D and S Southern Comfort BBQ
Dessert at D and S Southern Comfort BBQ
Armadillo Eggs at D and S Southern Comfort BBQ
D and S Southern Comfort BBQ
D and S Southern Comfort BBQ
D and S Southern Comfort BBQ
D and S Southern Comfort BBQ
Pulled Pork at D and S Southern Comfort BBQ
Dessert at D and S Southern Comfort BBQ
Wings at D and S Southern Comfort BBQ
Ribs at D and S Southern Comfort BBQ
Pulled Pork at D and S Southern Comfort BBQ
Hush Puppies at D and S Southern Comfort BBQ
Onion Rings at D and S Southern Comfort BBQ
Cornbread at D and S Southern Comfort BBQ
D and S Southern Comfort BBQ
Foods from D and S Southern Comfort BBQ

2013 Dec 19
I was there on the weekend and had Dave's meat platter.

1 beef rib, 3 St. Louis, Brisket, Pulled Pork
Sides: Hush Puppies and fries

Hush puppies were ok. I tried a piece of my friend's Armadillo eggs which was awesome.

Beef rib was good.

Pork ribs were good as well. I can and have made ribs of this quality at home.

Brisket was amazing. Definitely worth getting again.

Pulled pork was meh.

When I go back, not if, I will get the brisket again with armadillo eggs :)

2013 Sep 28
Did the the full spectrum of meat last evening with the Good Luck Platter. It comes with one Armadillo egg, 2 wings, 1 leg, 2 St. Louis ribs, 1 beef rib, brisket,pulled pork, and a sausage. I had yet to try a few things on the menu so we shared this behemoth. The pulled pork was North Carolina style with just the right amount of vinegar sauce. The chicken was super juicy,tender with a big smoke profile. The one miss was the sausage. It was loosely packed lacking that snap,a tad lean with a grainy texture. My wife the beef rib fan snatched it quickly and it was gone before I got a chance to get a taste. The jumbo wings had a nice bite to them. We got the fries for one of the sides and I was impressed with the crispy hand cut offering. Brisket was consistent with our last visit and so were the ribs. Leftovers were great wrapped in a corn tortilla for lunch today.

2013 Jul 5
My wife order her side ribs dry with sauce on the side. They explained that these have some chew to them like real BBQ should. I just pointed to my Martin's t-shirt and said no explanation necessary. I was lucky enough to get a taste. I know what will be on the menu next visit.

2013 Jul 5
After two mediocre experiences at The Shack it was time to revisit D&S. This was a very enjoyable experience. Our server was knowledgeable. I asked several questions and there was no stumping this lady. Started with armadillo eggs. Some porkylishous eggs with a jalapeno stuffed cheese centre yummy! My brisket sliced thin was tender with just the perfect amount of pull that would make a Texan proud. Not killed with sauce and seasoned perfect. The accompanying beans were great with just the right amount of sugar. Fried mac and cheese balls were something different with a slight bit of tang to get the juices flowing. They brew their own beer and the blond was nice light and crisp with a hint of citrus. The smoked chocolate cheesecake had a slight bit of bitter to offset it's richness genius. Almost everything is made in house except a few items. Dave sat down with us and talked BBQ for a while. Will be back soon with friends. Pictured is the Brisket a heaping load of meat for a reasonable price.

2013 May 27
Finally finally FINALLY got to D&S, Satnite early May 2013. Let's get right to the food...

BEEF RIBS - like those ribs that make Fred Flintstone's car fall over. Awesome. Tasty. Meaty. Want more.

PORK RIBS - Solid. Dryier style but tasty, ample meat, nice crisp. Would order again.

PULLED PORK - A vinegary style we hadn't tried before. Not bad but not quite as yummy as the saucier style. Problem solved when drenched in the glorious house-made bbq sauce, which was provided in abundance on request. Would not order again but mostly because the ribs were so damn good.

BEEF BRISKET - Delicious. Benefitted from the extra sauce but didn't really need it. Nicely lean and thin cut. The leftovers made great sandwiches.

ONION RINGS - Until this visit i thought DICKS had the bestest massive pankoriffic onion rings in the world. Now i am conflicted and will have to eat more from both places until i decide which is better. Darn.

