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Aug 29, 2011 06:01 AM

BBQ in Florida

For the next couple of months I'll be doing a lot of traveling throughout the sate.

I was wondering if anyone had some good BBQ recommendations.


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  1. Hickory Hollow in Ellenton on 301 features Carolina 'Q, and lots of good sides.

    Hickory Hollow
    2362 Dilmore Rd, Cottondale, FL 32431

    1. It might help if you posted some sort of itinerary?

      1. Went to 4Rivers, Saturday, not expecting great BBQ, was pleasently surprised.
        Good Q, worth the wait in line.
        Patience required with the parking situation.

        4Rivers Smokehouse
        (407) 474-8377
        Winter Park
        2103 W Fairbanks Ave
        Winter Park, FL 32789

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        1. re: TampaPete

          I hate to be like this, but I have to say that my last two meals at 4Rivers were very disappointing. The brisket was so over salted that it was almost inedible. I basically never complain about too much salt, but in these cases it prevented me from finishing my brisket. I am sure I just happened to get unlucky twice in a row but when you add in the wait time, the frustration mounts. It really took away my enthusiasm for putting up with the whole rigamarole.

          1. re: CFishman

            Man that's to bad.
            I actualy had the brisket sandwich, and it was good, others had the pull pork sandwich and it was also good.
            The sides some were good some not so good.
            Beans, slaw, fried okra, sweet potato casserole all good.
            Mac & chesse fried pickels could be better

            When I placed my order they guy was cleaning the bisket right in front of me, and it looked like a good job had been done on it.

        2. Newberry BBQ in Newberry - west of Gainesville and west of US 27 on SR 26.

          In West Palm Beach: McCray's out of a trailer (so far) on 45th St. east of I-95. True pit-smoked.

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          1. re: flaborn

            Was in the area the other day looked for McCray's but couldn't find him.

            1. re: Withnail42

              drove a little further down found McCrays. Excellent place.

              1. re: Withnail42

                McCrays has opened a temporary one in Riviera Beach on U.S. 1, just a block north of Blue Heron Blvd. on the east side of the road in a little walk-up window spot. Somewhat dicey after dark but only if you're tourist on your forehead.
                A newly opened one is Mrs. Smokey's in Lake Park - they used to be in a plaza off I-95 at Northlake. Now, they're just off east Northlake on 10th Avenue in a tiny spot (can eat indoors). Good pork; not a beef fan of theirs, though. Some OK sides; good tea. Be warned: their medium sauce is actually HOT. Trust me on this one.
                I forgot Troy's BBQ in Boynton Beach. They're on the railroad tracks at US 1 N. of Boynton Beach Blvd. at 1017 N. Federal Highway (US 1). Dicey neighborhood late night. Delish 'cue.

            2. re: flaborn

              Newberry's is great. Kind of a scary neighborhood, but the owners are terrific people.

            3. if your still here..this thread may have some ideas....'


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              1. re: srsone

                When you get to Jacksonville, FL on I 95 get off at Exit 353 C on W Union St. and go about 8 blocks to Pearl and take a left to Jenkin's Quality BBQ which is home owned by the Jenkins' Family for over 50 years.

                Jenkin's Quality BBQ @ 830 North Pearl Street, Jacksonville, FL 904 - 353 - 6388.