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North Richland Hills, Texas
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219 reviews 219 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I'm not much of a BBQ fan, but as far as BBQ goes, you can't beat Bartley's. They've been around for over 30 years that I know of. They have the best potato salad and the best barbeque around.

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed this barbecue which was tender and had good smoky flavor. I got a pecan cobbler ("like pecan pie without the crust," the cashier told me) and my husband and I shared it. It was just as she described it, and very rich.

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Grapevine, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Drive past Bartleys every day. Ordered a meat platter to go for some friends coming over for the game. The chopped brisket was excellent, and the Mac and cheese was so creamy. Also really like the rolls provided by the bakery next door.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Bartley's came highly recommended in several TX mags and it lived up to expectations. Don't let the whole in the wall look and cafeteria style self serve sides fool you. I loved the ribs and the sausage the best. Both had great flavor and weren't overly smokey. Fried okra and maple flavored beans were delicious. Can't beat the price either.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Bartley's is fantastic! Great bbq and great sides. Friendly service. Don't let the location fool you -- this place is fantastic!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Always on the prowl for good bbq, Bartley's showed up on a "best in Dallas" list and while it has some merit, it also had some room for improvement. We went in early evening, 5:30, and the meats were good, but all the sides looked dried up and old. The lady offered to cook up some fresh tots, but then... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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218 reviews 218 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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240 reviews 240 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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Additional Information about Bartleys BBQ

Address: 413 E Northwest Highway, Grapevine, TX 76051
Phone Number: 817-481-3212
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Grapevine
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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