3. Dallas, Texas – The Slow Bone
Another Texas contender is found in the heart of Cowboys country. The brisket carries the day at this favorite and the side of mac ‘n cheese ends up on the plate of most patrons. Your wait in line is worth it to choose among the brisket and ribs. A private-recipe jalapeno sausage also has a strong following. Set in an industrial area, this is definitely elbows-on-the-table dining.