Though charcoal drawing was once the dominant artistic medium in America, precious few masterworks survived the realization that those early portraits could be crumpled up and used to smoke delicious stacks of ribs. Honor forgotten artists with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of barbecue fare and drinks at Mike Anderson's BBQ.
Mike Anderson personally carves each of the hickory-smoke-laden barbecue masterpieces that fill the convivial, cafeteria-style restaurant with a bouquet of rich aromas. The menu's shining star, the dinner plate ($12.50), delights carnivores more than a temp job piloting the Wienermobile with a trio of meats basking in the warm glow of texas toast. Choose from overnight-smoked beef brisket, dry-rubbed and basted ribs, tenderly serenaded pulled pork, and a dream team of other smokehouse jewels before selecting a harmonious side dish accompaniment ($2.75 for a la carte orders). House-made jalapeño pinto beans launch soaring arias and spicy finger-snaps at double-breaded fried okra; a cornucopia of sandwiches ($5–$7) conceals polish sausage, smoked turkey, and more in endearingly soft bun-fortresses.
Release contented sighs directly into the wild from the covered patio, which shelters diners from the sun and the jealous swoopings of hungry zeppelins. The condiment bar's variety of pickles, onions, and homemade sauces helps diners painstakingly adorn their meals while neon signs bedecking the walls cast fluorescent glows on their concentrating faces.
Mike Anderson's BBQ
Ever since opening in 1981, Mike Anderson has personally cut each piece of hickory-smoked meat plated in his restaurant. His cooks mix rubs from scratch to create a top-secret barbecue-sauce recipe from all-natural ingredients, earning a Best Barbecue nod from the Dallas Observer in 2010. The restaurant serves its menu cafeteria style; plates in hand, diners can sniff out such hearty meats as hand-pulled pork, spicy sausage links, and succulent brisket that spends the night being tenderized by Golden Gloves competitors. Homespun sides, freshly baked desserts, and a condiment bar full of pickles, peppers, and edible bibs help accessorize meals. In addition to the booth-filled dining room, the restaurant supplies a heated and covered seating area aptly named Mike's Big Deck.
Northwest Dallas - Love Field
5410 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75235