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Baby Back Shak

1800 S. Akard St. Dallas, TX 75215-1901 | Oak Cliff & South Dallas | 214-428-7427

Location Description:

With ribs as tender as the restaurant's namesake, which conjures lascivious imagery of naughty bits, this Dallas stalwart has successfully enchanted customers for more than 15 years. But not with Texas-style 'cue. Oh no, here you're served barbecue of the Memphis variety. The black-painted brick exterior of Baby Back Shack evokes a back-road biker bar. The interior, well, let's just say it ain't about the décor, baby! It's about the meat, the Cornish hen, the sausages, the ribs by the pound, all done up with the Shak's house-made rub. A Dallas Observer Best of Dallas favorite.

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  • Cuisine(s): Barbecue
  • Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-5:45pm, Fri-Sat 11am-6:45pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: None
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Free, Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: casual
  • Features: Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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