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Pecan Lodge

BBQ Joint$$$$
Deep Ellum, Dallas
153 Tips and reviews
  • barbecue
  • brisket
  • ribs
  • hot mess
  • lively
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  • Jake S.
    Jake Smith2 weeks ago
    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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Luke W.
    Luke Wang3 days ago
    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.
  • 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.
    Upvoted Jun 15
  • Erik C.
    Erik Cintron3 weeks ago
    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
    MACRODONAugust 8, 2014
    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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • David P.
    David PittsJanuary 20
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bev G U.
    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.
  • 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 😝)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Danielle L.
    Danielle L.July 23, 2015
    The brisket is fall apart in your mouth amazing. Go at odd hours so you don't have to wait in line forever.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tarren B.
    Tarren BlakeFebruary 7, 2015
    Definitely lived up to the reviews. This place was delicious. The beef brisket was so tender and good.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
    Hands down the best smoked brisket I have ever tasted, their BBQ sauce is perfection as is the mac and cheese with BACON!
  • Penny K.
    Penny KimJuly 4, 2014
    Inspect your glass and silverware. They go through so many customers, that their utensils are not cleaned properly. Mine were covered in leftover food.
  • Minnaz S.
    Minnaz SafaOctober 5, 2014
    Unsure what all the hype is about, all the meats tasted like the were good on a gas grill, dry where it needed sauce, a lot of fat, and tastes like it was drenched gasoline :(
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Michael A.
    Michael AndersonAugust 21, 2014
    Beef brisket was the standout. The beef rib was huge & looked amazing but it was too fatty.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 5, 2011
    Inside the Dallas Farmer's Market is the unassuming Pecan Lodge. We insist you get the brisket. [Eater 38 Member]
    Downvoted Jun 27
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Dave Y.
    Dave YetiAugust 10, 2014
    Not sure what the food is like, abandoned the line after 90 minutes of waiting on a Friday...we showed up at 11:10 AM. Ended up going to Uncle Uber's around the corner...well worth it.
  • 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.
  • Doris H.
    Doris HuSeptember 8, 2015
    Best brisket and collard greens ever! The collard greens are a bit spicy which makes it even better.
    Upvoted Jun 9
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MeekerAugust 4, 2015
    Still the best BBQ in Dallas. Fantastic brisket. Excellent beef rib. Good sausage.
  • 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.
  • Scott T.
    From all the hype I had heard about this place, I figured it had to be overrated. I was wrong - best brisket sandwich I've ever had.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CalderoneJune 14, 2015
    You have to get the #burnttips #hotmess and the #macandcheese! Simply the best bbq in Dallas.
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