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Sonny Bryan's

2202 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX - (214) 357-7120
Posted By Mike Avery on 12/4/2013 3:21:00 PM
I've been to several Sonny Bryan's locations. And, honestly, I don't know what the shouting is all about. They don't serve barbeque. In Texas, barbeque is meat that has been cooked slowly in the presence of smoke. There is no smoke taste. It's roast beef folks! If they called it "Sonny Bryan's Roast Beef", I'd give it 5 stars.

The people are friendly, the ambiance is funky, the service is good. The onion rings are large, crisp, not greasy and tasteless. All in all, I'd bet there is a better option withing blocks of any Sonny Bryan location.

If you're driving, Lockhart Smokehouse in the Bishop Arts district is excellent, as is Pecan Lodge. Pecan Lodge is a little better, but the lines can be brutal. Also, Pecan Lodge is about to move, so look them up before you go there.

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Onion Rings
sliced or chopped brisket
Sausage
Brisket
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This dinner plate includes brisket, sausage, coleslaw, and some Texas-sized onion rings.
"This dinner plate includes brisket, sausage, coleslaw, and some Texas-sized onion rings."
Cliff Strutz





The tender sliced brisket comes unsauced in the sandwich.  Of the sides, the beans, loaded with barbecue sauce are the best.
"The tender sliced brisket comes unsauced in the sandwich. Of the sides, the beans, loaded with barbecue sauce are the best."
Cliff Strutz


Help yourself to the pickles, onions, and jalapenos.
"Help yourself to the pickles, onions, and jalapenos. "
Cliff Strutz


Several different meats are available at Sonny Bryan's, but this is Texas barbecue, which means the brisket is essential.
"Several different meats are available at Sonny Bryan's, but this is Texas barbecue, which means the brisket is essential."
Cliff Strutz


Deluxe accomodations, these aren't.  Seating is at old school desks.
"Deluxe accomodations, these aren't. Seating is at old school desks."
Cliff Strutz


Tradition is an important part of barbecue in Texas.
"Tradition is an important part of barbecue in Texas."
Cliff Strutz


As in many good barbecues, only a certain amount of meat is made everyday.  Once it runs out, the doors are closed.
"As in many good barbecues, only a certain amount of meat is made everyday. Once it runs out, the doors are closed."
Cliff Strutz


When we see this sign, our Roadfood radar beeps like crazy.
"When we see this sign, our Roadfood radar beeps like crazy."
Michael Stern


There are nearly a dozen Sonny Bryan's in the Dallas area, but the Inwood Road location is the original.
"There are nearly a dozen Sonny Bryan's in the Dallas area, but the Inwood Road location is the original."
Cliff Strutz



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