Friday, January 10, 2014

Dyer's Bar-B-Que - Amarillo

 Just My Rating and a Few Notes (For Now):

I will tell you that I was hesitant to visit this place simply because of all the way locals talked it up. I'm often weary of local recommendations as they're often based on tradition and nostalgia. I had 5 people recommend Dyer's (which was previously on my list) and none of them were familiar with Tyler's (which is just around the corner and the standard I use to judge Panhandle BBQ).

Dyer's is a full-service restaurant (another red flag) but honestly after finishing my meal, I had no major complaints, which is huge for this area. The meats were good. Unfortunately the brisket was tough and a bit dry but it featured well rendered fat and just enough smoke to redeem it (actually not evident from the picture below). The Polish Sausage was surprisingly good. The ribs which had a slightly sweet rub were the high point. They had the nice tug and a good flavor you want in a good pork rib (though I'm a bit adverse to sweet rubs). I don't normally give shoutouts to side orders but: The Onion Rings, cole slaw and homemade pickles were evidently crafted with care. There were plenty of employees to be found and service was friendly and excellent. A good option for this area. 

Address: 1619 S Kentucky St E526, Amarillo, TX 79102
Phone: 806-358-7104
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11AM -10PM; Sunday: 11AM – 9PM


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*All Grades Are Based Solely on the Quality of Texas BBQ Offered at the Joint. We Aren't Looking for Burgers or Catfish!

My Grading Scale:

A = This is some of the finest BBQ you'll find anywhere. It is worth a roadtrip in itself along with any required wait.
B = This is very good BBQ, even if it is over an hour away, consider making the drive.
C = This is just average BBQ but it's worth a stop in a pinch.
D = This is a poor example of Texas BBQ. Even if it's the only place around, skip it. Apologize to any non-Texans that have eaten here.
F = This is not only a bad Texas BBQ, it is probably not suitable for human consumption.

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