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Pecan Lodge

BBQ Joint$$$$
Deep Ellum, Dallas
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  • Luke W.
    Luke WangAugust 21, 2016
    If you are by yourself get the 3 meat sample plate to get a little bit of everything. Brisket. Rib. Sausage. The smoke is intense and the BBQ sauce is amazing accompaniment to the smoky meats.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithAugust 11, 2016
    The pork here is a delicate balance of juicy richness and smoky flavor. Sauce isn't required, but I felt it helped bring out the meat spices. Topped with coleslaw, this sandwich is a cut above most.
  • Simple F.
    Simple FoodieMay 20, 2015
    Chopped Brisket, brisket, pulled pork, beef rib, fried chicken, fried Okra. All about the bbq sauce that makes everything taste so good.
  • Wade M.
    The wait in line can be long, but it is totally worth the effort. It may very well be the best BBQ I've ever had. Come for the juicy brisket, but stay for the phenomenal pulled pork.
  • Stuart C.
    Stuart CoatesOctober 5, 2015
    Some of the best BBQ in Dallas. The air from blocks away teases you will the scent of smoked paprika. Try as many things as you can afford. Taste all of the house made sodas.
  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronJuly 30, 2016
    A wait for lunch but well worth it! Pulled pork was amazing & the brisket was juicy. Prices are good,cheap parking lot close by. Life changing Mac & cheese. If you want to skip the line go to the bar
  • Jiesu L.
    Jiesu LeeNovember 10, 2016
    Best BBQ in town! About an hour wait unless you go to the express line to buy 5+ lbs but it's worth it! You can even stop by the pie emporium next door while you have a friend wait and enjoy some pie!
  • Jerald P.
    Beef brisket and pulled pork are fantastic. Sides are okay, but the dessert is also really good. Get the trough (for big groups) or go Saturday around 3pm to avoid a wait.
  • MACRODON
    MACRODONAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Beef Ribs, 'nuff said! Well, that's not true, it's all GREAT! And the pulled pork, though not my first pick at a Texas BBQ joint, is amazing. More than 4 people? Get the TROUGH, it has all the meats!
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MackAugust 30, 2013
    Get here as early as possible. The line is long and come around 1:00 they start running out of items. Have never had BBQ that requires NO sauce! Totally awesome & worth the trip. Lived up to the hype!
  • Shareem L.
    The absolute best barbecue place in Dallas! Their burnt ends & collard greens with bacon is delicious. Saw them on Food Network a few years ago & loved them since tasting their food a few months ago!
  • The Daytripper
    The DaytripperJanuary 30
    You may have to wait in line, but the juicy, flavorful ‘que will be well worth it. They even have a meal that’s as big as Dallas, itself, “The Trough” – a BBQ sampler serving 4-5 folks.
  • Athena L.
    Athena LaBelleJune 24, 2012
    Everything here is worth the wait, the Mac and Cheese is creamy, the meat is smoky, and the staff remember your name after taking your order. Get there about 30 before opening and hear the bell call.
  • Bev G U.
    Bev G Urban EpicuriousMay 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get "The Pitmaster" a massive sandwich piled high w/beef, pork & sausage, BBQ sauce & slaw topped w/fresh jalapeños on a bun made in house.
  • Chris E.
    Chris EJune 22
    ProTip: skip the line by ordering food at the bar (dine-in only). You want to get the brisket. And the mac & cheese with bacon and green chilies is worth a try too.
  • Justin K.
    Justin KlingJune 6, 2014
    The brisket is world class. That's just generally accepted. However, the beef rib was a real surprise. You order em one at a time, they weigh over a pound a piece and they're as good as the brisket.
  • Narendra Singh P.
    Busy and long line but they work so fast. We ordered five pounds of meat and some sides. We got it no more than 5 minutes ordering. It was all so delicious! I would definitely go back.
  • KATIE G.
    KATIE GJuly 26, 2015
    Brisket is worth the wait. Get the jalapeno sausage; it has more flavor than the regular. Also don't miss the tumbleweed cookie...choc chips, coconut, PB, and pretzels!
  • Slaveiko S.
    Slaveiko SavovJanuary 31, 2015
    The BBQ is great,a must try in Dallas but the sides are a bit expensive for what they are. Their new location is great and the express line for large orders is very convenient.
