Saturday, June 2, 2012
Restaurant review: Old House BBQ in Denton
Old House BBQ is the right match for those looking for good barbecue in Denton.
If there’s one thing most Texans are familiar with, it’s good barbecue. Denton residents don’t have to travel far to find it – Old House BBQ, the newest barbecue joint to pop up in city limits, caters to those taste buds that just can’t get enough.
Old House BBQ on Avenue C presents a Western family-style environment that includes cloth-covered tables for grubbing, country music for entertainment, and Western memorabilia for decoration.
It is barbecue, so patrons tend to head straight to the main event: beef (chopped or sliced), barbecue ribs, barbecue pork, ham, sausage, chicken breast, pulled chicken, or turkey breast. Each meat choice has the option of one, two, or three meats with one, two, or three sides.
Sides are homemade and self-served, ranging from cheesy macaroni and cheese, juicy corn on the cob, seasoned green beans, cold potato salad, golden-fried onion rings, creamy mashed potatoes, and jalapeno pinto beans. Dinner plates range from $7.99 to $9.99.
The barbecue pork ribs dinner plate is a filling entrée. Every bite comes easy and the succulent meat falls right off the bone. The sweet and savory barbecue sauce adds more spice to the already well-seasoned pork.
However, some of the sides don’t measure up to the tasty barbecue platters. Although the macaroni and cheese is creamy and cheesy, there’s no spark to it. It lacks flavor, as does the corn on the cob. Adding a little salt and pepper would help fix that. The dinner rolls look appetizing, but despite a warm and melty texture, the rolls are drenched in garlic butter that makes them too salty to finish.
Dessert choices include banana pudding and sliced pies, but the homemade apple cobbler is the perfect way to end a meal. Served hot and steamy, this dessert will satisfy any sweet tooth. Topping it off with the free self-served ice cream just puts the cherry on top.
For Texans on the search for good barbecue in Denton, Old House BBQ is the right match. The sides are nothing memorable, but the barbecue will leave patrons coming back for more.
Daily specials include $1.99 pulled pork sandwiches Monday through Friday until 5 p.m. and $5.99 every day lunch specials from 11 p.m. to 3 p.m. Kids eat free all day on Sundays.
Denton musician Jordan Merritt will play live music Mondays through Fridays between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
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