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Danken Trail B-B-Q

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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7702 Desiard St, Monroe, LA 71203-4946
+1 318-343-0773
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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136 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were planning to get lunch with our kids who live in Monroe and had planned to go to Dickey's BBQ. Our DIL drove by a day or two before we were to go and noticed they had closed. I'm pretty sure I now know why! Danken Trail BBQ is delicious and offers more variety than Dickey's (I'm still a... More 

Thank Singer4Him
Calhoun, Louisiana
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food used to be wonderful, but the new owners have not stuck to the recipes or the quality of the food. It is a hit or a miss when eating there. They very much need to get the old owners back in there and show them how to do it again. The prices have also skyrocketed since the new... More 

Thank Gary L
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

I grew up in Monroe, but not live in Georgia. I have enjoyed Danken Trail my whole life, and make sure to visit whenever I'm in town. Their slow-smoked bbq is some of the best I've ever had. And their baked beans are excellent - unlike any I've had anywhere else, with a nice smoky flavor, and pieces of smoked... More 

Thank Scott B
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Great little restaurant....really clean...super friendly....great prices. Everything on the menu is great!! You will not be disappointed!!!!

Thank KimLasschuit
Pensacola, Florida
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

I was in town on business, and several people recommended this for lunch, so I stopped by for lunch. You order your BBQ and sides in line cafeteria-style. I thought the BBQ was good, but was disappointed in the sides. I got there around 11:30, and the line was not too bad; but by noon, it was really long. So... More 

Thank golferperry
Monroe, Louisiana
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

The last two major holidays we decided that I would not spend 5 to 6 hours prepping and cooking the food. The customer service and the food itself was wonderful. My only issue is that the menu needs to be updated and simplified.

Thank Luv2TrvlMDM1975
Alexandria, Louisiana
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Good B-B-Q! Meant one of the owners he was very friendly. Some of the staff needs a training in customer service. The African American guy cutting the meat, nasty disposition. Eat their most of times I come to Monroe, which is my home( born & raised their. Good food outweighs ignorance.

Thank BUFFYG2311
Lake Providence, Louisiana
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Today We went to Danken's for dinner. Tonight I had Brisket, sausage, tater salad, baked beans, an unsweet tea. It was a very filling meal. Within normal price range. The servers were very friendly. They would also bring your special orders to your table. I have always heard how good it was and now I know for sure. Well worth... More 

Thank eddiec937
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

This has got to be the best BBQ i have had in a while. The service is awesome too. We will be back to this great BBq place every time we are in town.

Thank Jay W
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Ordered rib dinner for 5-7, pint of pudding, 2 sides, and 2 drinks. Ribs were were old. Seem to be short of ribs, but it was the small size. One side was not correct. Will not return. Or recommend.

Thank Joey M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7702 Desiard St, Monroe, LA 71203-4946
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: +1 318-343-0773

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?