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Restaurant Review: The Shed BBQ – Ocean Springs, MS the Best BBQ!!

The Shed!!
6 locations:
Ocean Springs
7501 Hwy 57
Exit 57 off I-10 North 1,000 yards
Ocean Springs, MS 39565

Once there was a guy that spent most of his out-of-class time at Ole Miss scouting out, jumping in, and rummaging through dumpsters and street side garbage piles. The highlight of his week was the “night before trash day.” After graduation, he wanted to move back to the Coast. One sobering morning he surveyed all he had collected over the years. It was everywhere, it was insane: warped used two by fours, old tin roofing, bent nails, ugly windows, mountains of pure, unadulterated junk!
Not knowing what to do with it and not willing to part with a single plastic bucket or warped record, he built a trailer out of the larger parts and loaded the rest on top of this homemade junk hauler and moved back to Ocean Springs.
One evening while dumpster diving on the Coast, the guy, Brad Orrison, knee deep in hardwood flooring had an epiphany: “I’m gonna’ build myself a take out barbeque joint with all this junk!” Brad (24) and his sister Brooke (19) hammered and nailed. They practiced cooking, smoking, and timing meat to perfection. A few weeks after opening, Brother Brett (22) just graduating from Full Sail University in Recording Arts and being the sound engineer for the House of Blues in New Orleans, breezed in with all his knowledge and contacts to set up one of the finest Blues venues in the South. Now, The Shed had all the elements it needed to become a true BBQ & Blues Joint.
The Shed is truly a family affair: With Brad at the helm with the ideas, Brooke making sure that those ideas make money, Brett on the sound, Mom telling everybody about it through marketing, their G-Maw manning her beer bar (she doesn’t even drink beer) and Daddy O making sure they don’t do anything stupid. Oh, and when Daddy O tried his best to retire, the kids came up with something for him to do…..make BBQ sauce for all The Sheds!! So now Daddy O is the “Saucerer”at The Shed Saucery! They are pumping out ShedSpred, mac sauce, bean sauce, slaw sauce and bottling The Shed’s specialty sauces for retail sales. The Saucery is also offering to produce sauce for folks who want their sauce made out of the exact ingredients they want and in small quantities. They will provide production, bottling, labeling and packaging.
Back to the story: After endless attempts Brad perfected his SECRET SHED RUB. Then he began the search for the perfect sauce. As sent from Heaven, a man called Poppa came on the scene. Poppa had spent the past twenty years making his sauce for his friends, his friend’s friends, and now THE SHED was blessed to have him on board. The day Brad’s baby backs got rubbed with the rub then slapped with the sauce “The Shed” was born and the Thunder Rolled! The rest is history.
BUT WAIT !!!! There’s even more to the story: It’s the customers, affectionately known as “ShedHeds.” After eating at The Shed, folks started volunteering to help. They would bring in more junk to spruce up the place, built additions on the building so they would have a place to sit and offered to do anything they could do to help Brad and Brooke put out more BBQ to keep up with the crowds. So over the years the little 300 square foot take out has morphed into 9,570 sq. feet including the office and stage. It seats 120 inside and an additional 450 outside.
The Shed’s not a fancy restaurant, as a matter of fact, it’s not a restaurant at all….it’s a full fledged JOINT….The Shed is an Experience, a Destination to enjoy! ShedHeds bring their families, sit around the bonfires, hug their kids, and eat the best darn BBQ on the bayou. (Of course… it’s the only BBQ on the Bayou). On Friday and Saturday nights the sounds of live Blues radiate from the stage bringing with it the essence of old school, down-home southern, tacky charm.
The Original Shed is located in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Within the last two years The Shed has not only grown in size but there are now five other Sheds in the Southeast covering a five state area from Louisiana to Florida. No cookie cutter franchise going on at The Shed! No two Shed’s are alike. They all have their own personality though keeping the ambiance of the Original Shed while masterfully keeping the quality and quantity of their nationally award winning Shed food.
So folks, that’s the true story of The Shed…couldn’t make it up any better. If you’re as crazy as the rest of us and want to jump on board with a Shed of your own just give Brad 228-297-2723 or Brooke 228-297-2628 a call. Better buy one now before your neighbor does!
This place is hands down the best BBQ in the south!! Everything just disintegrates off the bone without even touching it. The brisket is worth killing for! (be careful I have a CCW) Don’t try to grab my Jumbo Sampler!!

Jumbo Sampler Platter

Baby Back Ribs, Spare Ribs, Pork, Brisket, Chicken, Sausage served with 3 sides and 2 BBQ breads

This is no freaking joke!!! 7lbs of meat it takes a real man to finish this!! If I didn’t eat it all in the store, I might actually lick the styrofoam container! 😛

This is slow cooked smoked meat at it best! The homemade BBQ Sauces rock!! I go for the hottest every-time!

The menu is quite large, but the jumbo sampler is all you ever need! Whether you eat it all at once or it lasts you a few days, the price and quality can not be beat!!

