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ssweeney's Review of Railhead Smokehouse

Tour: 
  • Beans: Fairly standard pinto-based fare... but they feel as if they are 1000 degrees - OUCH! Must let them cool or risk burning the taste buds off my tongue.
  • Atmosphere: College co-ed hangout by TCU campus. There are some regulars here too, but the college kids are louder. $1.70 schooners. More 'citified' than I like, but overall a comfortable place.
  • Sauce: Almost as good as I remembered. This is an excellent sauce.
  • Spare Rib: Good rib. Nice color, rich meat. Probably not the best they've ever made, but these are darn good.
  • Bologna: Don't bother
  • Salami: Good with sauce
  • Sausage: Mmmm. Flavorful. Good spices with a nice finish! Very good.
  • Brisket: Like this cut! Fatty & lean together in each slice. Good.
  • Atmosphere: College co-ed hangout by TCU campus. There are some regulars here too, but the college kids are louder. $1.70 schooners. More 'citified' than I like, but overall a comfortable place.
Main Fare: 
7.1
Other Fare: 
6.2
Atmosphere: 
6.5