Big Al’s Smokehouse Barbecue

3317 Inwood Rd
Dallas, TX 75235

Phone: (214) 350-2649
Hours: M-Sat 11-9

Opened 1973
Pitmaster Pedro Garcia
Method Wood-fired rotisserie with hickory

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5


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Solid but unspectacular Q. Got the brisket, sausage, and turkey. Brisket had decent bark and nice smoke ring; bit inconsistent and not as moist as I would have liked. Sausage okay; would like little more kick. Sides were solid. Overall solid joint to check out if you're in the area.
Rahul Yaratha @ Big Al’s Smokehouse Barbecue, 2015-12-30 17:32:04
Not good TM. Cold sides and bitter brisket!
Bubba Schmidt @ Big Al’s Smokehouse Barbecue, 2015-01-21 19:13:26
Good ribs and hot link
David Monasmith @ Big Al’s Smokehouse Barbecue, 2013-11-14 12:41:47
Above average
jacob_holly @ Big Al’s Smokehouse Barbecue, 2013-01-01 17:15:06
The ribs are nice and tender, the meat pulls away nicely from the bone. The green beans are outstanding, I always come here when I'm on this side of Dallas .
Nicky_G_Jr. @ Big Al’s Smokehouse Barbecue, 2012-10-12 07:01:45
Rib basket day is always a good day. Some of the best ribs in Dallas.
BBQ_Snob @ Big Al’s Smokehouse Barbecue, 2012-04-03 12:27:57
Lunch specials are priced right: ribs Tuesdays are when I go, when I remember ;)
dfwdean @ Big Al’s Smokehouse Barbecue, 2011-11-07 21:34:14
I always enjoyed the old space but haven't gotten to try the new one. I now have an excuse.
g_gantt @ Big Al’s Smokehouse Barbecue, 2011-11-06 18:39:16
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November 12, 2013

Big Al’s Smokehouse Barbecue has been smoking meats in Dallas for forty years. I recently sat down with owner Al Plaskoff to discuss a little Dallas barbecue history, and to learn where Big Al’s fits into the local story. It’s quite a legacy. There aren’t many restaurants of any type that last forty years, let along a barbecue joint in Dallas. For the first 39-1/2 years of that lifespan they’d been cooking their briskets completely…