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverAugust 19, 2014
    The rest of Texas might disagree, but who cares? This is Big D, and in Dallas the greatest brisket can be found at Pecan Lodge. Read more
  • Alberto S.
    Alberto ScicaliNovember 9, 2015
    By the time we got to the front to order everything was out except for the brisket and "hot mess". But it was some damn good brisket. Mac n' cheese was also perfect.
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverSeptember 17, 2013
    The chicken is brined overnight, single-coated in a flour mixture, and fried at a high temperature to keep it moist and crispy. The only seasoning: a pinch of onion powder and black pepper.
  • travel4food
    travel4foodOctober 20, 2014
    Some of the best barbecue I've had in Texas. That's saying something. So rich. So tender. So moist. So GOOD!
  • Danielle L.
    Danielle L.July 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The brisket is fall apart in your mouth amazing. Go at odd hours so you don't have to wait in line forever.
  • Penny K.
    Penny KimJuly 4, 2014
    If you want a smaller / cheaper (yet just as filling) option, get the Pitmaster. It comes with brisket and sausage.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KlingJune 6, 2014
    When you taste the beef ribs, angels will cry, children will laugh, world peace will be achieved, and you will reach a state of total nirvana.
  • Tarren B.
    Tarren BlakeFebruary 7, 2015
    Definitely lived up to the reviews. This place was delicious. The beef brisket was so tender and good.
  • Harrison M.
    Harrison MarkeyApril 9, 2014
    The best brisket I've ever had. And the ribs weren't too shabby themselves. In the pantheon of smoked meat.
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy SomersNovember 13, 2014
    Brisket and sausage were exceptional. If you sit at the bar you can order there and avoid the long line.
  • IrmaZandl T.
    DELICIOUS- I especially loved the homemade sausages and the collard greens are to die for!!!!
  • Ty A.
    Ty AlstonSeptember 6, 2014
    The brisket and beef ribs go quick so come early. If they are out, the burn ends are a good substitute. They are top notch.
  • Gina S.
    Gina SalvatoMarch 21, 2016
    Hands down the best smoked brisket I have ever tasted, their BBQ sauce is perfection as is the mac and cheese with BACON!
  • Brian S.
    Brian SmithAugust 15, 2014
    O M G!! From the Brisket that just falls apart to the hint of sugar in the greens, this place is wonderful.
  • Jacobo G.
    Jacobo GómezAugust 19, 2015
    Really up to the already high expectations we had. Tip: go straight to bar and order there to avoid the line.
  • Starry K.
    Starry KitchenAugust 2, 2014
    Holy SHIT!! So you know all the normal recs (brisket, beef ribs, #hotmess.. blah blah blah) but FUUUUUUCK they got some good-ass Banana Pudding too. Stick that shit in my VEEEEEEEINS (and/or mouth 😝)
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MeekerAugust 4, 2015
    Still the best BBQ in Dallas. Amongst the very best in Texas. Fantastic brisket. Very good beef rib. Good sausage.
  • Huntur Y.
    Huntur YoungeApril 19, 2012
    The "Hot Mess" is amazing! Sweet potato stuffed with barbacoa, cheese, butter, green onions and chipotle sour cream. Easily feeds 2 people.
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MeekerAugust 4, 2015
    Still the best BBQ in Dallas. Fantastic brisket. Excellent beef rib. Good sausage.
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayOctober 13, 2016
    Sausage, brisket, loaded baked potato, mac n cheese, and 2 cookies for less than $40. This is the America I know and love. Thank you for existing...
  • Steve M.
    Steve MuellerOctober 20, 2013
    Bring a group and get The Trough - a selection of all of their meats. Enough to feed 4 hungry guys. Delicious!
  • Alison P.
    Alison PruettJune 16, 2015
    Best BBQ in Dallas. Skip the line and sit at the bar for faster service
  • Geoffrey W.
    Geoffrey WorlingAugust 17, 2014
    Everything is great! I recommend the brisket (lean), burnt ends, the pork ribs and the jalapeño bacon Mac and cheese.
  • Michael A.
    Michael AndersonAugust 21, 2014
    Beef brisket was the standout. The beef rib was huge & looked amazing but it was too fatty.
  • Marta G.
    Marta GAugust 17, 2014
    So amazing. Get here early bc food sells out. The brisket is to die for and the patio is amazing.
