Danny's Little Taste of Texas
19 Oakland Road
South Windsor, CT 06074
(860) 436-1232

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Best Barbecue Restaurant in Manchester CT

True, authentic Texas barbecue can be found in the heart of New England at Danny’s Little Taste of Texas in Manchester, CT.

Danny’s is the best barbecue restaurant in New England with dine in, barbecue take out and barbecue catering services. Danny’s is committed to serving real Texas-style barbecue with meat that is dry rubbed and mixed with special spices. Danny’s meats are then wood smoked in their smokehouse grill for over 12 hours.

 

Barbecue Catering Services Manchester CT

Get food to go with our barbecue take out service!

Best Barbecue Restaurant Manchester CT Serving South Windsor, CT & Manchester, CT, Danny’s barbecue catering services includes a full service, on-site chuck wagon ho down that can bring Texas barbecue to any meeting or event. The chuck wagon ho down includes a full smokehouse grill along with a full buffet set up and music and karaoke. Danny’s also offers full delivery and set up services along with barbecue take out.

View Danny’s full menu here!


Danny’s Little Taste of Texas features delicious, Texas-inspired appetizers, build your own burger or hot dog, sandwiches and wraps, Tex-Mex, and, of course, Texas barbecue at the best barbecue restaurant in the region.

 

Entrées include barbecue ribs, smoked chicken, chicken fried steak, pot roast, pork chops and more.

Barbecue Take Out Manchester CT For starters:
Texas-style wings in a choice of sauces
Smoked wings
Nachos
Potato skins
Pork Nuggets
Onion Rings
Jalapeño Poppers
Mini Tacos
Quesadilla Roll Ups

Soups and more:
Chili bowl
Rancher and Tortilla Salads

Meals and Entrées:
Baked Potato Meals • Make Your Own Burger or Hot Dog
A variety of sandwiches and wraps • Grilled Favorites
Tex-Mex Specialties

Entrée Specialties:
Pulled or sliced beef brisket or pork shoulder
Baby back ribs • Beef or Pork Ribs • Half Chicken
Chicken Fried Steak • Texas Pot Roast
Fried Chicken • Chicken Tenderloins

Barbecue Catering Services Manchester CT Contact Danny’s Little Taste of Texas

Danny’s Little Taste of Texas is located at 19 Oakland Road in South Winsdor, CT, just a short drive from the Shoppes at Buckland Hills in Manchester and the Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor. 

Call them for a reservation or catering services at 860.436.1232. Don't forget about our quick and easy barbecue take out!

For the best barbecue restaurant around, stop in!

For more information, email ltot@ltot.necoxmail.com.

Hours of operation:
Wednesday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m.-9 p.m.




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"It's so good they should have lines out the door." Hartford Magazine 2014

Danny's Little Taste of Texas offers authentic Texas style BBQ right here in your backyard! 

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Danny's Little Taste of Texas


A Big Thank You to Everyone that made this BBQ Buffet a Success!
Wed Oct 29 10:28:00 EDT 2014

We hope ya'll enjoyed our country stylings on classic Buffet food :) My favorite is the Baby Back Ribs!

 

Hope to see ya'll soon

A family atmosphere:
Thu Oct 23 16:46:00 EDT 2014

When it comes to barbecue food that tastes homemade, look no further than Danny’s Little Taste of Texas. We know how important it is to add a little bit of home to your meal.

We Have a Winner!
Wed Oct 15 18:02:00 EDT 2014

We are pleased to announce that we have drawn the lucky grand prize winner of our Big E Raffle all expenses paid dinner for six giveaway! Congratulations to Lori P. and we are just ecstatic to welcome ya'll down to Danny's!


Thank you everyone who participated! 

All You Can Eat BBQ Buffet Survey
Sun Oct 12 16:28:00 EDT 2014

Hey y'all, we are hoping to host another All You Can Eat BBQ Buffet, but we would like to get some feedback. We will be making our final decision by Friday the 17th. 

 

TAKE SURVEY HERE

Thanks for a Great Big E 2014
Thu Oct 09 13:39:00 EDT 2014

We here at Danny's just wanted to take a minute to thank our loyal and supportive customers for giving us one of the best years we've ever had at the Easter States Exposition. Check out all the great pictures in our gallery here. We are also pleased to announce we are once again open for business, and don't forget that if you didn't make it to the Big E to get yourself one of our famous Super Spud's we sell them year-round here at our restuarant. Once again our hours are: Wednesday-Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-9pm. Hope to see y'all soon!  ...

Get to know our meals!
Tue Oct 07 17:05:00 EDT 2014

Curious about our offerings? Be sure to check out our menu before you stop in to get a better sense of our dishes: http://www.dannyslittletasteoftexas.com/menus

If you need catering, look no further!
Tue Sep 30 17:01:00 EDT 2014

Danny's Little Taste of Texas offers the best barbecue catering services in the surrounding area! Give us a call at (860) 436-1232 to get started today!

Why dine-in with us?
Tue Sep 23 17:00:00 EDT 2014

Dine-in with us for a delicious barbecue meal that tastes just as if you made it at home!

Come Visit Us at the Big E!
Tue Sep 16 11:08:00 EDT 2014

We are located between the NH and CT buildings under the name Smokehouse Grill! Come visit us for the biggest, bestest, cheapest baked potato on the fairgrounds!

