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Among its many incarnations over the years, South Norwalk’s largest (and oldest) restaurant and nightlife locale has once again hit its stride – this time, in the form of Johnny Utah’s, a country western inspired destination straight from the Urban Cowboy movie screen. Pure Americana décor, complete with a beer can flag wall, deer antler chandeliers, barnyard wood, and country western tunes envelope the space. And if that isn’t enough ambience for you, mechanical bull riding and country line dancing fill the dance floor on any given Friday night.
Johnny Utah’s Southwestern tavern menu is in keeping with its bold persona. With low-and-slow BBQ at its core, more carnivorous turns include their over the top chicken wings prepared every which way, from classic hot wings, to chicken smothered with peanut butter and jelly and served with a Fluff dipping sauce.
In addition to customer favorites such as the Freight Train Fries (hand cut fries topped with cheese, pulled pork, bacon and scallions), Onion Tumbleweeds (thinly sliced onions battered and fried and served with chipotle mayo), hearty pulled pork sandwiches, fish and chips, fried chicken, and those obligatory salads topped with everything but veggies, it’s Johnny Utah’s $5.00 10-ounce grass fed, certified all natural beef burger on a brioche bun that has people talking. If standard burgers aren’t your thing, you can order this pristine burger between 2 grilled cheese sandwiches with pulled pork, slab bacon, lettuce, tomato and house made burger sauce, a menu item dubbed The Big Bucking Burger.
As if that isn’t enough, Johnny Utah’s offers an extensive drinks menu, including monstrous mouthwatering milkshakes.
80 WASHINGTON ST, NORWALK, CT, 06854