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Welcome to Elsmere BBQ


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Welcome to Elsmere BBQ


 

Savory BBQ—Right Next Door.

 
 

No gas touches our product, guaranteed. We use only the highest quality, all natural, meats and vegetables and we offer locally crafted beers alongside a full service bar. Elsmere BBQ and Wood Grill is a family restaurant nestled into the South Portland, Willard Beach neighborhood. Located inside a garage renovated with reclaimed woods and whiskey barrels—Elsmere provides an intimate year round environment for BBQ and food lovers alike. Whether you're craving savory slow smoked meats, amazing appetizers, grilled seafood or vegetarian/vegan options; we have something for everyone to enjoy. Seasonal outdoor seating and big opened doors for flowing summertime breezes makes Elsmere the place to be during the hot Maine summer months, and the always stocked wood grill keeps the space warm and cozy all winter long. Come on by and grab a bite and a drink!

HOURS

Mon: Closed  |  Tues—Thurs: 4:00–10:00  |  Fri: 4:00–11:00  |  Sat: 12:00–11:00  |  Sun: 12:00–9:00

 
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DIG IN


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DIG IN


 
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STARTERS

SLOW SMOKED BRISKET QUESADILLA G V
Mozzarella cheese, roasted poblano peppers, caramelized onions and chipotle ranch  9

SPECIAL FLATBREAD PIZZA G V
Check the blackboard or ask your server  (priced daily)

SLOW SMOKED CHICKEN WINGS
1 pound seasoned wings smoked, finished on the wood grill  12
Tossed in Spicy Korean or 1866 Fire Sauce  13

SMOKY SAUSAGE LINK
Elsmere's own smoked, grilled, served with a side of mustard BBQ sauce  8

ELSMERE BBQ OYSTERS
Locally sourced, cooked on the wood grill until just opened, and served as is or with a smoked lemon bourbon butter
Each  3          Half  17
          Dozen  29

BURNT END OUTLAW NACHOS
Tortilla chips layered with cheddar jack
and
chili served with sour cream  10

CHILI
With cheddar jack cheese and sour cream
Cup  6
Bowl with cornbread  11

BUILD YOUR OWN

NACHOS  V
Tortilla chips layered with cheddar jack and corn salsa, served with sour cream  
9
Chicken or Pork  10    Brisket or Black Bean Burger  11

TACOS  V
Served in grilled Pachango tortillas over cabbage, grilled corn salsa,  finished with chipotle mayo and fresh cilantro. Served with your choice of a side and cornbread
Chicken or Pork  15
Brisket, Mushroom,  or Black Bean Burger  17

BURRITO  G V
Rice and beans, cheddar jack and chipotle ranch served with cornbread and your choice of a side  13
Chicken or Pork  14
    Brisket or Mushroom  15

BBQ QUESADILLA  G V
Mozzarella cheese, roasted poblano peppers, caramelized onions, and chipotle ranch  7

Chicken or Pork  8    Brisket or Mushroom  9

FLATBREAD PIZZA  G V
Caramelized onions, mozzarella, Texas Red BBQ sauce  10
Pulled Pork, Sausage, or BBQ Chicken  11
Mushroom or Brisket  12

Add bacon to any of the above 2

Greens & Seafood

MAHI MAHI TACOS
Marinated and grilled mahi served in grilled
Pachango tortillas over cabbage, grilled corn salsa, finished with chipotle mayo and fresh cilantro.
Served with your choice of side and cornbread
 17

BLACKENED CATFISH
Farm-raised sustainable catfish fillet dusted with cajun
spice, pan blackened, and served on a bed of greens with
your choice of side and cornbread
  17

ELSMERE SALAD  V
Spring mix tossed in balsamic dressing, topped with grape tomatoes, red onions, toasted almonds, dried cranberries, and goat cheese crumbles  10

Add BBQ Chicken  15    Add Hot Smoked Salmon  17

CAESAR SALAD
Crisp chopped romaine tossed in creamy caesar
dressing, toasted bread crumbs, shaved parmesan,
and served with grilled lemon
 10
Add BBQ Chicken  15    Add Hot Smoked Salmon  17

SANDWICHES

BRISKET
The best in town, pit smoked and hand sliced  12

PULLED PORK
Tender, smoky, hand-pulled, and melts in your mouth  11

BELL AND EVANS BBQ CHICKEN
Slow smoked and grilled 11

FARMER'S GATE MARKET BURGER
Old school burger with Maine grass-fed beef featuring a blend of chuck, hanger, and brisket cuts  12

BBQ SALMON SANDWICH
Farm raised, sustainable, hot smoked and served with greens  14

THE ELSMERE TORNADO
Chopped brisket, pulled pork and sausage tossed in our tornado sauce, on a toasted pretzel roll and topped with coleslaw  12

TORNADO BURRITO G
Chopped brisket, pulled pork and sausage tossed in our tornado sauce with rice and beans, cheddar jack and chipotle ranch served with cornbread and your choice of a side   14

BLACK BEAN BURGER G V
Smoked and finished on the grill served with grilled corn salsa and greens  11

GRILLED PORTABELLA SANDWICH  V
Sliced and infused in a secret marinade served with greens  
10

All sandwiches are served on a toasted Sorella's Bakehouse bulky roll topped with pickled onions, served with chips,
and pickle slices.

