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Eli's BBQ

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360 Skinner Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698-5769
727-738-4856
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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great ribe

Walking home along the Pinellas Trail I just had to stop and pick up the best ribs in town and carry them home.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Fieldagent648
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Dunedin, Florida
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dunedin, Florida
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Walking home along the Pinellas Trail I just had to stop and pick up the best ribs in town and carry them home.

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Dunedin, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is one of THE BEST small BBQ places that I've eaten at. Only open Fridays & Saturdays, the lines start early so get there before they run out! Ribs, pulled pork & chicken have such a flavor you'll go back for more. Don't forget to save some sweet tater pie!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This place is really a small shack but you can smell the smoked meats for miles. They are only open 2 days a week, Fri & Sat. The lines are always quite long but worth the wait. They do not have inside dining. It is strictly picnic tables outside. We took ours to go. The sides aren't much but they... More 

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Leelanau County, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

There is a big line there for a reason. Just follow your nose if you go to Dunedin and let the smoke direct you to Eli's. I got the rib sandwich dinner and loved it.

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Dunedin, Florida
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Eli's is one of the few b-b-q places I've found that is worth writing about (and I've bounced around this country a bit). The set up is simple and direct - this isn't flashy or a franchise (thank God). Locally owned, cash only, only open Fri and Sat. You can eat at one of the picnic tables and people watch,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I recently ate at Eli's BBQ with my boyfriend. We had found it online, and since we love bbq we had to try it. Eli's is a short walk north of downtown Dunedin. All dining is outside at picnic tables, or people get it to go. We were sad to hear that Eli passed away recently, but his wife and... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ridiculously good! I love how its right off the pinellas trail so you can easily walk/bike to it. The pulled pork sandwich is amazing! Just be sure to have cash, they don't accept credit cards!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

This place is small but their food is big. This place was recommended, I never had the intention of stopping by. I got the family pack ribs. They were the country style rack (my favorite) and they were great and delicious. Portions were good for a family of 4. The kids enjoyed it. The only problem was the flies around... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's a shack, but the food that comes out from the smoke house is delicious. I'm not a great BBQ fan, but I could eat here regularly. served with sauce on the side and the ribs and pork sandwich was excellent.

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Clearwater, Florida
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I wish this place was open more often because they have the BEST smoked sausage ever!! They usually have a line and often run out so you have to wait. We have tried nearly everything and have not a single complaint of the food. They are only open Fri and Sat so it sucks but it is amazing!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 360 Skinner Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698-5769
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: 727-738-4856

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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