Restaurant Review: Barbecue Street

In true southern barbecue fashion you can expect large portions at a good price.

I don’t think it’s possible to leave located at 650 Henderson Drive still hungry. In fact, the best piece of advice I can give you is to save up your appetite because with their All You Can Eat dinners, you’re sure to get your money’s worth. I went with my husband for lunch on a Saturday and thankfully, we were both hungry.

The overall vibe of the restaurant is casual and comfortable with southern décor. We were greeted as we walked through the door and were immediately seated at a padded booth by a window. Our waitress, dressed in jeans, a T-shirt and a baseball cap, took our drink orders and we placed an order for Southern Fried Pickles ($4.99) for an appetizer.

The fried pickles are long thin slices of dill pickles that have been battered and fried. Unlike typical fried pickles, these were coated in more batter and were a tad greasier. The pickles were served golden brown with a cool and creamy dipping sauce on the side.

For my main course, I ordered the Grilled Chicken Plate with one breast ($7.99) as opposed to two ($9.99). The chicken was cooked perfectly; tender and flavorful with a Cajun-tasting seasoning. The menu says the dinner is served with toast but mine didn’t have any (probably just an oversight) and your choice of a garden salad, baked beans or coleslaw and a baked potato, french fries or a sweet potato.

I ordered the garden salad without cheese and a sweet potato with the toppings on the side. The salad was minimal (iceberg lettuce and cherry tomatoes) but it was served with a big bucket of crackers, which was fun. The sweet potato was gigantic and came with brown sugar and butter. I don’t know where they find such big sweet potatoes, but they are definitely show stoppers!

My husband ordered the two meat All You Can Eat dinner ($10.99) which is served with toast and your choice of two sides. He selected pork and chicken for his meats and baked beans and sweet potato fries for his sides. There are tons of sides to choose from such as coleslaw, potato salad, Brunswick stew, onion rings, corn on the cob, just to name a few.

My husband’s pork was moist and delicious with a sweet and tangy rub. The chicken seemed to be all white meat and was a little dry; but with the sauces available on the table, it was perfect. His toast was great (I had a bite!). The bread was fresh with a crunchy outside, soft center and just the right amount of butter. 

The barbecue pork beans had big chunks of onions and pork. The sauce was not overpowering so the taste of the beans really came through.  The sweet potato fries on the other hand were overpowered by the addition of cinnamon. Some people like cinnamon on their sweet potato fries while others do not; and it just so happens, my husband does not. He tried dipping them in ketchup but the combination just didn’t work. That said, if you like cinnamon on your fries then you’ll really love these!

For a family friendly restaurant with a casual vibe, Barbecue Street is the way to go. For a very reasonable price you can order an All You Can Eat dinner, but be warned, one plate may be all you can eat!

String Bean June 25, 2011 at 07:37 PM
They could give it away for free and I wouldn't eat there. The service is horrible and management is uncaring.
LR March 22, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Bad service. I got a salad and they left off half the toppings. The place could be great if they got their act together. The food is not bad (when they remember your order) but the service is horrible.


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