Spice up your stay-at-home days with some Delaware BBQ
Remember the smell of roadside barbecue, floating deliciously on the breeze of a sunny afternoon? Boy, how do we miss it—but we know where you can find it.Delaware’s grillmasters have been blazing away with some smoky ribs, plates of charcoaled chicken, or piles of fork-tender brisket, so juicy and tender.So grab your phone, check out the menu, and order a takeout mix of your favorites, served with a side of slaw or sassy greens.
Bethany Blues (two locations)
6 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach
18385 Coastal Highway, Lewes
Bethany: 302-537-1500. Lewes: 302-644-2500
Order online on Facebook, the website or the mobile app—or just give them a call, and they’ll have it ready curbside when you arrive. Takeout menu covers pulled pork, smoked sausage and even cajun smoked turkey with cranberry pineapple chutney. To-go adult beverages available.
Big D's Pizza and BBQ
6949 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin
As part of The Well Coffeehouse, Big D’s is keeping people fed in more ways than one. You’ll find plenty of BBQ (and even some pasta dishes), but they’re also working hard to feed needy children and serve health care workers on the front lines. Check out their special takeout menu online, where donations are accepted. Open Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed Sunday and Monday.)
Fat Daddy's BBQ
13203 Seashore Highway, Georgetown
Check out the Mix-it-Up Dinner, which gives diners a chance to combine their favorite treats, from ribs to smoked wings to grilled sausage links.
Fat Rick’s BBQ
“Fat Rick” Betz is offering deliveries only during the shutdown, so it’s best to get in touch ahead of time to ensure availability. Email him at FatRicksBBQ911Delivery@yahoo.com, or text/call the number above. Head to the Facebook link for menu and ordering instructions.
Guzzy-Q Competition BBQ and Catering
10 S. Main St., Smyrna
Things are definitely still cookin’ over at Guzzy’s, where you can take your pick from ribs, brisket chili, jambalaya and “Kickin’ Chicken.” Call in your order for pickup, or get it delivered on Fridays and Saturdays. Free hot lunch for school-age kids from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Limestone BBQ and Bourbon
2062 Limestone Road, Wilmington
The whole family will find wholesome fun with the “Philthy Feast,” a belly-busting lineup of ribs, chicken, sausage, brisket and pulled pork. While you’re choosing your favorites, consider making a donation to the Feed the Frontline program, which benefits the workers keeping everyone safe. Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday for online orders and takeout only.
Locale BBQ Post
1014 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington
“Perfect” brisket, homestyle collards, and ribs “like you’ve never had.” Open for takeout and delivery through @grubhub and @ubereats, so consider having that family-size catering tray brought to your door. Call 302-655-1880 or email email@example.com. Closed Mondays.
Maverick Texas BBQ
19 W. Commerce St., Smyrna
They get things smoking for takeout orders on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Call or text 215-806-2184 for some brisket and ribs, shrimp and crawfish etouffee, crab bisque and cheesecake. Or consider the sampler: 3 meats and 2 sides for $15.
Smokin D’z Real Pit BBQ
30511 Cave Neck Road, Milton
302-245-7870 or 302-542-9931
Plans are in place to open for business the first weekend in May, when they’ll be serving BBQ on Saturdays and Sundays only, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. With provisions in short supply, menu options may be limited.
401 E. Main St. Middletown
Folks love the ribs and brisket, but wax poetic when it comes to Young’s pulled pork. “I've eaten in many of the great pork BBQ joints throughout the Carolinas and Tennessee,” one new fan enthused on Yelp. “Young's pulled pork blows them all away!” Get it all delivered through DoorDash, or give them a call and pick up yourself.
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