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9 Black-Owned BBQ Restaurants in Dallas

The small joint focuses on a Memphis-style barbecue with southern influences in offerings like Cajun Boudin ... [and] award-winning ribs...
-Central Track | June 12, 2020

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100 Best Dallas Restaurants of 2020

-A half slab at this 23-year-old Cedars barbecue joint means seven baby back ribs kissed with smoke, spiced with pepper and just-right tender...
-Dallas Observer

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Top 100 Restaurants 2019

-Great Neighborhood Spots
-Dallas Observer

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2016 Best Barbecue

-We examined rings, pinched bark, and eschewed sauce to find the purveyors of the tastiest smoked meats in the city.
-D Magazine

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The Real Pitmasters of Dallas, 2016

Meet some of the city's best smokers...
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SPIKE TV's Hungry Investors, 2014

-The Baby Back Shak in Dallas, TX has some of the best ribs that our Hungry Investors have ever tasted...
-Hungry Investors
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Best BBQ in North Texas, 2014

-The Dallas Morning News’ BBQ Posse includes Baby Back Shak in its top picks...
-KERA News
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Dallas' Five Best Barbecued Pork Ribs, 2014

-These ones will give you a spicy mouth-punch that you're not ready for, and then crumble off the bone in a most appealing fashion. Top marks.
-Dallas Observer
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100 Favorite Dishes, No. 57: Rib "Sandwich" at Baby Back Shak

...when all those flavors danced together as one it was phenomenal.
-Dallas Observer, 2014
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2010 Best Barbecue

-We examined rings, pinched bark, and eschewed sauce to find the purveyors of the tastiest smoked meats in the city.
-D Magazine
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2008 Best Ribs

-What started out as a backyard barbecue for family on Sundays has emerged into the best place to gnaw on a slab of ribs in Dallas....
-Dallas Observer
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