Sign in to follow this  
rajncajn

Your favorite "chain" BBQ

Recommended Posts

:wacko:

all we have here in bumblefook PA is Smokey Bones

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Famous Dave's is pretty damn good. I'm not a fan of Smokey Bones, though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Never had chain BBQ, and wouldn't.

 

 

where i live we don't have bbq chains. almost everyone up here is in the C/C+ range. there are two i give a B/B+.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
where i live we don't have bbq chains. almost everyone up here is in the C/C+ range. there are two i give a B/B+.

Our local joint is an A+. :wacko:

Edited by rajncajn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
:wacko: Some of the worst I've ever had. Unfortunately the DFW area doesn't represent the state well in bbq places. But Red Hot & Blue is here and of the chains is probably my favorite.

 

The one in Tyler has pretty good smoked chicken, their brisket leaves a lot to be desired. I've never tried their ribs. It is actually the only chain type bbq joint in town. There are a dozen other places within a 30 mile radius that are much better, but are not chains. If you really want good bbq, you shouldn't be going to chains anyway. Either find a hole int he wall, or do it yourself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
:tup: Some of the worst I've ever had. Unfortunately the DFW area doesn't represent the state well in bbq places. But Red Hot & Blue is here and of the chains is probably my favorite.

:wacko: Ever been to Rudy's?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
:wacko: Ever been to Rudy's?

 

Many times. I like their spicy sauce and their meats are fine. Austin has some great bbq so I imagine you don't eat at chains much. Here's a good website for Texas bbq joints. I disagree with him on some places, but he does find some hole in the wall places that are really good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Been there once. That place rules.

Glad you liked it Dutch, I remember suggesting it to you a while back. :wacko:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Many times. I like their spicy sauce and their meats are fine. Austin has some great bbq so I imagine you don't eat at chains much. Here's a good website for Texas bbq joints. I disagree with him on some places, but he does find some hole in the wall places that are really good.

One of many things I absolutely adore about this city. Not only with BBQ joints, but we hardly eat at ANY chain, regardless of type of food. I have all but swore off chain pizza. There's just no reason to spend good money on crap.

 

Anyways, about Rudy's: yeah, their sauce is pretty good. Their brisket is real good, and have to admit, I think the turkey is my favorite of their meats. Frickin' butta'!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

now if we're going to bring in those Brazilian places, nothing beats Fogo de Chao

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Been there once. That place rules.

Yes, with the outdoor atmosphere too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I went to a Famous Daves in Branson once. It was pretty good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
now if we're going to bring in those Brazilian places, nothing beats Fogo de Chao

OMFG. It ain't BBQ but there ain't nothing like the meat sweats.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Smithfields. I know the mom n pop groupies refuse to believe it, but holds its own against the best of em.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

:wacko: Ha, yankees LOL. there is no such thing as a good bbq chain, just like there is no such thing as a good mexican food chain. i laugh at the notions. really, though, bbq is so regional, everywhere makes it different. And Tex-Mex is a joke. LOLuck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
:wacko: Ha, yankees LOL.

Them's fightin' words...

 

From: Mississippi Gulf Coast

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
:tup: Ha, yankees LOL. there is no such thing as a good bbq chain

 

:wacko: Said the fool who thinks "BBQ" means "beef." What you mean is there's no such thing as a good bbq chain in Texas. Which just states the obvious anyway.

 

:tup:

 

FYI, Smithfields is good stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

May I just point out that chains are often just really successful restaurants? There are plenty of family-owned places that are totally forgettable.

 

 

ETA: Smokey Bones scratches the itch here in Lansing, but I will drive the almost-hour to get to Famous Dave's in Flint or Novi. That's the best BBQ I'm aware of around here.

 

Peace

Ty

Edited by policyvote

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Them's fightin' words...

 

 

:tup: you know I speak in cliches and I speak mainly in Rib-speak...like I said BBQ is so regional. I pretty much like BBQ everywhere, except Beall Street Memphis. It had too much dry rub (and I prefer dry rub). It was like it had alot of sugar in it and it burned.

 

:wacko: Said the fool who thinks "BBQ" means "beef." What you mean is there's no such thing as a good bbq chain in Texas. Which just states the obvious anyway.

 

:lol:

 

FYI, Smithfields is good stuff.

 

You know what the Bible says about calling a stranger a fool? :tup: But you were right in regards that I am thinking of only beef and ribs in particular. Chicken and sausage are like scrambled eggs...you can only screw them up if you burn them. Therefore, I tend to rate the food items that are difficult. I do think chicken is just as tasty, especially when my father in law smokes them (south texas mesquite).

 

But like I say BBQ is regional, even in Texas. Probably initially due to available wood and technique, then seasoning and lstly sauce (sauce btw is outlawed and not served in South Texas).

 

I did notice noone challenged my Mexican food claim, as for all Mexican food chains are horrible. (my new cliche)

Edited by Scooby's Hubby

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
:wacko: Said the fool who thinks "BBQ" means "beef." What you mean is there's no such thing as a good bbq chain in Texas. Which just states the obvious anyway.

 

:tup:

 

FYI, Smithfields is good stuff.

...but yeah, you are right there, too; my critique is high being from Texas. I am just a mom&pop kinda eater. My biggest fear is the chain and the extinction of the mom&pop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We always hit Bubba's BBQ when were in the Outer Banks......very good stuff. Also, the owner is a Skins fan and has some cool shots of him doing some catering for the franchise, shots with the former owner and some of the older players as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They're building a Famous Dave's less than two miles from my house. I'm going to be so fat.

 

And poor.

 

And fat.

 

Can't wait.

 

Peace

policy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They're building a Famous Dave's less than two miles from my house. I'm going to be so fat.

 

And poor.

 

And fat.

 

Can't wait.

 

Peace

policy

 

Their Ultimate BBQ Burgers are really tasty.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.