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Haven't been here in while....its really become quite an event center! I'd have to give the atmosphere 5 stars. Now on to the BBQ...had the brisket, ribs, turkey & sausage. Have to give the top dibs to the turkey. Great smoke flavor without being overwhelming. Moist. Delicious. Brisket pretty good but not quite flavorful enough. Moist. Ribs were quite good as well! Sausage had a good flavor but a little too fatty for me. Beans were very good. Potato salad was good too. Cole slaw is vinegar based. Not my fav. Tried both blackberry and peach cobbler with ice cream. Delicious, but I would have liked it a little sweeter. Rest of my family thought they were great. All in all, 3.5 stars.
Kenny G @ The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que, 2016-09-24 22:48:49
Moist brisket, but not fatty. Great favor, but not too intense. Adequate sauce, although no sauce needed on brisket. Sauce did not cover up flavor of meat when used. Good sides, but the brisket stole the show. Interesting peach cobbler, and tasted better than it looked (was packaged). Would highly recommend.
billyjeffers1845 @ The Witt Pit BBQ, 2016-09-24 19:14:25
Salami and Fritos perfection !
douglas78@aol.com @ Angelo’s Bar-B-Que, 2016-09-24 18:47:13
Chicken, sausage and brisket were good. Beef rib was ok. Had a side of potato salad and it was great! Was worth the visit and will return. Very nice people there as well.
dj770 @ Red Wagon BBQ, 2016-09-23 19:35:13
Came here 1st time. Warning. If you do not like an over abundance of smoke flavor, this is not your place. With that said, Lean brisket had some chew but pulled easy. I wish top fat had rendered as you paying for fat that's just going to be removed. Sting smoke flavor but surprisingly only 1/4" of smoke ring. Good pepper spice as well. Can eat without BBQ sauce but sauce is good enough to use sparingly. The moist is something else. Melt in mouth goodness. Again some fat should have been more rendered. They cut it at an angle so it pulls apart easy. No need for BBQ sauce but BBQ sauce gives it an extra level of spice. I can still feel it giving me a slow burn in my mouth or is that just all the smoke I inhaled while standing in line. I would say moist 4.5 out 5 and lean a 4 out of 5. I got beef rib but I was too full. These are the brontosaurus ribs and costs $22/lb. will see if worth it. Again this place not cheap @$20/lb. I've had great stuff at $15/lb or less. It's up to you to see if worth extra $5-8/lb better than Kirby's.
Terry r @ Pecan Lodge, 2016-09-23 17:26:33
Moist brisket okay but dry. Sauce good. 2.75 out 5. Sides were huge dissapointment. Cole slaw was soggy and corn on cob had been steaming for way too long.
Terry r @ Big Rays BBQ, 2016-09-22 17:52:54
3 strikes I'm out. Can't find this one either
Woodwill Smokers @ Church Street Blues And Barbeque, 2016-09-19 18:14:55
This was my original stop for today , but I forgot they were closed on Mondays.
Woodwill Smokers @ Fargo’s Pit BBQ, 2016-09-19 18:05:30
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Review

October 8, 2013

It’s a long drive from Deep Ellum to Weatherford, but repeated pleas from the owner of this Baker’s Ribs west of Fort Worth had convinced me that they were doing something a little different than their forebearers in Dallas. The owners posted photos of hormone-free, antibiotic-free briskets they’re using from Creekstone, the pork rib photos looked good, and then there are the fried pies – so many fried pies.

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The Fried Pie Shoppe is located within this (and a few other) Baker’s Ribs locations. They make all of the pie dough fresh and fry up about two or three hundred a day. It’s getting to be fall so they had just added pumpkin to the mix. It wasn’t noon yet, so I started there. Even though it wasn’t hot from the fryer (presumably they are when they open at 7:00) the pie tasted lighter than I expected. It wasn’t greasy and there was just enough of the spiced filling. I needed a few more to take home and they travelled well. I also got some barbecue.

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As I was being served it was great to see them pull a chunk of pork off of a whole shoulder before commencing to chop. There’s no dry pre-chopped meat here. The generous serving was moist and smoky, and needed none of the sauce. I asked for fatty brisket slices and I got four thick ones. I’m not sure why they shaved off every bit of the crust before serving, but the meat was still tender and well cooked. The flavor was just flat without the boost of smoke and seasoning that was thrown out with the crust. I was puzzled why they’d think someone asking for “fatty brisket” would be offended by exterior bark and fat. Specify that you’d like the crusty pieces when you order, and the ownership assures me you’ll get it.

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The name of place is Baker’s Ribs, and they did well by the St. Louis cut ribs they’re serving. A bite of rib came away cleanly from the bone showing the perfect texture. A big boost of sugar and cayenne in the rub made for a sweet and spicy flavor that melded well with the smoke. These are some good ribs. I’m familiar with the dill potato salad, beans and slaw, so I went for scalloped potatoes and green beans. Both were better than average, but I’d choose the potato salad over either.

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Just as I was taking the rib photo, the owners walked up to my booth. They asked about the food, and I was honest. Brian quickly came back with some end-cut brisket. It was much improved, but I wish that’s what I’d been served initially because that’s what I have to base this review on. It wasn’t until I tried two other local barbecue joints that I knew how good that brisket was for the area. Crusty brisket or not, this joint near the interstate beats their Weatherford competition pretty easily, and they have those fried pies.

Comments

2 Comments

    Jimmy Estes says:

    Stopped in Weatherford for ribs on 8/15/15. The food was bad. The dill potato salad was spoiled. Greenbeans were cold as just came out of refrigerator. The ribs were so fat and greasy with absolutely no taste we could not eat them. Had one bite and chewed for 3 minutes and finally took it out of my mouth. The place was not clean and being run by a bunch of teenagers who didn’t seem to know what they were doing. The meat is concealed from the food line. Had we been able to see it we might not have ordered the ribs. The serving line and kitchen area are outdated. Even the toast on top of the ribs was not edible. Apparently brushed with old cooking oil instead of butter. One bite was enough. We were there about 6 PM. Not many customers. Now I know why. Travelling from Brownwood to McKinney. I can truthfully say I don’t remember ever having spent $25 for a meal and not been able to eat it. No point in taking it back as crew on duty didn’t appear to be able to handle it. We’ve eaten at Bakers Ribs in Dallas and found it to be good. The one in Weatherford needs to be closed.

    gary coen says:

    Eat here often and really like it. However on Monday, Oct. 19, 2025 the sauce was terrible. Did they change something?

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