Friday, January 14, 2011

Odom's Barbeque (Waxahachie)

WAXAHACHIE: Odom's Barbeque
317 N. Elm St.

Waxahachie, TX 75165


Open M-Tues 11-9, W 11-6, Thur 11-9, F-Sat 11-10

It's hard to write an original review of this relatively new outpost of the Dallas original given how closely the food resembles the the parent location. Until this trip, I hadn't realized that Odom's has three locations (Dallas, Duncanville and Waxahachie) with this one being the newest after the owner's son pulled up stakes in Cedar Hill and moved a bit further south. While I waited for my order outside, moms stopped by picking up dinner for the family, teenagers dropped by to snack on the $2 chopped beef sandwich and railroad workers had a bite in their vehicle. I went for brisket, ribs and two sides. Just like the Dallas location, the choice for sides is made for you in a mashed potato salad heavy on pickle and mustard, and smokey pinto beans.

Beef slices were somewhat smoky with a nice crust and thick smokering. The chewy meat was a bit underdone, and could have used more seasoning, but as evidenced by the sauced meat (requested on the side) they rely on it for some flavor. Ribs were again a standout item. They were moist, incredibly tender and had much more smokiness than the beef. The meat came of the bone easily and had great overall flavor. My toddler at home liked the leftovers so well, I didn't get another bite of them.

As I sat waiting for my order, I noticed the hours on the front window. You can tell what's important to this small town joint by the fact that they close early on Wednesday for 'Church Night'. Otherwise, you can get your rib fix pretty late.

Rating ***

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1 comment:

Dawn McGee @ Comfort Suites said...

I absolutely LOVE the massive loaded, baked potatoes! Their brisquet is tender and the sausage is incredible. A must have is the large peach cobbler. And they deliver! Our guests love that!


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.