  • Long
    LongMay 30, 2015
    Some on the best BBQ in Texas. Get at least 4-5 people together and go to the express line and get "the trough" and whatever sides you want. It's the best way to cut the line.
  • Doris H.
    Doris HuSeptember 8, 2015
    Best brisket and collard greens ever! The collard greens are a bit spicy which makes it even better.
  • Jim M.
    Jim MartiniApril 21
    This place is awesome. Had the hot mess - Barbacoa on a sweet potato. Collard greens and burnt ends delicious.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CalderoneJune 14, 2015
    You have to get the #burnttips #hotmess and the #macandcheese! Simply the best bbq in Dallas.
  • Edwin P.
    Edwin PuntOctober 22, 2016
    Go combo 3 meat and 1 side. Great BBQ experience be sure to be early as there will be a line.
  • Crissy C.
    Crissy CutesMarch 17
    The mac and cheese has lil green chilis in it and it's delish
  • Peter V.
    Peter VJuly 27, 2015
    Get the trough. Just do it. Pool together money with 5 people. You'll still have leftovers.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SherrellJuly 14, 2012
    Their fried chicken is crunchy on the outside and perfectly juicy on the inside. Mac-n-cheese packs good flavor without being heavy.
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornNovember 8, 2014
    Skip the line and bring home leftovets with the Meat Trough: Brisket, Pulled Pork, Sausage, Pork and Beef Ribs.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GrossMay 25, 2013
    Better get in line by 10 am if you want your choice of meat. Getting in line at 11 will leave you with slim pickings.
  • Tim P.
    Tim PullinOctober 5, 2013
    Get there early, wait in line, and enjoy the best BBQ in DFW. It is totally worth the wait.
  • Michael A.
    Michael AndersonAugust 22, 2014
    If you're a group, avoid the long wait by getting there before noon, going to the express line & ordering the family trough or 5lbs of meat
  • Yaron S.
    Yaron SOctober 16, 2016
    Tri-tip is delicious as are the beef ribs. Mac and cheese is meh. Express line available for 5+ lbs of meat
  • Ray L.
    Ray LopesAugust 27, 2016
    Delicious brisket and friendly enviroment, the best BBQ in Deep Ellum for sure!
  • Erin F.
    Erin FinegoldOctober 17, 2014
    Lives up to the hype! Great chopped beef sandwich and fried okra! Watch the long lines though.
  • Breanne T.
    Breanne ThomasApril 17, 2016
    Skip the 1 hour+ line and get a seat at the bar. You can order right away 👌🏻
  • H K.
    H KMarch 13
    Brisket and sausage with Mac and cheese was a great combo.
  • Daniel J.
    Daniel JensenSeptember 13, 2013
    I ordered the PitMaster and the Mac n Cheese... I did not regret my choice, extremely delicious BBQ.
  • William S.
    William ShellyJanuary 24, 2016
    The brisket is phenomenal! Stock up on your meats, it's a 45 minute if your waiting in line and your at the door.
  • Steven
    StevenMarch 22, 2014
    Exceptional BBQ! Go for The Trough if you're with a group that likes to share.
  • Pinder S.
    Pinder SanghaJanuary 19, 2014
    Get here at least two hrs before opening! They always run out of everything and its at least a two hr wait.
  • David P.
    David PittsJanuary 20, 2016
    A bit disappointed, possibly due to all the hype. Okra was definitely top notch though. Sausage was good, ribs were just ok. Brisket looked like a winner. I will be back for another try.
  • Tanya S.
    Tanya Stell HuntFebruary 6, 2016
    The cookie was amazing! Brisket was fatty, but pit master sandwich was yum!!
  • Lindsay H.
    Lindsay HoyMarch 2, 2014
    Really good BBQ. I thought the brisket was the best besides all the fat on it.
  • Alexandra P.
    Alexandra P.May 20, 2013
    One of the best BBQ experiences you'll ever have. Highly recommend!
  • Josh M.
    Josh McCoyApril 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best brisket and sausage combo in Dallas. Get the jalapeño and bacon mac 'n cheese!
  • Yelliw E.
    Yelliw EnnaJanuary 10, 2015
    Collard greens are sweet and delicious. Best bbq I've had!!!
  • Victor V.
