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“One the best bbq around and they smoke their meat with real hardwood” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Goodman's Real Pit BBQ

Goodman's Real Pit BBQ
2429 South Byron Butler Parkway, United States, Perry, FL 32348
8505843751
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Ranked #3 of 39 Restaurants in Perry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $15
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout
Description: Stop by Goodman’s for some delicious Southern BBQ! We strive to combine the most palatable culinary experience possible with first-class service that is unmatched by any other establishment! We have take-out, drive-thru, and even delivery service with a minimum order requirement. We are also licensed caters by the State of Florida and are ready to fully service your upcoming events. Contact us for more information.
perry,fl
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“One the best bbq around and they smoke their meat with real hardwood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

I always stop at Goodmans bbq.chicken is never dry and the sweet tea is the best. The roasted corn is good too. Try the peach or blueberry cobbler also.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Perry, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Local's Love It”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I'm a native of Perry, so maybe my opinion of Goodman's will not count with some of you. But this is a local establishment. At noon on any given day you can find a line out the door. We always a running joke if we are going to Goodman's to meet for lunch better meet at 11:45 because at noon you can and most likely will find yourself waiting in line for the next available table. The food is great, simple BBQ. You’re not going to find anything fancy about this place, but that’s how we like it. Fried green tomatoes are the best, broccoli bites, out of this world, and the fried okra...oh man don't get me started. The staff is typical Southern hospitality all the way. If you find yourself with a dead battery or flat tire after lunch you can bet someone from the staff will be pulling around to help you out in a heartbeat. Sandy Gail, the owner, is a gem. She takes the time to stop and talk to each and every table.

We love Goodman's so much they catered our wedding and went WAY above and beyond just BBQ. They impressed our guests with an outstanding menu and even supplied the tables, chairs and linens. AND at 2am when the party ended they cleaned up the entire wedding, took all the trash with them and left NOTHING for us to do the next morning.

you cannot beat Goodman's if you are coming though Perry. It’s a local spot but we love visitors.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Goodmans_BBQ, Owner at Goodman's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words Hope; it's a pleasure serving customers like you and we are so happy that you let us have a part in your special day! See you soon!
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COAL VALLEY
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“Good Bar B Que”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

Nice local place to eat. Port was good with the baked beans. The shrimp wa a little better than avg. I would go back without questions

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Ok if you need some BBQ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

We have eaten here on several occaisions and it has been consistently average, with some items tasting better then others. The chicken and pork are tender and cooked right, but the chicken is a little on the fatty side to me. The problem I have is with the ribs. The flavor is good, but the cut is soooo skinny. It's like they splt the bone in half on one rib and call it two. Strange. The sides have all been decent but nothing really over the top. The cobbler however is EXCELLENT and I would go there just for that. The place is family friendly and everyone says Hi to you when they come by your table. They do not serve any alcohol, but have plenty of drink choices. All in all if you need some BBQ this is the only place to go....really, this is the ONLY BBQ place in Perrry.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Goodmans_BBQ, Owner at Goodman's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
We're happy to see that you've dined with us on several occasions and enjoyed the BBQ pork and chicken. Next time you come through be sure to try our white meat chicken if you haven't already, especially if you're looking for a leaner meat. Also, next time you come through please let your server know if you'd like a thicker cut or ribs and we would be more than happy to cut up a thicker batch just for you! Thank you for your patronage and we hope to see you again soon!
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Good place to eat”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012 via mobile

We were passing through Perry about 1:30 on a Monday & decided to stop for lunch. Perry is a very small town.

We ordered a small order of green fried tomatoes which was $1.99 & they served them with ranch dressing. A small order consists of 5 slices & a large order consists of 10 slices. They were EXCELLANT!

Then we ordered BBQ pork sandwiches. I had mine with fries and cole slaw. My husband had baked beans and slaw. There wasn't a lot of meat on either sandwich but the meat was very tender and good. They have three kinds of sauces to put on the sandwiches. We chose the sweet barbecue sauce. You put the sauce on yourself.

Beer or wine is not served at the restaurant ~ only ice tea, sodas. They probably have coffee & other things but I didn't notice. We had a glass of pepsi & refills are free. They also had an assortment of desserts which we didn't do.

All in all it was a good lunch but nothing out of this world. The service was fast and GREAT. Lisa was our server and she did a fantastic job!!!!!!!

If coming this way again, we'd try another restaurant ~ Perry only has 5 restaurants at this writing. The last time we stopped at Deal's but they were closed today ~ Monday.

Our total bill came to $13.79. Actually not a bad lunch for the price.

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Goodmans_BBQ, Owner at Goodman's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Hi there, thank you for stopping by for lunch with us! We're glad to hear you enjoyed you fried green tomatoes, those are certainly one of our most popular appetizers. We offer our BBQ beef and pork sandwiches in two standard menu sizes, but will also put on however much meat by weight you desire as a special request. Lisa has been with us for many years and is a great worker, thank you for your kind words about her! If you ever make it back through Perry, please consider visiting us again, I feel confident we won't disappoint!
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