Saturday, October 18, 2008

Freeney's Barbecue

DALLAS: Freeney's Barbecue
7822 S Loop 12
Dallas, TX 75217
Open M-Sat 10-7, Sun 10-5

When cops frequent a joint, it's usually a good sign, so I was happy to see two motorcycle cops enter Freeney's at the same time I did. I ordered brisket and ribs. While I waited, instead of smoke, I was overcome with the smell of stale steam table water. Unappetizing to say the least. Not surprisingly, the brisket had little smoke flavor. The slices were littered with large fat globules and did not have a pleasing flavor. The ribs were a little better, but also lacked smoke and tasted as if they'd aged for quite a while on that steam table. The large spare rib was also littered with fat, and was generally unappetizing. And those cops? I later learned that this was also their first trip, and I'm sure it will be their last too.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Obviously you don't understand East Texas style BBQ

I ate there a few days ago, fantastic cue all the way around.

You would probably be better off at Spring Creek or one of the chains.

I had brisket, ribs and hot links. The brisket was perfect, the ribs were good, an could have used a little more smoke, but a lot of people complain about too much smoke when you do that. The hot links were the best I've had in over a decade.

Very gracious service, reasonable prices and everything is made from scratch from what I can tell. I know the pie and the beans were fresh made and not from a can, or frozen.

I will definitely go back to Freeney's even though it is an hour plus drive for me.

Next time I will take some home


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.