    Victor ValdezAugust 27, 2014
    Maybe it was better when it was at the Dallas Farmers Market, however on this visit it was subpar, down right disappointing. Dry, over smoked brisket & sausage. Sausage was dry and crumbled when cut.
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AlvarezDecember 3, 2014
    The food is great! Additionally the service and the place has good atmosphere.
  • James L.
    James LuisiMarch 9, 2016
    Everything is delicious and amazing. Get a rib and some brisket.
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas SheilsJuly 29, 2016
    Brisket and Mac and cheese are delicious. 10/10 would eat again.
  • Zack A.
    Zack AmboldNovember 15, 2014
    Everything is great, but the Pitmaster Sandwich will change your life!!
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SpindleJuly 28, 2013
    Simply amazing! Some of the best barbecue you will ever have!
  • Demetra C.
    Demetra CastonJanuary 7, 2016
    Arrive pretty early because the line can get long and be prepared to park several blocks away.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillOctober 31, 2014
    Try the meat platter. The brisket & pulled pork were good. Sides are okay.
  • Jonathan K.
    Jonathan KangJune 18, 2013
    Brisket brisket brisket! Also get the hot mess as a side!
  • Brittney P.
    Brittney PotterMarch 8, 2015
    A lot of hype about this place due to the fact it's not like other restaurants in Dallas. Once you go you realize it's avg. BBQ & not worth 40mins wait. Brisket was ok but the Mac n cheese was bland.
  • chris
    chrisJune 8, 2013
    Ribs, brisket and sausage are all worth the wait
  • Roniel T.
    Roniel TesslerFebruary 19, 2016
    Make this a stop on your trip to Dallas and you'll feel like a local.
  • Nichole H.
    Nichole HullJuly 13, 2013
    Get here early ;) finally at the front of the line, after 2& 1/2 hours :)
  • Maloree B.
    Maloree BarrettFebruary 4, 2012
    The Texas Tumbleweed Cookie is delish. Get one when you order and have it as an appetizer.
  • Anna M.
    Anna Miller-GoodmanOctober 13, 2015
    The "Hot Mess" - sweet potato with shredded brisket. Delish!
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverJanuary 14, 2013
    Greatest brisket can be found at the Pecan Lodge!
  • Amy O.
    Amy O.August 30, 2013
    If you get 5lb of meat or more, you get to go in an express line!
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BigelowMay 31, 2014
    Line still crazy at 3 pm on a Saturday. So excited for these guys!
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KraxbergerJuly 13, 2013
    Get there about 1015 on a Saturday, then order the brisket
  • Andrea W.
    Andrea WhittenJanuary 23, 2014
    If someone in your group buys 5 lbs of meat or more, you can bypass the long line and go through the express line.
  • Blake B.
    Blake BowyerJune 20, 2014
    Well, let's see - try everything. And take a seat AFTER YOU ORDER. Play it cool.
  • Sara P.
    Sara PowerMay 5, 2015
    The fried rib is incredible! A must try!
  • Nathan T.
    Nathan TrifoneDecember 8, 2015
    The fried okra is a must! The BBQ wasn't bad, either!
  • Roshan V.
    Roshan VyasNovember 2, 2012
    Try the brisket sandwich and find a place to nap afterwards
  • Wayne H.
    Wayne HengesbachJanuary 23, 2016
    Brisket is great! Hot Mess is soul-satisfying comfort food!
  • JL A.
    JL AAApril 4, 2016
    Brisket,pulled pork, coleslaw,beef ribs, mac n cheese
  • Peter L.
    Peter LJune 10, 2012
    Get here early! Expect a long line. They're only open Th-Sun 11-3pm.
  • Ken G.
    Ken GroomsJuly 29, 2016
    The burnt ends and brisket are awesome.
  • Carlos F.
    Carlos FuentesMay 5, 2015
    tasty ribs and spicy sausage are soo tasty
  • JL A.
    JL AAApril 4, 2016
    El brisket es delicioso y el pulled pork el mac n cheese la coleslaw todo es maravilloso las salsas de BBQ No son necesarias pero son maravillosas su sabor es increíble
  • JL A.
    JL AAApril 4, 2016
    Las costillas son deliciosas y la coleslaw todo es maravilloso las salsas de BBQ No son necesarias pero son maravillosas su sabor es increíble
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