Ferris Wheelers Backyard and BBQ

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$30 and under
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Barbecue
Come to Ferris Wheelers for delicious backyard & BBQ in Dallas!

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persistant
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

18 people, 18 checks, the waitress was unbelievably good. This place rocks.

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ScottO
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We walked over from the nearby Hilton convention hotel on a Tuesday night--very quiet place, but looks like a place that hops on weekend nights. The BBQ is amazing, and nice selection of mostly local beers to wash it down with. Very friendly, knowledgeable service. Will probably be back before the week is over.

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JonH
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Texas BBQ is judged based on one thing - brisket. And Ferris Wheeler's brisket was some of the worst I've ever had. It was basically a baked piece of meat. Gray in color, no smoke ring. In fact, there was no indication that smoke ever touched this brisket. The flavor was - well basically there was no flavor.

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vipPatronA
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was delicious, lean brisket, ribs, and slaw. Stellar sauces, Yum! Leaky inside, too chilly to sit outside. Will return for outdoor dining when weather is better.

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GregL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Basic table and chairs showing signs of wear/need for repair. Service was slow but good. Food was basic bbq. An Ok experience; nothing exceptional, nothing unacceptable.

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MattH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food , fun atmosphere. The ribs were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great portion size

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MeredithH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I was disappointed in the very bland potato salad. It had no flavor at all. The brisket sandwich was okay but not worth the trip from Frisco. The mac and cheese was also disappointing.

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EricR
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a blast with my family ,both kids and parents had an amazing time,

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CarmenB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good, but cold when we received. Good value

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sharonb
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our dinner @ Ferris Wheelers BBQ was absolutely delicious!! The atmosphere is not fancy, there are rolls of paper towels on each table, but we were more interested in Texas BBQ. I ordered the ribs and okra, WOW. My husband had brisket, also terrific. The meat is smokey, spicy and very tender.

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good BBQ. Nice big portions for your money. Live music. Cold beer. Cool atmosphere!

I will say that reservations are not needed.

JW
JennWheels
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family went on a Sunday evening in July for my husband's birthday. It was HOT, but Ferris Wheelers has GIANT industrial fans set up and covering from the sun, so it was actually quite tolerable! We had around 20 people and EVERYONE at Ferris Wheelers was AMAZING. Not only that, the BBQ was some of the best we've ever had. Definitely a great place with great food!

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve talked about this place since we’ve left! Great food and atmosphere!

JS
vipJoeS
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Ferris Wheel is never working. BBQ is good as are sides. Service is lacking always.

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JennyG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bbq in Dallas. Kid friendly. Fun scene.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a birthday celebration.

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vipKgodlove
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

What a major disappointment! I had read reviews about the great service, however, that must not apply to those of us who chose o eat indoors. Cashier was nice enough, just didn’t seem to know much about the menu. We ordered our food, it was bright on a paper lined tray, no silverware, sauces etc. when we asked for sauces etc the guy who dropped off the food pointed to the corner.

That said, the food was creative and very good. If we try it again we will try the outside area. Maybe that is where the magic happens!!!

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LindsayW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

relaxed atmosphere. live music and a cool ferris wheel to keep you entertained. a great spot to hangout with friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Father’s Day with several families and loved that you would make a reservation for such a large party and accomodate us so well! All of the food was great but the brisket queso was especially good! Highly recommend!

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StaceyO
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was awesome! Unfortunately, I didn’t catch his name. We were a large party and one couple was running late, so we were there for a couple hours. Our server was very patient and attentive the entire time. And the food was great too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Restaurant was good. Food nothing special ..Waiter was attentive. Margarita machine was broken (apparently it has been for 4 months now and waiter said they have no idea if it’ll even get fixed) I got the another mixed drink that he recommended with lemonade but it honestly tasted really sour and no alcohol. I expected more from this place even though I heard ok reviews from friends, I had to give it a try myself. Chances coming back probably close to none. There are other outdoor restaurants you can enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Waiter disappeared for a while and we had to
Ask someone else for our checks. Food was average nothing special

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military18wife
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super amazing BBQ, with fun for the kids and adults. Ambience is wonderful, casual. Food is high quality but casual. Drinks are yummy. I can't wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Very fun atmosphere!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Cool ambience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacationing in Dallas. We’d had dinner the night before at Rodeo Goat next door. (It was good). As we were leaving we noticed this place and it stuck with us.
You must sit outside!!! Inside is nothing special, but the outside was fantastic. Cold beers on tap. Ordered way too much food but it was all so good we had a hard time stopping. Must get the waffle fries nachos! Several families with small kids cane and went and it seemed like a good place for them. Kids ran around and played games. Groups of young beer drinkers sat near us and also had a good time. Really a must stop in Dallas.

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BethanyL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Horrible service and not active at all. Dirty and I pleased waitstaff. The Farris Wheel wasn’t even working.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I definitely would - food & service both outstanding on every visit.

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Lexi98
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Ferris Wheelers was a fun place to take the family! Very casual atmosphere with outdoor picnic tables to hang out at for a while, along with bean bag toss games and a real Ferris wheel to ride! The bbq was pretty standard but good - we had the brisket, pulled pork, and ribs and everyone liked theirs. The sides and appetizers were nothing special. The wait staff was a little busy, but were friendly and did their best to be attentive. I would definitely go back to meet up with friends or family on any day with good weather.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My 1st trip, but it won't be my last. Great BBQ and friendly staff.

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vipSparky777
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was absolutely amazing! I highly recommend the ribs and the brisket nacho cheese fries when you go.

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ChristopherH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and even better food!!! I can’t wait to eat here again.

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vipNycjenn
New York Area
193 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good and the service was friendly. We were disappointed that the Ferris wheel was closed but otherwise it was decent value for the money. Very casual atmosphere- bench seating and trays but we appreciated the waitress vs counter service. Queso, mac and cheese and ribs were particular hits as was the brisket!

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tonis
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit Dallas & the ferris for the 1st time. Celebrated my BDAY. The service was great with Ms. Chelsea and the Beef Brisket was OMG very GOOD.

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vipJacquelineT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It’s a local diner. Perfect for groups traveling because it’s near a few hotels. Parking is tight but they have a large valet team.

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vipDougP
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ferris Wheelers is every Texans dream. Incredible BBQ, Great live music, great tap selection. And of course the Ferris Wheel itself! The brisket, ribs, and okra are by far the best I’ve ever had! You need to try this place before there’s a 2 hour wait out the door!

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Hoops
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This is the second time I try to sit outside at Ferris wheel or‘s. The first time we tried the whole entire restaurant was sold out. And then this time I had reservations in the backyard and then they sold out for a wedding. They allowed me to reserve a spot inside, but when I got there there was no table reserved. There was no hostess or any semblance of a person who might’ve held the table. It wasn’t a big deal because it was not that busy. There was only one person working behind the counter and it took forever to get a beer or make an order because there is no table waitstaff service. It was a busy Saturday night. I guess the backyard party got the help. Prices are good and the corny dog appetizer is yum.

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AngelaN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food horrible. Service horrible. Drinks horrible. They were “out” of a lot of things we asked for. The Ferris wheel wasn’t running. Very disappointing.

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Ferris Wheelers Backyard and BBQ does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats.

Ferris Wheelers Backyard and BBQ is rated 4.3 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

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