Bartley’s Bar-B-Q

413 E. Northwest Hwy.
Grapevine, TX 76051

Phone: 817-481-3212
Hours: Tue-€“Thur 10:30-€“8, Fri & Sat 10:30-€“9

Opened 1968
Pitmaster Shane Wilkinson (since 2012)
Method Hickory; indirect-heat pit
Pro Tip The pecan cobbler comes from the bakery next door.

TMBBQ Rating: 4

Texas Monthly BBQ Top 50

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September 3, 2010

I needed to go back to Bartley’s in Grapevine to clear up a misunderstanding. In my D Magazine article on the Best BBQ in DFW, I stated that Bartley’s used oak in their smokers, but a few commenters noted that they use hickory. I had to get it from the horse’s mouth, so after a cancelled flight at DFW led to a bowl of red at Tolbert’s, I stopped in at Bartley’s for some meat…


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All you can eat had it all it was grea @ Bartley’s Bar-B-Q, 2016-11-18 18:43:46
got a three meater. brisket was smokey but dry, the rub was tasty. Ribs are candy coated with sauce but flavorful and slide off the bone. the smoked bolagna was very impressive, moist and smokey. then you remember you're eating bolagna. great selection of sides
thehighepopt @ Bartley?s Bar-B-Q, 2015-10-07 17:58:53
Popped in from out of town today, ribs and jalapeño sausage were as good as I've had and sides were fantastic. Friendly and informative staff, if your not from the area they'll lead you in the right direction. Highly recommend.
jacob riley @ Bartley’s Bar-B-Q, 2015-07-25 21:02:56
Just finished a great lunch at Bartley's. Brisket and ribs were cooked perfectly. Sauce on ribs was a little sweet for me but flavor on brisket was good
James Cunningham @ Bartley’s Bar-B-Q, 2015-07-10 16:19:04
Enjoyed some sliced brisket and sausage. The lean brisket was moist and tender. Nice smoke flavor.
Mae McKnight @ Bartley’s Bar-B-Q, 2015-05-28 18:36:31
Chopped beef sandwich was below par and pork ribs were a 6.5 out of ten. Not sure how this one made the list
Kyle030390 @ Bartley’s Bar-B-Q, 2015-05-20 16:44:24
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May 15, 2013

We walked through the doors of this thoroughly nondescript suburban strip center spot and were greeted by the heavenly incense of smoked meat—which carried us to the counter in a happy daze. Next, came an unsolicited, excruciatingly upbeat testimonial from a fellow patron, waiting and antsy for service: “Best barbecue around!” he blurted out. Finally, we ordered, and the sensory experience we’d been waiting for unfolded: The brisket was ringed in deep maroon, and walloped with smoke flavor; a stack of short, juicy pork ribs hid their fatty goodness under a slightly sweet and crackly bark; and the sausage was spicy and flavorful.


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