HUSH PUPPIES - Fried balls of cornbread with inions and jalapenos aka The Bestest Thing Ever on the side.

MAC AND CHEESE BALLS - Almost the other bestest thing ever. A bit salty.

Service was cheerful and great. Will be back. Will send others. Will go with them too.

2012 Apr 24
I was really eager to try D&S since I love that type of food, and after seeing it featured on 'You Gotta Eat Here'.

The food experience, however, was a disappointment.

The highlight of the experience was the service. Our server was incredible!

The lowlight was the actual food ... unfortunately.

Two of us ordered the Southern Pride Platter ( Armadillo Egg, beef brisket and chicken leg) both with hush puppies and red rice. The other ordered Dave's Meat Platter (beef ribs, beef brisket, and pulled pork) with fries and corn bread.

- the Armadillo egg was tasty enough (cheese stuffed jalapeno pepper wrapped in ground meat)

- the beef brisket wasn't very tasty, I wanted it to be more succulent and flavourful. In fact, it tasted quite vinegar-y which is not what I expected

- the chicken leg was pretty awful as it lacked flavour and I thought the roast chicken one can purchase in a grocery store is more flavourful. UGH, I hate saying so but it's how I feel. Neither of us finished our chicken.

- the hush puppies were great, I really enjoyed those (fried corn bread with onions and jalapeno)

- the red rice was okay (rice cooked in tomato sauce with onions and green peppers)

- the beef ribs were delicious! If I were to return to D&S, I'd order those next time

- the pulled pork was disappointing and also lacked a succulence that I had wanted and expected

To end the meal, we tried the smoked chocolate cheesecake. It was delicious, although we didn't really find it had much of a smoked flavour as John C from 'You Gotta Eat Here' had indicated.

All in all, I was pleased with the service but less so with the food. I really really really wanted to love it. Oh well.

2012 Mar 7
Went to D&S tonight with a bunch of friends and everyone was happy with their meal. Ribs, chicken, and brisket was ordered, as well as a child portion order of ribs. The chicken was well seasoned and tender and the sauce was flavourful. My co-diners were very happy with the ribs, and couldnt stop raving about the flavour of the meat and sauce. The daughter was very pleased with her meal and dessert (of ice cream) and now wants to have her Birthday party there! All of the sides were well received, and I think they solved their issue with the cole slaw as it was quite tasty.

2012 Feb 29

TUESDAY WING NIGHT- Just under a pound of the best wings you will ever have for $6.50.

WEDNESDAY RIB NIGHT- We sell our St.Louis cut ribs for $1.25 per bone. We try to encourage customers to use this time to sample all our different sauces. Our sides are sold separate but at a very reasonable price.

THURSDAY BRISKET & HOGSBACK- It is $1.00 off every 20oz pint of Hogsback draught. Also our smoked brisket plate, brisket on a bun, and beef brisket wrap are all $1.00 off as well.

2012 Feb 27
I have eaten lunch here a few times but decided to check out the brunch. I was very hungry when I arrived and immediately hit the buffet before checking out the whole set up. The buffet, with the exception of the baked beans was pretty standard fare with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, etc. Now the baked beans were great with a great tang of BBQ and the buffet was far above average with the bacon being a standout. Now I was expecting more BBQ fare then I saw on the buffet and was feeling underwhelmed . But, because I had not checked out my surroundings properly, I didn't notice the huge hunk of brisket on a carving board in what looked like a separate omelette station. What great brisket!! A beautiful pink smoke line nestled below a lovely rim of buttery fat that framed some succulent juicy beef. One of the best looking briskest I've seen. Topped by great service and an excellent peach cobbler, this resto is 15 minutes from Centretown and well worth the trip.

2012 Feb 25
Thanks Lady Ilsebe for the suggestion to try the smoky chocolate cheesecake! I am not a huge cheesecake fan, especially the chocolate variety which I often find heavy and cloying, but this one really surprised and delighted me. Very unique and a "must try".

