The menu at Bully's Restaurant bursts with barbecued flavors and a plethora of traditional Southern sides served between brick walls and a charming patchwork of photographs. An order of beef or pork barbecue ribs sates carnivorous tastes, and flaky mouthfuls of Southern-fried catfish or meaty morsels of beef tips complete the mouth's foray into the Deep South. Dining duos can pair each entree with two sides, including medallions of fried green tomatoes, steaming bowls of okra and tomato stew, and black-eyed peas. Nibbles from homemade rolls or fresh cornbread and sips from a large home-brewed lemonade or sweet tea complete the homey dining experience more effectively than fistfights over who is doing the dishes.
With claims to more than 200 first-place trophies and participation in 55 barbecue grand champions, 10 Bones BBQ boasts a menu of comfort-fare favorites crafted by seasoned pit masters. An opener of fried pickles ($7.95) or the sausage-and-cheese plate ($8.95) warms up taste buds before they hit marathon stride over a dish of succulent barbecue. Longing jaws will tear into the tender half slab of grand-champion baby-back ribs, pausing only to take in two sides, such as fried okra or a cup of chili ($17.95). Finger foodies can pair the large pulled-pork sandwich ($6.75) with corn on the cob or french fries, or leave it alone to reflect in a pool of its own palatable juices. A slice of pecan-bourbon or peanut-butter pie helps diners wipe up faces full of sauce before switching seats to start all over again ($3.95).
Within a wooden barn with bright-red shutters, Old Style Bar-B-Q ovens smoke up barbeque classics and southern-style specialties. Since Rick and Carla Dlugach first opened its doors in 1976, the restaurant has blossomed into a full-service dining area with a 100-seat private banquet hall and a takeout seating area. Bowls of homemade chili, slabs of ribs, and barbeque sandwiches partner with sides such as turnip greens and coleslaw. Regulars recommend sealing the meal with a fraction or whole number of southern pecan pie, an alternately crunchy and gooey dessert made from a classic recipe. Western décor adds a saloon vibe to the dining room, while a delivery window allows customers to enjoy meals without leaving the seat of their car, truck, or ferret-drawn bobsled.
Pig Shak BBQ's founder, a former pig farmer, began his barbecue career by towing his mobile trailer around the Mississippi Delta and serving slow-cooked meats doused with a signature rub and thick sauce. Various meat dishes populate the menu and include pulled pork, pulled chicken, hickory-smoked sausage, brisket, and pork ribs. Plunge a tusk into a po boy sandwich with a french roll ($7.49), a plate with a serving of one meat ($6.99+), or a platter with two meats ($11.99+). All the aforementioned options team up with two down-home sides that include barbecue beans, slaw, potato salad, and mac 'n' cheese. A half-slab order of pork ribs slays appetites and renders fingers as saucy as insults on a playground full of British children ($9.99).
In business for more than 50 years, Tay’s Barbeque satisfies its carnivorous clientele with a menu of savory smoked meats, house-made sauces, and an inviting sports-centric atmosphere. Patrons can dish the juiciest gossip about local karaoke divas between bites of the crispy-fried Trashy onions, served with dipping sauce ($2.99 for regular; $5.99 for large). Pulled pork and beef brisket, like the gumdrops in Candyland, are available in 1-pound portions ($9.99 each) or piled onto a sandwich ($7.50 for pulled pork; $6.99 for beef brisket). Barbecue plates come with a pair of traditional sides such as Mendy’s Best beans, Low Tide coleslaw, or Millard’s mac 'n' cheese. Layers of pulled pork, coleslaw, and sauce unite with garlic dill pickles to form the Pig Sunday ($5.99), which diners can wash down with fresh brewed iced tea while admiring Tay’s flat-screen televisions and autographed sports jerseys.
The aroma of ribs slowly roasting over pure pecan-wood chips wafts through Uncle Fuller's BBQ as cooks assemble pulled-pork, beef-brisket, and sausage sandwiches slathered in savory sauce. The menu sticks to soul-satisfying fare, accompanied by homestyle sides such as baked beans and turnip greens. Diners have the option of eating in or carrying slabs of ribs back home and can also order meats and sides in bulk to provision large parties or one mildly peckish T. rex.