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Nothing says summer like hanging with friends, soaking up the sunshine and barbecue! If you are looking for a plate full of homestyle, southern barbecue in the Dallas/Fort-Worth metroplex, or just don't want to show up to the cookout empty-handed, here are 5 Black-Owned Barbecue restaurants worth every bite.
Smokey John's, Dallas
Located just off Mockingbird + 35 and a Dallas staple since 1976, Smokey John's B.B.Q. is notorious for their mouth-watering barbecue. Everything from their southern staples like the Brisket Queso and "Butter Bomb Cake" to the cabbage and potato salad is fresh and flavorful. I promise you won't be upset you made the trip. Check out the menu and place an order.
Big Ray's, Allen
As soon as you exit 75, the appetizing smell of the slow-cooked meats will consume your car in the best way. With over 40 years in business, it becomes very apparent Big Ray's BBQ knows what they are doing. As you take a bite of their ribs as they fall off the bone, you will quickly fall in love. My go-to meal is the two meat plate (sliced brisket and turkey) with mac n cheese and fried okra. Be sure you save room for the banana pudding and take the rest of the day off to nap! Check out the menu and place an order.
Odom's BBQ, Dallas & Duncanville
Winner of numerous awards, Odom's BBQ is best known for their $3 Chopped Beef Sandwich Special. With two locations, you have double the opportunity to taste the greatness. Of course, you got to have something sweet to finish off their meal so, don't forget to try their Sweet Potato Pie. Check out the menu and place an order.
Baby Back Shak, Fair Park
Located in Fair Park, Baby Back Shak serves Memphis barbecue and promises a succulent, savory flavor in every bite. The menu also offers other southern staples like Cajun Boudine. Portions are a bit bigger so bring your appetite. Check out the menu and place an order.
Off the Bone, Dallas & Forest Hills
Located in the Cedars section of Downtown Dallas, Off the Bone is ran by award-winning Chef Dwight Harvey. With a menu packed will full flavor, choose to order anything from "Pecan Smoked Baby Back Ribs" to "Smoked Chicken Wings" and pair it with the "Con Queso Mac n Cheese" for a plate that tastes like Jesus was on the grill himself. Check out the menu and place an order.