Enjoy real food at Brooks Bridge Bar-B-Que

Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 09:01 AM.

FORT WALTON BEACH — I’ve been eating at Brooks Bridge Bar-B-Que since the days MTV played music videos, but in all those years I overlooked the barbecue – a sin of omission I vowed to correct on a recent visit. Fans of the pig, the cow and the chicken, rejoice: I’m happy to report the barbecue is just as mouth-watering as the rest of the menu.

You need to hustle on down there before I pull a Jethro Bodine and hose out the joint. (Note: For those of you under the age of 50, Jethro was a character on a TV show called “The Beverly Hillbillies.” He was known for his appetite.)

The food
Brooks Bridge Bar-B-Que features good old-fashioned, Southern-style food, from appetizers to dinners. We’re talking black-eyed peas and turnip greens, and cobbler of the day and fried catfish.

But leading off the menu is barbecue in all its forms – pork, beef, chicken and sausage. Concentrate on a single critter or try a combo plate of two of the latter, a sampler platter with all four, or a plate of pork ribs. They also offer barbecue sandwiches. Dinners come with either a tossed salad, french fries or two veggies.

To get things going, start with an order of fresh-cut fries, spicy onion rings, or fried green tomatoes.

Dinners come in many varieties, from fried catfish to chicken-fried steak, hamburger steak, liver and grilled onions, or fried chicken tenders. Each dinner is served with either a tossed salad, fries, or two vegetables.

Now, about those veggies: We’re talking baked beans, black-eyed peas, cole slaw, mashed potatoes, potato salad, turnip greens, green beans, corn, cabbage, field peas, carrots, green limas or sliced tomatoes.

1 2 3 4 5

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top