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English first
Marietta, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We chose JLs on a Sunday afternoon on our way home from a vacation. The salad bar was merely pedestrian, but al a carte vegetables were divine, especially the collards, squash, and sweet potato. I ordered the pulled pork and my partner got the ribs. Unfortunately, the ribs were done to death, but the pulled pork was delicious. Service is... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This restaurant is a sort of home made BBQ, food is good and very inexpensive. I had dinner for only 13$. If you are looking for a non high end place to eat this is the perfect one.

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toronto
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We found this restaurant many years ago on our drive to Florida and we return every chance we get. The food is really good. It's authentic barbecue at its best.

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Hazlehurst, GA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Not what you would expect at a BBQ joint, but this place had a great selection on the salad bar. A little pricey, but the salad items were all fresh. The small pulled pork sandwich was still a hefty portion.

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Kentucky, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Excellent offering, very friendly staff, an option that beats road traveler drive thru's. Really good smoked pork strips, chicken and turkey. Get the combo deal!!

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Woodstock, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Coming back from Florida we saw billboard that said JL's Rated #1 in the SouthEast. Don't believe it folks. What a joke. Arriving at 3 P.M. there were few cars - not a good sign, but we thought that it was mid afternoon on Saturday. We ordered the brisket. It seemed to be boiled and lacked a smoked taste. I'll... More 

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Miami, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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
106 helpful votes 106 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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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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