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BBQ King

3112 N. Jupiter Rd.
Garland, TX 75044
Critics' Pick
BBQ King +

Alison McLean


  • 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday
  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • Breakfast all day, Lunch, Dinner
  • Free Parking
One of the best Pakistani restaurants in the Dallas area is this spot, which started in Richardson before moving to Garland in 2018. BBQ King serves some great naan -- try it stuffed with spiced potatoes, or topped with a showering of sesame seeds and cilantro. They’re accompaniments to dishes such as haleem, the porridge-like soul food of lentils, wheat, ground meat, ghee, ginger and fried onion.

Top pick: Try a stew like kunna gosht, made with goat leg, or beef karahi, which sets tomato sweetness against a balanced lineup of spices.

The downside: Kebabs can be salty, service can be slow and the free salad that comes with most meals is worth what you’re paying for it.

Fun fact: If you’re into paan, the leaf-and-nut chewing stimulant common in Pakistan, BBQ King has what most diners agree is the best paan counter in the area. (We haven’t indulged.)

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