I love BBQ and Texas. I recently was caught by surprise by a restaurant called Mike Anderson’s BBQ. I wasn’t sure what to expect going inside.
Who was Mike Anderson? I don’t know! I didn’t quite get it, but hey, this place has been in business since 1981, so I figured it had to be good to make it in Dallas. When I drove up to the restaurant, I noticed a long line outside. Much to my relief though, it wasn’t that long of a wait.
As soon as I entered, I felt welcomed. The whole restaurant is cafeteria style and everyone gets their own meats. Besides your favorite meets, you also get a “Goodie Bar”, which had a pretty mean salad, and some great sauces.
I ordered a BBQ dinner plate and got a full plate of my favorite meats: brisket, Polish sausage and pork ribs. The meats are excellent. Right away, you can tell this is authentic BBQ and is slow-cooked to perfection. You can taste the hickory that was used to make these beauties. Each of these meats has a unique recipe I’m pretty sure you can’t find anywhere else. To be honest, I’ve never tasted sausage anywhere else like this and I’ve been all over the place, from Austin to Oklahoma City to deep south Alabama!
The sides are also very good, and the only reason they’re second to the meat is because I freakin’ love meat! I ordered Jalapeño pinto beans and rice and Olivia’s devilish eggs because I was craving hot Jalapeño flavor. These sides flamed my mouth but it was worth every dragon breath I took home!
All that and lots of nice extras included with the experience, like cowhide furniture, a large patio, and a free soft-serve frozen goodie. Just a note to newcomers: the restaurant is opened for lunch until 2:30 PM, and then closes for private parties, from 3 to 9 PM. They have two different menus. If their dinners are as awesome as their lunches, then I’m sold. I can’t wait to get a group of friends together this spring and see firsthand how they throw a private party.
I rate Mike Anderson’s 3.75 out of 5 stars.