Danna’s Bar-B-Que & Burger Shop

Bar-b-q | Hamburgers
excellent
Worth a detour
Michael Stern | August 06, 2019
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With vintage baby-boom rock on the sound system and a menu of burgers and BBQ, Danna’s is a well-packaged taste of 20th century America. There’s no kale on this menu, nothing gluten-free or keto or such, no vegetarian or vegan specialties; even the three available salads, listed on the back page along with kiddie dishes, all come topped with meat.

It is good meat, burgers especially.  They are hand-pattied six-ouncers, cooked through but juicy enough, available as singles and doubles, as a fat burger with egg, cheese, and bacon, as a patty melt on rye with American & Swiss cheeses, or as a Danna burger with pork, cheese, and BBQ sauce. (There is a turkey burger, and it comes on whole wheat toast.)

BBQ is the real deal — smoke-cooked to a point beyond tenderness where the meat wants to simply fall apart. That’s fine with pulled pork, but ribs so soft deny the joy of chewing and lose the tang of smoke flavor. These are minor caveats. The BBQ is satisfying, especially when amplified with a spill of Danna’s sauce, which is available mild or (not too) hot.

Barbecue plates include what’s billed as a Memphis roll — a tender cloud that is buttery as-is, but also is topped with a good portion of melting butter. It’s a simple addition to the meal, and a very welcome one.

What to Eat
Danna’s Bar-B-Que & Burger Shop, Danna Burger
Danna Burger
Must-Try
Danna Burger comes topped with pork, cheese, and BBQ sauce.
Danna’s Bar-B-Que & Burger Shop, Pulled Pork
Pulled Pork
Must-Try
Pulled pork is subtly sweet. Sauce turbocharges that.
Danna’s Bar-B-Que & Burger Shop, Ribs
Ribs
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Soft meat pulls easily from the bone.
Danna’s Bar-B-Que & Burger Shop, French Fries
French Fries
Must-Try
Crisp French fries are welcome meat-relief.
Danna’s Bar-B-Que & Burger Shop, Memphis Roll
Memphis Roll
Must-Try
Soft, butter-sopped Memphis roll comes with the meal.
Danna’s Bar-B-Que & Burger Shop, Milk Shake
Milk Shake
Below all that whipped cream is a chocolate milk shake.
Danna’s Bar-B-Que & Burger Shop, Beans
Beans
Starchy beans add a sweet note.
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayCLOSED
Monday10:30am - 9pm
Tuesday10:30am - 9pm
Wednesday10:30am - 9pm
Thursday10:30am - 9pm
Friday10:30am - 9pm
Saturday10:30am - 9pm
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

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