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Big John's Bar-B-Q

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2079 South Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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Side of the road BBQ truck

This is a small side of the road BBQ truck, the food was good the portions for the price was good, they have a couple of picnic tables to eat on or just take it to go.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2014
Crystal River Fl.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Second roundup of BBQ at Johns chow wagon because pard'ner Gummy! it is owdacios! I had a ho down for the visiting dudes and Yankees from the Northern territory. Show em how BBQ is done righteously herebouts. When the rack of ribs ran low is when the show down began....not that the pork sandwiches and the whole JUICY BBQ bird... More 

Thank videoanne
Escanaba, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Big John's has the best ribs, chicken and sausage ever. Sides are good to! Order the tailgater special and get enough to feed ten people. Best buy in Crystal River.

Thank walleyefd
Marilla, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Ribs done old school no detectable rub, no foil wrap, just ribs with a gentle smoke flavoring with a good sweet and sassy sauce over the top. Ribs were moist, meaty, tender pulled clean off the bone without the rest of the meat coming along with the bite. Not under cooked, not over cooked, cooked perfectly. I had beans and... More 

Thank Memphis_Slim44
Crystal River Fl.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a small side of the road BBQ truck, the food was good the portions for the price was good, they have a couple of picnic tables to eat on or just take it to go.

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Hoosassa, Fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Big John's makes some of the best and most consistent real southern style BBQ. Although it is a small food trailer along US19, the location is great for folks from Crystal River, Hernando and Homosassa. The ribs are tender, meaty and fall-off-the-bone. The greens are according to true southern syle as are the green beans, which may be a little... More 

Thank Boverly
Homosassa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Big Johns is a small trailer/smoker off rt US 19 north of Homosassa and south of Crystal River. It has a few picnic tables but it appears most of the orders are for "to go" and local people. We live in the area and do enjoy the BBQ.... The ribs are huge and chewy and also very meaty. There are... More 

Thank Ronald R
Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

The ribs here are not the falling off the bone miniature baby back ribs you get in chain restaurants. These are man sized huge ribs and they are just tender, not cooked to nothing. So you do have to chew your food. I prefer meat with some texture. I guess maybe when I have no teeth I might feel differently.... More 

Thank CollinsJR
Homosassa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

My husband and I stopped for a quick sandwich while out shopping. Good BBQ but I prefer Cracker Boys. There are just a couple of picnic tables for seating. Seems like there is a lot of to go orders.

Thank LindaAnneFlorida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

This is a small BBQ truck that sits off of US 19.....unfortunately the BBQ ribs were very disappointing...they were very tough, stringy and chewy....not the tender, falling off the bone type you would hope for....the sides were just okay....prices were good though - so its too bad the ribs were not very good..... - they need to improve the quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 2079 South Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Homosassa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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