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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, Dinner

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Eat here often:)

Convenient due 2 my employment. Love the long time female staff...always very fast, friendly & professional. There's a daily food special, which is nice. Luv the greens, lumpy mashed potatoes, cornbread, lean chopped turkey, & sweet sauce. Free drink refills. While there say hello 2 the stray cat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Nan T
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Both locations are great I personally prefer the location closer to shands but that is because I work at shands. They always have resonably priced lunch deals and they're greens are great. They have pretty friendly staff and FYI if your trying to get lunch call after 1030 they usally don't know ahead.

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Orlando, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is what southern BBQ is supposed to be. I can't believe other BBQ places in Gainesville are able to stay in business with this place in town. It's homey, friendly, serves wonderful SMOKEY BBQ with a terrific selection of sauces (ON THE SIDE!), and does it at a very reasonable price. The ribs have bite--none of that "fall-off-the-bone" rubbish... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Convenient due 2 my employment. Love the long time female staff...always very fast, friendly & professional. There's a daily food special, which is nice. Luv the greens, lumpy mashed potatoes, cornbread, lean chopped turkey, & sweet sauce. Free drink refills. While there say hello 2 the stray cat "Dumpster," who's a regular thanks 2 the kind hearted staff:)

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Tinkbamsamantha
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I loved the atmosphere of this restaurant, today was my families first visit. We were very impressed, the ribs were out of this world! They smoke them with a rub on them, then coat them in a sauce, then smoke them some more. Great flavor, very tender, moist, and VERY MEATY! Great service, clean place, and great food. I will... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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477 reviews 477 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great lunch spot for the guys, small diner crowd so most of the lunch time business is take out. I sat in for a few minutes and the majority of the business was pick up. Good portions, okay flavor. I expected a little more from the ribs on flavor since it was their specialty - but they were prepared well.... More 

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Oklahoma City
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Lunch there was pretty tasty. Big portions, too. My ribs were really delicious. Small restaurant. Tables are a little too close together for my taste. Overall, a good visit.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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193 reviews 193 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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