Certain places create certain expectations, at least in your head. When you think about bowling alley food, your expectations might be chicken tenders and fries. Your expectations will be blown out of the water when you visit the Barn, Bowl and Bistro in Oak Bluffs. It’s actually a restaurant that has a bowling alley attached to it, not the other way around. Their focus on serving creative food at affordable prices is the main goal, but they do so much more.
Chef John Johnson, better known as J.J., is at the helm of the kitchen team.
Chef J.J. is bringing great food at affordable prices to the Barn. They offer an impressive $9.99 lunch special daily from 11 am until 5 pm, and all sandwiches are served with a soft drink and a choice of potato salad, coleslaw, or chips.
Mind you, these aren’t just any little old sandwiches, these are some incredible deals. The House Roasted Turkey Sandwich is layered with moist, thick turkey slices, lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, banana peppers, mayo, and honey mustard on a choice of bread. It’s incredible in size — and size matters when we are talking about sandwiches! Other options for lunch include: Grilled Cheese & Soup, Toasted Italian Sub, Chicken Salad Wrap, Barn BLT, Codfish Sandwich, Chicken Quesadilla, Fish Tacos, Jonesy Pizza, and more.
The dinner menu shines, balancing great creative flavors at fantastic prices. Currently, none of the specials cost over $28, and you’ll see roast lamb, swordfish, and other
seafood. Be sure to try the Asian-style pork & leek dumplings ($10). Sourced from a shop in Boston’s Chinatown, they are handmade, and some of the tastiest dumplings you’ll ever have. Another Asian-inspired dish to sample is their Tempura Shrimp ($15) served with a slaw, spicy aioli, and fresh radish. The combination of the crunchy shrimp paired with a sauté of fresh vegetables is quite fantastic. Make sure to end your meal with dessert. They are all housemade, and at $7 each, why would you ever skip dessert?
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