Wanted to have my family meet up with my cousins family as we both were briefly in the DFW area. We all wanted Texas BBQ and this place was recommended.
I know BBQ -- raised in Missouri learning how to make KC sauce from scratch and then went to college in Austin,Texas, which has a whole different different take on BBQ. I like both (I definitely have a preference ).
I had never been to Soulman's even though it's been around since the early 1970's. There is definitely an old school feel at this location. One stands in line with their red plastic trays and places their order. The tables are old school fast food booths and tables one can push together.
We had 10 in our crowd so we got 2 large family meals and two racks of ribs. (4 kids (albeit 2 were 12 and 14) were part of that 10)
Quick culinary breakdown:
•Ice Tea was great (I don't get sweet tea anymore, and one can tell how good or bad a restaurants tea is without all of that sugar).
• no mashed potatoes at this location (kids wanted it) so we got fried potatoes and they were delicious!
• fried okra needed salt, that's an easy fix
•spiced pinto beans -- yum!
•macaroni and cheese was loved by the kids, in other words it was plane mac-n-cheese nothing fancy
•green beans were average
•huge loaded baked potato (which came with ribs) was cut up into smaller portions and it was gone before I had a chance to get some
•Texas toast -- it was the worst part of the meal AND it was only thing remaining when we left. It wasn't bad -- it just wasn't worth the calories.
•BBQ sauce -- it worked nicely for the Mears
•ribs -- they were gone before I had a chance. Bones licked clean too! I'm guessing they were delicious
•pulled pork -- it was perfect!!
•turkey -- I couldn't stop eating it
•sausage -- was good it wasn't a stand out to me.
•brisket -- never my favorite meat in a BBQ joint but it was tasty here
There was no meat left on the table when we finally parted ways :-)
Overall --I would say try it! Just don't buy extra Texas toast.
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