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Where to Eat Barbecue in Dallas by Texas Monthly ➞

Texas Monthly, January 2024 Print & March 2024 Online, by Daniel Vaughn

Lockhart Smokehouse Celebrates 10 Years In Plano, Texas ➞

Local Profile, February 2024, by Matilda Preisendorf

These are hands down the best BBQ joints in Dallas, Texas ➞

ESCAPE, January 2024, by Alex Mitcheson

18 Best Restaurants in Dallas ➞

Red Roof, September 2023

Best of 2023 Winners ➞

Oak Cliff Advocate, August 2023

Ten Best BBQ Joints in Dallas ➞

Visit Dallas, July 2023

North Texas’ Tastemakers ➞

Local Profile, July 2023, by Brian Ashcroft

11 Essential Barbecue Spots in Dallas ➞

Dallas Observer, June 2023, by Chris Wolfgang

Dallas Rediscovered: A Curated Weekend Guide to the City ➞

Garden & Gun Magazine, June 2023, by Visit Dallas

Spreading BBQ Love with Lockhart Smokehouse! ➞

Dallas Culture Club, August 2022, by Dallas Taste Tours

An Eater’s Guide to Dallas ➞

Eater Dallas, June 2022, by Courtney E. Smith

The Top 5 BBQ Spots In Collin County ➞

Local Profile, June 2022, by Mark Stuertz

U.S. Retail Sales Slow With Holiday Shoppers Facing Inflation, Shortages ➞

The Wall Street Journal, December 2021, by Gabriel T. Rubin

3 Dallas restaurants Mick Jagger name-dropped during Cotton Bowl concert ➞

Dallas Morning News, November 2021, by Sarah Blaskovich

6 essential barbecue restaurants in Collin County ➞

Dallas Morning News, October 2021, by Jeremy Hallock

The 50 Best BBQ Joints 2021 ➞

Texas Monthly, October 2021

2021 Best Restaurants in Plano ➞

Best Restaurants, August 2021, by Eskca

Jill Bergus of Lockhart Smokehouse ➞

Reflections of a Restaurateur, June 2021, by Eskca

Lockhart Smokehouse Blue Cheese Slaw ➞

FOX 4, June 2021, by Good Day Recipes

Good to Go: Lockhart Smokehouse Makes for a Satisfying Picnic 

Dallas Observer, Oct 2020, by Taylor Adams

The Pandemic Pantry: Lockhart Smokehouse Deviled Eggs ➞

D Magazine, August 2020, by Kathy Wise

Memphians in Dallas: WMC Gets the Scoop on Texas BBQ ➞

WMC Channel 5, December 2019, by Chris Luther

 Lockhart Smokehouse is a Highlight of Texas Live!...and it's just getting started ➞

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Sept 2018, by Robert Philpot


Lockhart Smokehouse ➞
Plano Magazine, March 2018, by Jopseph Honescko

Queen of the Pit ➞
Plano Profile, Oct. 2017, by Alexandra Cronin

The List ➞
Texas Monthly, May 2017, by Texas Monthly Staff

D Magazine Best BBQ in Dallas ➞
D Magazine, 2016, by D Magazine Staff

Cued Up ➞
Central Track, Nov. 2016, Travis Baugh

The List: The Top 50 Barbeque Joints ➞
Texas Monthly, May, 2013 by Texas Monthly staff It’s not every day that you get on an impressive list like this…

Dallas: more than dumb old cowboys ➞
The Guardian, August 31, 2012 (they are even talking about us in the UK!) by Neil Lemons

An Englishman Reviews Lockhart Smokehouse ➞
Dallas Observer, July 27, 2012 by Gavin Cleaver

Smokin’ Hot List ➞
Southern Living, June, 2012 by Hanna Raskin

25 Mantastic Things to Do in Dallas This Year ➞ Blog, May 2, 2012 by Neil Lemons

Dallas Observers’ annual “Best Of” awards:
“Best BBQ” – Readers’ Choice ➞

“Best Dish That Sounds Like An Anthony Bourdain Favorite” ➞
“Best Place to Make a Sausage Joke” ➞
“Best Waffle:The Lockhart Smokehouse Sauce and Fork Flip-Flop” ➞
Dallas Observer, “Best Of” Dallas Awards, September 21, 2011

BBQ Snob: Dallas Enjoys a BBQ Renaissance ➞
Texas Monthly, September 7, 2011 by Daniel Vaughn

Lockhart Smokehouse: A new cathedral for carnivores in Bishop Arts District ➞
D Magazine, May 25, 2011 by Daniel Vaughn

Lockhart Smokehouse the Best BBQ in Big D? ➞
Dallas Observer Dining, April 28, 2011 by Alice Laussade

Lockhart Smokehouse Gets the Important Thing Right – Brisket ➞
Dallas Observer, April 7, 2011 by Hanna Raskin

Check out his 4-star review of Lockhart Smokehouse on Full Custom Gospel BBQ. ➞
A self proclaimed ‘barbecue snob’, Daniel Vaughn has visited over 400 barbecue joints. It’s the rare finds that make him keep hunting down the best

It’s all about the smoke, tastes and traditions at Oak Cliff’s Lockhart Smokehouse ➞
Oak Cliff Blog,, Feb 8, 2011 by Roy Appleton

See the photos: First Trip (of many) to Lockhart Smokehouse ➞
Texas BBQ Posse, Feb 3, 2011 Photos by Chris Wilkins

Art, Food and Shops Away From the Super-Size Crowds ➞
New York Times, Jan 29, 2011 by Stirling Kelso

Lockhart Smokehouse to Open in Oak Cliff Next Wednesday ➞, Jan 27, 2011 by Bruce Tomaso

Lockhart Smokehouse to Open Wednesday. Here’s a sneak peak. ➞
EscapeHatchDallas Blog, Jan 27, 2011 by Mike Hiller

Smoke Signals: The New Yorkers are Coming ➞
The Washington Post, Jan 18, 2011 by Jim Shahin

Lockhart Smokehouse: See the photos of Oak Cliff’s new BBQ hotspot ➞
Texas BBQ Posse Blog, Jan 26, 2011 by Chris Wilkins

Lockhart Smokehouse is Coming ➞
Full Custom Gospel Blog, Oct 21, 2010

Lockhart Smokehouse Coming to Bishop Arts District
Dallas News Blog, Oct 7, 2010 by Leslie Brenner

Barbeque Royalty to Open Smokehouse in Oak Cliff ➞
Dallas Observer, Oct 6, 2010 by Hanna Raskin

Lockhart Smokehouse Coming to Bishop Arts District ➞
Go Oak Cliff, Oct 6, 2010 by Rob Shearer