Danny’s BBQ and Grill: 1414 NE 26th St, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Danny’s BBQ and Grill shares space with Holy Mackerel Brewery. I’ve seen this place in the neighborhood for a long time, but never stopped in. Then one night my friends Ed and Joe were looking to try something new for dinner and Ed suggested that we try out Danny’s BBQ.
We were not sure what to expect with covid, but they have a nice area set up out in the parking lot for outdoor dining with about 10-12 tables. It’s first come first served on the outdoor dining. There is also plenty of seating inside if you want to do that.
The restaurant’s menu consists of a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, meat selections and combos, a new grill menu, and a new weekend brunch. There is even a vegan version of burnt ends for our vegetarian friends. Because they share the space with Holy Mackeral Brewery, you can also get a nice selection of custom-made beers as well as other favorites. But don’t be fooled, they do not do any actual brewing locally or on-site.
The three of us decided to try their Mack Daddy Pretzel. This is a gigantic 1.5-pound soft pretzel, served hot and accompanied by classic yellow mustard and Mackeral beer cheese. This is not a cheap appetizer, but it was definitely worth it. None of us were really fans of the beer cheese, it had a very sour taste to it. So we stuck with the classic yellow mustard. The dough was cooked perfectly with a nice crisp outer shell and warm soft inside. I’ve had a lot of pretzels over the years and this has to be one of my favorites. There was even extra left over for Ed to take home to his partner.
Joe opted for a sandwich and went with “When Pigs Fly”. His meal was a very generous helping of pulled pork, topped with sausage,c crisp bacon, and bbq sauce. All of this meat was sitting in between a lightly buttered bun. He chose the french fries as his side and it was accompanied by a pickle and a small helping of coleslaw. Joe said that the flavor of the three types of meat combined was fantastic and he could not put down his sandwich. His fries were nice and crisp and perfectly seasoned. He would order this meal again.
I chose to go with a meat combination platter. Pulled pork and brisket were the meats I picked and I went with the french fries and coleslaw as my two sides. The pulled pork was delicious and well seasoned. I like to eat most of it au natural and not add bbq sauce, but I did try a little bit of their sauce and it was very good. If you can enjoy the pork without sauce, then you know it’s going to be a good meal. The beef brisket was tender and had a great smoked flavor to it. I did not even need a knife to cut it.
As you know I am a french fry fanatic, and their fries are really good. Handcut and seasoned nicely. I also like coleslaw, but only certain kinds. This one was not too runny and had a nice base to it. This is a meal I can not wait to order again.
Danny’s BBQ usually has a smoked Pastrami sandwich, but it’s very limited on availability. Ed had ordered this sandwich as his dinner, but unfortunately, someone ordered the last one before he did. You need to get there early to get in on this action!
So Ed went with something that he and I both wanted to try, the burnt ends. I shared a bit of my beef brisket with him in exchange. Ed went with the macaroni and cheese and the coleslaw as his sides. We both thought the burnt ends were cooked to perfection and had very good smoke and bbq flavors to them. The only problem is that you can not get them as part of a meat combo platter, so you need to go with a friend that will share. The macaroni and cheese were just okay and lacked a bit of flavor. He thought the coleslaw was very good just like I did.
Pricing $$-$$$: Drinks might add a bit more to the bill. Portions are pretty big, so take that into account and bring your hunger. You can now order take-out and delivery using some of the apps.