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360 Skinner Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698-5769
727-738-4856
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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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
Best sausage

The best sausage but only open Fri & sat for a few hours. They usually sell out and have a wait for more on the smoker. It is a cash only hole in the wall but definitely the best you can get.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Jensrescue
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The best sausage but only open Fri & sat for a few hours. They usually sell out and have a wait for more on the smoker. It is a cash only hole in the wall but definitely the best you can get.

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Boca Raton, Florida
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were heading in a different direction - but this place was packed Saturday late morning! Boy! It smelled soooooooo good! And we were just at the traffic light, waiting for it to turn green - heading over to the Scottish Games. Locals say it is mighty good. Sweet!

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Dunedin, Florida
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
140 reviews 140 reviews
100 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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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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