Ferris Wheelers Backyard and BBQ

4.3
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
Come to Ferris Wheelers for delicious backyard & BBQ in Dallas!
What 28 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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

I will say that reservations are not needed.

JW
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

MH
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

JS
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

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

JG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best bbq in Dallas. Kid friendly. Fun scene.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for a birthday celebration.

K
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

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!!!

LW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

SO
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

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

m
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food! Very fun atmosphere!

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food. Cool ambience.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

BL
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

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

OT
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

L
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

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.

OT
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

S
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

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

CH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

N
New York Area
188 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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!

t
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

JT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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.

DP
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

H
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

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.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

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.