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Danken Trail B-B-Q

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$$ - $$$
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7702 Desiard St, Monroe, LA 71203-4946
+1 318-343-0773
10:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived before lunch rush, 11:15 or so. Ordered a poboy sandwich to go with fries. Sat at a table in front of the cash register with my ticket facing her. Waited 40 minutes for my order. Cashier looking at me and my number, a man whom I perceived to be the manager looking at me as he refilled the pork... More 

Thank Tim R
West Virginia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

From the friendly service to the Great food this restaurant is a must if you are in the area. You get your moneys worth and the prices are very reasonable. O AND DON'T FORGET TO GET CRACKLES AND PORK SKINS AS YOU LEAVE Trust me you won't regret it!

Ruston, Louisiana
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

After leaving the movies we planned on getting something to eat. Choice one was closed as was choice two. So I put my mind to work and thought of Dankens. It was closer for my mom to get home from and as I had never eaten there off we go. It was a good decision. My mom and I got... More 

Thank Vickie60_22
Vicksburg, Mississippi
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137 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We were planning to get lunch with our kids who live in Monroe and had planned to go to Dickey's BBQ. Our DIL drove by a day or two before we were to go and noticed they had closed. I'm pretty sure I now know why! Danken Trail BBQ is delicious and offers more variety than Dickey's (I'm still a... More 

Thank Singer4Him
Calhoun, Louisiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The food used to be wonderful, but the new owners have not stuck to the recipes or the quality of the food. It is a hit or a miss when eating there. They very much need to get the old owners back in there and show them how to do it again. The prices have also skyrocketed since the new... More 

Thank Gary L
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I grew up in Monroe, but not live in Georgia. I have enjoyed Danken Trail my whole life, and make sure to visit whenever I'm in town. Their slow-smoked bbq is some of the best I've ever had. And their baked beans are excellent - unlike any I've had anywhere else, with a nice smoky flavor, and pieces of smoked... More 

Thank Scott B
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Great little restaurant....really clean...super friendly....great prices. Everything on the menu is great!! You will not be disappointed!!!!

Thank KimLasschuit
Pensacola, Florida
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I was in town on business, and several people recommended this for lunch, so I stopped by for lunch. You order your BBQ and sides in line cafeteria-style. I thought the BBQ was good, but was disappointed in the sides. I got there around 11:30, and the line was not too bad; but by noon, it was really long. So... More 

Thank golferperry
Monroe, Louisiana
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The last two major holidays we decided that I would not spend 5 to 6 hours prepping and cooking the food. The customer service and the food itself was wonderful. My only issue is that the menu needs to be updated and simplified.

Thank Luv2TrvlMDM1975
Alexandria, Louisiana
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Good B-B-Q! Meant one of the owners he was very friendly. Some of the staff needs a training in customer service. The African American guy cutting the meat, nasty disposition. Eat their most of times I come to Monroe, which is my home( born & raised their. Good food outweighs ignorance.

Thank BUFFYG2311

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7702 Desiard St, Monroe, LA 71203-4946
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: +1 318-343-0773

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?