If you are in the mood for home made American comfort food, then look no farther than Judy’s Bar and Kitchen in Stamford, Ct. Described as “American low country” cuisine the food here takes on Southern influences with fresh signature dishes and unique crafted cocktails. The cooking philosophy is “Simply. Good. Food.” The restaurant is not fancy, but just a comfortable warm place to come and enjoy some great dishes and Barbeque prepared with attention to freshness.
The restaurant features a full bar and we sampled The Bourbon Peach Pie cocktail which won “best cocktail” at the 2016 Stamford Best Bartender Competition and was delicious. At the Sunday brunch I attended the bartender was busy and Bloody Mary’s seem to be a big hit.
A few interesting small plates that I sampled were the Pickled Shrimp Cocktail, the Chicken Fried Chicken Liver with spicy onion jam and the edamame which was flavored with salt, garlic, hot pepper and lime. It certainly woke up my taste buds!
For a main course you should not miss the hearty Shrimp and Grits which were pure comfort food and the perfect dish on a cold Sunday afternoon. The Bacon Cheddar Waffle with fried chicken and Sriracha maple mayo was both satisfying and filling. This sandwich had the honor of winning “best sandwich” at the 2016 Greenwich Food and Wine Festival. The home made biscuits were creamy and flaky and so good they did not require butter or gravy.
The BBQ sampler was also a great comfort food selection as it included brisket, mac n cheese, (voted Best Mac and Cheese at the 2016 Mac and Cheese Fest) ribs, chicken wings, and baked beans. A real hearty dish to share at the table with your fellow guests. The BBQ sauces are fresh and made in house and are also available for purchase.
You will feel like part of the family at Judy’s Bar and Kitchen. From owner Judy Roll, to each member of her staff, we felt welcome and our appetites were very satisfied during our visit. Make sure you also sample one of Judy’s amazing homemade desserts that is made by Judy herself!
Judy’s Bar and Kitchen
927 High Ridge Road Stamford Ct. tel 203-890-9996
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