Bobby Q’s Bodacious Barbecue & Grill
In the heart of downtown Westport, Bobby Q’s Bodacious Barbecue & Grill is one of my favorite eateries in Fairfield County. And, until proven otherwise, it’s my top barbecue spot in Connecticut. As a Norwalk native, I try to stop into the restaurant whenever I’m visiting my hometown, which doesn’t happen nearly as often as I’d like.
Back in November, Nick Caito and I sampled some of Bobby’s pulled pork at the Foxwood Food & Wine Festival, so we’ve had barbecue on the brain ever since. A few weeks ago, Sarah (my sister), Nick, and I embarked on a mission for pulled pork- naturally, this foodventure led us to Bobby Qs for lunch.
Located on Main Street in Westport, the restaurant specializes in pit-smoked barbecue and boasts the largest bourbon selection in the state. It also provides an impressive beer/specialty drink list and has a geat schedule of roof-top music entertainment.
Nick ordered the Southern sauced pulled pork trio, a medley inspired by the vinegar influenced pulled pork of the south. This succulent platter included three styles of pulled pork slathered in Bobby Q’s signature sauces: classic Carolina pucker sauce, tangy Alabama sauce and South Carolina mustard style sauce. The entire spread was just dreamy.
Sarah (the biggest sandwich fanatic I know) opted for the Qban melt– a gorgeous mess of pulled pork, smoked turkey, pickles, swiss cheese, and caramelized onions—smothered in South Carolina mustard sauce and served on sourdough bread.
I find it difficult to stray from my usual order, the barbecue ranch wrap, which has been my favorite dish at Bobby Q’s for years: Tender grilled chicken with lettuce, onion, smoky bacon, tangy barbecue ranch dressing, and crispy sweet potato fries on the side.
Check out the menu and drool over Bobby Q’s sizzlin’ specialties.. (ahem, Baby Back Rack Attack) and list of mouthwatering sides that include homemade potato chips with chipotle bleu cheese dip, housemade apple sauce, sweet & smoky pit beans, and cheesy corn & edamame succotash.
You know the deal- pay them a visit and enjoy some of the tastiest BBQ in Fairfield County.
Bobby Q’s Bodacious BBQ & Grill
42 Main Street, Westport CT