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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Came here for lunch. Ordered 1 bee rib and smoked chicken. 2 side: Cole slaw and cream corn. Overall a good meal though if I was to order beef rub again I would come thursdays as beef rib plate is special. Beef rib was quite good. Without BBQ sauce has some sweetness and spice. Far rendered well so not pulling off grease. Just right pull. Good smoke. Not a ton of meat but enough on 1 side. 3.75out 5. Not 4 but not 3.5. Chicken breast was smoked well with some burned ends(more like caramelization) of the sweet glaze. Juicy. I liked better without bbq sauce. 3.5 out 5. Coleslaw was crunchy with sweet vinegar and touch of peppery taste. 4 out 5. The cream corn is as close as I have seen to Rudy's. Creamy but a bit too sugary sweet. I couldn't tell if Corn was fresh or canned but didn't seem like grilled or put in smoker. I think that would be the bomb. 4 out 5.
Terry r @ Big Al’s Smokehouse Barbecue, 2017-01-04 18:30:46
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
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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…