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Withnail42 Aug 29, 2011 06:01 AM

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. Veggo RE: Withnail42 Aug 29, 2011 06:05 AM

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

    Hickory Hollow
    2362 Dilmore Rd, Cottondale, FL 32431

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      cavandre RE: Withnail42 Aug 29, 2011 06:11 AM

      It might help if you posted some sort of itinerary?

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        TampaPete RE: Withnail42 Aug 29, 2011 08:59 AM

        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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          CFishman RE: TampaPete Aug 29, 2011 02:25 PM

          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.

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            TampaPete RE: CFishman Aug 30, 2011 05:01 AM

            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.

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          flaborn RE: Withnail42 Nov 1, 2011 08:53 AM

          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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            Withnail42 RE: flaborn Nov 17, 2011 07:28 PM

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

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              Withnail42 RE: Withnail42 Dec 2, 2011 08:53 AM

              drove a little further down found McCrays. Excellent place.

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                flaborn RE: Withnail42 Dec 2, 2011 10:01 AM

                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.

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              bkhuna RE: flaborn Nov 30, 2011 02:50 AM

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

            3. srsone RE: Withnail42 Nov 3, 2011 12:36 PM

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


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                Littleman RE: srsone Dec 2, 2011 12:25 PM

                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.

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                jsm04d RE: Withnail42 Dec 4, 2011 02:48 PM

                If you're in Tallahassee, try Mr. B's Real Grill BBQ. They have a stationary mobile unit with outside seating and probably some of the best ribs and sides in town (mac and cheese, collard greens, cornbread, baked beans, potatoe salad, coleslaw, and sweet potatoe pies for desert). It's only been there for about two years, so people are still learning about them. They have a website and Facebook too. The website is www.realgrillbbq.com.

                Mr. B's Real Grill BBQ
                312 E Orange Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32301

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