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“Good BBQ in Key Largo” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Big Kenny's BBQ - CLOSED

Big Kenny's BBQ
99620 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037
305-451-4600
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Price range: $7 - $18
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Dinner
Description: BarbequeRibs, Pork, Chicken, & BrisketDine-in, Carry-Out, Bulk-Orders, Ice Cold Beer
New York City, New York
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“Good BBQ in Key Largo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Big Kenny's does Memphis style BBQ but doesn't fit the traditional flavor profile. The sweet tangy flavor that Memphis normally has was replaced by a subtle and savory pair of dry rub with wet sauce. The dry rub is a heavy spice blend, almost an assault to the taste buds, the magic happens with the wet added in; it tones down the dry spice to creat a smooth savory flavor. Not something I've ever found before despite having eaten BBQ in every state in the country. While the staff for the most part was blasé, the young woman, who was the bartender, was efficient and knowledgable (especially about the array of beers available). All around good service and very good food.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Florida
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A good addition to key largo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

A welcome addition to key largo's places to eat. They have a few kinks to work out being a new place. But the food was great. I would put it in the top ten for bar b q in south Florida

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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South Florida, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best BBQ in the area.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This is the best BBQ in Dade or Monroe county as far as I'm concerned. The owner is a competitive BBQ chef and has perfected his own sauce. If you have a taste for BBQ while in Key Largo then don't pass up Big Kenny's

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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