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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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Some find Bar-B-Que

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
travig
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Leelanau County, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Leelanau County, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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139 reviews 139 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
136 reviews 136 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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Lake Mary, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Not fancy, but very delish. They only have outdoor seating. We got the pulled pork, chicken and baked beans. All was great, especially the chicken. Big portions at a great price.

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Clearwater, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We live local and thought We would take some family here for lunch. We had three platters of ribs and one person had the chicken sandwich. It must have been a totally off day for them, Although this was my first experience with them. The ribs were Chewie and tough. The chicken sandwich was Very good. Two other local patrons... More 

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Tampa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We got the rib and pork platters. The sauces were good but nothing special. Food was pretty good. The beans were 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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