Don’t miss a post! Subscribe to receive new post updates via email:

Katie's Cucina

{Foodie Travels} Red Eye Bar and Grill


Last Sunday, I was given the opportunity to attend a media preview event of Red Eye Bar and Grill. What makes this restaurant so special is that it once was a very popular food truck. The owners turned their love for food not only into a successful food truck but a restaurant! The inside is low-lit with exposed brick and lots of wood giving a very rustic feel. Over looking the bar area you’ll find the grill. All of the proteins served at Red Eye are cooked over a smoked grill. No propane being used here, people!

Red Eye Draft Rootbeer

They have a wide variety of craft beers as well as wines that pair with all the main dishes on the menus. They have two house-made sangrias (pictured on the left) and root beer on draft!

Red Eye Bar and Grill

My partner in crime for the evening was Julius from We were both big fans of the food truck and the one item we missed the most when they closed their food truck was the Red Eye Sliders ($8). These house-made cornbread muffins are filled with BBQ pulled pork and topped with BBQ sauce and honey.  I seriously, could have eaten two orders of these sliders by myself… they are that good!

Red Eye Bar and Grill

Each entree is served with a choice of soup or salad. Since I’m the worlds biggest fan of soup I knew I had to give the Crab & Corn Chowder Soup ($4) a try. This creamy soup is filled with crabmeat and sweet corn and has quite the kick at the end. I loved the flavors of this soup and couldn’t stop slurping it up!

Red Eye Bar and Grill

Julius had the Jim Beam Brisket Chili ($4). Now, for those who know me–know I’m not a huge chili fan, but I could not write this post and not RAVE about this chili. Seriously, I think this is the best chili I’ve ever had. I loved the chunks of brisket throughout the chili as well as chili beans and a hint of Jim Beam. It has been a week since I had this chili and I still can’t stop thinking about it. I’m so glad Julius shared with me and let me try some!

Red Eye Bar and Grill

I decided to have the Ultimate Combo ($14). As you can tell from the picture above it comes with a hearty serving of smoked pulled pork and beef brisket. You also get one side, a cornbread muffin, and a soup or a side salad. Large portions for a very affordable price. I made two meals out of this one dinner (and let me just tell you–it tasted just as good the next day).

Red Eye Bar and Grill Sides

I’m a side dish kind of girl… always have been, always will be. Our waitress raved about the newly revamped 5 cheese macaroni and cheese ($3) so I knew I had to give that a try. Boy, was she right. It was creamy and fresh tasting–this is no boxed mac and cheese. Taste just like mom use to make!

We also tried the Apple Cabbage Slaw ($2). I was intrigued by the apple in the slaw and as I suspected made with apple cider vinegar. Delicious spin on the traditional coleslaw.

Last up is my favorite… Hot Cinnamon Apples ($3). This is a classic dish that can be found at just about any bbq joint and one to not miss!

Red Eye Bar and Grill

Dinner isn’t complete without dessert. Right? We finished our meal off by trying the House Made Bananas Foster ($9). This is a hefty portion that they recommend two people sharing. Well, I can attest that after a large meal like we had you can easily have 4 to 6 people share this bad boy. It had just the right amount of rum to it and the ice cream sat between two pieces of puff pastry. A delicious spin on the classic dessert.

If you live in the area or happen to be visiting Central Florida. I highly suggest you head on over to Red Eye Bar and Grill.

Red Eye Bar and Grill
2594 Maguire Road
Ocoee, FL 34761

Stay connected with Red Eye Bar and Grill on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclaimer: I was given the opportunity to attend a media preview dinner. I was not compensated to write this post. As always, all opinions are my own.


Never Miss a Recipe!

Subscribe to receive new post updates and weekly newsletters directly in your inbox:

Send Me:

Warning: Use of undefined constant rand - assumed 'rand' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/kjasiewicz21/webapps/katiescucina/wp-content/themes/katiescucina/single.php on line 74

7 Responses to “{Foodie Travels} Red Eye Bar and Grill”

  1. Wanda posted on September 24, 2012 at 9:14 am (#)

    Katie, we love pulled pork and great food! I really enjoyed your review of Red Eye Bar and Grill. Will send Alex this post to keep it on our date list! Thanks!

    • Katie replied on September 24th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      Wanda I think you guys will love this place if you love pulled pork!!! I can’t wait to get back from our vacation (that hasn’t even started yet) to take a few of our friends there! lol

  2. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven posted on September 24, 2012 at 1:21 pm (#)

    Everything looks amazing!!! So fun!

    • Katie replied on September 24th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      Ali if you ever visit CFL I’ll have to take you! The food is sooo good!

  3. Kiran @ posted on September 26, 2012 at 7:09 pm (#)

    MMmmmmm everything looks so delish!

    • Katie replied on September 26th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      Now that you are back in town you should definitely go eat at Red Eye!

  4. Suzanne posted on September 27, 2012 at 7:21 am (#)

    Mmmm….I loved the mac and cheese, pulled pork, and chili. Will have to go back and try the chowder and bananas foster.

Leave a Comment