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It’s a Texas tradition to kick off the warm weather with a good old fashioned barbecue. For Memorial Day weekend, make sure to check out some of our favorite ’cue joints that will leave you feeling stuffed and happy.

Babb Brothers BBQ & Blues

Babb Brothers BBQ & Blues
Mike, Bob, and Davy Babb have created a mouthwatering menu for any barbecue lover. Order a slab of tasty St. Louis pork ribs, brisket, pulled pork, sausage or turkey breast, and don’t forget to pick a side from the never-ending list. 330 Bedford St., 214.745.2224,

Lockhart Smokehouse
Walk on up to the counter and order up. Lockhart Smokehouse serves right off the smoker, making the flavors oh so delish. Their menu includes everything from meat, pork, chicken and sausage and classic sides such as barbecue baked beans, Lockhart slaw, and mac ‘n’ cheese. 400 W. Davis St., 214.944.5521,

Off the Bone Barbeque
Award-winning chef Dwight Harvey knows how to serve up gourmet barbecue. With ribs that are tender enough to fall right off the bone, it’s as good as it looks. 1734 South Lamar St., 214.565.9551,

Pecan Lodge at the Farmers Market
This Dallas hot spot has people waiting in line for a taste of its appetizing menu, which includes classic comfort foods, mesquite smoked barbecue and Tex-Mex favorites. 920 South Harwood St., 214.748.8900,

Sandwiches, plates, desserts, oh my! Sammy’s has got everything covered. Find all your ’cue classics at the longtime Dallas smoke palace. 2126 Leonard St., 214.880.9064,