There are a few exterior construction projects to finish up, and the sign has not yet been installed on the building, but Buck Nekkid BBQ is open for business at 3825 N. Shiloh Drive in Fayetteville.
The restaurant is a new concept by a group of seven investors, and officially opened on Saturday, June 11 in the building formerly occupied by Ryan’s Steakhouse, Fire Mountain Grill, and most recently, Spirit Halloween.
According to general manager John Seat, it is a unique cooking style that sets Buck Nekkid apart.
“It’s cowboy cooking,” said Seat. “We prepare the coals in the wood box, transfer them to the pit, and cook all of our meats over the coals, so they aren’t smoked. It’s better.”
Customers can order meats by the pound at the counter, and proceed through the line to pick up ready-made side items. Seat told us that “Nekkid” beans and dirty rice are free and available at drink stations in the restaurant, and that full bar service is available.
“You could come in and get a quarter pound of meat, and eat free beans and rice, and have yourself a really cheap meal,” he said.
Brisket, pork tenderloin, chicken quarters, sausage, turkey, as well as pork and beef ribs are some of the meats available at Buck Nekkid.
One menu item that piqued our interest was “armadillo eggs.”
“It’s a jalapeño stuffed with cream cheese or chicken, wrapped in bacon, and cooked on the pit,” Seat told us.
The restaurant is open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.