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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
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Lunch

Havn't been here in here in years. It still one of the best places for a chopped pork Bbq sandwich. Reel pit cooking. North carolinia mustard sauce. Tasty not over sweet. Sandwich has sill pickles and slaw on it. Very awesome staff. Ribs are great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Scoty F
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Shalimar, Florida
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Great BBQ and sides. Some of the best stew you can get. A real local hang. Not lots of atmosphere, but who cares.

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Thank Wildone_Z06
Buffalo, NY
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

I lived in FWB for 20 years and visit there regularly to visit friends. This is my Go-To spot for BBQ. I usually opt for the sliced beef or the chipped pork sandwich. Others that I have eaten with have had a variety of other entrees and we all rave about them. The have home made sauces, Mild, Hot and... More 

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Thank TonyStreet
Fort Walton Beach
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here because it was on our way home. They have been in business for a very long time but if tonights meal is the norm I don't see how. They close at 5 and we arrived just after 4pm. Server was very good. Food came out quickly. Fries were nice and hot and my wife's was good. She was... More 

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Thank gunner57
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Havn't been here in here in years. It still one of the best places for a chopped pork Bbq sandwich. Reel pit cooking. North carolinia mustard sauce. Tasty not over sweet. Sandwich has sill pickles and slaw on it. Very awesome staff. Ribs are great.

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Thank Scoty F
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Part of my soul was lost in the confines of Kinfolks when I attempted to eat what they are passing off as bbq. I tried two different types of pork, chopped and sliced. Both were dry and lacked any kind of real flavor. The sauce didn't even help as it was mostly vinegar with a touch of hopelessness for kick.... More 

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Thank Wayne W
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

I was drawn by the aroma of the smoke as I drove by. The food was really good, just not what I'm used to. The flavor was excellent, although the meat was a little over cooked as it was dry. Brunswick stew? Nah. The service could not have been better! My server Jessie? was excellent! Last thing... a pitcher of... More 

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Thank Kevin S
Munich, Germany
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I was really shocked that I didn't like Kinfolks. So many people recommended it. My food was inedible. It was SO salty. I threw it in the trash. I ordered the chopped pork BBQ. Never again. Such a disappointment.

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Thank asarnoci
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Like the title says. This place is nothing fancy. Small local feeling. But they serve great food. Great BBQ. Is it the best I've had? No but you will not find better prices on this quality of food anywhere else. Also, try the Brunswick stew on a dinner roll. Its fantastic.

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Thank Aaron T
Pensacola, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A little hole in the wall with the BEST BBQ around! The onion rings are so good. Really it's the BEST BBQ ever.

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Thank Dawn L
Maryland
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Restaurant Details

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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?