Every joint, from the best to the worst, seems to have people who think the food served there is the very best. Even bad barbecue is somebody's favorite.

— Mike Mills

Peace, Love, and Barbecue

jlandwermeyer's Review of The Swinging Door

  • Plus: Fresh, soft French bread, just like Mom used to make.
  • Beans: Ranch style beans w/ onions and pepper. Basic bachelor food: I don't have to go out to eat for this stuff.
  • Potato Salad: You may want to call this 'Egg-Potato Salad.' But I like it!
  • Coleslaw: For all you Raisenaphobes...beware: thar's raisens in this here 'slaw!
  • Sausage: Moist and tender, but not spicey enough for this Texan
  • Beef Rib: Meat falls off of the bone, and was tasty, but tough.
  • Brisket: Moist and tender, but firm. This was the best item.
  • Sauce: tangy sause w/ Worcestershire flavor
  • Atmosphere: 1970's motife is fully intact. Cheesy stained-glass frames hang over windows, 'wooden' sheet paneling covers the walls. There may be antiques hanging on the walls in this joint...in about 10 years.
Main Fare: 
5.3
Other Fare: 
4
Atmosphere: 
4.5