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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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best BBQ anywhere

I've been to Eli's many times over the years and have never been disappointed. The pulled pork sandwich is to die for. Don't forget a pecan pie for desert!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Fishermansteve
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Largo, Florida
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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

only open on friday and saturday we always saw lines of people so we decided to try we bought the ribs and brought them home they were the worst ribs ever no meat and an odd taste to the sauce BUT there continue to be lines every week so ?

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Eli's many times over the years and have never been disappointed. The pulled pork sandwich is to die for. Don't forget a pecan pie for desert!

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Thank Fishermansteve
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just happened to pass Eli's and noticed the line. We had chopped pork, chopped beef and sausage. Very good flavor, not over smoked. Only open on Friday and Saturday. Outside seating only.

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Thank Maggie W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eli's has great bar-b-que. I love their beef sandwiches and chicken. Beef is smoked then chopped, after which they try to stuff it into a bun. Meat is always falling out when I eat it...not that I'm complaining! Chicken is nice and smokey, but never really dry. Meats can be ordered by weight, a sandwich, or as a dinner/platter. The... More 

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Thank MarkTampaBay
Dunedin, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a small place on Skinner near the trail. They are only open on Friday and Saturday. They sellout fast so the earlier you are the better your options. Most people take their food home but there are a few picnic tables under the old oaks. The ribs and chicken are my favorite and I recommend the hot barbecue... More 

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Thank Gene B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

limited service hours long lines be patient the brisket is more than worth the time spent in line. I would rate this BBQ as good or better than anyplace i have visited across the Country.

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Thank Z2610MYrobertb
Roswell, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Eli's is a cinder block building on the side of the Pinella's Trail. You need to get there early because it's fresh every day so if it's gone, it's really gone! Outstanding pulled pork and ribs...finger-licking good!

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Thank LeainRoswell
Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Only open on Fridays and Saturdays so be prepared to stand in line. Sometimes you can see Mr.Eli sitting under the big shade tree supervising his "young" protege (who is 50s and young compared to Mr.Eli) I usually take home because its too hot to sit outside but fall is coming!

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Thank Leslie R
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

I was super excited to try this, but didnt feel it lived up to the hype. Ribs were not the best quality, and were really fatty and greasy. Meat was a little tough. The bark and smoke flavor was spot on, but didnt make up for the rest. I've had better bbq.

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Thank Tim G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Outstanding real BBQ. The ribs are delicious and meaty. The chopped beef is a thing of beauty no weird fatty pieces. Also have to say that their sausage is wonderful Nice sagey country sausage flavor and so worth trying. Sauces are on the side as is always the case it seems with true BBQ. Good sauce although I like mine... 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: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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