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The Slow Bone Barbeque

The meats are all smoked over hickory, but the depth of smokiness varies considerably. A slice of pork loin stuffed with sausage was adequately seasoned and pleasantly moist, but it’s quick cooking time kept it from getting much smoke at all. A swipe through the thin and vinegar-heavy sauce livened it up. The texture on the ribs had improved greatly, but the cumin-laden rub was about all we could taste.

They get three sausages from Hudson Meats on South Congress in Austin. The cilantro sausage is one of those options made specifically for Slow Bone. The casing had a good snap to it and the coarsely ground meat had great flavor. The cilantro-averse should steer clear, because the herbal flavor is unmistakable.

City: Dallas


Method: Wood-fired rotisserie smoker

Pitmaster: Ivan Rojas

Price: $$

Rating: ★★★

Address: 2234 Irving Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75207

Hours: Daily 11-3 (or sold out)

Phone: (214) 377-7727

Year Opened: 2013

Last updated: July 1, 2013


  • twinwillow

    Jeeze, word sure does spread fast! I went to Slow Bone today at 1:00 and to my amazement, there already was a sign on the door saying they were totally SOLD OUT of all BBQ!

    The (freebie) chicken gumbo I was given to soothe my anguish was delicious. But didn’t null or void my BBQ wants.

    Oh well, I guess we’ll have to put up with Pecan Lodge style lines out the door now.

    But as Arnold Schwarzenegger said, “I’ll be back”.

  • Keith LaFollett

    You can master this process pretty quickly??!! So why no Food on Monday? Why Bitter Brisket face 2 Saturdays ago?

  • Guy Griller

    Disappointingly tasteless, awful sauce. Odams still at the top of my list. This one is at the bottom. Perhaps fine BBQing takes a bit longer to master than throwing a wad of money against BWs old wall.

  • miller

    Co Owner Jack Perkins was probably the most disrespectful guy I have ever seen in this business. Yelled at two groups who came in just looking around to see where to sit after we got our meal. He should get a reality check before he pisses off more people. We will never return