We haven’t been back to this great barbecue spot on Straight Wharf since they opened in 2014, and we’re glad we did. The food is much better and the menu a bit bigger: they added Burnt Ends. The service is extremely good as well, as our waiter checked with us at least 4-5 times during our meal.
To some extent, large groups will have more choices, because you can order a platter of each of their specialties and shared around the table. For two people, there are two options: the Selfie Special, which gives you two meats and two side dishes and warm rolls for $28. The other option is to just order a half a pound of a couple of the meats and get one or two sides as you wish.
The main barbecue meat choices on the menu are
- Smoked kielbasa
- Pulled pork
- Pork ribs (half or full rack)
- Half roast chicken
- Chopped brisket
- Sliced brisket
- Beef burnt ends
The side dishes include baked beans, coleslaw, mac and cheese, grilled asparagus, Corn bread, potato salad, French fries, pickled vegetables, and stewed greens. You can also get sandwiches of any of these meats.
We decided on a half rack of pork ribs, a half pound of burnt ends and coleslaw. We probably should have rounded this out with fries or cornbread, but there was plenty of food there just as it was.
Our beers came nearly instantly, and the meats maybe 5-6 minutes later. There are 4 sauces on the table, Sweet, Golden (mustard like), hot and vinegar (to simulate North Carolina style). All were good, and even the “hot” sauce was not really all that hot.
The informal atmosphere includes several large screen TVs showing whatever sport is playing at the time, but the crowd is relatively calm and families will feel welcome here.
Sometimes the most unassuming places will end up being some of the best on the island, and that is certainly true here. The pork and beef were tender and juicy and perfectly cooked. What more can you ask? Our bill with 3 beers and tax, but before tip was only $78. A delicious bargain!