Daddy D’z BBQ Joynt

Remember Meat Week? (We went in 2013, 2012.) Well it’s back – and celebrating its 10-year anniversary, too! More on that later.

First up on the schedule for this year’s eight-day barbecue love fest was Daddy D’z BBQ Joynt. I passed this place for the first time when I came to the neighborhood to eat at Nick’s, and I knew from my first glance that I’d be stopping by Daddy D’z one day.

Daddy D'z BBQ Joynt

“We Ain’t Pretty, But We’re Good”

Adam and I, along with Mary and Grant and Marie dined at Daddy D’z on Sunday afternoon for Meat Week Atlanta 2014. Due to the size of our group, we wound up on the porch – the closed in porch with some old but serviceable heaters.

Daddy D'z BBQ Joynt porch

On the porch.

Daddy D'z porch

We arrived pretty early to snag good seats, so I stuck my head in the restaurant proper to snap a pic or two. The restaurant stayed mostly full though, so I didn’t get a real nice picture, just a slightly blurry one of an empty corner.

Daddy D'z interior

'Que Wraps from Daddy D'z

‘Que Wraps.

Daddy D'z interior w/ MaryOur Captain, Tracy Galasso was there getting things organized. The kind folks at Daddy D’z sent out some of the famous ‘Que Wraps – bite-sized bits of BBQ pork wrapped in fried dough – for us to start with. They are tasty little things to be sure… worth of Homer Simpson level drooling.

After everyone else arrived, we ordered our food. Adam and I settled on the sampler platter to split: 6 ‘Que Wraps, 2 Ribs, Beef, Pork, and a side ($16.59). We got broccoli casserole. We also got a Brunswick stew ($3.99), a side of mac ‘n’ cheese ($2.99) and one of collards ($2.99).

Mac 'n' cheese, collard greens and Brunswick stew

Mac ‘n’ cheese, collard greens and Brunswick stew.

Sampler Plate from Daddy D'z BBQ Joynt

Sampler Plate. So much meat!

Half-eaten broccoli casserole

Half-eaten broccoli casserole…

The sampler plate was great! Firstly, we got more ‘Que Wraps, which was great. Like little barbecue egg rolls. The ribs were my favorite, and I enjoyed what I think was the pulled beef. Adam also enjoyed the ribs and beef, but he also enjoyed what we assume was the pork more than I did.

The plate looked small when we got it, but it was piled with a huge amount of meat and I am so glad it was the only entrée we ordered! We still took some home for later.

The sides were all good. The collards were probably my favorite, but I also enjoyed the macaroni and cheese and the Brunswick stew. The broccoli casserole was good, but nothin’ to write home about.

Mary at Daddy D'z


Mary's Plate

Mary’s plate, gleaming in the afternoon light.

Meat Week!The folks behind the counter also sent around several slices of cake for everyone to enjoy. We sampled pineapple, strawberry, and carrot cake. The cakes were impressive – huge pieces that are seemingly homemade with real fruits (and vegetables in the case of the carrot cake) – though they may be a bit too sweet for some tastes.

I’m no cake connoisseur, but they seemed fine enough to me, though really: why bother when you can stuff more ‘que in yer craw? Hello, it’s barbecue!

Strawberry cake

Strawberry cake.

Carrot cake

Carrot cake.

All in all, I can see why Daddy D’z is “a thing” as the youngsters say. And why it is a perennial mecca for Meat Week each year. A fine choice for barbecue ITP – in fact, one of the better in our (somewhat limited) experience. 3.5 stars!

PS: Be sure to check out the rest of this week’s Meat Week Events! Wednesday night at Bone Lick BBQ will be a special gathering with the founders – replete with a concert and filming for a documentary about Meat Week to celebrate the 10-year anniversary!

Daddy D’z BBQ Joynt
264 Memorial Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

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3 thoughts on “Daddy D’z BBQ Joynt

  1. We stopped at Daddy D’z the day after Christmas. We had originally wanted to hit Mi Barrio but I think they were closed for several days. We got the sampler with ribs, chicken, mac and cheese and collards. I thought the bbq was great but I am in LOVE with the collards. Hub got the pork plate and we ate on the leftovers for two more meals. We love D’z and were disappointed that we couldn’t meet up with Grant, Marie and you guys. We’re sure you guys had a ball!

    • We sure did, though it would have been great to see you. I’m sure our paths in real life will cross some day soon!

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