By husband calls me a “foodie”, as I am always on the lookout for the next great restaurant to try. For a while, I was obsessed with all the food trucks popping up in Dallas, but then my tastes moved on to barbecue. I was searching around the Internet for the top barbecue places in Texas, and Bartley’s Barbecue kept coming up. It is in Grapevine, not that far away from where we lived, so I convinced my husband one Saturday and we were off to try it for ourselves.
I must say that the place isn’t impressive on the outside, but the smells inside will soon make you forget all about that. The service is friendly, and the menu is vast for a barbecue place. They had things like Cajun turkey, fried catfish and giant baked potatoes on the menu. I went for the old stand bys, however, as I normally do my first time eating at a new place. I tried the ribs, brisket, hot links and chicken. Continue reading
Thanks a lot to The BBQ Chief for sending us this cool BBQ Report card. We might start using this as a standard rating tool for all of our reviews. Read below and check out the BBQ report card on Railhead BBQ in Ft. Worth. Let us know not only what you think about Railhead but we’d love feedback of this report card.
BAR-B-QUE REPORT CARD
Inside: Montgomery St location, a true BBQ Joint… Cedar plank walls, Cafeteria line serving,Separate bar serving up Ice Cold Beer in a frozen 20oz. Schooner. Even an Authentic piece of Rail Line as a handrail in line. 4½ Stars.
Service: Good Service at the counter, they keep the line moving. Great bar service as well, they keep you in cold beer. 4½ Stars.
Outdoor Dining: 4 tables under a roof and 6 in the sun to partial shade under the oaks. 4 Stars
Food Temp: Just right, pull it right out of deep steam warmers and Carve in front of you. 5 Stars
Flavor: Excellent Flavor, a touch on the heavy smoke side, only reason not a higher ranking. 4 Stars
Brisket: Good Flavor, Tender and sliced thick, no hiding the toughness in thin slices. These guys “get it”. Just a little heavy on the smoke. 4 Stars
Trim: Fat trimmed out right in front of you leaving a fairly lean cut of brisket.
Ribs: Pink throughout from slow cooking. Sauce is truly optional here. Excellent. 4½Stars
Trim: Cut St Louis style so you get what you supposed to. Lean no extra bone or fat
Chicken: Cooked the way they’re supposed to be, skin on and slow smoked. Melt in your mouth. 4½ Stars
Sausage: A mix of beef and pork with a true Texas German texture and taste. Great finger food with a 20 oz. Schooner. 4 Stars
Sauce: excellent vinegar based Sauce a true Texas flavor.
Dining Experience: 22 of possible 25 Stars
Meat Preparation and Quality: 30 of possible 35 Stars
Overall Experience: 52 of 60 possible stars = A 4 1/4 Experience