Sunday, July 7, 2013

Millstone BBQ

Photo by OHventures
 
12970 Grey Street
Logan, OH 43138
 
Millstone BBQ is the perfect place to satisfy your appetite after a day spent hiking in Hocking Hills, ziplining at the Hocking Canopy Tours, exploring the animals at The Wilds, or cruising through Appalachian Ohio on a road trip! You can not miss this enormous gray barn-like building with metal siding that sits directly off of US Route 33 and State Route 664 in Logan.
 
I have been here in the winter for lunch and in the summer for dinner, and both times the place was buzzing with hungry locals and starving tourists alike. Cars filled up the entire parking lot! But the good news is, there is plenty of seating, especially on nice days when the spacious patio is open. Perhaps because it is located on a main thoroughfare, and perhaps because it is in close vicinity to many Southeast Ohio attractions, Millstone BBQ is gaining a ton of traction.
 
If there is one thing you need to know about Millstone BBQ, it is this: CORNBREAD.
 
The cornbread alone makes a trip to this southern style barbecue restaurant worthwhile. These mini muffins are presented to your table in place of typical dinner rolls and are the most moist, sweet, and delicious cornbread morsels I have ever had! They are warm and satisfying, and come with a creamy whipped butter with just the right amount of sweetness. Irresistible!
 
But what people really come to Millstone for is the smoked barbecue pulled pork, ribs, and chicken! All of the meat is smoked on site for 15-17 hours and have a unique pink hue inside called the "smoke ring" which is a surefire indication of Millstone's signature moist, tender meat. The meats come slathered in sauce, but there are also two homemade sauces available on the table: one sweet, and one spicy. The spicy one is by far the more superior sauce, in my opinion, but mixing the two is also a fun treat for the taste buds.
 
And if the meat itself isn't enough, the rest of the menu is just as tasty. The stuffed jalapenos appetizer is worth the $8 as it is exploding with flavor from the cheese, bacon, and mini hot dogs inside! The sweet potato fries are freshly cut and come with a side of brown sugar! The macaroni and cheese is creamy, rich, and pretty much perfect. Even the steamed vegetables are done just right and make you feel like home! Soups, salads, and countless other items round out the menu at Millstone.
 
The atmosphere is also of note, as it practically encapsulates the feel of a true Southern Ohio local establishment. There's great drink specials with tons of beer on tap, live sports showing on many TVs, bike nights (Tuesdays), Sunday brunch, and some occasional live music. The restaurant is open seven days a week (Sunday 10-9, Monday through Thursday 11-9, Friday & Saturday 11 10:30).

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