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Eighth Avenue 487, New York
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Straight from the Smoker, the Grill, the Oven, or the Pan
Oysters on the Half Shell (GF, V)
$ 16

half dozen wellfleets, mignonette, cocktail sauce, lemon

$ 12

fries, mozzarella curds, veal gravy, green onion (add animal style 4)

Beef Chili + Avocado (GF)
$ 13

slow cooked peppers, onions, jalapeno, spices with a sunny egg + cheddar cheese, green onion

Smoked Chicken Wings (GF)
$ 14

fried then tossed with chipotle honey / alabama white / walrus bbq / jerk

Shrimp + Grits (GF)
$ 15

chorizo, peppers + onions, crushed tomato, chile, garlic, cheddar grits, green onions

Smoked Pork Tacos
$ 9

chipotle aioli, sweet onion, cilantro, cabbage slaw, soft corn tortilla

Pig Pen Nachos (GF)
$ 12

pork rinds, chili, house cheese whiz, pickled chile, green onions

Smoked Jackfruit Tacos (GF) (V)
$ 12

corn tortilla, house bbq, carrot, radish, queso fresco, lime

Chopped Wedge Salad (GF)
$ 12

iceberg lettuce, marinated tomatoes, bacon, red onions, bleu cheese dressing

Baby Kale Salad (GF, V)
$ 14

apples, scallots, candied pecans, apple vinaigrette

Taco Salad (GF, V)
$ 14

romaine, pickled chilies, queso fresco, red onion, corn, avocado dressing, tortilla chips

add a protein to any salad

smoked chicken (+6), denver steak (+12), shrimp (+8), smoked tofu (+8)

Large Plates

“Roadside Diner: Walrus and Carpenter wouldn’t be considered a diner — it’s a gastropub — but it’s a “must” every time we are on the East Coast. It’s in Black Rock, Connecticut, by the water and it’s the best BBQ we’ve ever had. I know that sounds crazy because that’s not what Connecticut is known for."

National Indie-Folk band "Wild Reeds" in The Bluegrass Situation: August 24, 2016

“This family-owned and operated American restaurant, Walrus + Carpenter, takes barbecue to the next level. The smell of slow cooked meats completely fill the room and the beer is constantly flowing. Although you could go there for dinner and have a barbecue platter, you absolutely need to go for brunch in order to have the chicken and waffles. Let me break this down for you: Chicken. Waffles. Sriracha Honey Butter. That dish hits all the flavors.”

Spoon University

“There’s not many things in this world that go better with live music than delicious food. Walrus + Carpenter in Bridgeport’s historic Black Rock district checks both of those boxes. The restaurant features a rotating selection of musicians weekly, covering a massive variety of genres – from jazz, to funk, to bluegrass, and more.”


Large Plates

Baby Back Ribs
$ 17

salt + pepper, cornbread, coleslaw, house-made pickles (1/2 rack)

St. Louis Spare Ribs
$ 17

paprika, thyme, cornbread, coleslaw, house-made pickles (1/2 rack)

Pulled Pork Shoulder
$ 15

anise, pepperflake, cornbread, coleslaw, house-made pickles (1/2 lb)

$ 18

coffee, brown sugar, cornbread, coleslaw, house-made pickles (1/2 lb)

Chicken Thighs
$ 14

buttermilk, cornbread, coleslaw, house-made pickles (1/2 lb)

$ 15

black pepper, cornbread, coleslaw, house-made pickles (1/2 lb)

Sausages (choose two)
$ 14

andouille / cheddar onion / texas hot link / chicken, cornbread, coleslaw, house-made pickles (1/2 lb)

Jambalaya (GF)
$ 19

roasted chicken, smoked andouille sausage, jalapeño, green onion, poached egg

Seared Denver Steak (GF)
$ 28

roasted fingerling potato, cipollini onion, spicy kale, compound butter

Smoked + Marinated Tofu (GF, V)
$ 19

almond milk creamed kale, toasted baguette, poached egg

Southern Fried Chicken
$ 17

sriracha-honey, biscuit, coleslaw, house-made pickles

Southern Fried Chicken + Waffles
$ 17

boneless thigh, sriracha honey butter, house salad

Seared Steelhead Trout (GF)
$ 25

pan seared brussels, pickled pearl onions, mushrooms, sweet potato puree

WC Burger + Fries
$ 15

smoked mayo, bacon, bourbon onions, cheddar

Dry-Aged Ribeye for Two
$ 75

28 day dry aged ribeye, bearnaise, asparagus, smash fried potato

McWalrus Burger + Fries
$ 12/16

lettuce, red onion, pickles, american cheese, walrus sauce (single 11, double15)

Impossible McWalrus Burger + Fries (V)
$ 18

impossible ``meat``, lettuce, red onion, pickles, american cheese, walrus sauce

Fried Chicken Sandwich (hot or not)
$ 16

chipotle aioli, potato bun, fries, coleslaw, house-made pickles

Pulled Pork Sandwich + Fries
$ 15

house bbq, potato bun, fries, coleslaw, house-made pickles

90 serves 4


baby back ribs, pork shoulder, andouille sausage, brisket, fried chicken, smoked baked beans, mac + cheese, coleslaw, pickles, cornbread

45 per person, minimum of 6 people

Smoked Whole Hog Feast

brined then smoked, served with potato buns, coleslaw, pickles, hot sauce, house bbq


Pulled Pork Nachos

smoked pork, creamy cheese sauce, pickled chilies, scallion


Wings + Rings

tennessee hot sauce, beer battered onion rings


Brisket Meatloaf

mashed potatoes, brussels, veal gravy


Fried Catfish

marinated tomatoes, collard greens with smoked pork, cheesy grits, green onions


Smoked Prime Rib

mash, roasted carrots, horseradish sauce


Country Captain

fried chicken thigh, peppers, onions, curry sauce, raisins, toasted almonds, rice

for 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014

Voted one of the Best Restaurants in Connecticut

Bar Snacks

Deviled Eggs w/bacon (GF)
$ 8

topped with shallots, preserved lemon, parsley, bacon

Smoked Pork Nuggets
$ 8

panko crusted maple bourbon meat snacks

Maple Pork Belly (GF)
$ 9

house cured, smoked thick cut bacon smothered in maple syrup

Hush Puppies w/remoulade
$ 6

fried corn dough, green onions, remoulade

Smoked Bologna Grilled Cheese
$ 7

smoked bologna, pimento cheese, bacon-mayo

Fried Oysters
$ 14

cornmeal crusted, shallot + lemon, old bay aioli

Biscuits + Pimento Cheese (V)
$ 9

with pickles

Pork Belly Burnt Ends (GF)
$ 13

twice smoked, maple-bourbon sauce, bread + butter pickles

Southern Fried Wings
$ 9

breaded whole wing, house hot sauce

Chicken Liver Pate
$ 12

chicken fat topped, crostini, sea salt

Fried Olives
$ 8

blue cheese stuffed, panko crusted, blue cheese dressing

Side Dishes

Baked Mac + Cheese (V)
$ 8

creamy vermont cheddar sauce, buttery biscuit-crumbs

Smoked Baked Beans (GF)
$ 7

carrots, jalapeno, brown sugar, pork stock, tomato

Collard Greens
$ 7

smoked rib pork, onions, malt vinegar

Crispy Brussels
$ 7

black pepper, honey mustard

$ 6

glazed with honey butter + sea salt

Almond Milk Creamed Kale (V)
$ 8

shallot, garlic, pepperflakes, toasted almonds

French Fries
$ 5

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