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Bodacious Bar-B-Q

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1206 E Division St, Arlington, TX 76011-7340
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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Good BBQ

I like their BBQ but I love to purchase their seasonings for beans and for meat. Easy to do and it tastes great

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Arlington, Texas
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Arlington, Texas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I like their BBQ but I love to purchase their seasonings for beans and for meat. Easy to do and it tastes great

Thank SnickerTwoodle
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This place is right outside of AT&T Stadium and we stopped on our way in to add some protein for our tailgate. The staff was nice, the ribs were terrific and they set us up for take away. Though we spent way more than we intended to (our fault mostly) it was worth it! Lots of ribs and beer and... More 

Thank Rich H
Astana, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

They were great about serving us to-go BBQ just before closing. The sausage was spicey, just as advertised, the smoked turkey was good, and sliced/chopped beef were tasty. The sauce is the only disappointment. It's not bad, but it's just not the best.

1 Thank S B
San Antonio, Texas
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Relaxed, homey feel. Good place to have some BBQ. We usually get the BBQ plate with two sides (corn and beans usually). Sauce is excellent..it's all about the sauce. Good for families, casual dates, or out with buddies.

1 Thank GLX1138
Frisco, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I've eaten here a few times. It is conveniently located near the Dallas Cowboy stadium and Texas Ranger ballpark. The building is old but the staff is friendly and the food is consistently tasty.

1 Thank MeAndMyLens
Nashville, Tennessee
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

underwhelming when you first walk in , but after you get your food , everything changes , outstanding ribs

Thank Paul H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We were shopping in Arlington nearby and Bodacious was recommended as the best in the area. The smells coming from inside when we were in the parking lot were mouthwatering. Very nondescript interior. You go through the line cafeteria style, pick your meats and pick your sides. We each had a rip plate with 2 sides, Mac & cheese and... More 

2 Thank Peter P
Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

It is not the least expensive for sure, but quality takes time. The brisket and ribs are superb and I love their sauce. All the meats are good. As with any place, stay away from corn on the cob. To keep it warm, it sits in hot water for hours and over cooks. It has the feel of being locally... More 

1 Thank dreamster
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

We were in Arlington for a visit and wanted some Texas BBQ. Bodacious was recommended as the best in the local area. Let's hope it's not. The meats were super mediocre and the fixin's were straight from a jar. Friendly service but that was about it. As a born and bred Yankee, I was not happy to say I get... More 

Thank DrFudi
Fort Worth, Texas
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I recently went back to Bodacious to see if their quality and service was as good as I remember. 10 years ago, when I worked near, Bodacious was a weekly treat. Upon entering the place, that luscious smoked meat aroma brought back all the great memories. The young lady behind the counter, as it turns out, is the daughter of... More 

2 Thank Darron C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1206 E Division St, Arlington, TX 76011-7340
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 817-860-4248

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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