Uptown Bar-B-Q

Three meat plate of brisket, ribs and jalapeno sausage with pinto beans and potato salad at Uptown Bar-B-Q in Dallas. (Photo ©Jim Rossman, Texas BBQ Posse)

Editors note: Good news, we got an email that Uptown Bar-B-Q is open again under the ownership of Al Heidari. 

I ate lunch at a new barbecue joint this week called Uptown Bar-B-Q, which is aptly named, as it shares space with venerable uptown Dallas restaurant The Old Warsaw.

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Uptown Bar-B-Q shares space with the legendary Old Warsaw restaurant. (Photo ©Jim Rossman, Texas BBQ Posse)

Robert Austin, who had the Baker’s Ribs franchise in Grapevine until late summer has a well-seasoned Bewley pit fired up on The Old Warsaw’s patio.  He and his son, R.J., are serving up lunch and dinner seven days a week. They’ve been open now for two weeks.

Meats on the menu include brisket, ribs, regular or jalapeno sausage, turkey, pulled pork and chicken. I had a three-meat plate with brisket, ribs and jalapeno sausage along with a half-pound of pulled pork. The pork was the star of the meal, followed by the ribs. The brisket and sausage were good, but I’ll reserve judgment for a warmer day when I can try the rest of the meats.

The serving line is outdoors, and my co-workers and I visited on a day when the temperature was in the mid-30s. Seating is set up on the patio, but luckily for us, the Old Warsaw’s bar was open for inside dining.

Robert says the late crowd has been pretty good, with a lot of business after 10 p.m., which is almost unheard of for a BBQ joint.

So if you see smoke over on Maple Avenue, don’t hesitate to stop. Uptown Bar-B-Q is worth a visit.

Uptown Bar-B-Q, 2512 Maple Avenue, Dallas, 972-838-5122. Open Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-4pm.

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Pitmaster and owner Robert Austin, right, and son, R.J, work the counter at Uptown Bar-B-Q. (Photo ©Jim Rossman, Texas BBQ Posse)

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Uptown Bar-B-Q's pulled pork had plenty of bark and a great rub. It was the star of Jim Rossman's lunch. (Photo ©Jim Rossman, Texas BBQ Posse)

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Uptown Bar-B-Q's Bewley pit came from Brotherton's Black Iron BBQ in Pflugerville. (Photo ©Jim Rossman, Texas BBQ Posse)

Mike H.

5 years ago

Stopped by here today and they are open. Didn't order...was just checking it out to come by another day. Smelled great.

Uptown Bar-B-Q management.

4 years ago

Hello I just want to let you know that Al Heidari owns Uptown Bar-B-Q and this place is open for business. You can check the schedule on Yelp and Trip Advisor. Please make sure you can change the editors notes that says it’s permanently closed since January and we are definitely open. Robert Austin only worked for Uptown Bar-B-Q

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