New House Salad Single $4.00 Double $7.00
Mixed field greens, tomato, sweet red onion, pepperoncini, with choice of Lemon-Basil, Balsamic Vinaigrette, or creamy Roasted Galic Cilantro.
Smoked Bourbon Surfer BBQ Chicken Wings $7.00
Dry Rubbed, Hickory Smoked, Pan Crisped, Bourbon Surfer BBQ Sauce, Roasted Garlic Cilantro Dressing with Carrots and Celery.
Smoked Jalapeño Casino’s $6.00
Half Dozen Jalapeño Pepper Halves, Cream Cheese, Sweet Soy Marinated Water Chestnut, Bacon.
Macky’s Grand Champion J.D. Chili $4.00
The Mac-Daddy Original Award Winning Recipe Beef and Beans with a little extra kick! Cheddar Jack Cheese and Warm Bread.
Mexi-Cali New School Nachos $7.00
Spicy Mexi-Cali Vegetarian Black Beans, Cheddar Jack Cheese, Pico De Gallo, House Salsa Verde and Pickled Jalapeños, Sour Cream.
Grand Champion Chili Cheese Nachos $7.00
Macky’s Grand Champion J.D. Chili, Cheddar Jack Cheese, Pico De Gallo, House Salsa Verde and Pickled Jalapeños, Sour Cream.
SXSW Salad $11.00
Veggie $8.00 Crisp Tofu $10.00
Field Greens, Spicy Mexi-Cali Vegetarian Black Beans, Hickory Smoked BBQ Chicken, Pineapple Pico De Gallo, Pickled Jalapeños, Smoked Coconut, Chipotle Dressing.
All smoked items slow hickory smoked!
Housemade Pastrami and Corned Beef All sammiches served with your choice of field greens or chips and a pickle and on a Luigi seeded twist unless otherwise specified
Hickory Smoked Burger $9.00
Half Pound Beef Patty Hickory Smoked, American Cheese, Ketchup, Mustard, Bread and Butter Pickles.
"The Pub" Burger $9.00
Half Pound Beef Patty Flat Grilled, Cheddar, Provolone, Pepper Jack or American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Sweet Red Onion.
The A. Dogg $12.00
Half Pound Beef Patty Flat Grilled, Bourbon Surfer BBQ sauce, Mac Daddy Mac 'n Cheese, Bacon and Potato Chips on top!
The Picnic Burger $12.00
Half Pound Beef Patty Flat Grilled, American Cheese, Smokey Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Ketchup, Mustard, Sweet Pickles.
Mac-Attack Burger $11.00
Half Pound Beef Patty Hickory Smoked, American Cheese, Jalapeño Casinos on top.
MacDaddy mac-n-cheese $3.00
Caramelized Onions $3.00
Pickled Jalapeños $1.00
Crisped Pastrami $3.00
We pride ourselves on Our House Hickory Slow-Smoked Cured Beef Pastrami. The #1 Sammich Since Day 1.
The Nickel City Reuben $14.00
Hickory Slow-Smoked Pastrami, Mack'd Out Kraut, 1000 Island Dressing, Marble Rye and Deli Swiss.
Hickory Slow-Smoked Pastrami, Flat Fried and Crisp, lettuce, Tomato Chipotle Mayo, Sourdough Toast.
The Essex Weck $12.00
Dry Rubbed and Slow-Smoked Uncured Beef Brisket, Wecked Costanzo's Roll, Lettuce, Tomato, Swiss, House Ground Horseradish, Smoked Au-Jus.
Vegetarian New School Reuben $12.00
Crispy Fried Tofu, Coleslaw, Chipotle Mayo, Grilled Marble Rye and Deli Swiss.
Macky Joe $10.00
Half Pound Sautéed Beef, Signature Sloppy-Sauce, Mac Daddy Mac 'n Cheese, Costanzo's Roll.
