Durk’s Bar-B-Q

When what you really need is whiskey and meat, this spot near Brown’s campus delivers.

By Jenna Pelletier

Right when we were about to give up on finding really good barbecue in Providence, Durk’s came along. Now a few years old, this spot serves all the juicy, smoky meats you could ever crave (brisket, pulled pork, chicken legs, pork ribs), and the most decadent sides. Be sure to order the super-rich Mac & Cheese, the dense Corn Bread, and, if you want to feel like a real Texan, the Frito Pie. Durk’s also has a deep American whiskey selection with more than a hundred bottles stacked to the ceiling.

Durk’s Bar-B-Q

33 Aborn Street, Providence, RI


  • Must Have

Pork Ribs

This dry-rubbed rendition is available in sizes ranging from a “two bone” mini portion to a full rack.

  • Insider Tip

Specify whether you’d like lean or fatty brisket when placing your order.

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