Scholl Bros. Bar-B-Que

1528 Lamar Ave
Paris, TX 75460

Phone: 903-739-8080
Hours: Mon-€“Thur 11-€“8, Fri & Sat 11-€“9

Method gas

TMBBQ Rating: 1.5

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May 21, 2008

When we asked a resident Parisian to impress us, he whisked us away to Scholl Bros. The ribs are prepared in the region’s signature style, using a sweet mustard rub, in a pecan-fed gas smoker. The thirteen-hour brisket wasn’t as good, but the sauce, a concoction flavored with brown sugar, gave the beef a much-needed boost.


August 8, 2008

This joint came with high praise, so I drove about two hours to give it a try. Approaching the place, my hopes seemed fulfilled. The sheet metal and wood exterior along with the faded sign reeked potential. Talk about disappointment. The ribs here were nearly devoid of flavor and were just warm with chunks of unrendered fat. The sausage tasted straight from the grocery store, and the brisket didn’t come in to save the day. It was tender, but with little crust and almost no smoke, it was a passable version of roast beef. The mediocrity carried over into the straight-from-the-tub potato salad, the lukewarm mac and cheese, and the banana pudding that had no bananas, just fake banana flavoring. The two hours of unsatisfied driving back home just made it all the worse.

(This review originally appeared on Full Custom Gospel BBQ.)



    Anonymous says:

    How funny. I read the article
    on you in CNN and I live in
    Paris, Tx. Scholls is considered
    the best here. You are so right
    in your discription of the food.
    Indeed, the potato salad does
    come from a tub as does the
    BBQ sauce. I’ve talked to Scholl
    about their brisket. It’s smoked
    about 6 hours, no rub and the
    fat cut off after cooking.
    The closest they come to fresh
    cooking is tossing some beans in
    a pot with salt or, hand mixing
    cole slaw. the ribs, right out
    of the supplier’s bag. Best bet,
    baked potato.

    where’s your granddad when you
    need him?

    Anonymous says:

    As another Paris resident, I’ll have to say, I agree. When they first opened, their entire menu was the complete opposite of what you described. They even got on the Top 50 list of Best BBQ by Texas Monthly. But as of late, their BBQ seems very uninspired. I mean, side dishes, I can forgive, but the smoked turkey and brisket have a very store bought taste. I hardly ever see or smell the smoker running any more….perhaps any indication? People say their catering is the best because they prepare everything by hand. I guess it gets lost in translation on the ordering line. So sorry you had to go two hours out of your way, hopefully we’ll get some BBQ to bring ya back! Great work, BTW, very good reading for a BBQ connoisseur like myself!

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