again. You WILL smell like BBQ smoke after eating here and that may be why the ceiling was painted brown. The BBQ is great and the best value is the Po-Boy which comes with sides. The Pepper poppers are great and different (basically... More

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