Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sammie's Bar-B-Q

FT. WORTH: Sammie's Bar-B-Q
3801 E Belknap Street
Fort Worth, TX 76111
Open Sun-Thur 9-9, F-Sat 9-10

It's an odd marketing technique to make it difficult to find the entry into your restaurant, but that's what Sammie's has chosen to do. After parking, you must cross the drive thru lane between the large lit menu and the delivery window. Down a narrow sidewalk you'll find the entry door into a dingy vestibule. You're then given the choice between door #1 (right) and door#2 (left). Door #1 leads into a tap lined bar with an ordering counter at the front. Door #2 leads to a dining room where orders are taken by the wait staff. At 3:00, the dining room was empty minus myself, and old fart eating alone and a loud mouth who figured everyone wanted to hear his hillbilly accent wailing on his cell phone conversations. With meat unavailable by the pound, I got a two meat plate with ribs and brisket. This was the second joint in a row with a heavy handed rub on baby back ribs. These ribs had been cooked far too quickly making it hard to separate the meat from bone. The thick rib meat itself was tough and the rub itself created a mushy surface texture with a stale flavor. The brisket was better with a decent crust and moderate smoke flavor. The slices were very lean, dry and a bit tough as well. The side of potato salad was just as mediocre as the meat. Skip the confusion and head to one of the many excellent joints in this BBQ rich city.

Rating **
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Anonymous said...

Great service, wonderfull ribs.......they offer wet and dry now.....beans were superb as well. Place was nice and clean.
Might warrant a revisit for BBQ Snob.

Anonymous said...

Worst bbq I have had will never go back

Anonymous said...

The one noticeable thing about this place is the bbq sauce is just like tinted flavorless water, 1st & only time there as there was a loose wild cat (on the outside table area) & management did nothing about it. The brisket was partially uncooked & flavorless dry & it was expensive! For $2 dls less I could have eaten a better quality meal at riskey's or some other place.


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.