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The Baby Back Shak

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1800 S Akard St, Dallas, TX 75215-1901
+1 214-428-7427
11:00 am - 6:45 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 5:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 6:45 pm
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Fort Worth, Texas
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240 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for fall off the bone ribs and melt in your mouth brisket, this is the place. Everything here is out of this world good. If you are unfamiliar with Memohis BBQ, this is the real deal. They smoke thier meats using charcoal just like what you'd get in Memphis. I work two train stops from here,... More 

Thank kseis
Dallas, Texas
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114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Had the dry rubbed ribs with two sides - ribs were delicious, 5 of them with plenty of meat on them. Sides were beans and slaw. Both very good. Slaw had a little mustard in it. Wife had barbecue brisket sandwich - huge and delicious, but she said Dickeys was a better sandwich. Service was very quick. Located in ?????... More 

Thank Jim S
Seattle, Washington
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193 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

This is where the locals go for their BBQ fix and I would come back just because it's fast and cheap. Had the sliced brisket plate with Boudain sausage and green beans. The quantity was good and filled me up for only $11. For a BBQ joint, that's not bad. The brisket didn't have any bark on it at all.... More 

Thank darkswede218
Garland, Texas, United States
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Not a fan of the neighborhood this place is located in and the inside is nothing fancy, but the food is very good. The prices are reasonable and the amount of food you get is more than generous. We all ate until we were full and ended up taking at least half of our meals home with us. My husband... More 

Thank Becky S
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

We loved this place and left so full it was crazy, they don't skimp on the portions. I had the turkey plate, ate all I could, and had plenty left over. I wasn't impressed with the coleslaw and potato salad but the boudin and beans were excellent. We all loved the dry rubbed ribs and voted them the highlight of... More 

Thank Anthony K
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Come here with several of my coworkers for lunch and ended up with dinner too. It was really good food, and the portions were plentiful. I'll have to put this on the LIST of returns.

Thank Iowafive0
Dallas, Texas
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172 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Wayne E
Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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164 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

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!!!

Thank LParnell
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank Mr_Ch0c0late
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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100 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:45 pm
11:00 am - 5:45 pm
11:00 am - 5:45 pm
11:00 am - 5:45 pm
11:00 am - 6:45 pm
11:00 am - 6:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 S Akard St, Dallas, TX 75215-1901
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 214-428-7427
Great Memphis style BBQ south of downtown Dallas.Great selection of dry rubbed meats.Tasty veggies,meat salads,and more!

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