Chasin’ Tail BBQ closes Old Town location, focuses on Lake Dallas original


Lewisville Texans will have to chase their smoked meat to Lake Dallas to get another bite of Chasin’ Tail BBQ. The Old Town location shut down yesterday.

An alert from the barbecue spot informed customers of the decision to permanently close Oct. 2. Chasin’ Tail sat at 136 W. Main St., where the former Dat’s Good ‘Que once was, since May 2016.

Owner Brooke Asbell said they made the difficult decision about two weeks ago, because there wasn’t enough business coming through the door.

“After awhile it just became apparent that at this point and time, Lewisville just isn’t going to work for us,” Asbell said. “We decided to go back and refocus on Lake Dallas, and let somebody else make a go at this space. Hopefully another really nice restaurant will come in here and have better luck than we did.”

Asbell said he found the Old Town spot after searching for a second location in a lot of different towns.

“Didn’t find anything that fit our restaurant, our needs, until we found the space here in Old Town,” he said. “When we saw the space and what we thought Old Town was becoming, we thought it was ideal for us.”

The email notification reassured customers that Chasin’ Tail Lake Dallas, established in 2008, is unaffected by the closure.

Asbell said the menu, prices and recipes are the same at the Lake Dallas eatery as the Old Town one. The team there is excited and optimistic about business, especially with the freeway construction ending, making access easier, he said.

“For those who want to eat local, places like Chasin Tail BBQ are the places to go, in my opinion, as opposed to the chain operations,” Asbell said. “There were a lot of regular customers and we really appreciate their business. We just hope that they come visit us up in Lake Dallas, because that’s where they’ll get their good Chasin’ Tail barbecue when they have that urge.”

Hungry folk can get to the original location at 601 S. Lake Dallas Drive by taking the Lake Dallas Drive exit from Interstate 35E and heading east to the Lakeland Cities Plaza, where they will see the pink pig in the parking lot.

Chasin’ Tail also offers catering, and those interested can call the restaurant at 940-321-0524.