Add cole slaw  .50    Add pickled peppers   .75
Switch chips for a side  1
Add bacon  2    Pretzel bun or gluten free  1

MAMA'S PLATES

THE WORKS
Want it all? Here you go, with all 5 of our smoked meats  36

CHOOSE TWO
Two meats and two sides served with cornbread  20

CHOOSE THREE
Three meats and two sides served with cornbread  24

BRISKET
Tender hand-sliced smoked brisket  18

RIBS
St. Louis style slow smoked and finished on the wood grill
Full rack  21    Half rack  16

PULLED PORK
Slow smoked, tender, and hand pulled  17

BELL AND EVANS BBQ CHICKEN
Slow smoked and finished on the wood grill  17

SAUSAGE
Elsmere's own smoked, grilled and sliced to order  16

All plates except "The Works" served with cornbread and a choice of two sides. Make any plate work for you and substitute cornbread for another side  1

Sides

ELSMERE SIDE SAMPLER
Choose 3 sides served with cornbread  10

Spring mix salad  6  V
Caesar salad  6  G
Cornbread  3  G
Mac and cheese 3  G
Marinated cole slaw  2  V
Collard greens  3  V
Rice and beans  3  V
BBQ Beans  2  V
 

(G) Indicates that it contains gluten
(V) Indicates that it is vegan or can be prepared vegan

Please alert your server of any food restrictions prior to ordering. Consuming under cooked or raw items may
cause food born illness

 

GIVE US A CALL TO ORDER

or plan your next party or event

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Kitchen & Crew


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Kitchen & Crew


 
ADAM POWERS Owner/Chef Adam Powers‘ cooking style is heavily influenced by the 10 years he spent in his youth in Southeast Asia. Eating his way through Bangkok’s amazing street food culture provided the foundation for Adam’s fascination with America’s own version of folk cuisine– BBQ. Adam has studied and crafted BBQ for over 20 years, even fabricating his own Texas-style BBQ cooker out of a 1950’s metal refrigerator.  Adam has been working in the food industry since he was sixteen. FUN FACT: You may also know Adam as a founding member of Twisted Roots, one of Maine’s most successful original bands. Twisted Roots has released several national recordings and toured extensively up and down the East Coast. They opened for big acts like Ozzy Osbourne and played at such legendary venues as CBGB’s and Great Woods.

ADAM POWERS

Owner/Chef

Adam Powers‘ cooking style is heavily influenced by the 10 years he spent in his youth in Southeast Asia. Eating his way through Bangkok’s amazing street food culture provided the foundation for Adam’s fascination with America’s own version of folk cuisine– BBQ. Adam has studied and crafted BBQ for over 20 years, even fabricating his own Texas-style BBQ cooker out of a 1950’s metal refrigerator.  Adam has been working in the food industry since he was sixteen.

FUN FACT: You may also know Adam as a founding member of Twisted Roots, one of Maine’s most successful original bands. Twisted Roots has released several national recordings and toured extensively up and down the East Coast. They opened for big acts like Ozzy Osbourne and played at such legendary venues as CBGB’s and Great Woods.

JEREMY RUSH Owner/Chef Jeremy Rush is Adam’s longtime friend and culinary collaborator. Together they have over 40 years combined experience in the business. Jeremy’s BBQ interest began with fond childhood memories of roadside barbecue restaurants encountered during annual family-visits to Kansas.  BBQ is a family tradition for Jeremy whose father used to pull out the smoker for holidays and family gatherings. His love of BBQ has stayed with him over the years and he is proud to share this passion for delicious BBQ with you. FUN FACT: Jeremy grew up in Freeport, Maine and attended North Yarmouth Academy where he was the captain of the varsity Hockey Team.

JEREMY RUSH

Owner/Chef

Jeremy Rush is Adam’s longtime friend and culinary collaborator. Together they have over 40 years combined experience in the business. Jeremy’s BBQ interest began with fond childhood memories of roadside barbecue restaurants encountered during annual family-visits to Kansas.  BBQ is a family tradition for Jeremy whose father used to pull out the smoker for holidays and family gatherings. His love of BBQ has stayed with him over the years and he is proud to share this passion for delicious BBQ with you.

FUN FACT: Jeremy grew up in Freeport, Maine and attended North Yarmouth Academy where he was the captain of the varsity Hockey Team.