Bare Knuckles BBQ


Bare Knuckles BBQ is an American-style smokehouse in Salisbury on Brisbane's southside dishing up traditional low and slow smoked meat.

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Located on Toohey Road in Salisbury, the family owned and operated smokehouse has gained a loyal following for its lip-smacking beef brisket, pulled pork and pork ribs, all slow-cooked on-site on Bertha the wood-fired smoker.

Customers can dine outside beside Bertha or inside which is styled like an old-fashioned diner with red booths, checkerboard floor and vintage posters.   

Bare Knuckles BBQ, Salisbury ,re

The mouth-watering menu boasts brioche rolls filled with brisket or pulled pork, cheese, pickles, slaw and Bare Knuckles housemade BBQ sauce. Otherwise, there's the MacBrisket roll with beef brisket and mac 'n' cheese, buttermilk fried chicken burger or 'The 4107' (which happens to be the post code of Salisbury) and the Brisket Smash Burger - smashed brisket patty, melted cheese, grilled onions, pickles and mustard sauce.

Bare Knuckles BBQ, Salisbury

Besides buns and burgers, there are Snack Boxes loaded with pulled pork or beef brisket, apple slaw, pickles, and BBQ sauce; while the BBQ for Two share box will satisfy your meat cravings and more with brisket, pulled pork, cheese kranskys, chicken wings, slaw, pickles, dinner rolls, corn on the cob, mac 'n' cheese and seasoned fries.  

Bare Knuckles BBQ, Salisbury

Bare Knuckles is kid friendly offering a children's meal that consists of brisket, pulled pork or smashed patty with fries and a dinner roll. 

The restaurant is BYO, but also offers coffee, tea, milkshakes, ice-cream floats, and a range of soft drinks including American sodas such as A&W Root Beer, Dr Pepper, and Cherry Coca-Cola.

By Deb Lidster

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Bare Knuckles BBQ

617 Toohey Rd


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