If you’re looking for Memphis style BBQ in Napa look no further than BarBersQ. The place is rockin’  — literally. Mike couldn’t stop shimmying his shoulders as classic R&B and Neo Soul tunes piped through the restaurant.

You’d think this being a barbecue joint I would order ribs or pulled pork but I had heard they had fried chicken and I NEVER pass up fried chicken. Mike chose the Caesar salad (very nice) and the Q combo with brisket and chicken. My 4 pieces of Southern fried chicken arrived with a side of collard greens and mashed potatoes. The chicken was hot with a light crispy skin that had a hint of sweetness. Compared to competing fowl I’d put it above Ad Hoc but just below Boon Fly’s versions. It comes with a vinegar hot sauce that looks more intimidating than it is. It actually could be hotter.

Mike enjoyed his BBQ but preferred the chicken over the beef.

We finished off our meal with a hefty slice of chocolate bundt cake from our favorite ABC Bakery.

We were beyond stuffed…it took days to digest.

Although it’s not located in the most prime location (in a strip mall sandwiched between a Target and a Whole Foods) I’d go back in a heartbeat. The large portions, tasty eats, reasonable prices, casually chic decor and jazzy music make up for the lackluster outdoor setting.



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2 Responses

  1. This looks amazing but, oh my, that dessert!!!! I’d think I’d died and gone to heaven if I could eat that,LOL.

    I really miss good American food. In Thailand, most western food isn’t that great – it always LOOKS like it should be never tastes quite right. Wish I could find just one Thai chef that can really make western food – would be sooooo happy.

  2. Oh man…I was just in Napa last weekend for my birthday and we were looking for a good bbq place to eat. We saw this place but it looked like it was ready to close, as did every other restaurant on a Saturday night that wasn’t downtown. I suppose that serves me right for not keeping up with your blog!!!

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