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360 Skinner Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698-5769
727-738-4856
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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
don't be late, when it's gone, it's gone.

This is neighborhood place, pretty much take out, only open Friday and Saturday. But holy cow, is it good. I'd walk a mile for the chicken, maybe farther. They close at 6, but when they sell out of something, that's it. So, I go on Friday and pay for the chicken I'm going to eat Saturday. They have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Safety Harbor, Florida
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Safety Harbor, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is neighborhood place, pretty much take out, only open Friday and Saturday. But holy cow, is it good. I'd walk a mile for the chicken, maybe farther. They close at 6, but when they sell out of something, that's it. So, I go on Friday and pay for the chicken I'm going to eat Saturday. They have sides and... More 

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USA
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123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is the place for real "Q" in Pinellas County, look no further. Of course, you can only get this on Friday and Saturday (which amazes me, I need a job like that!). And, you won't be fine dining, nor waited on. But you go here for the taste, period. Be sure to get here earlier in the day, as... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I live in Dunedin, and even though there are a few places for BBQ, Elis is my go-to joint! I look forward to it all week, since they're only open Friday and Saturday. I love that it's just a shack on the side of the road- nothing fancy- but it shows you that they do one thing, and they do... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This BBQ place was started years ago by Eli. He has since passed but his son has continued Eli's legacy of amazing BBQ. Everything on their menu is excellent and the sides are also good. Only a few outside seating but take-out is available. And George, the Egret, will keep you company. But don't feed him.

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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

One of the best and biggest slabs of ribs I've had in a long time. Each full slab is huge and will definitely feed 2-3 people and the sause that they have is paired perfectly. Their pulled pork definitely doesn't disappoint either. If you get to elis quick enough before their stock runs out for the day you will not... More 

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Dunedin, Florida, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The rails-to-trails Pinellas Trail in Pinellas County Florida is one of the best in the USA, and Eli's BBQ is THE BEST on the Trail, right in the center of Dunedin Florida, where art and BBQ matter!!! Walk, bike, rollerblade, or just drive to Dunedin for the coolest BBQ experience you ever had!! I mean it.....so GOOD! And then hit... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Only open Fridays and Saturdays as I understand it. If you have an urge for some BBQ, take the time to stand on the long established line as the locals are quite familiar with this place. Bring CASH!!!! They do NOT accept credit cards or checks. Right off the pInellas Trail so if you're biking, you can get a bite... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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237 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is only open on Friday and Saturday, but is worth a visit if you are in town. It is just a small building with a walk-up window and then you can sit at the outdoor picnic benches to eat your food. The pork sandwich is great. I really like their mild sauce on it. The chicken sandwich is... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Sadly Eli's is only open on Friday and Saturday but it's worth planning a trip to eat delicious BBQ. I particularly enjoy the chicken and ribs. The setting is very casual as all of the seating is outside under the trees next to the Pinellas Trail. It's fun to combine a bike ride or walk along the trail with a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Prior reviews are spot-on. I had the chopped pork sandwich with a double-order side of cole slaw. Go Friday or what you find on Saturday is limited. Chopped pork was flavorful, with some tasty burnt ends. Mild sauce was reminiscent of North Carolina sauce. Cole slaw was a disappointment; may have been privately made, but tasted like commercial food service... 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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