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Miami, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

If one of the rating options was "good" we would rate JL's BBQ pork sandwich at that level. On our most recent road trip we had BBQ near Highlands, N.C., Nashville and Memphis and JL's was not in the same league with the other restaurants. That said, it was "good."

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Turkey Sandwich. Cashier was very friendly and actually delivered my carry-out order to my car where I was waiting.

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Chattanooga, TN
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We stopped at this restaurant on the way back from Florida. We were wanting BBQ and saw signs advertising voted best BBQ in the Southeast. We stopped there for lunch on a Saturday at Noon. We should have known better as there were no cars on the parking lot. My wife ordered ribs which were dry and tasteless. I ordered... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I stopped at JL's BarBQ in Macon because I was traveling from Atlanta to Valdosta and back and saw the billboard advertisment. So I went to the restaurant and stood at the to go window for 10 minutes before the waitress would even acknowledge I was there, she then took my order, and it took another 18 minutes to get... More

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Service is slow. Orders (party of two) was inaccurate on beverage (one ordered water, the other tea and both got water) as well as entrée (ordered white meat BBQ chicken, received dark meat). The casserole was like eating a glob of melted cheese with grease. The Texas toast was so full of margarine or butter you could literally mash it... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you are into dry-as-bones BBQ, this is the place for you. The service was okay and the squash casserole was pretty good but the BBQ was NOT good. It was really dry. I ordered sliced and got chopped. The waitress would bring unsweetened tea AFTER I asked for a refill, THEN asked if I needed sweetener. Finally brought that... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

JL's Open Pit BBQ has the best Brunswick stew in town by far. I Suggest getting a gallon to go if you go. Pulled pork was good as well as the sweet tea. Its BBQ

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Dulles, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I'm in Macon every couple weeks for work and always make it a point to stop by JL's for some chargrilled chicken...the dinner plate... even though it's lunch time. Debby, Vesta and JL are always very welcoming, with great service, and the food is delicious!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We both had the ribs and they were great! The atmosphere was nice and the people were very friendly.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went to JL's BBQ around 20 years ago on a trip back from Florida with out two youngest sons. We loved it so much, we said it would be worth the long ride from home just to eat there. We swore we would return soon. We never got back. But, in those 20 years we tried but never found... More

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Additional Information about JL's Open Pit Bar-b-q

Address: 5001 Brookhaven Rd, Macon, GA 31206
Phone Number: (478) 788-1989
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Macon
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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