Resembling an Old West outpost, this barbecue restaurant is housed in a rustic, one-story wooden building in Tioga, about an hour north of Dallas. The dining room has a low-key vibe with mismatched chairs, checkered tablecloths, and plaster walls lined with framed photographs of celebrity guests and cowboys. In the open kitchen, house specialties like the St. Louis-style pork ribs and hickory-smoked beef brisket — which is slow-cooked for 3½ days — are prepared. Sides include fried corn-on-the-cob and smoked baked beans.
Just down the street from Clark's is the Tioga Heritage Museum, where you can see memorabilia from the life and career of "Singing Cowboy" Gene Autry, who was born here.