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“Great music!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Blu Que Island Grill

Blu Que Island Grill
149 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
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Ranked #27 of 35 Restaurants in Siesta Key
Price range: $10 - $35
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ocean Blvd.
Description: Blu Que Island Grill and Bar offers smoked infused cuisine featuring hardwood grilled favorites cooked low and slow over hickory and apple wood. Blu Que Island Grill delivers the highest quality food and service. Our menu offers a vast selection of steak, chops, fowl, fresh seafood and authentic American barbeque… and of course, we didn’t forget the accompaniments: crisp salads, savory soups, mouthwatering side dishes and a delicious selection of home-style desserts are not to be missed. Be sure to compliment your meal with one of our specialty drinks, domestic and import beers, or fine wines. Happy Hour From MON - FRI 12 to 6 Live Entertainment Daily- see our calendar. Looking forward to ‘seating’ you soon! $12 BREAKFAST WITH BLOODY AND MIMOSA BAR SAT & SUNDAY
Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great music!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The food and drinks weren't my favorite, but I was very pleased with the friendly staff and great music! We went on a Sunday and we jammed all night.

Visited November 2013
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Bradenton, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Place and Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Went here for the first time and the service and food was really good. My girlfriend had the lobster and I had shrimp which was very good. I also got the mac and cheese balls and they were the best of the best. There was also a band playing outside which was nice to sit out on the deck and enjoy music. Also has inside seating if you do not want to listen to the band.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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190 reviews 190 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“Burned Flab!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We had been staying away because of lousy reviews and the burned flesh smoke diffusers which force guests to inhale acrid fumes. What an outrageously dumb idea. Like trying to done in a smokers car withe the windows up. Q Sampler terrible. Smoking poor quality meats does not improve them. Brisket mostly gelatinous white flab. Chicken and pork gristly. Sauces are Cattlemans from grocery store. Cocktails and bartender nice but Titos @ $10 a pop overpriced. What was it better when it was called Blue Smoke?

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Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Just Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We were hoping for a great BBQ place but the food was just average. They have BBQ scented mist coming out of small pipes around the perimeter of the outdoor seating area. This assures that you will leave smelling like a BBQ sandwich. The service was friendly but the whole place is tired and in need a a little elbow grease.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bergen, NY
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Three times and out!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Well we thought we would give Blu Que Island Grill one more chance on our visit last week. Big mistake -- if they weren't good on visists last Oct. and again in April, we should have just taken it off our list. We won't be back after this experience. There was one plus - the beers were nice and cold and the music was nice. Ok - so now for the bad... ordered brisket sandwich with beans. DH had the bison burger and twice baked potato. The brisket sandwich was 4 very thinly sliced pieces of brisket on a bun. About 75% of the brisket was fat. After I pulled off all the fat there was about 1 ounce of meat left on this big bun. What a disappointment. Beans were good but who wants to pay $13 for a big bun with less than a slider portion of meat on it and a dish of good beans? Bison burger was ok. Twice baked potato was VERY SKIMPY on the toppings - about 1 tsp. of sour cream and a few sprinkles of bacon bits. Disappointing. So then we decide we are going to have the bourbon bread pudding and coffee for dessert. Waiter takes our order and brings back the coffees - no dessert. He disappears - we think he went back to get the bread pudding - he passes our table AN ADDITIONAL 11 TIMES!! ignoring us completely as we try to ask him about the bread pudding. When he finally comes back to the table 25 minutes later, he pauses and says.. "Oh you wanted the bourbon bread pudding didn't you? " Unbelievable! We won't be going back. Don't waste your money on the food there - not worth it and wait staff service was terrible!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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