Passing through town on the way back home, my family and I were looking for some dinner. We checked out the other choices in the area and settled on Shady Oak. I only just realized that this is inside the old stone barn that I always enjoyed looking at as I rode into and out of the Metroplex to visit family as a child.
This was a spur-of-the-moment dining decision and a great decision it was! Just the smell of the smoky BBQ as we were walking up to the doors was amazing. We were promptly greeted and seated and our server, Kevin, was soon at our table to take our drink orders. Kevin was friendly, funny and attentive. He kept our drinks full throughout our meal without us once having to try and flag him down to do so.
We started our meal with the spicy onion rings. They were some of the best onion rings I've ever had. They were sliced the perfect thickness and the batter had a slight touch of pepper to add some kick, but not so much that my wife couldn't handle then. GREAT rings! For my meal I had the Texas Combo with brisket and cracked black pepper sausage. The brisket was great, but the sausage was amazing! The cracked pepper really made that stuff wonderful. Topping the meat was their BBQ sauce that was a great blend of sweet and spicy. The food was amazing. The portions were large. I left stuffed. What a great meal.
I thought I had eaten some good BBQ before, but I don't know. This has to be some of the best I've ever had. I will have to eat here again.