Thursday, October 2, 2008

Dat's Good Que

LEWISVILLE: Dat's Good Que
1168 W Main St.
Lewisville, TX 75067
Open Tues-Thur 11-9, F-Sat 11-10

Their website declares that this joint is in old historic Lewisville. That's a stretch. From I-35, you must head west away from the old downtown into the strip mall row that is Main Street. The ghost of the name "Smokehouse Bar-B-Que" was still evident beneath the new title on the aged awning above the door. I walked in with four co-workers who agreed to take a detour with me from an unrelated field trip in order to try this joint. I ordered a two-meat plate with sliced beef and pork ribs. Along with the meat, a bevy of sides was available including yams, greens, mac & cheese, okra and other homecooked items. The thin ribs were sauced, dissolving any crust that had existed. The meat was on the tough side, but the salty rub gave it a good flavor that was flecked with smoke. The brisket also could have been more tender. The fat was not well rendered and had to be picked from the meat. The crust was well formed with a good smoke flavor. The flavor of the smoke barely made its way into the meat that was still a bit roast-beefy. Overall, this was just average meat.

Rating **
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Anonymous said...

The place was once located in downtown Lewisville, but moved to the current location after the Lewisville Smokehouse closed. So, their website needs updating... but so does your story which lists the highway as 75 when it should read 35. But you are spot on with your review. I find the food unremarkable.

King Voodoo said...

My buddy and I have hit three places in the last month and a half.

This was by far the worst of the three.

All the sides were bad (and cold, go figure that one out?) and the meat was cold and super tuff and chewy.

I really have very little good to say about this one.

I almost stepped up to complain but the people were nice and I did not want to hurt their feelings but this was a waste of money.

Maybe I am to "snobby?"

Anonymous said...

Yes they are no longer downtown..the page on the website that talks about the downtown location..That's kinda my fault, I did their website and some of the copywriting and forgot to update that part. But I assure you it is the best BBQ in North Texas. As far as Merc's experience..COME BACK..I assure you it's a rarity that the meat is off, but I admit I have been ONCE when it was a bit off at the new place, maybe the smokers are different but since then it's right on the money...and I am VERY picky with BBQ..dickeys is not my idea of good BBQ...LOL
AND YES, I AM A BBQ SNOB..and I'd take DGB as my last meal if I had a choice.


Each joint is judged on the essence of Texas 'cue...sliced brisket and pork ribs. Sausage is only considered if house made. Sauce is good, but good meat needs no adornment to satisfy. Each review can only be based on specific cuts of meat on that particular day. Finally, if the place fries up catfish or serves a caesar salad, then chances are they aren't paying enough attention to the pits, so we mostly steered clear.