The Shed BBQ Menu
Our menu is 100% Old School, Sweet Southern, Down-home BBQ. We use the very best products available today and our pecan wood-burning smokers make it just right. Prices may vary slightly from location to location. Trust me you will be addicted!

Chicken Wangs

Smoked, Tender and Delicious
$6.99 lb.
9-12 per pound depending on the chicken!
Macho Nachos

A beautiful nacho concoction of chips, good creamy cheese, G-Maw’s beans, your choice of Beef, Pork or Chicken,
Tomatoes, Black Olives, Jalapenos and served with sour cream.
Small $6.95 – Medium $8.95 – Large $11.95

Nice big potato smothered with butter, good shredded cheese, and your choice of Beef, Pork or Chicken, some ShedSpred and a pack of sour cream.
Loaded $6.95 Plain Tater with butter, cheese and sour cream $3.95


Full Rack Plate

Brad’s absolute favorite! Whole rack of Baby Back Ribs, plus 3 sides and 2 slices of BBQ bread

Rack of Baby Backs

Slow smoked, “fall off the bone” goodness

Rack of Spare Ribs

PitMaster Hob’s Delight, simply mouth-watering
Shed Sampler Platter

Baby Back Ribs, Spare Ribs, Pork, Brisket, Chicken, Sausage served with 3 sides and 2 BBQ breads
Jumbo Sampler Platter

Baby Back Ribs, Spare Ribs, Pork, Brisket, Chicken, Sausage served with 3 sides and 2 BBQ breads
Shed Combo Plate

Choice of 2 meats and 2 sides, 2 BBQ breads
Jumbo Combo

Larger portion of 2 meats and 2 sides, 2 BBQ breads

Beef Brisket Plate

Comes with 2 sides, 1 BBQ bread
$9.99 Jumbo for $1.50
Tender Chicken Plate

Comes with 2 sides, 1 BBQ bread
$8.99 Jumbo for $1.50
Serious Sausage Plate

Comes with 2 sides, 1 BBQ bread
$8.99 Jumbo for $1.50
Spare Rib Plate

Comes with 2 sides, 1 BBQ bread
$11.99 Jumbo for $1.50
Pulled Pork Plate

Comes with 2 sides, 1 BBQ bread
$8.99 Jumbo for $1.50
Baby Back Plate

Comes with 2 sides, 1 BBQ bread
$12.99 Jumbo for $1.50

G-Maw’s Famous Beans

Delicious recipe from G-Maw’s box. Baked beans with onion, bacon, bell pepper and seasonings.
Daddy O’s Creamy Cole Slaw

A dreamy, creamy slaw made with our special slaw sauce.
Momma Mia’s Mac Salad

Large shell macaronis, onion, bellpepper, shredded cheese, seasonings and our Mac sauce.
Chuck’s Baked Potato Salad

Yum! Twice baked potatoes, onion, bacon in a sour cream and mayo base.

Pulled Pork

This is the one that won the Ultimate Hometown Grill Off on Regis and Kelly!
¼ lb $4.99 …..1/2 lb $5.99 add Slaw Topper for 75 cents.
Tender Smoked Chicken

Soooo Good!
¼ lb $4.99 …..1/2 lb $5.99 add Slaw Topper for 75 cents.
Serious Sausage

Country Pleasin’ Sausage. Excellent!
¼ lb $4.99 …..1/2 lb $5.99 add Slaw Topper for 75 cents.
Beef Brisket

Slow Smoked and “really” good!
¼ lb $5.99……1/2 lb. $6.99 Add Slaw Topper for 75 cents.
Baby Back Sandwich

Made from our Championship Ribs
Barbeque Salad

Romaine lettuce blend, sharp cheddar, red onion, bell pepper, tomato, cucumber, large crispy croutons.
Your choice of Pork or Chicken.
$7.99 ……With Beef $8.99
Little ShedHed Plates

Sandwich and 1 Bag of Chips OR your choice of 1 Meat and 2 sides.
Beef, Pork, Wangs or Sausage.
Little Pig Rib Plate

Two Ribs and Two Sides and BBQ bread

Nanner Puddin’

Homemade everyday

Baby Back Rack

$22.99 full rack $14.99 half rack
Spare Rib Rack

$20.99 full rack $13.99 half rack
Pulled Chicken

$11.99 lb

Whole or Quartered $10.99
Pulled Pork

$10.99 lb $3.99 ¼ pound

$11.99 lb $4.99 ¼ lb
Chicken Wangs

$6.99 lb (9-12)
Serious Sausage

$7.99 lb Link $3.99

Beans, Cole Slaw, Mac Salad or Potato Salad

Single Serving $1.99
Pint (feeds 3) $4.50
Quart (feeds 6) $8.50
ShedSpred BBQ Sauce

Not bottled
2 oz $0.57
6 oz $1.75
Pint $4.50
Quart $9.00
Gallon $30.00
Bottled Sauce

Regular and Spicy

Price Disclaimer
Prices may vary slightly from location to location.

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2 responses

  1. Pozycjonowanie

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