Bounty Hunter

Barbecue goes upscale at Walnut Creek’s Bounty Hunter. Perfect for a date night or celebration with dad or your recent grad, wood and brick provide a sophisticated look for the new eatery that took over the Tommy Bahama spot.

My date and I couldn’t pass up the Pimento Cheese Dip served with a platter of chips. This isn’t your grandma’s pimento dip – unless she’s from the south–then you know how good the dip that’s slightly sweet, with a hint of spice and a lot of cheesy goodness is. In true southern fashion, we paired our dip with a flight of bourbon. 

For those who can’t decide (like me), or don’t want to limit your options (again, like me), order the Bounty Hunter Smokin’ BBQ Platter. It features a pile of pulled pork, fork-tender beef brisket, half a rack of ribs and a heaping serving of coleslaw. Select from a trio of regional dipping sauces, try all three or skip them altogether, the meat is plenty flavorful on its own. The platter will easily satisfy two or three guests. 

A Caesar salad, side of grilled broccolini and Yankee cornbread rounded out our meal.  

Whatever you do, save room for dessert. We had a seasonal southern style cobbler (apple), which was more cake than cake – in a very good way. They bake it in a small cast iron pan and topped with gelato and bourbon-caramel sauce.

A special shout out to the staff. Everyone was attentive and friendly during our visit.  

Entrees start at $18. Full bar. Open daily 11:30am – 10pm (11pm Friday and Saturday). 1521 Mount Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. 

A condensed version of this review appears in the June 2019 issue of Your Town Monthly magazine