The last thing we did with Sandy and Eric was eat at Archies Barbeque in McHenry. All of us love good barbeque and it was a late lunch with lots of activity since breakfast. We drove past Archies on our way to Swallow Falls and all greed we should try it.
Archies Barbeque looks like a new restaurant. It wasn’t busy, but we were there at 3 in the afternoon on a Wednesday. There was a constant flow of people in and out despite the time. The restaurant was established in 2007 and has won all kinds of awards for their barbeque and sauces since then. The decor was simple with lots of pigs doing funny things. We ordered at the window and then they brought the food to our table.
Sandy and I both ordered six ribs with cornbread. Tom got the pulled pork sandwich (of course) and Eric ordered the beef brisket. I got a side of baked beans and Tom got fries and coleslaw. The ribs were very good. Tender and very meaty. Tom and Eric both said the brisket and pulled pork were good. They especially liked the ghost pepper sauce – lots of heat and a little sweet. I thought the regular sauce was very good – perfect for the ribs. Neither the coleslaw or the baked beans were great. But the cornbread was some of the best I’ve ever had. It was moist and delicious – not at all dry like so much cornbread.
We enjoyed our meal very much. It was reasonably priced, served fast, and tasted great. Which is good because we were all hungry! Even though I didn’t eat many baked beans, I had to bring home two ribs which made sandwiches for both Tom and I the next day. If you are in the Deep Creek area, I highly recommend Archies Barbeque.