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Kinfolks Bar-B-Q

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333 Racetrack Rd NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547-4619
850-863-5166
Today
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great BBQ

Been here numerous times over the years. They have great BBQ. Place is a little run down and in desperate need of updating or a renovation. Service is usually good and the food comes out fairly quickly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
JeffW850Florida
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Destin, Florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I had read good reviews about this place and was in the area, so decided to give it a try. I love southern BBQ and have had the best in NC and SC. This was, without a doubt, the WORST BBQ I have ever had. You could order either chopped or sliced "pulled pork". Isn't pulled pork supposed to be... More 

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Destin, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Been here numerous times over the years. They have great BBQ. Place is a little run down and in desperate need of updating or a renovation. Service is usually good and the food comes out fairly quickly.

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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The food was mediocre and the service was as well. Literally had to hunt down my waitress to have my tea refilled. As I was walking out, I looked over and saw the gentleman who was prepping the bbq and physically putting the bbq on the plates without any gloves! Sorry, but some gloves wouldn't hurt for the sanitary portion.... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If they were bad they wouldn't close on the weekend or close by 5 pm. Ribs and chicken are my favorites. They do BarBQue only . Drive down racetrack road and your car will take you there. Locals know Q.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Family owned and operated, this place is a barbecue lover's delight. The variety is great, with sandwiches, sides or plates and go-orders of bulk bbq. There are three sauces, all of which have their own personalities. Don't miss this place. The hours are 9 to 5 weekdays. Get there when you can.

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Sellersburg, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My fiance' and I have been craving "good" BBQ since we have been in the panhandle for the past 2 months. And no, not that cookie-cutter, chain BBQ you see advertised on television or huge billboards. But that special kind of BBQ that can normally be found in the backwoods area, across the RR tracks or one tucked away in... More 

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Stanwood, Michigan
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

If your looking for fancy, this is NOT the place for you. But if your looking for great barbecue, then I would give it a try. We have been going to this place on and off for 15+ years, any time were in the area we try going. Every thing we have tried has been very good..

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Mary Esther, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Ive eaten here many times over the past twenty years. Its still my favorite bbq place in the area. The brunswick stew and the baked beans are awesome.

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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This bbq location has been a mainstay for bbq in Fort Walton for a long time. The staff is very nice. I like bbq the ribs are always really good..the chicken is good as well the only negative is the pulled pork is dry alot of the times. A new bbq joint opened called Parsons Son BBQ out of Tennessee.... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Near my house, so I drive by daily with my windows down...lol ! Has been a local favorite for a long time, but my dads plaground area antique and classic car club club meets there one evening per month for business...have their own room...you can see some photos of old cars there if youd like...food and service is good, value... More 

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Additional Information about Kinfolks Bar-B-Q

Address: 333 Racetrack Rd NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547-4619
Phone Number: 850-863-5166
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 333 Racetrack Rd NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547-4619
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: 850-863-5166

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?