The Big E!
Fri Sep 05 11:24:00 EDT 2014

In just six days we are going to be serving as the Smokehouse Grill on the side of the Connecticut Building at the Big E! We are so excited to continue to serve the best deal on the fairgrounds and the biggest baked potato around for our 13th year now!...


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TEXAS BARBECUE, CONNECTICUT STYLE

By Spencer Caldwell

Delicious Ribs and more!

PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARK MIRKO

The phrase Connecticut barbecue might never have the ring to it of, say, Memphis barbecue, Carolina barbecue, Kansas City barbecue or Texas barbecue. Sadly, much of our barbecue might be of the "remove the rack of ribs from the sleeve and slather it with BBQ sauce" variety.

However, good barbecue has popped up in places like Stamford, Moodus, Vernon, Uncasville, Hartford, and even briefly on College Street in New Haven, where an elderly couple opened an authentic Texas-style barbecue joint and then had such health problems they were rarely open.

The best barbecue I’ve found in the Northeast is a dive called Bub’s BBQ in Sunderland, Mass. And yes, it’s well worth the hour drive straight up I-91. Even the gator’s great. But as long as we have Danny’s Little Taste of Texas in South Windsor, we can let some considerable Lone Star pride swell in our collective chest.

Of the four main regional varieties of barbecue, I have always strongly favored Texas (just as I favor Texas chili over Cincinnati) — because it’s all about the meat. Sauce is a secondary consideration. Properly done, Texas-style barbecue is so flavorful you’d never need sauce, except eventually all that richness requires some acidity for balance and coleslaw alone just ain’t gonna cut it.

From the outside, the most compelling thing about Danny’s Little Taste of Texas, which is in its 14th year, is the chuck wagon used for catering and events like the Big E. But when we set foot inside Danny’s, which has a small front room and a big back room whose walls are festooned with Texas kitsch, any doubts we might have entertained dissipate as the incredible smoky aroma of great barbecue is carried to our nostrils. We’re as stoked as the gas-fired, hickory-log-burning smoker that produces all that flavor.

Brought to you by owner Danny Bell, who lived in Houston for nine years, Danny’s barbecue is so good that the restaurant should have constant lines out the door, up until the day that he and his chuck wagon decide to clip clop, clip clop off into the sunset. But the reality is, times continue to be tough in the food industry, and many restaurateurs find themselves looking for secondary income streams. In addition to its extensive regular menu, Danny’s is featuring a two-page “new menu shootout” with the most popular items apt to be retained. Normally, I wouldn’t consider such experimentation a good sign. Let a great barbecue place stick to barbecue. But the tomato soup ($3.99) we try is vibrant and fullflavored, the crab cakes ($7.99) a little mushy but beautifully crabby, and a Texas mushroom burger which we have made with buffalo meat ($7.99) a juicy, flavorful revelation that could hold its own with Connecticut’s top burgers.

Owner Daniel Bell

Nevertheless, the barbecue menu is the reason we’ve made the trip to Danny’s. Accompanying our food with Hosmer Mountain sodas ($2.25) and Long Trail Pale Ale ($3.95) and Harpoon IPA ($3.95), we begin with terrific house-made potato chips and addictive corn bread ($2.49). The barbecue meals come with a dinner roll and French fries or coleslaw, all well and good, but sides of the sort you might really crave, like our pork and beans and mac and cheese, are a little extra ($2.49). But the barbecued meats rule, and given Danny’s is Texas-style, beef rules above all. The real flavor comes not from sauce but from dry rubs (“If the rub tastes good on your fingers, it will taste good on the meat,” Bell says) and from cooking the meat low and slow with plenty of smoke. It’s not about the quality of the meat either, as barbecue has always been about making use of unwanted cuts. “I could make your shoe taste good,” he boasts.

Barbecue dinners range from $11.99 to $18.99, with servings of additional meats an added $4.95 each.

Danny’s baby back ribs and pork ribs are smoky and tasty. Pulled pork is moist and delicious. Cajun sausage is a spicy delight. Although obviously a different preparation, a quarter chicken packs as much flavor as its Peruvian counterpart. But the revelations are the meaty beef ribs (good gracious, they’re wonderful) and the amazingly moist, fatty and flavorful beef brisket (simply the best we’ve ever encountered).

The dessert menu could use a little beefing up. Deep-fried Twinkies ($4.99), Oreos ($4.99) and a deep-fried apple ($4.99) that might be better without its skin are tolerable, but barbecue would seem a perfect platform for Southern standards like chess pie, sweet potato pie and red velvet cake. It could be time for a “new dessert menu shootout.”

Nevertheless, this little barbecue joint is doing Greater Hartford a tremendous service. Danny’s Little Taste of Texas delivers BIG flavor.

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Hours of Operation:
Monday:
CLOSED
Tuesday:
CLOSED
Wednesday:
11:00AM
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9:00PM
Thursday:
11:00AM
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9:00PM
Friday:
11:00AM
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9:00PM
Saturday:
11:00AM
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9:00PM
Sunday:
12:00PM
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9:00PM
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Areas Served:
  • Connecticut
Established:

1983

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