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Eighth Avenue 487, New York
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Straight from the Smoker, the Grill, the Oven, or the Pan
$91 feeds 4 (takeout only)

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

8 piece bucket of southern fried chicken (whole bird), chopped iceberg wedge salad, mac + cheese, baked beans, 4 biscuits, coleslaw, house pickles

$120 feeds 4 (dinner only)

Notorious P.I.G.

baby back ribs, pork shoulder, brisket, smoked turkey, mac + cheese, baked beans, brussels, cornbread, coleslaw, house pickles

$136 feeds 4 (dinner takeout only)

Lay Off Me I'm Starving

hush puppies, chicken wings, baby back ribs, pulled pork shoulder, fried chicken, wedge salad, mac + cheese, baked beans, cornbread, coleslaw, house pickles

$112 feeds 2 adults + 2 kids (dinner takeout only)

Mom, What's for Dinner?

fried chicken, baby back ribs, wedge salad, mac + cheese, baked beans, cornbread, coleslaw, house pickles, + 2 kids meals

Small Plates

Chopped Wedge Salad (GF)
$ 16

iceberg lettuce, marinated cherry tomatoes, bacon, red onions, blue cheese dressing

Winter Salad (GF) (V)
$ 18

turnips, sweet potato, apple, celery, carrots, frisee, almonds, goat cheese, picked cauliflower, apple vinaigrette

Marinated Beet Salad
$ 16

baby arugula, candied pecans, goat cheese, banyula vinaigrette

add a protein to any salad

smoked chicken (+8), shrimp (+8), steak (+17), smoked tofu (+9)

French Onion Soup
$ 17

gruyere, croutons

$ 16

fries, cheddar curds, veal gravy, green onion (animal style +4, add pulled pork + 7)

Beef Chili (GF)
$ 18

smoked brisket, ground beef, bell pepper, onion, jalapeno, cheddar, sunny egg

Smoked Fried Chicken Wings
$ 19

eight wings, with choice of: chipotle honey / alabama white / walrus bbq / dry jerk rub / tennessee hot

$ 18

beer cheese, whole grain dijon mustard, pickled chilis, gherkins, pretzel bites

Shrimp + Grits (GF)
$ 18

chorizo, crushed tomato sauce, cheddar grits

Smoked Pork Tacos
$ 15

la milpa corn tortillas, coleslaw, cilantro, onion, chipotle aioli, pork rind crumbles

Smoked Jackfruit Tacos (GF) (V)
$ 14

la milpa corn tortillas, walrus bbq, carrot, radish, cheddar, lime

“Roadside Diner: Walrus and Carpenter wouldn’t be considered a diner — it’s a gastropub — but it’s a “must” every time we are on the East Coast. It’s in Black Rock, Connecticut, by the water and it’s the best BBQ we’ve ever had. I know that sounds crazy because that’s not what Connecticut is known for."

National Indie-Folk band "Wild Reeds" in The Bluegrass Situation: August 24, 2016

“This family-owned and operated American restaurant, Walrus + Carpenter, takes barbecue to the next level. The smell of slow cooked meats completely fill the room and the beer is constantly flowing. Although you could go there for dinner and have a barbecue platter, you absolutely need to go for brunch in order to have the chicken and waffles. Let me break this down for you: Chicken. Waffles. Sriracha Honey Butter. That dish hits all the flavors.”

Spoon University

“There’s not many things in this world that go better with live music than delicious food. Walrus + Carpenter in Bridgeport’s historic Black Rock district checks both of those boxes. The restaurant features a rotating selection of musicians weekly, covering a massive variety of genres – from jazz, to funk, to bluegrass, and more.”


Large Plates

Baby Back Ribs (1/2 rack) (dinner only)
$ 28

rub: paprika, cumin, brown sugar rub; sauce: maple-bourbon bbq, served with cornbread, coleslaw, house b+b pickles

Pulled Pork Shoulder (1/2 lb)
$ 22

rub: anise, pink peppercorn, pepperflake; sauce: sweet mustard bbq; served with cornbread, coleslaw, house b+b pickles

Brisket (1/2 lb) (dinner only)
$ 25

rub: coffee, ancho chili, brown sugar; walrus bbq; served with cornbread, coleslaw, house b+b pickles

Southern Fried Chicken
$ 28

half a chicken, brined and fried, served with sriracha-honey, biscuit, coleslaw, house-made pickles

Turkey Breast (1/2 lb) (dinner only)
$ 25

salt + pepper rub, alabama sauce, served with cornbread, coleslaw, house-made pickles

Steak Frites (16oz) (dinner only)
$ 40

fries, bearnaise sauce

Pork Schnitzel
$ 26

pounded breaded pork cutlet, mesclun salad, lingonberry, lemon

Chicken + Waffles
$ 24

fried boneless chicken thigh, sriracha honey butter, belgium waffle, served with honey sriracha

