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“Thank you for bringing the best BBQ to Deep Ellum” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pecan Lodge

Pecan Lodge
Ranked #9 of 3,560 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Arlington, Texas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Thank you for bringing the best BBQ to Deep Ellum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is truly some of the best BBQ I've had in a long time. You can eat it without the sauce and they have unique sides dishes. The collard greens are comparable to my grandmothers (don't tell her that) and the mac & cheese has a great twist (I won't give it away for you). I am looking forward to my next trip, but not my next wait in line for this food.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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North Texas
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Spot on Texas BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Brisket-top tier
Ribs-top tier
Pulled Pork-believe it or not top tier
Fried Chicken-again believe it or not top tier
Jalapeno Cheese sausage-not top tier. (no snap and a little mealy. Not spicy either)
Fried okra-the best
Mac & Cheese-very good
Next time I need to try the beef rib!

Cons? Long lines-comes with the territory
People pre-seating while the rest of their party waits in line. They have signs up saying -no seating without ordering but people being people think they are above everyone else. The folks at Pecan Lodge need to police that. Very irritating!

All said Dallas is lucky to have them.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank heinertx
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Bedford, Texas
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95 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“BBQ Perfection...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

Stellar. The pinnacle of Texas Barbecue. There are other GREAT bbq spots in town (Lockhart, Hutchins, Slow Bone), but if you're willing to invest the time and effort, Pecan Lodge is simply a notch above.
Yes, you will wait. For quite awhile. Yes, you will spend a lot of $. And YES, it is worth every dime and every minute!
Everything is amazing, but do not, under any circumstances, skip the brisket if they have any.
This is the best in DFW, and you would be really hard-pressed to find better anywhere.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Love this BBQ & their new location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

First off this BBQ is amazing! The brisket is to die for with the beef rib being a close second. Love their vintages based BBQ sauce too!

I highly recommend the family meal ($65) for anyone who has not tried this place before. It's an excellent value since the beef rib alone will usually run you $22++ and you can try a variety of meats and sides.

Personal favorites would be brisket, beef rib, hot mess, pulled pork Sandwhich and fried chicken plate. Skip the mac & cheese for other sides and add a yeast roll to your meal.

Love the new location but seating is limited during prime lunch and dinner time, especially on the weekend when they have free live music on the patio.

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Thank NotAllWhoWonderRLost
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133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best Barbecue in Texas or anywhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

This is an awesome place! We went to stand in line at 9:30 on a Sunday morning! That was a good thing because by the time it opened at 11:00 the line was around the block! The only negative was that some people don't think they have to stand in line so they tried to push in front of those who had been there 2 hours! The owner tried to tell them there was only one line but they didn't cooperate! He might need to hire security! Food was wonderful ! The ribs are awesome, didn't get to desserts!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Booklady12
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