I went to Baker’s last year. It was closing time. So the meat was kind of cold. But good nevertheless. Really cool staff. Weird metal objects on the wall. Is it great? Well, I don’t know. It was nice getting huge styrofoam cups for Coke after walking around Dallas in August.
i’d have to disagree with Sonny Bryan’s (it’s gone downhill in recent years) and suggest Baker’s Ribs (i think it’s on Commerce). quite tasty.
Sonny Bryan’s in the West End in Dallas is pretty darn good, too. And definitely anyone going to Austin should go to Dirty’s while they are there. Used to eat there quite often when I was in school at U.T.
Yup, Bushie, been to "Dirty’s" many a time. Also in Austin try Holiday House hamburgers. There’s only 2 locations left but still very good. They cook ’em on an open flame.[:p] The onion rings are the best I’ve ever had.
I concur w/ Boatman. I’d also drive to Ft Worth for Angelo’s. Fantastic food and amazing building. I have a sneaky suspicion that Boatman and I have dine simultaneously at Angelo’s several times.
How’s about Dickey’s and Colter’s. I tried them both when I visited Dallas back in 94. Of course I was a Texas BBQ rookie back then and thought they were both really good, or perhaps didn’t know any better? When I went back in 97 I had Sonny Bryans which of course was fantastic.
Thanks, Maynerd. I’m sorry to hear about your family member.
Prince is on my definite list next time I’m in Dallas, which will be in a few weeks.
Something else: if you haven’t tried "Dirty’s" (Martin’s Kum-Bak) in Austin, you need to do that next time you’re down. They also serve those good ol’ "thin patty" burgers. Great fries, too. [:p]
Bushie:Sorry it took so long to get back to you, out of town due to death in family… but to answer your question:Yes I’ve been to "Prince". It’s on the north side of Lemmon, just east of Inwood.Has a big neon sign of a Prince out front. Has car hop service still. Good flat thin burgers, good tater tots, and root beer. It was actually featured in an episode of Unsolved Mysteries, hosted by Robert Stack. Supposedly someone was last seen at the "Prince" before they vanished. [:0]
If you are in Dallas, check out Spring Creek BBQ. It is a local chain with several outpost around Dallas with the best smoked turkey (the other meats are good too, I just like this one best). Their cole slaw, beans and rolls are very good too. I’m hungry just thinking about it…
Bryan’s is good, but I’d like to cast a dissenting vote for Angelo’s — worth the short drive over to Fort Worth for their combo plate: amazing ribs and just about the best beef brisket, great with or without the thin Texas sauce. Plus goldfish bowls of beer. One of my favorite restaurants anywhere.
Hey Maynerd; since you work around there, I have a question for you. In the most recent Texas Highways, they talked about a place near there called "The Prince of Hamburgers" on Lemmon. I find it hard to believe, but I’ve never even heard of the place, let alone been there. Says it’s been around since 1927. What can you tell me about it?
Well, I work right around the corner from Sonny’s, so I’ll have to check out the seating arrangements. I’m pretty sure it still has the school desks. I’m just glad they finally added air conditioning!
Do diners at the original location still have to sit in those little school desks? That was always a big part of the charm of that place. They always made me feel like a little kid.
I’ve eaten at Sonny Bryan’s maybe three times, and everytime the server lets out a little "whooo-wheeee" when s/he piles the meat onto my plate. Cracks me up. [:)][:D]
And I’ll add my chorus to the Sonny Bryan’s cheer. It’s the paradigm. And if you have a camera when you go, please take some snaps of their brisket and upload them here. Last time we went, I was to delirious about eating to remember to take pictures [:o)].
I third the motion to go to the origional Sonny’s. But if they are closed, Andersons BBQ around the corner on Harry Hines at Inwood (next to Wendy’s) is a good alternative. I think they have better sides than Sonny’s.
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