Customers should note that a lot of the BBQ items are not on the lunch menu, and when we arrived at noon we were disappointed to find only sandwiches and burgers on offer. We did however ask the server about more options from the bbq pit, and he checked with the kitchen and found that we could indeed order off the dinner menu. We tried the St. Louis Ribs, brisket and chicken. St. Louis Ribs had amazing flavor and one half the rack was tender and perfectly cooked, but the other half was a bit tough and undercooked, still with great flavor. Chicken alone was worth the trip; succulent dark meat bursting with juicy deliciousness and finished with just enough tangy sauce, with extra sauce served on the side. We enjoyed the brisket, excellent flavor, but the portion I had was a little overdone for my taste; I don't like it that soft and almost mushy. My other half thought it was perfect. The armadillo egg was interesting. Sausage meat wrapped around a cheese stuffed jalapeno. Tasty, but I'll save room for more chicken or ribs next time.

For sides we had coleslaw, which was a touch bland, but the grilled roasted root vegetables were really impressive. Glazed parsnips, carrots and red onions finished on the grill that had outstanding flavour and were a perfect complement to the meats. I usually don't care too much about veggies when I'm eating barbecue, but these were a highlight, and I would definitely choose them again. Corn bread was good and not too sweet.

D & S is the only place I know in Ottawa that serves authentic hush puppies. They are a really good example, crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and when you go, make sure you try them.

They run various specials on certain days; Beer & brisket, wing night etc. I will definitely be back on Wednesdays when the special is $1.25 per rib.



2009 Oct 27

Great Hush Puppies - crispy outside, soft inside. Little jalapeno in the puppies give a little kick.

Ribs 3



2009 Oct 27

D&S has 3 types of ribs (beef, St. Louis Style, and pork back). I had the Kitchen Sampler which came with 2 St Louis style ribs.

Crispy bark, tender meat, sweet and smokey sauce. Not overly big or meaty, but very tasty. Smoked low and slow over hickory.

Dessert 2


2013 Jul 5
Smoked chocolate cheesecake. The smoke gives a slight bitterness to offset the richness of the dish.

2009 Oct 27

The Chocolate Triple Threat: "Chocolate hazelnut pot du creme, orange chocolate tart and a Bailey's truffle".

We split the truffle first, which was rich and hinted of Baileys.

The tart tasted like a sophisticated Terry's chocolate orange.

The pot du creme tasted like a mousse (is that what pot du creme is?). Either way, it was a decadent and delicious end to the meal.

Wings 1


2009 Oct 27

The wings are served whole, marinated, dusted then hickory smoked, then drizzled with sweet and smokey sauce.

Two whole wings came in the Kitchen Sampler.

The wings are about a medium to large size and is relatively meaty. The skin is not very crispy, but tasty.

You can taste the smoked flavour in the meat. The rub and the smoke in the skin are also really good. You could eat these as is, but BBQ sauce is drizzled on. The sauce is Sweet & Smokey (they also have Spicy Apple and Creole) and is just shy of being to sweet for my tastes.

If you liked smoked wings, you'll like these.


2013 Jul 5
Some pork goodness. Perfect BBQ sauce to glaze things over.

2009 Oct 27

Cream Corn Bread - side dish choice with the Armadillo Eggs.


2009 Oct 27

Breaded Onion Rings - big cruch, big onion. Served with a chipotle mayo dip. Chipotle was very mild but the dip complimented the rings well.

I'm not a huge fan of breaded onion rings (I prefer battered) but these were good.

This portion was in the Kitchen Sampler combo.


2009 Oct 29
That photo literally has my mouth watering. I've wanted to check this place out for a while. Perhaps I'll take a drive this weekend : ) Thanks for the mouthwatering photos!

2009 Oct 27

Snoopy Loopy - you are so right. Uploaded the wrong photo and completely missed it. Thanks for catching that.

Mini pulled pork sandwich from the Kitchen Sampler combo.

Piled high, very tender. BBQ sauce does not overpower the pork.

2009 Oct 27
I'm no pulled pork expert, but that doesn't look like ANY pulled pork I've ever eaten :)

2009 Oct 27

Mini pulled pork sandwich from the Kitchen Sampler combo.

Piled high, very tender. BBQ sauce does not overpower the pork.