Dallas Bbq

★★★☆☆
  • 180 Livingston St 1

    Brooklyn, NY 11248

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  • 718-643-5700

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11 am-midnight

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Greasy. The burger was over cooked, the food was greasy. Do you know that taste you have after you eaten something greasy and it lines your mouth? Thats Dallas Bbq at Livingston. All the chain locations are only ok at best. I use to think it was great but i believe once you grow older your taste buds evolve. Avoid the fish at all cost. If you come here stick with the basics... that is ribs ,burgers, and popcorn shrimp. Then again you dont have much of a choice with the limited menu.

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★★★☆☆

Greasy. The burger was over cooked, the food was greasy. Do you know that taste you have after you eaten something greasy and it lines your mouth? Thats Dallas Bbq at Livingston. All the chain locations are only ok at best. I use to think it was great but i believe once you grow older your taste buds evolve. Avoid the fish at all cost. If you come here stick with the basics... that is ribs ,burgers, and popcorn shrimp. Then again you dont have much of a choice with the limited menu.

Pros: Big portions

Cons: Fat, Greasy, Overcooked

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Please don't let the unsatisfactory rating the previous reviewer gave be your basis for judging this restaurant. Dallas BBQ is an entirely seperate establishment from BBQ's in Manhattan's East Village and has never made ANY claim to be related in any way to BBQ's (they do have different names you know!) That said, Dallas BBQ is a GREAT restaurant to take friends or family to. They have about 5 locations throughout Manhattan (lower & upper East & West side as well as Spanish Harlem aka Washington Heights) and of course this location in downtown Brooklyn.

I believe this particular location has been open about 2 years or so. It's extremely popluar and this is an apparently thriving restaurant in the neighborhood. The popularity IMO is due to the lack of BBQ restaurants whose speciality remains on BBQ, especially in Brooklyn & Manhattan

They have many specialties including their BBQ ribs and Rotisserie Chicken/BBQ, salads, sandwiches in addition to Burgers and Seafood...they do them all! Their sauce is extremely tasty. Very smokey and versatile on any item, even non-meat items. The only drawback I found is they need to work on the side-dishes they offer. You have a very limited choice of yellow rice, baked, mashed or french fried potatoes and cornbread or coleslaw.

Some BBQ connoisseurs may say this is all that's needed for proper BBQ and they may be right. However, as I've never been to Texas I don't forsee myself going there anytime soon & this is the closest I'll possibly come to Texas, I think they should expand their sides.

PROS: They are VERY affordable ($15- $20 or less for a full meal per person including tip & HUGE "Texas Sized" drinks). They have several sampler entrees that allow you to mix and match chicken, pork or beef (corned, roast or huge grilled hamburgers). PORTIONS: Meals and Drinks are Texas Sized and HUGE! Luckily the give you doggie bags to haul off the rest. It's very laid back and casual (wear whatever the heck you want including jeans and tees NOT fancy dress here), so there's no chi-chi dress code. Come as you are. Some people have complained it can get loud in here, but I think it's part of the charm. I've never equated BBQ with fine dining, candle-lit dinners or dating so use your own judgement. You can call in your order(s) for Take Out or Delivery or Call Ahead to Reserve a Table. Waiters & Waitresses are very professional if a bit harried (it can get crowded). They also do Catering and can accomodate large parties. (We've used them at my job for several parties)

CONS: The lines can be long but the wait is worth it. Again, no reservations are necessary but keep in mind, it is a VERY popular place. It's also the ONLY major barbecue restaurant in Brooklyn, in the epicenter of downtown Brooklyn, near ALL major Brooklyn government & municipal office buildings, two college campuses as well as the Brooklyn Supreme Court and Metrotech Center (home to many corporations) as well as in walking distance of Brooklyn's only major Hotel--The Marriot .....SO don't be surprised to wait on line to get in.

4
★★★★☆

Please don't let the unsatisfactory rating the previous reviewer gave be your basis for judging this restaurant. Dallas BBQ is an entirely seperate establishment from BBQ's in Manhattan's East Village and has never made ANY claim to be related in any way to BBQ's (they do have different names you know!) That said, Dallas BBQ is a GREAT restaurant to take friends or family to. They have about 5 locations throughout Manhattan (lower & upper East & West side as well as Spanish Harlem aka Washington Heights) and of course this location in downtown Brooklyn.

I believe this particular location has been open about 2 years or so. It's extremely popluar and this is an apparently thriving restaurant in the neighborhood. The popularity IMO is due to the lack of BBQ restaurants whose speciality remains on BBQ, especially in Brooklyn & Manhattan

They have many specialties including their BBQ ribs and Rotisserie Chicken/BBQ, salads, sandwiches in addition to Burgers and Seafood...they do them all! Their sauce is extremely tasty. Very smokey and versatile on any item, even non-meat items. The only drawback I found is they need to work on the side-dishes they offer. You have a very limited choice of yellow rice, baked, mashed or french fried potatoes and cornbread or coleslaw.

Some BBQ connoisseurs may say this is all that's needed for proper BBQ and they may be right. However, as I've never been to Texas I don't forsee myself going there anytime soon & this is the closest I'll possibly come to Texas, I think they should expand their sides.

PROS: They are VERY affordable ($15- $20 or less for a full meal per person including tip & HUGE "Texas Sized" drinks). They have several sampler entrees that allow you to mix and match chicken, pork or beef (corned, roast or huge grilled hamburgers). PORTIONS: Meals and Drinks are Texas Sized and HUGE! Luckily the give you doggie bags to haul off the rest. It's very laid back and casual (wear whatever the heck you want including jeans and tees NOT fancy dress here), so there's no chi-chi dress code. Come as you are. Some people have complained it can get loud in here, but I think it's part of the charm. I've never equated BBQ with fine dining, candle-lit dinners or dating so use your own judgement. You can call in your order(s) for Take Out or Delivery or Call Ahead to Reserve a Table. Waiters & Waitresses are very professional if a bit harried (it can get crowded). They also do Catering and can accomodate large parties. (We've used them at my job for several parties)

CONS: The lines can be long but the wait is worth it. Again, no reservations are necessary but keep in mind, it is a VERY popular place. It's also the ONLY major barbecue restaurant in Brooklyn, in the epicenter of downtown Brooklyn, near ALL major Brooklyn government & municipal office buildings, two college campuses as well as the Brooklyn Supreme Court and Metrotech Center (home to many corporations) as well as in walking distance of Brooklyn's only major Hotel--The Marriot .....SO don't be surprised to wait on line to get in.

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Little did I know, this restaurant "has NO affiliation with the BBQ on University Place" which is one of my favorites. In the same vein, this Dallas BBQ doesn't have a happy hour (that means no huge $5 driinks!), and no early bird specials. If you want food quality that's comparable to any BBQ in the city, and want cheap drinks to boot, go to the BBQ on 8th and University, not the one on Livingston St. in Brooklyn. Too fancy.

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Little did I know, this restaurant "has NO affiliation with the BBQ on University Place" which is one of my favorites. In the same vein, this Dallas BBQ doesn't have a happy hour (that means no huge $5 driinks!), and no early bird specials. If you want food quality that's comparable to any BBQ in the city, and want cheap drinks to boot, go to the BBQ on 8th and University, not the one on Livingston St. in Brooklyn. Too fancy.

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