Meatloaf + Mash (dinner only)
$ 30

mashed potatoes, broccoli rabe, caramelized onion gravy

Smoked Tofu Stirfry (V)
$ 23

brussels sprouts, peppers, onions, quinoa, ginger stir fry sauce

Chicken Thighs (1/2 lb) (dinner only)
$ 19

buttermilk brine, alabama white sauce on the side

Oven Baked Salmon (dinner only)
$ 32

delicata squash, lacinato kale, lardons, apple-mustard

Pulled Pork Sandwich
$ 22

house bbq, pickles, slaw, potato bun, fries

Brisket-Steak and Cheese Sandwich
$ 21

chopped brisket, sauteed onions, peppers, mayo, american cheese, toasted hero

Patty Melt
$ 22

buttered rye, caramelized onions, bacon, swiss, garlic aioli, fries

McWalrus Burger + Fries
$ 20/22

lettuce, red onion, pickles, american cheese, walrus sauce, potato bun, fries

Impossible McWalrus Burger (V)
$ 22

impossible ``meat``, lettuce, red onion, pickles, american cheese, walrus sauce, potato bun, fries

Fried Chicken Sandwich
$ 20

boneless chicken thigh, pickles, slaw, chipotle aioli, potato bun, fries

Tennessee Hot Chicken Sandwich
$ 21

boneless chicken thigh, house hot sauce, pickles, slaw, potato bun, fries

for 2014 through 2019

Voted one of the Best Restaurants in Connecticut

Bar Snacks

Pretzel Bites
$ 9

sea salt, mustard

Deviled Eggs w/bacon (GF)
$ 12

topped with shallots, preserved lemon, parsley, bacon, paprika

Hush Puppies (V)
$ 12

fried corn dough, green onions, remoulade

Pork Belly Burnt Ends (GF)
$ 18

twice smoked, maple-bourbon sauce, bread + butter pickles

Maple Pork Belly (GF)
$ 18

house cured, smoked thick cut bacon, smothered in maple syrup

Shared Plates

Baked Mac + Cheese (V)
$ 15

creamy vermont cheddar sauce, buttery biscuit-crumbs

Smoked Baked Beans (GF)
$ 11

carrots, onions, bell peppers, jalapeno, tomato, brown sugar, pork stock

Crispy Brussels (V)
$ 13

black pepper, honey mustard

Cornbread (V)
$ 9

glazed with honey butter + sea salt, with whipped honey butter

Broccoli Rabe (GF)
$ 11

shallot, garlic, red pepper flake, butter

French Fries (V)
$ 8
(Saturday + Sunday 11:30 to 3pm)


Breakfast Poutine
$ 19

mozzarella curds, veal gravy, smoked bacon, poached egg

Pulled Pork Benedict
$ 20

poached eggs, bbq hollandaise, smashed fried fingerling potatoes

Double Stack Pancakes
$ 16

honey butter, maple syrup

Brisket Hash + Eggs (GF)
$ 21

smoked brisket, sweet potato, onion, bell pepper, chipotle aioli, sunny egg

Brunch Shrimp + Grits (GF)
$ 20

poached egg, chorizo, tomato, garlic, cheddar grits

Steak + Eggs (GF)
$ 28

ny strip steak, broccoli, smashed fried potatoes, sunny eggs, bbq hollandaise

Kids Meals

Pulled Pork Slider
$ 15

choice of fries or apple and carrot slices

Chicken Fingers
$ 15

choice of fries or apple and carrot slices

Mac + Cheese
$ 15

choice of fries or apple and carrot slices

$ 15

choice of fries or apple and carrot slices

Grilled Cheese
$ 15

choice of fries or apple and carrot slices

Smoked Turkey
$ 15

choice of fries or apple and carrot slices

Pancake (brunch only)
$ 15

with apple slices


Black Forest Tart
$ 11

morello cherries, chocolate custard, whipped cream

Pan Fried Almond Angel Food Cake
$ 11

blood orange curd, honey drizzle

Sprecher Root Beer Float
$ 9

Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Gelato

Gelato and Sorbet
$ 7

Salted Caramel Chunk / Cappuccino Chip / Lemon Sorbetto / Raspberry Sorbetto / Vanilla Madagascar / Belgian Chocolate / Pumpkin Spice / Spiced Cider Sorbet

Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie
$ 11

flaky crust, whipped cream

Chess Pie
$ 11

buttermilk custard pie

Double Chocolate Brown Butter Brownie Sundae
$ 11

maldon sea salter, Madagascar bourbon vanilla gelato, fresh whipped cream, hot fudge, sprinkles

12oz Mason Jar

Walrus Sauces to Go

Walrus BBQ
$ 16

16 oz jar

Tennessee Hot Sauces
$ 16

16 oz jar

Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce
$ 16

16 oz jar

Alabama White Sauce
$ 16

16 oz jar

Honey Sriracha Sauce
$ 19

16 oz jar

Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce
$ 16

16 oz jar

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