Excellent | Worth a Detour
Megallon’s Gourmet BBQ
Review by: Roadfood Team
The meal to get at Megallon’s Gourmet BBQ is a chopped pork sandwich with onion rings on the side. Choose between tart North Carolina style and hot-hot sauce.
North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas have barbecue identities that are rock solid. Even South Carolina’s mustard sauce and Alabama’s white barbecue sauce smack of regionalism. But Virginia? Nothing. However, on a recommendation we made the 40 minute drive to Little Creek and Azalea Garden roads, to a tiny restaurant with two four-person tables and eight barstools.
What should I eat at Megallon’s Gourmet BBQ?
The essence of Roadfood is a combination of the food and the people, and Megallon’s Gourmet BBQ excels on both counts. The pork is chopped, served with slaw and a choice of two tangy, vinegary sauces. One is Carolina-style, very heavy on the vinegar. The other is mouth-puckering and slightly hot. Both are wonderful.
The deep-fried sides (fries and onion rings) are as they should be, and on the day we were there, a huge vat of collards were on the stove for all to share. We didn’t have any ribs, but the couple next to me were enjoying a rack, and they looked delicious.
As for the people, Don, the owner, was clearly a man who liked his barbecue. He’s been perfecting his barbecue for 40 years, but has only been in the restaurant business for 12. You can tell that he takes satisfaction in each diner’s enjoyment of his food. McDonald’s this is not!
We’ll be back.
*original post by Jim Plank*
Directions & Hours
|Meals Served||Lunch, Dinner|
|Credit Cards Accepted||No|