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Off The Bone Barbeque

It’s not exactly new, it’s not flashy, and it’s not dogmatic about the barbecue style it serves, but Off the Bone Barbeque in Dallas’s Cedars neighborhood is just good. Dwight Harvey has run this joint in a converted gas station with his son Steven since 2008. It was a scheme to keep Dwight busy after retirement, and to take the next step in their successful catering business. The ribs are tender and just toothsome enough to stay on the bone after at least the first bite. You can get better sliced brisket in Dallas, but I’ve never had them serve dry, undercooked, or less than fresh brisket here either. It’s a small family business that truly is interested in your experience. If something’s off, you can either find Dwight darting around the small dining room or behind the counter.

City: Dallas

Cuisine:

Method: Pecan in a wood-fired rotisserie smoker

Pitmaster: Dwight Harvey

Rating: ★★★

Address: 1734 South Lamar St., Dallas, TX, 75215

Hours: M-W 11-5, Thur 11-9, F-Sat 11-midnight

Phone: 214-565-9551

Website: offthebonebarbeque.com

Year Opened: 2008

Last updated: March 5, 2015

Reviews

  • Chris

    Nice review.

    1. Are they still using the J&R Little Red Smokehouse to smoke their meat?

    2. How does their fried corn stack up against Ray’s Real Pit BBQ in Houston?

    3. Do you plan on re-reviewing other DFW bbq joints? I’m curious how you feel as of today about Mama Faye’s, CT’s Real Deal, H&J, Walker’s, and Wilson’s (Fort Worth)?

  • I’ve never had a problem getting ribs un-sauced here and they are mighty tasty. At one point they only offered chopped brisket. Glad to see they have a sliced option now. Oh, and the fact they’re still open til midnight on Friday and Saturday makes for a nice option for Deep Ellum club goers.

  • Ray

    Nice review.

    1. Are they still using the J&R Little Red Smokehouse to smoke their meats?

    2. How does their fried corn compare to Ray’s Real Pit BBQ in Houston?

    3. Do you plan on re-reviewing other DFW area bbq joints such as CT’s Real Deal, Mama Faye’s, Wilson’s, McKinzie Liquor & BBQ, H&J, Mama E’s, and Walker’s?