Restaurant Review: The Slow Bone in Dallas

Meat. The Slow Bone. (Photography by Kevin Marple)
Meat. The Slow Bone. (Photography by Kevin Marple)

Jack Perkins, co-owner of The Slow Bone and Maple and Motor, seems to attract more press than the food he serves. However, today I’d present a review of his barbecue joint, The Slow Bone. The meat, other than the pork, was excellent. The pea salad stole my heart.

Jack Perkins has mastered the art of making hamburgers at Maple & Motor, which he co-owns and operates with partner Austen Wright. Perkins and Wright’s burger joint has been singled out by many local and national publications, and Guy Fieri featured the spot on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Recently, the fearless duo entered the competitive business of barbecue. They gutted the former Backyard BBQ building on Irving Boulevard near the Design District and created a casual, handsome space with hammered metal and rough wooden walls, and patriotic pops of red, white, and blue. The meats of the day are posted on recycled church hymn boards at the head of the cafeteria-style line.

The rest of the tale.


  • twinwillow

    I love The Slow Bone! Their BBQ brisket and chicken is amazing. A new item they’re doing since NN visited is very tender ham sliced from a whole bone-in ham that’s smoked to melt in your mouth perfection.
    All the sides are all excellent. And as NN said, better to eat them at peak meal times.
    I’ve found all the staff very friendly and helpful.