The Stand | Branford | MENU – Food
Originally a full-service gas station, The Stand is now a filling station for folks with an appetite for authentic barbecue, local produce and community building. Visit us in Branford, CT!
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SO…JUST HOW HUNGRY ARE YOU?

All our meats are sourced from antibiotic and hormone-free animals – then rubbed, cured and smoked right here at the farm. Our BBQ is complemented with traditional side dishes and greens, vegetables and herbs from our on-property farm as well as our partner farms across the State. We smoke our meats in an authentic pit from Georgia, over hickory cut for us at Medlyn Farms in Branford. Fresh Food. Local Love.

PEPPERCORN BEEF BRISKET

PLATTER $18 / BOWL $12

Allen Brothers artisanal brisket perfectly smoked overnight with a delicious peppercorn bark. Served with coffee BBQ sauce and our signature sweet pepper Harissa.  

CAROLINA STYLE PULLED PORK

PLATTER $15 / BOWL $10

All natural pork shoulder brined with vinegar and mustard. and smoked to perfection. Served with our homemade purple slaw and our Bishop’s apple BBQ sauce.

SMOKED HOT LINK SAUSAGES

PLATTER $15 / BOWL $10

Locally sourced and changing with the seasons, sliced to order.

NEW ENGLAND STYLE BBQ CHICKEN THIGHS

PLATTER $15 / BOWL $10

Drums and thighs done right with lots of bay leaf and fresh herbs from our garden, rubbed with Old Bay seasoning, smoked till juicy and grilled till crisp.

ST. LOUIS CUT RIBS

PLATTER $18 / BOWL $12 / 1/4 RACK – $9, 1/2 RACK – $16, FULL RACK – $29

Rubbed with spices and five peppers then smoked, braised then smoked again one more time.

(OR NOT) STAN’S VEG OUT

PLATTER $15 / BOWL $10

Vegetarians welcome here! Enjoy a pound of any of our delicious grains and greens grown in the gardens out back.

Once you pick your meat now it’s time to choose a style. Tell us how you want it served up and we’ll make your custom creation to order.

ON A PLATTER

Choose any HALF POUND of our meat(s) and your choice of 2 sides. Served with our house pickled local vegetables and a warm Standmade biscuit.

IN A BBQ BOWL

Choose any of our delicious meats to be served over some great sides. 

Stand Style – meat over beans and greens 

Cheesy Style – meat over creamy three cheese mac

Potato Style – meat over smoked smashed potatoes

IN A SANDWICH

Served on a fresh baked snowflake roll, with a side of house pickled vegetables

North Carolina Pulled Pork
with purple slaw and Bishop’s apple BBQ sauce 

Peppercorn Beef Brisket
with sweet pepper Harissa and coffee BBQ sauce

New England Pulled Chicken – $8
with apple BBQ sauce

AS A FEAST

STAND’S FAMOUS BARN YARD FEAST – feeds 4 

Fill ‘er up with friends! Choose up to 2 pounds of your favorite meats. Served with five sides and biscuits.

Our sides change daily, here is a small handful of some of our favorites.

HOT – $4 SMALL / $6 LARGE

Creamy Three Cheese Mac & Cheese

Basket of fresh baked biscuits

Mexican Street Corn 

Smashed Smoked Potatoes with garlic aioli old bay fries 

COLD – $4 SMALL / $6 LARGE

Stand Purple Cabbage Slaw 

The Stand Mixed Greens Salad 

Black Bean Salad

Marijka’s Barley Salad 

Watermelon Salad 

Citrus and Onion salad

Sounds like someone didn’t eat enough barbecue! Ask about our dessert selection, prepared fresh daily.