Durk’s Bar-B-Q is Moving Off Thayer Street and Relocating This Spring

We will miss having Durk's as one of the last locally owned restaurants on Thayer Street, but we hope the new spot comes with more parking and a larger space.

A barbecue spread at Durk’s Bar-B-Q in Providence. Photography by Angel Tucker.

One of the last locally owned restaurants on Thayer Street is closing up shop and relocating. Durk’s Bar-B-Q is wrapping up business on Thayer Street on December 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., but it will continue catering and pop-up appearances while it waits to move into its new home this spring (location to be announced at a later date). Durk’s Bar-B-Q has been slow-cooking Texas-style barbecue for three years on Thayer Street, and now it’s time to move to a new neighborhood. We know many loyal customers are hoping this new location comes with more parking, a larger space, and hopefully, more reasonable rent for the owners.

“Our College Hill home was an amazing location to launch Durk’s three years ago, and we are grateful to our loyal patrons and regulars,” says Jay Carr, managing partner in a statement. “We know that cities constantly evolve, and as our retail district changes we need to move beyond the College Hill neighborhood and be accessible to more people.“

The new restaurant will open in spring 2020, and it plans to serve the same great selection of food and whiskey, seasonal cocktails and thirteen rotating draft lines. While we wait, we can still get our fix of award-winning brisket, ribs, pulled pork, mac and cheese and cornbread as well as local, seasonal dishes at pop-ups across the area, including PTX Lounge in Pawtuxet Village and breweries such as the Guild in Pawtucket and Buttonwoods in Cranston. Follow @durksbbq on Instagram for the latest events and announcements.

And if you know you’re gonna miss that brisket, book a party with Durk’s as the caterer. They can handle gigs that serve up to 400 guests. For inquiries, email catering@durksbbq.com. And don’t forget to invite me!


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