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  • carolts
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 245
    • Cookers:
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      Primo Jr. + accessories
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      Weber Genesis propane
      Vintage PK Grill
      Frontgate portable infrared grill
      Propane Lobster/Corn cooker
      Magma Marine Kettle 2 Grill and Stove Party Size

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      Looftlighter
      Weber charcoal chimney
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      BBQ Dragon
      BBQ Guru Party Q
      GrillGrates for all grills (including custom set for Primo)
      iGrill2 and iGrill mini
      Backlit Thermapen
      Stainless smokebox for gas grill
      sawdust "maze" for cold smoking

      Coffee stuff:
      Gene Cafe CBR101 Coffee Roaster
      Toddy cold brew coffee maker
      Cuisinart burr grinder
      KitchenAid blade grinder (with spice grinder attachments)

      And, while cooking:
      Harpoon IPA
      Tuckerman's Pale Ale
      Wachusett Light IPA
      Dogfish Head American Beauty
      Bent Water Thunderfunk

    Surfside Smokehouse, Plymouth, MA

    In the middle of a 5-day boat trip, full of 12-hour on-the-water days, the Surfside Smokehouse was a very welcome taste of home. This new restaurant is walking distance from Plymouth Rock in the Brewer Boatyard on 14 Union St. The owner, Fred, also runs Backyard BBQ in Nantucket.

    I had the pulled pork, which was very tasty, and the ribs which were great! I asked him about the rub and he gave me some to take home and try out. He smokes on a CookShack. The cole slaw was good as well, and included kale. I'm not a big kale fan (except in sausage and bean soup) but this worked and gave it a nice crunch to boot. The beans were sweeter than I like but that's what he says his customers ask for, so that's what he makes. Also, really good Carolina Gold sauce. they will happily serve you the ribs without sauce and they had a nice bite to them.

    One nice feature is they use the old barrels from local distilleries as their smoking wood, the one local to Plymouth being Dirty Water. Fred said he does it to honor the BBQs southern roots of using what's local. It was late and not too busy so we talked a while about how BBQ is such an inclusive group of folks, from rank amateurs like me all the way to people who do this for a living. I'm looking forward to a return trip or, even better, visiting his place in Nantucket once I recover from this last boat trip.

    Give Surfside Smokehouse Plymouth or Backyard BBQ Nantucket a try.
  • fuzzydaddy
    Charter Member
    • Nov 2014
    • 4949
    • Winchester TN
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    #2
    Thank you for the great write up. I've never been to that area, but it's good to know the Surfisde Smokehouse is there. Nothing like some good pulled pork and ribs when you're away from home.

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    • Huskee
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      • May 2014
      • 14551
      • central MI, USA
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      #3
      Great writeup, thanks Carol!

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      • carolts
        Charter Member
        • Dec 2014
        • 245
        • Cookers:
          KBQ C-60C
          Primo Jr. + accessories
          Pit Barrel Cooker
          Weber Genesis propane
          Vintage PK Grill
          Frontgate portable infrared grill
          Propane Lobster/Corn cooker
          Magma Marine Kettle 2 Grill and Stove Party Size

          Gadgets:
          Looftlighter
          Weber charcoal chimney
          Chimney of Insanity
          BBQ Dragon
          BBQ Guru Party Q
          GrillGrates for all grills (including custom set for Primo)
          iGrill2 and iGrill mini
          Backlit Thermapen
          Stainless smokebox for gas grill
          sawdust "maze" for cold smoking

          Coffee stuff:
          Gene Cafe CBR101 Coffee Roaster
          Toddy cold brew coffee maker
          Cuisinart burr grinder
          KitchenAid blade grinder (with spice grinder attachments)

          And, while cooking:
          Harpoon IPA
          Tuckerman's Pale Ale
          Wachusett Light IPA
          Dogfish Head American Beauty
          Bent Water Thunderfunk

        #4
        Review follow-up.

        Surfside Smokehouse made Plymouth MA a port-of-call on this summer's two-week July boat trip. We arrived mid-week and ate early, since we were on "boat time" (when you're cruising, you tend to rise early/sleep early). Service and food are still great, although the beans seem to have disappeared from the menu. I didn't miss them at all. The vibe continues to be fun and casual. Glad to see they're keeping things up to par, as this place adds some great variety to the Plymouth food scene.

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        • Spinaker
          Moderator
          • Nov 2014
          • 10391
          • Land of Tonka
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          #5
          Great to hear! Thanks for sharing Carol. I like the sound of that boat life!

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