Special to The Standard
SCUGOG: Horn Dawgs Barbecue Tap and Grill officially opened in Port Perry, on Friday, Jan. 13th.
The business is run by owner Rob Butler and his family. Mr. Butler said they decided to open the business in Port Perry with the hopes the family will also move to the North Durham area in the near future.
"We've lived in Durham all of our life, and as a family we wanted to move north,” he said. “We had sold the business that we had in Pickering, so we figured in the next year or two, if we want to start moving north, we should maybe try and plant some roots with the business up north. It is a beautiful town, we love the area.”
Despite having barbecue in the title, Mr. Butler said only a small percentage of the menu features barbecue style items.
“"We're a barbecue company, but only 15 per cent of our menu is barbecue,” he said. “ The main food we serve besides barbecue I call well constructed comfort food.”
Mr. Butler also described what people can expect when they first walk through the door.
“The way we put it, it's kind of a country roadhouse meets sports bar,” he said. “It's a good family friendly feel.”
Mr. Butler wanted to stress Horn Dawgs is a family run business, and everything they serve is homemade.
Horn Dawgs is located at 15930 Old Simcoe Rd. For more information about the restaurant, visit their website, at www.horndawgsbbq.comTheir phone number is 905-982-8851.