David Currier had a dream. The Cape Cod native “born and raised on the ‘east side’” of Orleans, has talked about owning a restaurant for a long time. “When I was 10 years old I joked about opening a place called Big Bub’s Hung-over Pub with my uncle! My family has owned this building (the Orleans Bowling Center) since the ‘70s and had shares in it long before that. I grew up in a candlepin family,” he laughs. “Bowling was cool back then. People have made memories here over the years in the Orleans Bowling Center. All across the country candle-pin alleys are closing, and here we are bringing it back! After three and a half years negotiating with the town, we finally opened.
Since March 2014, people are making new memories here over fried green tomatoes (with a creamy maple chipotle sauce) and racks of ribs, while bowling a frame or two with a pitcher of beer. “We traveled around and tried BBQ everywhere we went,” said Currier’s partner Brook Carlson. “We wanted to be different. Pizza, tapas and such are everywhere. Everything on our menu is made in-house, the three different BBQ sauces, the dry rubs and more. All the meats are slow-cooked; the ribs for six hours, the briskets for 12 hours, and the pork butt for 16 hours!”
191 Route 6A,
Orleans, MA 02653