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“Good food and friendly” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bar BQ

Bar BQ
Ranked #68 of 463 Restaurants in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $18
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We consider barbecue to be an art form – a form of true pleasure. At Bar-BQ, the pig is sacred, the beer is cold, the music is up, and the joint is rockin'. Located in downtown Stamford, and hidden in plain sight, Bar-BQ's bi-level restaurant and expansive bar is an unexpected find. Bar-BQ is a barbecue melting pot of sorts – Nashville meets Kansas City, with a whole lot of mid-west hospitality and a touch of New Orleans soul. Utilizing wide plank wood from floor to ceiling, a cowhide clad wall, and photos of our bountiful farmland and the people that keep us moving forward, the space nourishes the American spirit. Pit-smoked barbecue, Southern favorites and down home cooking is in the form of appetizers and tasting plates, for noshing, sharing, or to build your perfect meal. The menu is complimented with creative southern cocktails, thirst quenching craft beers, including 26 on draft, a Live DJ and the best damn bartenders East of the Mississippi!
CT
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good food and friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went on a Saturday evening - dinner was very good with lots to choose from - atmosphere was friendly - bar started to get crowded with a younger group around 9 - would go back again, but was disappointed that there were no pitchers of beer or sangria, and the bathroom needs a bit of sprucing up! But, overall, had a really nice meal and would definitely go back again!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
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English first
Greenwich, ct
Level Contributor
281 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Good BBQ, but with problems.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

It was my second time at this restaurant. On a Sunday lunch, it was almost empty: it's location between Main and a parking garage it's not helping, I guess.
The decor is quite standard BBQ joint. The food. Good Baby Back Ribs, Bad Pulled Pork (dry and old), tasteless Cole slow, so-so beans, acceptable fries.
Service fair.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank CTTraveler56
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Eagle Mountain, Utah
2 reviews
“Great BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

The potatoe pig skins are to die for! Make sure to include them in your meal. Great food, wonderful service!

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank HanksGL
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Hudson Valley, NY
Level Contributor
170 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Sweet Home Alabama...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

I heard the song playing when I passed by today and may be that was a sign to eat there today, and I did. Service is ok but the server was very friendly. The food is good. If you are into sharing, there are lots to choose from on the menu. We like the fried green tomatoes, wings, sweet potato crumble, ribs (any kind but we did get the sticky ones), Louisiana dirt rice, brisket plus plus. I do agree with another reviewer that there are not enough chicken options. I've only been here for lunch. Oh, the entrance is facing the public indoor parking lot. However, you can go through Black Bear on Main street and go inside. Relax and enjoy!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank DHudsonValley
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CT
Level Contributor
33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“OK Place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

Barbeque is average though I felt the ribs were drowning in sauce. Not enough chicken options. But my daughter had a burger and loved it! Chicken and waffles were good too and I liked the small plate menu options which give diners the opportunity to try several different things. Not sure about cleanliness though. Menus were sticky (hate this) as was the table. This is a good place to go have a few beers with friends.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank catwomanct
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