How to Eat at Brian’s Bar-B-Q

By Corrine Kenner at the Haunted Antique Shop.

Far be it for me to tell you how to eat anywhere or anything you like, but if you’re coming to DeLand to see the Haunted Antique Shop, it would also be worth your while to have lunch or dinner at Brian’s Bar-B-Q.

Brian’s is one of our favorite local restaurants, and we have never, ever been disappointed with the service or the food. It’s not like I’m super picky, but I like things done right. At Brian’s, the servers are friendly and efficient, the food is served hot, and everyone at the table gets their food at once, usually within a few minutes of ordering.

To save you time (and money), here’s what my husband Dan and I have learned from eating there more times than we can count.

Here’s how to eat at Brian’s Bar-B-Q:

  1. Go hungry, because Brian serves big portions. Dan and I like to go there for supper on days when we’ve been too busy to eat lunch.
  2. Ladies, order the sirloin steak and salad bar combo. Gentlemen, order the ribs and salad bar combo. Both combos cost about $20.
  3. Start at the salad bar, of course, with iceberg lettuce or mixed greens and all your favorite toppings and dressings. I like beets, garbanzo beans, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, cucumber slices, shredded cheese, sunflower seeds,  and croutons. Dan gets mushrooms, black olives, peas, cottage cheese, and hard-boiled egg pieces. They also have baby corn if you feel like re-enacting the party scene from “Big” for the amusement of your dining companions.
  4. Use your second run through the salad bar for side dishes to accompany your main course, like potato salad, macaroni salad, and coleslaw. It’s a beautiful, old-school salad bar, and there are no bad choices.
  5. Enjoy your steak or ribs, along with the delicious hunk of garlic bread that comes alongside it. While you eat, gaze at all the black-and-white photos of John Wayne and other western legends hanging throughout the restaurant. Talk about how the John Wayne era was truly a different time. Think about maybe watching a western on Netflix this weekend.
  6. Finish your meal with a third run through the salad bar, this time focusing on desert items: fruit salad, peaches, pears, applesauce, yogurt parfait, tapioca pudding, and chocolate pudding.
  7. Pay at the cashier’s counter on your way out.

Brian’s Bar-B-Q
Open 7 days a week 11 am-9 pm
795 N. Spring Garden Ave.
DeLand, Florida
(386) 736-8851

I’m not paid to endorse Brian’s. This is strictly an opinion piece.

About the Author

Corrine Kenner is an author, astrologer, certified tarot master, and owner of the Haunted Antique Shop and Paranormal Museum. Click here to schedule a reading with Corrine.