It seems as though BBQ joints are popping up all over the Island these days and it’s the newest craze. Little did I know this one has been around for the last 12 years producing some of the best smoked meats and appetizers.
Bobbique, located right in the heart of Patchogue, is definitely a must try on your BBQ journey. When we walked through the big freezer doors at the main entrance we were greeted with a big smile. That usually sets the tone of the entire night. We were seated at a high top table. First impression, Bobbique would be a great hangout spot when they have live music and also on game day. There is a decent sized stage in the back and many TVs around the entire restaurant. You can tell they are aimed to entertain.
Now let’s get to the eating.
BBQ is definitely all about taking the right steps toward making the best meat. This is always a long process. At Bobbique they believe it all starts with fresh meat and “low & slow” cooking. The next step is perfect wood, which mainly consists of Apple/Cherry wood. The wood helps bring out a perfect smokey flavor. The last step is rubbing the steaks with the right blend of house seasoning. This happens to all of the meat 24 hours in advance so they can sit and soak in all of the flavors. Now it’s time to EAT.
We took a look at the menu for a while, and with so many options it was almost hard to choose. We decided why pick one or two meats when you can have it all. We placed our appetizer order, which was the Brisket and Mac & Cheese Empanadas. While waiting for those to come out we told our waitress to basically bring out a big platter of meat & sides. I was feeling a little risky, what can I say?
The Empanadas came out and I had to crack those puppies in half to see what we were working with. It was definitely one of those moments where the smile couldn’t be wiped off my face. The shell was perfectly crunchy on the outside and the filling was even more delicious then you’re currently thinking.
Then the moment we were waiting for. The waitress appeared from the kitchen with the biggest tin plate filled with every meat you can think of (Cue the meat sweats.) There was Pulled Pork Sliders, Pork Ribs, Kielbasa, Chicken Wings, Corn Bread, Mac & Cheese, Cole Slaw and Baked Beans. Needless to say we didn’t finish it all, but we really tried to. IT WAS SO GOOD.
At the end of our meal we were SO stuffed, but the owner came out and said we MUST try their delicious Lincoln Log dessert. Well let’s just say these Deep Fried French Toast Sticks drizzled in a Raspberry Sauce were definitely everything I could ever want and more in a dessert. As my dad once said “The dessert should be the best part of the meal. It’s the last imprint the restaurant has on you before you leave.” Those are definitely words I stand by.
I could not be happier when we left Bobbique and it will definitely be a reason I journey back to Patchogue. If you haven’t been yet it’s time to get up and go!