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Walrus + Carpenter

Our Story

Walrus + Carpenter began with the desire to offer a truly unique American experience from the mastery of southern-inspired smoking techniques to our hand-selected American craft beers, wines and liquors.

We are pleased to see this vision through in the Bridgeport, CT neighborhood of Black Rock, a waterfront hamlet known for its rich history, local artists and small-town community feel.

And true to the American experience, we are an independent, family-owned and operated establishment, living and working in Black Rock with pride.

Come join us by train (Fairfield Metro Station), car (x24 off I-95) or bike (2895 Fairfield Avenue). We’ll see you soon!

Smoked Meats

In true southern style, we smoke all our meats for hours to make them tender and juicy, before serving them warm on your plate.

American Spirits

Our focus is on American beer, wine, and liquor.  We are that committed to giving you the true American South experience.

Slice of Pie

We make all our own desserts in-house, with our favorite style being pie. From Pecan Pie to Chess Pie, you can’t go wrong.

Walrus + Carpenter's Chef

Chef Jonathan Vaast

Chef Jon Vaast joined the Walrus + Carpenter team in 2015, after more than a decade at the well regarded, farm-to-table restaurant The Dressing Room in Westport. He is a James Beard Foundation Professional Member with a passion for well-balanced flavor, enthusiasm for craft beer, and an understanding of how to take a simple cut of meat and turn it into a masterpiece. Chef Jon’s influences at Walrus have brought the restaurant to the top of Connecticut’s “Must Eat” list with awards and notoriety from media and social influencer alike.

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and the man himself

Owner, Joe Farrell

Joe Farrell started in the restaurant world waiting tables in college. He spent many years trying to find his niche in the world, working in New York City’s commercial real estate sector and later as a teacher at Fairfield Prep. But the world of restaurants kept calling him back. With his family by his side, Joe opened Walrus + Carpenter in 2013 and followed this with Rothbard Ale + Larder (Westport, CT) in 2015. Now with over a decade of restaurant experience under his belt, Joe has learned to trust his gut, recognize the value of a strong team, and that enjoying a good meal is what it all comes down to.

Walrus + Carpenter is a place to have a cool beer, listen to some great music, and meet up with some good people. Adorned with clean lines, cool colors, and artistic accents, Walrus has a warm vibe that welcomes guests and allows them to escape the outside world for the time of a meal or a drink.

Walrus + Carpenter is focusing on expanding our offerings to custom brewed beers. By collaborating with local beer enthusiasts and influencers, we hope to create a number of Walrus-branded craft brews and eventually build out a full brewery space on-site.

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