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Wards open Scoot’s BBQ at Gloucester Point

Scoot’s BBQ is a new restaurant at Gloucester Point, but its owners were already well-known for their good food.

Owners Gary and Karen Ward also own Olivia’s in the Village and previously owned a second Olivia’s at Gloucester Point. Olivia’s is named for their daughter, Olivia, a senior at Mathews High School who helps there part-time; Scoot’s is named for Karen’s grandfather, the late R.L. Emerson of Gloucester Point.

Scoot’s, located at the corner of Route 17 and Tidemill Road, serves a mainly different menu than Olivia’s, Gary said, but a few signature dishes from Olivia’s also are offered at Scoot’s such as clam chowder, fish and chips, and crab cakes.

Karen said a barbecue sandwich combo with a choice of one side out of 15 homemade selections offered and a soft drink has been popular. Gary said beef brisket and pork ribs have also sold very well.

Scoot’s staff, led by Chef Todd Hirschberg (who once owned Chef To...

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