Number one on D Magazine's Best of DFW BBQ list. Quite a target for the Texas BBQ Posse. We peaked early and pulled in the parking lot at 10:30am. They opened at 11am, so we gravitated toward the smoker for some BBQ 101. We were greeted by pitmaster and owner Eddie Brown and peppered him with questions as he loaded racks of ribs into the smoker.
Our BBQ posse was 21-strong when we ordered at Off the Bone, which is housed in an old Dairy Queen. The service was pretty good, around 10-15 minutes between ordering and eating. This was far better than we had heard from others who came over after the D Magazine rankings came out.
I ordered brisket and ribs, the BBQ tour standard order. If a joint can cook ribs and brisket they know what they’re doing. The brisket was average, but the ribs were quite good, cooked perfectly with a good rub. Other posse members treated me to smoked chicken and smoked sausage. Both were amazing and ranked at the top of my Off the Bone favorites. This was indeed a great start to our Fort Worth BBQ Tour.
Off the Bone BBQ, 5144 Mansfield Hwy, Forest Hill. Open Mon-Sat 11am-8pm.
Photos ©Chris Wilkins/Texas BBQ Posse