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Hardeman’s BBQ

A sweetened smashed potato salad sat alongside smoky pinto beans. Brisket had good smokiness, but the meat was a bit dry and tough. The sauce helped it quite a bit, but this beef needed more smoker time. Ribs were still plenty moist—the tender meat pulled easily from the bone, and the fat within was nicely rendered. When the meat is pre-sauced, it normally takes away considerably from the flavor of the meat, but it only complimented the ribs whose smokiness was bold enough to cut through the slightly sweet sauce. A tangy banana pudding finished things off.

City: Dallas

Cuisine:

Method: Hickory in an offset smoker

Pitmaster: George Hardeman Jr.

Rating: ★★★

Address: 2425 W Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75233

Hours: Sun-Thur 10:30-9, F-Sat 10:30-10

Phone: 214-467-1154

Year Opened: 2012

Last updated: May 3, 2013

Reviews

  • Mrs. Lansdowne

    Sorry, Daniel, I usually agree with you when it comes to BBQ, but not this time. I’ve tried to like Hardeman’s, but in my opinion, it’s sub par. The ribs have been sitting in a watery pan on the steam table, have little flavor, and are not something that I’d ever crave. The sides are good, but if the ribs aren’t good, forget it. The other HUGE problem is that the people who are hanging around in the restaurant, and also sometimes in front of the restaurant are a bit sketchy to put it mildly. I have friends who have told me that they won’t go there because they fear being mugged by the “customers” hanging out there. In a city that has places such as Lockhart Smokehouse and Meshacks, I’ll give Hardeman’s a pass.