Dennistoun Bar-B-Que

Dennistoun Bar-B-Que
585 Duke Street, Glasgow, G31 1PY
  • Telephone 0141 237 7200
  • Opening times Tue–Sun noon–10pm. Closed Mon.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm
  • Average price £10 (lunch); £10 (evening meal)
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The Dennistoun Bar B Que is as rough and ready as it gets – formica tables, chipboard counter, with thick Glaswegian accents behind it. This new member of the ciy’s gourmet burger gang is certainly the most spartan, but prices are fair and it feels like a neighbourhood café that’s done its homework and updated its menu more than anything else. The pulled pork and the brisket are smoked for 18 hours and are firm favourites – all the juicy, smoky tenderness one expects, with red cabbage coleslaw and skinny fries (lots of). Burgers – made by a local butcher – are decent enough, but not the full-on flavoursome and pink ones that can be found elsewhere, mac ’n’ cheese needs to be cheesier, and presentation is a wee bit sorry, everything placed on a tray, no baskets, no wax paper. Its best selling point may be its East End location. Nowhere else nearby is doing this, and as Glasgow’s love affair with ‘dude food’ continues, there’s a smoky-Americana joint in every neighbourhood – this is Dennistoun’s.

  • High point: Pulled pork comes to the East End
  • Low point: Décor is very basic if you sit in
  • Notable dish: Hand-pulled pork sandwich
  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Music on stereo: modern, cool stuff
  • Capacity: 26
  • Open since: 2013