Nothing says “summertime in Texas” quite like some delicious Texas barbecue, so this week we decided to hit up one of Lewisville’s newest local spots, Big Jack’s BBQ.
Big Jack’s took over the old Dats Good BBQ spot near the corner of FM 1171 and Valley Parkway, across from Lewisville High School.
Owner, Saul Marin, is a quiet kind of unassuming man who has a great passion and wealth of experience in the BBQ arena. Saul spent years working for other major BBQ restaurants and then finally decided he wanted to own up his own place with the help of his family.
He’s now been running a successful restaurant and catering business out of Lewisville for the last 3 1/2 months!
When we first pulled up, we immediately noticed the smoker out front that was billowing out delicious smells of smoked hickory wood. That was enough to get my mouth watering for some good BBQ.
And then we figured we were definitely in the right spot when we walked in and saw some family friends who said they’ve eaten at Big Jack’s three times in the last two weeks!
Big Jack’s BBQ has a great, authentic BBQ joint feel to it – picnic-like tables and a buffet-style serving counter. You walk up, tell them what kind of plate you want and then help yourself to whatever delicious sides and desserts you want.
As usual, we tried to mix it up so we could give a good synopsis of the menu.
I went with a two-meat plate with beef brisket and ribs. Kari got a beef brisket sandwich. And we took my wife this week who got the brisket and roasted chicken. All of the meats were well seasoned and incredibly tender. And the barbecue sauce they douse everything in is delicious! But you can also choose one of their other sauces if you want something different from the original.
Their sides are great as well – they offer everything from a fresh cucumber salad and fresh fruit to a potato casserole and BBQ beans. So, whether you want to go a little healthier or don’t mind spending some calories, there’s an option for you!
And for dessert you can try a slice of one of their pies or peach cobbler. Or you can do what we did and go with some of the free soft-serve ice cream! I would argue that there may be no better way to end a meal than with free ice cream.
Big Jack’s BBQ is a great new local spot, so I encourage you to head out and support owner, Saul Marin in his venture to run his own successful BBQ restaurant and catering business. And the prices are incredibly reasonable – each plate was under $10!
Head out to eat local this weekend at any of our Foodie Friday restaurants, and tell us which of your favorite local restaurants you’d like to see featured on the blog next!