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Ferris Wheelers Backyard and BBQ, Dallas, TX

Ferris Wheelers Backyard and BBQ

4.2
4.2
91 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Come to Ferris Wheelers for delicious backyard & BBQ in Dallas!

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (214) 741-4141

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Doug Pickering

Popular dishes

What 91 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dallas

    Kid Friendly

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  1. LO

    LeaderOfThePack

    Munich

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Ein sehr spezielles Restaurant. Ein Teil der Speisen gab es nicht mehr die waren aus. Aber was es gab war sehr gut und sehr günstig.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Fatty brisket. Tough ribs. Not much else to say.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Had the brisket and the prime rib. So tender and delicious! Please get the ferris wheel spinning again.
  4. AM

    AMMM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    I made a reservation for 10 a month before the event. I arrive on time and they tell me to sit anywhere. There are no tables where 10 people can sit so we had to put 2 tables together ourselves. It wasn't a big problem but they acted like they didn't even acknowledge our reservation and this was an event very important to me. I had people arrive and not get asked what they would like to drink for 10+ mins and same for refills. This is not the wait-staffs fault, they let me know that they only had 2 waiters for the entire yard full of people (could be call-outs or people quitting). I am not recommending Ferris Wheelers if you are wanting to make a reservation for a large group, but I would recommend if you are just going for lunch/dinner.
  5. E

    Erin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fun little place and the food was amazing great portions and price. Really cool vibe especially for families.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food was delicious but the dining room was empty when we arrived, so I can’t really speak to the ambiance.
  7. MC

    MarielleC

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ryan behind the bar was awesome Food was melt in your mouth
  8. E

    Ericat

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, the service was really great and the place is SO cute!
  9. AC

    AlexandraC

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My brother came to Dallas for a conference and I chose Ferris Wheelers as the first place to take him for his first time in Texas. This place did not disappoint! We arrived at 11am sharp and there were already people waiting! The service was quick and friendly and the food was amazing! We went on Wednesday so the special was burnt ends which were perfect! We also ordered brisket (also delicious and so tender) and for sides the potato salad and mac and cheese! So glad we came and will definitely be back!
  10. FM

    FlamingoMom

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous BBQ in a fun environment. Even the staff seems to love being there!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful! Dallas is the best!!
  12. JH

    JenniferH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Mariah was fantastic - super friendle and attentive.
  13. D

    Daisymoondiners

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great BBQ, wonderful happy hour drinks on the back patio, great for large groups or a fun date night.
  14. MF

    MarkF

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fun day..had 17 people our waiter was very nice. He was very busy so refills were not super fast but cannot really blame him. Was our first visit and we will go again. The outside area is fitted for concerts in Summer that would be nice. Ferris Wheel inoperable and still shows online to be functional wanted pics for unique experience but overall will eat there again.
  15. s

    shakhaneh

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a great place for a group. We had a great time and the brisket was very tasty. The backyard area is awesome. I am looking forward to going back with more peeps. The bar area is great too.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    The brisket was barely warm and not very tasty. The mac and cheese was definitely Kraft. Disappointing.
  17. KH

    KarlH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a group of 19, including clients from five states. My reservation was only for ten and your staff did an incredible job of making everything work out for a large group. Jalen and your staff are to be commended for their outstanding service and great attitudes, and the food was terrific as well.
  18. JH

    JimH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We came there hoping to ride the Ferris Wheel to find out it is no longer operational. Would be nice if that was stated on their website and if it is already, more prominently. That aside, a very cool place with good food. My ribs were excellent, my wife’s brisket was ok but nothing special. The corn dogs were very good too. Overall a great place to hang out
  19. g

    grahamc

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Realy wanted to like this spot. Was excited to experience the outdoor patio and ambiance created by the lights at ferris wheel, however the service and food was shockingly bad, and a huge let down. Reserved a spot outside, arrived and asked about the process of ordering from the team inside - directed to go out back, and "Rojo" would take care of us.... despite us actually taking seats at the bar, with loads of space, we were COMPLETELY ignored, and I mean "completely" - not even eye contact to acknowledge us!..... After watching people getting served around us, trying to flag him down, and still being ignored, I decided on a different tactic: went inside, ordered, received a number, and eventually got my food delivered to me out back! Food: blah, and cold! Will not go back - real pity and a big disappointment
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town for the CFP and were looking for a place that had BBQ! I read the reviews and decided to try it out! We were not disappointed! Everything was great!
  21. TR

