Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Marshall's Bar-B-Q

FARMERS BRANCH: Marshall's Bar-B-Q
12895 Josey Ln # 219
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Open Daily 11-8

"Kickin' Round Since 1965" reads the back of every employees' t-shirt, so this place has been around for a while as evidenced by the slightly but authentically tattered state of the exterior awning and the interior decorations. Also old-timey was the carrot salad straight out of the 50's with shredded carrots, canned pineapple chunks, and raisins whipped together with some sweetened mayo. This accompanied my green beans and a three meat platter of ribs, sliced brisket and a hot link. The brisket was decent with little crust and a hint of smokiness in the moist tender slices. A sweet glaze covered the ribs that were nearly falling off of the bone. The texture was not mushy, but had just the right amount of moistness from the well rendered fat. The hot link was spicy as advertised with little smokiness. It actually was more akin to bologna than sausage. While not any of the meats were overwhelmingly good, the meal overall was satisfying, and I would come back for more.

Rating ***

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just okay, small portions for what you pay for. Do not
like the potato salad.


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.