The music starts on Wednesday at 8pm with Chef Bruce and his pals, no cover! It continues on Thursday at 7pm (tip jar show) with The B# Trio. Don Reid on keys, joined by Matt McKinnon on drums and Jay Williams on upright bass, bringing to life all the classics from the American songbook with instrumental jazz! For more classics, come and join us on Friday as George Buys treats us all to another incredible night of blues guitar and harmonica solos (8pm, tip jar).
Come and join us in our air-conditioned dining room and bar! Wednesday and Thursday night we are offering our Texan-inspired favorites, plus our famousBranchburgers for only $11.99 plus tax (99 cents for additional toppings - including a fried egg). Enjoy our selection of Ontario craft beer, organic wines, and small-batch whiskys. Or sit on the patio and savor our house-made limeade or a top-shelf margarita.
Come check out our new weekday menu: our Texas BBQ Plates now feature our signature beef brisket as well as slices of grilled local sausage! Enjoy Canada's best Texas BBQ every day from the Grill. Also, we are serving gluten-free Dynamite Tacos from 5 until 7 pm on Friday and Saturday - only $3 a taco (beef, chicken, or veggie)! And look forward to September, where we will be offering a special weekend menu - including the return of the steak & potatoes!
Every Sunday, you can enjoy our $9.99 soup and salad buffet (kids pay their age!), as well as BBQ plates, Branchburgers, and $6 pints of Beau's Lug-Tread - from 2pm until 8pm, while you enjoy the Open Mic, hosted by Peter Johnson (3pm - 6pm)!
See you there!
Please note, our in-house menu may change without notice depending on market pricing and seasonal availability...
Chips & Dips: house tortilla chips, fresh guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. Perfect for sharing! 8.99
Branch Caesar: bacon, parmesan, house garlic–tomato dressing, crisp romaine, croutons
small 3.99; regular 7.99
Soups of the Day: made from scratch using fresh ingredients; cup, 3.99; bowl, 6.99
Green Salad: greens, shredded carrots, tomato, onion, seeds
choice of house dressings: creamy yoghurt-dill ‘Branch’ or Apple Cider Vinaigrette
small 3.99; regular 6.99
Awesome Balls: cornmeal battered fritters of house-smoked brisket, jalapenos and cheddar cheese, served with sour cream 9.99
TACO SALAD: choice of smoked beef brisket, house-roasted chicken, or smoked tempeh, with greens, cheese, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, beans, and corn chips 16.99
GARDEN DINNER SALAD: greens, shredded carrots, tomato, onion, seeds
choice of dressings: creamy yoghurt-dill ‘Branch’ or Apple Cider Vinaigrette 13.99
TEXAS BBQ PLATE: our signature house-smoked beef brisket and slices of grilled local sausage, served with Branch bbq sauce, roasted potatoes, slaw, beans, onions, & pickles 19.99
THE WHOLE ENCHILADA: corn tortillas filled with your choice of house-smoked beef brisket, chicken, or tempeh, with onions, Portobello mushrooms, and peppers, baked with cheese and ranchero sauce; with beans, rice, sour cream, salsa and guacamole
tempeh 16.99 (vegan on request)
beef brisket 17.99
CATFISH AND CHIPS: cornmeal-battered catfish fillets, with slaw, roasted potato wedges, rémoulade, & pickles 17.99
CREAMY, CHEESY CHICKEN PENNE: with seasonal veggies, caramelized onion, garlic, and parmesan 17.99
100% local, grass-fed beef, thick & juicy, on a toasted Kaiser with rémoulade, grainy mustard, lettuce, onion, tomato; with roasted potato wedges, rémoulade for dipping, and a pickle 14.99
how about some:
sautéed onions: .99
sautéed Portobello mushrooms: .99
blue cheese: 2.99
fried egg: 1.99
please note: our famous burgers are fresh ground locally, in a small facility; as such, we are comfortable serving them medium, a.k.a. ‘a little pink’. If you have another preference, please let us know and we will prepare it to your liking.
Paleobranchburger as above, but served on a housemade paleo Kaiser with Caesar salad (with no croutons) 14.99
Veggie Burger: marinated and smoked tempeh patty, served as above, but with bbq sauce (vegan) 13.99
substitute housemade gluten-free Kaiser 1.
