Barbecue is a staple meal in the South, but no one makes it quite like Texas. Traditional Texas BBQ ranges from beef brisket to pork ribs to sausage and tends to be wood-smoked, slow, and low to perfection. The Ridge at Northlake is near some of the most popular barbecue spots for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and here are just a few crowd favorites.
Roosters Roadhouse welcomes you to the home of a true Texas barbecue. Started by three boys in Denton, this barbecue joint is located only 15 minutes from The Ridge and will not let you leave hungry. The menu includes everything from pulled pork nachos to fully-loaded barbecue plates. To make things more exciting, Rooster’s was featured on the Food Network’s Heat Seekers episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives where Roger Mooking and Aarón Sánchez attempted to tame the heat of the signature Hell Burger.
First starting as a catering business, 407 BBQ has opened a physical location in Argyle, Texas just eight minutes from The Ridge. The daily menu includes classic favorites such as ribs, brisket, and pulled pork available as a plate or in a sandwich. Want to get your morning started right? No problem! Voted by The Dallas Morning News as “The Best Barbecue in DFW”, 407 BBQ has a breakfast menu full of breakfast tacos, biscuits and gravy, and breakfast burritos starting as early as 7 am.
Meat U Anywhere BBQ
If you’re looking for slow-smoked meats and premium side items, Meat U Anywhere BBQ is the place for you. They offer a wide selection of meats like sausage, turkey, brisket, ribs, and much more on their daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. Their two locations in Grapevine and Trophy Club are just thirty minutes from The Ridge and the perfect spot for a good Texas meal. Don’t miss out on their daily specials like the Meat N’ Taters Mondays or the Chicken Poblano Enchiladas Wednesdays that will feed the whole family.
Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que
Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que in Dallas, Texas lives by the motto, “Good Meats. Good Sides. Good Vibes.” and they do not disappoint. With 40 years of cooking under their belt, this Dallas favorite thrives on their production of traditional hickory-smoked BBQ. Their daily home-cooked, homestyle lunch specials are just $9.95 and change daily from menu items like fried chicken and smothered pork chops. Take a day trip into Dallas and don’t forget to sink your teeth into some Smokey favorites.
Fort Worth, Texas is home to the mom and pop restaurant that is Heim Barbecue. This farm to smoker restaurant is located just 30 minutes outside The Ridge and cooks their meats low and slow over a bed of post oak fires. Their two locations are packed full with customers craving their infamous prime brisket, bacon burnt ends, and Niman Ranch pulled pork. Have a sweet tooth that needs to be cured? Emma’s Banana Pudding sold in singles, pints, or quarts is the perfect way to finish up your meal.
Why Northlake, Texas?
Whether you’re looking for a day out in the city or a local hometown favorite, The Ridge at Northlake is in a great location for some of the best barbecue in Texas. To discover more about The Ridge and it’s offerings, fill out this form for updates and additional information.