Sullivan Barbecue opens April 22 in Roanoke's Oak Street Food & Brew

Sullivan Barbecue inside Oak Street Food & Brew
Owner Terry Sullivan said Sullivan Barbecue serves classic barbecue, including prime brisket, pork spareribs, turkey, pulled pork and housemade sausage. (Terry Sullivan)

Owner Terry Sullivan said Sullivan Barbecue serves classic barbecue, including prime brisket, pork spareribs, turkey, pulled pork and housemade sausage. (Terry Sullivan)

Sullivan Barbecue will open inside Roanoke’s Oak Street Food & Brew food hall at 11 a.m. April 22, according to owner Terry Sullivan. Located at 206 N. Oak St., Sullivan Barbecue smokes its meat “the old fashion way” in pits using only post oak wood for clean smoke to make meat “that is juicy, tender, full of flavor and clean,” according to its website.

“We are a craft barbecue house, where we cook everything from scratch,” Sullivan told Community Impact Newspaper. “We are excited about bringing Sullivan Barbecue to Roanoke and, more specifically, to the Oak Street Food & Brew food hall.”


Sullivan said the restaurant serves classic barbecue, including prime brisket, pork spareribs, turkey, pulled pork and housemade sausage. In addition, all of the restaurant’s sides and pies are made from scratch, including collard greens, cream corn, potato salad, coleslaw, and mac and cheese, as well as pecan, coconut cream, chocolate meringue and key lime pies, he said. Sullivan’s 86-year-old mother makes all of Sullivan Barbecue’s pecan pies.

The Roanoke location is the barbecue restaurant’s second location, with its first and original location—called Sullivan Old Town BBQ—located at 301 S. Main St. in Lewisville. 469-451-5599 (Lewisville location). www.sullivanoldtownbbq.com.

By Bailey Lewis
Bailey Lewis covers the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, as well as Keller, Roanoke, Westlake, Trophy Club and northeast Fort Worth. In December 2020, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her Bachelor's degree in journalism. Previously, she worked and interned for various publications, such as Local Profile, the OU Daily, Malheur Enterprise and News21. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her cat and watching documentaries.