Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 12: Kuby's

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So much sausage
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Kuby's may be the only restaurant in Dallas to openly advertise expert game-processing services. They'll happily skin the feral hog you just trapped and turn it into sausage, and then they'll turn that doe you land later this November into venison.

Thankfully, the animal disassembly isn't carried out at the Park Cities restaurant, but at their processing facility along Stemmons Freeway, before it crosses the Trinity River. No gun? It's fine -- they process a lot more than that for customers who don't hunt. And you can enjoy the fruits of their labor back at Snider Plaza where everything is certified buck shot free.

There are a handful of German restaurants in Dallas, but none of them offer so many locally processed ingredients to take home. That bratwurst sitting in the case waiting to join sauerkraut and mustard on a plate? They made it. They made the chubby knackwurst and the polish sausages, too. The hot dogs sitting in the case tempting you to take them home and fire up the grill? They were made in Dallas. You're beaming with pride for local meat.

But before you get lost in the 30 jars of mustard, go grab a seat in the dining room. Order some potato pancakes with apple sauce and a packet of sour cream you can squeeze over the top. (Do it.) Or get a Reuben sandwich, which somehow leaves you feeling like you haven't done yourself wrong. Perhaps it's the lightly toasted, butter-free bread, or the dressing that's applied with restraint, or the meat that's shaved so thin it buckles and curls and is not at all greasy. If more Reubens resembled Kuby's, you could eat one a day.

Next order one of the sausage platters that's hardly so innocent -- they contain enough links to gently ease you into a meat coma. The effect will be intensified by the beer you've been sipping since you sat down at the counter. You didn't have plans for the rest of the day, anyway.

That's it. Don't fight. Keep your seat and rest. There's strudel to be had and besides, you can always bag that feral hog tomorrow.

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No. 49: East Hampton Sandwich Co.
No. 48: 20 Feet Seafood Joint
No. 47: Taj Chaat House
No. 46: Mot Hai Ba
No. 45: La Nueva Fresh and Hot
No. 44: Pera Turkish Kitchen
No. 43: Tom's Burgers and Grill
No. 42: Mughlai
No. 41: Russian Banya
No. 40: Off-Site Kitchen
No. 39: Bachman Lake Taqueria
No. 38: Carbone's
No. 37: Babe's
No. 36: Barbacoa Estilo Hidalgo
No. 35: Zaguan
No. 34: Royal Sichuan
No. 33: Spoon
No. 32: Bambu
No. 31: Pecan Lodge
No. 30: FT33
No. 29: Keller's Drive-In
No. 28: La Pasadita
No. 27: Ten Bells Tavern
No. 26: El Ranchito
No. 25: Cafe Urbano
No. 24: Nova
No. 23: Jeng Chi
No. 22: Omi
No. 21: Tei-An
No. 20: Jonathon's Oak Cliff
No. 19: Yutaka and Sharaku
No. 18: Local
No. 17: Ibex
No. 16: Pakpao
No. 15: Chennai Cafe
No. 14: Smoke
No. 13: Nonna

Location Info

Kuby's Sausage House

6601 Snider Plaza, Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Kuby's is good. But while it's not in Dallas proper (it's in Rowlett) Fritzl's is so much better. It's a bit pricey but the schnitzel and spaetzal is orgasmic. The owner/chef is an Austrian guy who can really cook. It's a tiny joint but delicious. I hate to mention it only because if more people knew about it I'd never be able to get a table in there.


Good Reuben sandwich, excellent potato pancakes.


Of the list (13 thru 50 Kuby's has been around the longest;  with most only operating for 5 years or less.....that says something about the enduring qualities of Kuby's......only a handful of Dallas restaurants have been operating for as long.......


Turn that doe into venison?  Isn't a doe waking venison?

Love Kuby's, told the inlaws they were going to be granparents there!


Scott, you just threw a wicked curveball at us with Kuby's as a "most interesting" pick  at No. 12!

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