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Durk’s BBQ

Making the case for Yankee barbecue on Thayer Street

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No longer must Providenizens venture far and wide for mouthwatering Texas-style barbecue. One step inside Durk’s down-home dining room on Thayer Street and the distinctive aroma of smoky spice and oak will prove you’ve found the real deal. Marked by a dry-rub spice blend and several hours of cooking low and slow in a smoker affectionately called “Stella,” Durk’s is some of the best barbecue you’ll find outside of the Lone Star State. No corners are cut here – lots of time and love go into each sumptuous bite. Choose from all-time favorites like the succulent brisket and pork belly, or clever sandwiches like the Ridurkulous and the Dirty Durk, each made with various savory blends of chopped beef, sausage and pulled pork. Meals are accompanied by vegetarian comfort-food sides like fresh corn bread and mac ‘n cheese. And like all great barbecue joints, Durk’s takes their spirits just as seriously as they take their smoke. A vast bar program features over 100 American whiskeys, a dynamic cocktail menu and an always evolving selection of draft and bottled beers (with a bona fide cicerone on site!).