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Pecan Lodge

Photograph by Wynn Meyers

The influence of Pecan Lodge on Dallas’s barbecue scene cannot be overstated. At their (relatively) new place in Deep Ellum, they crank out four times the amount they did before. It’s all cooked in an array of unique offset smokers, and the sausages, both the original pork and the jalapeño-cheese beef version, are still handmade. The $75 Trough is the best way to try it all, especially since a monster beef rib (the best of their smoked meats) can set you back $25 on its own. The pitmaster sandwich is another winner, with three meats, slaw, and the welcome bite of fresh jalapeño. A Pecan Lodge alum has opened up a barbecue joint named Melt in Paris, France, so the joint’s influence doesn’t end in Dallas.

City: Dallas


Method: Mesquite; indirect-heat pit

Pitmaster: Justin Fourton

Pro-tip: If you have a group, go for the Trough, a sampler of all the meats that will feed (and amaze) €”four or five people.

Price: $$

Rating: ★★★★★

Address: 2702 Main St., Dallas, TX, 75226

Hours: Tues-Thur 11-3, Fri & Sat 11-10, Sun 11-3

Phone: 214-748-8900

Website: pecanlodge.com

Year Opened: 2010

Last updated: May 3, 2013