Thursday, January 3, 2013

McMillan's World Famous Bar-B-Q

FANNIN: McMillan's World Famous Bar-B-Q
9913 US Highway 59 N
Fannin, TX 77960
Open Sun-Thur 10-6, F-Sat 10-7:30

The sign outside reads "World Famous" and Louis McMillan won't hesitate to tell you how good his barbecue is. He was about done for the day, so we admittedly got the tail end of the days offering, but this wasn't praiseworthy.

Sausage was barely warmed through, and I had to question whether it had even hit the smoker. The ribs certainly had. They were so overcooked that the bones were rattling around in the to-go box. They had a decent smokiness to them, but the meat was mush that tasted mostly of the sauce (requested on the side) that ended up on top of the meat. Brisket was sliced thick and looked appetizing, but I knew something was off as soon as I grabbed a slice. It was so undercooked that I couldn't even squeeze through the tough line of fat. Pulling apart a slice of beef was a chore, but not as bad as trying to chew it.

Rating **

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That place has gone down hill. Never consistent and very salty. I like salt but not at that level.


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.