The Vegan Club $10.00
Crispy Fried Tofu, Lettuce and Tomato, Crispy House Smoke-o-nut, Sweet and Tangy Roast Garlic Tomato Spread, Sourdough Toast.
Choose: One Home-style BBQ Side ($1 additional for Mac Daddy Mac 'n Cheese)
Hickory Smoked BBQ Chicken & Black Bean Burrito $11.00
The New Big Mike Burrito. Hickory Smoked BBQ Chicken, Spicy Mexi-Cali Black Beans, Cheddar Jack Cheese, House Salsa Verde, Pico De Gallo, Lettuce and Tomato. White or Wheat Tortilla.
Essex Brisket Burrito $12.00
Dry Rubbed and Slow-Smoked Uncured Beef Brisket, Swiss Cheese, Creamy House Ground Horseradish Sauce,Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion. White or Wheat Tortilla.
Mexi-Cali Black Bean & Cheese Burrito $10.00
Spicy Vegetarian Black Beans, Cheddar Jack Cheese, House Salsa Verde, Pico De Gallo, Lettuce and Tomato. White or Wheat Tortilla.
The Rhodie Burrito $12.00
Dry Rubbed and Slow-Smoked Uncured Beef Brisket, Chopped and Grilled with our Signature Rhodie Sauce, Lettuce and Tomato, Provolone Cheese. White or Wheat Tortilla.
Classic Veggie Burrito $10.00
Oven Roasted Garden Vegetables, Spicy Vegetarian Black Beans, Cheddar Jack Cheese, House Salsa Verde, Pico De Gallo. White or Wheat Tortilla.
Fresh daily, with your choice of two sides
Smoked BBQ Ribs half rack $12.00 full rack $24.00
Dry Rubbed and Hickory Smoked, Slow Roasted with Additional Seasonings.
The Essex Plate $14.00
Dry Rubbed and Slow-Smoked Uncured Beef Brisket, Radd Surfer Horseradish BBQ Sauce, Costanzo's Roll.
The Memphis Plate $10.00
Dry Rubbed and Slow-Smoked Pulled Pork, Coleslaw on top, Costanzo roll.
Vegetarian Memphis Plate $10.00
Hickory Smoked BBQ Spaghetti Squash, Vegan Style Coleslaw, Pineapple Pico De Gallo, Costanzo's Roll.
The Yard Bird $13.00
Hickory Smoked BBQ Chicken, Caramelized Onions, Provolone Cheese, Costanzo's Roll
Home-style BBQ Sides
MacDaddy mac-n-cheese $3.00
Kentucky Style Cornbread $2.00
Smoked Baked Beans with Bacon $2.00
New School BBQ Lima Beans $2.00
Lemon Basil Field Greens $2.00
Corn Chips or Potato Chips $1.00
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Essex Street Pub Timeline
ESSEX STREET PUB HISTORY
The building at 530 Rhode Island Street was built in 1883 with two store fronts on the first floor. The Gerhardt Lang Brewery leased the saloon and bodega.
In the 1950’s The Cozy Luncheonette occupied the west storefront while the A.C. Ahr operated the bodega. The Cozy Luncheonette was a known hangout for local mobsters. The FBI had files that mentioned the diner and there were shootouts next door at the taxi stand. See links to the old articles and FBI files:
In the late 1950’s The Cararozzo family opened Gina’s Diner on the first floor, which thrived until Gina sadly passed away and people stopped coming to eat.
In the mid 1970’s One World Cookery operated as a successful restaurant until it relocated to the suburbs.
In the early 1980’s Danny’s Deli was open for a couple years. Macky did odd jobs for Danny starting his connection with 530 Rhode Island St!
1986 – The Essex Street Pub was born. Our founder Peter Goretti had a dream to “Maintain the Party Atmosphere!” He accomplished this with the help of area musicians, artists, and drinkers for 22 years.
Macky, who had worked for Peter since 1986, bought the business & building in 2011. He dedicated a year to remodeling the bar and kitchen, creating a menu that will “bring the deliciousness to your table”.