    TexasRose

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is so fun, and the food is great! There's a really good vibe, and the service/staff were very attentive. I will definitely be back.
  22. BH

    BrieH

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and attention to detail was great. It’s rare to find great music, food and service and found it here.
  23. JM

    JoshuaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was fantastic, the waitress however forgot about us on a few drinks and didn't pop by very often. A 20% tip was added to our bill even though the service wasn't that great for the 5 of us.
  24. DO

    DonnieO

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had ribs, brisket and sausage. The meats and BBQ sauce were all very good. The only thing we didn’t like was the green beans.The prices were good and the service was fast.
  25. NN

    NaNa

    Dallas

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great BBQ and everyone in our group loved it. Cool laid back atmosphere. It was a beautiful night to sit outside.
  26. MN

    MichaelN

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good selection of craft beers. Delicious cocktails. Service was fast. Great BBQ. Ribs dipped in sauce, highly recommend
  27. MW

    MaxWins

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived when they were short two servers who had called in, but the staff who took care of us were all excellent. Everyone at our table went for two meat with ribs and brisket. The ribs were good, but the brisket was exceptional. This was a perfect stop for what we were looking for that night.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Honestly some of the best BBQ for the value in the DFW area. Portions are big so come hungry!
  29. DN

    DonnieNTammy

    Las Vegas

    47 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    We came to town for the NASCAR race and wanted some BBQ while in Texas. Though the idea seemed great with the ferris wheel and live band in back with outdoor seating, the food was not great. Maybe a 3 out of 10. Probably the worst BBQ I’ve ever had. My friend got a beef brisket sandwich and 30% of the meat on her sandwich was pure fat. The BBQ baked bean were mushy. The BBQ sauce was thin and watery. Tables were very dirty as well. VERY DISAPPOINTED to say the least. To top it off, we had to pay $10.00 to valet in their tiny parking lot. Do not recommend. Not sure how they have 4.8 out of 5 when we complained, they just said they were sorry. And we’re in no way going to refund any money. Ironically the table next to us complained as well so it wasn’t just us.
  30. JH

    JoyH

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Fun atmosphere if the weather is nice outdoors. BBQ was way to spicy for me with lots of jalapeño undertones. I did not even use their spicy sauce. Shame to ruin such good looking BBQ meat.
  31. AS

    AmyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our lunch at Ferris Wheelers. The staff was amazing and friendly and we even met the owners, super nice guys. The food was sooooo good!! When you go, be sure to get the mac & cheese (the pasta is ferris wheel shaped :) ) and the fried okra was the best I've ever had.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We didn’t get to order. They didn’t honor our reservation.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly Recommend had great service and food!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good and good service
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booked a private party but kept reservations ?!!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cute environment and great food!
  37. T

    Thanks

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The service was great and the food was good. Little disappointing the Ferris wheel doesn’t actually work.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great time kids loved it
  39. B

    Becca

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was my first time visiting the restaurant. Sat inside because it was a humid day, but lots of people were in the backyard area. The service was very good; friendly staff. We tried the Full Ride, so we could sample all the meats. It's meant for 4-6 people, and there were only 3 of us, so we had a lot to take home. The meat was phenomenal (so tender and flavorful). I cannot say the same for the sides. They're pricey and not worth the money, in my opinion. They were room temperature and the mac & cheese had no cheese flavor. Because it's a BBQ place, and their meats are outstanding, I gave them 4 stars.
  40. MG

    MonicaG

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing vibe in the backyard, pure TX experience with BBQ and music

FAQs

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

Ferris Wheelers Backyard and BBQ is rated 4.2 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Ferris Wheelers Backyard and BBQ

1950 Market Center Blvd Dallas, TX 75207

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Design District

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Doug Pickering

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

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