The Brisket Sandwich: 4 oz house-smoked beef brisket, sliced & served on a toasted kaiser with bbq sauce & slaw 13.99
Gluten-Free or Vegan? Treat yourself! Ask your server…
Nicole’s Magic Mousse (GF, V): rich chocolate mousse cake, cookie crust, fruit coulis 4.99
Warm Apple Strawberry Crisp (GF): served with caramel sauce & whipped cream 4.99
Sticky Toffee Cake (GF): served warm with caramel sauce & whipped cream 4.99
What’s The Scoop? house-made vanilla bean ice cream a la mode add 1.50
KIDS: (includes a small drink and ice cream)
5.99 (choice of)
Penne and Cheese with garlic toast
Open Faced Grilled Cheese with ketchup, carrots & a pickle
7.99 (choice of)
Chicken Melt: toasted bun, roasted chicken, mayo, melted cheese, & carrot sticks
KidBurger: toasted bun, ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato, carrot sticks & a pickle
Friday and Saturday:
$3 DYNAMITE TACO NIGHT!! Boom goes the happy hour! From 5-7pm every Friday and Saturday, come grab your choice of a giant beef, chicken or veggie taco, for just $3 apiece! Each taco comes on a hot, fresh local gluten free, non GMO corn tortilla from Ottawa's own Taco Dynamite, and is filled with smoked beef brisket, roast chicken or a veggie filling; peppers onions and mushrooms, sour cream and salsa; add you can add a side of guacamole, jalapenos, beans or rice for only $1 each! Dyn-O-Mite!
Wednesday and Thursday:
Burger Bonanza!! Join us this and every Wednesday and Thursday between 5 and 8pm for a Burg-o-rama! We chargrill a big pile of burgers over real hardwood on the Big Black Smoker, serve them (with all the usual fixings, including lettuce, tomatoes, onions, roasted potato wedges and housemade pickles, mustard and tomato-garlic aioli...) It's all for just $11.99, with any of our add-ons (cheese, bacon, blue cheese, onions, mushrooms, even a fried egg!) for just 99 cents each! Dine in or take it home, but remember, the special price is only on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 5 and 8pm… (as always, gluten free, paleo and vegetarian versions are also available…).
Family Takeout Dinner, $49.99: Designed to feed a family of four, our takeout dinner comes with an herb-roasted half chicken, 3/4 pound of our famous 100% hardwood smoked beef brisket, a side of seasonal veggies, a tub each of black beans, mashed potatoes and coleslaw, our own zippy BBQ sauce and cornbread… The full dinner is hot and ready for pickup between 4 and 6pm, Wednesday through SUNDAY, if you call before 3pm. Add some Mac n’ Cheese for the kiddos for just $4.99.
Sunday: 2pm - 8pm: pints of Beau's Lug-Tread only $6 plus tax!
Wednesday August 26th ~ Bruce Enloe & Friends, 8pm, tip jar
Thursday August 27th ~ The B# Trio, 7pm, tip jar
Friday August 28th ~ George Buys, 8pm, tip jar
Sunday August 30th ~ Open Mic hosted by Peter Johnson, 3pm until 6pm
PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT (613-258-3737) TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT/TICKET. Folks who come in for dinner will be given priority for seating and tables...
Thursday 3 ~ Liz Stringer, 8pm, $10 suggested
Friday 4 ~ Bryce Jardine & Derek Harrison, 8pm, $10 suggested
Saturday 5 ~ Sex & Summer, 9pm
Friday 11 ~ Chris Angel, 8pm, $5 suggested
Satruday 12 ~ The Slow Century, 9pm
Friday 18 ~ Marta Pacek & Graham Greer, 9pm, $10***
Saturday 19 ~ Jack Pine, 9pm
Friday 25 ~ Hank's Hangover, 9pm
Saturday 26 ~ Billygrass (ft. Charlie Sohmer), 9pm, $10
Friday 2 ~ Red Moon Road, 9pm
Saturday 3 ~ Trevor Alguire, 9pm, $15
Thursday 8 ~ Jon Brooks, 8pm
Friday 9 ~ Ian Reid, 9pm
Saturday 10 ~ Lucas Haneman, 9pm
Friday 16 ~ Steve Parisien, 9pm
Thursday 22 ~ Whisky Legs, 8pm
Saturday 24 ~ The Noisy Locomotive, 9pm
Thursday 29 ~ Daniel Champagne, 8pm
Friday 30 ~ Lynne Hanson & the Good Intentions, CD Release, 9pm, $15
Saturday 31 ~ HALLOWEEEN ~ Musical Guest TBA.
Friday 6 ~ Meaghan Blanchard, 9pm
Saturday 7 ~ Brad Sucks, 9pm***
Friday 13 ~ The Visit, 9pm
Saturday 14 ~ Ginger St. James, 9pm, $15***
Thursday 19 ~ Slow Leaves, 8pm
Saturday 21 ~ Eddy and the Stingrays, 9pm, $20***
Friday 27 ~ Manitoba Hal, 9pm
NEXT YEAR (2016):
Friday April 8th, 2016 ~ Craig Cardiff, 9pm
Friday October 28th, 2016 ~ Claude Bourbon, 9pm, $10
***Shows marked with asterisks are expected to sell out, we recommend calling ahead to ensure a ticket.
Bolded Artists are on tour from outside of the Kemptville/Ottawa area
That's all for now, thanks for reading!
- The Folks at the Branch
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