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Adam's Rib Company

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2111 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32609-3428
352-373-8882
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Lunch

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good, almost great BBQ

Great smoke and whole lot of sauce choices make this good BBQ. However, the amount of steaming made for too much sogginess to call it great. The sides were all good, especially the greens and okra. This location (North) had the disadvantage of no beer. The south location (Near Archer on 13th) has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
wakanwalk
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great smoke and whole lot of sauce choices make this good BBQ. However, the amount of steaming made for too much sogginess to call it great. The sides were all good, especially the greens and okra. This location (North) had the disadvantage of no beer. The south location (Near Archer on 13th) has beer if that makes a difference to... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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163 reviews 163 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

After a chilly morning of golf we pulled up the TA app for restaurants near us for lunch and saw this place was only 5 minutes away and BBQ sounded good to us. What a great call. Don't be fooled, the place doesn't look like much from the outside (but then again, what great hole in the wall does?) but... More 

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Fort Myers
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had six family members for lunch. We all ordered different dishes. But we all agreed on one thing....everything was prepared perfectly. I look forward to going back soon.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I was really excited to try some of the best Gainesville north Florida BBQ. I got the ribs and brisket. Mac ok at best. Some rib pieces were super tough :( good flavor a little tough . The brisket chucks were chewy not tender sooooo wasn't crazy about it. The highlight of Gainesville were first Maganitude brewery brand new

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I first ate at Adam's Rib Co. during my last semester as a student at UF and I instantly fell in love. This is the best BBQ I've ever had. I especially like their pork sandwich meal, which comes with two huge sides. Their sandwiches on the garlic toast are the best! Now whenever I come back to Gainesville for... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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143 reviews 143 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My fiancé and I have been to Adam's twice and we cannot get enough of it! We love Adam's BBQ even more than Sonny's and the other chain BBQ restaurants! The food is always out of this world and the service is always great. We have had a hard time finding a hard time during the typical lunch time but... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

I eat lunch at Adam's Ribs about once a month. I love the pork sandwich with two sides. The food is always good, and the service too. Sometimes hard to find a seat, but it is worth the wait. I certainly would recommend Adam's to people looking for some good BBQ.

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Gainesville, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great food at a sensible price. Place is small with tight tables but still worth a visit. The staff are friendly and this place has no pretense.

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Gainesville, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have been here several times. Some of the very best ribs in area! Service was also great. A real treat to eat here.

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Gainesville, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The owner Adam treats his employee's so badly. He yells and curses at them for no reason. His kids steal money out of the cash register and his wife steals tips from the servers. I refuse to support "people" like that.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2111 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32609-3428
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 352-373-8882

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?