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“Good for the Area” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Acme Barbecue Restaurant

Acme Barbecue Restaurant
445 Market Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
570-327-9009
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Ranked #1 of 139 Restaurants in Williamsport
Cuisines: Barbecue
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“Good for the Area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

It is one of the few BBQ places in the area, and until I discovered another one near Linden was the only significant BBQ place I knew of. Their sauces are their strong point. They make them themselves and it gives you plenty of options for flavor. However their actual BBQ I have found to be spotty. The ribs are pretty good as is the sausage, but the pulled pork tends to be too dry.

At first their french fries were delicious, but then something changed and they got really rubbery and a bit weird tasting. They've made a come back, but they're not what they once were. The prices are also a bit high compared to what you get from the other local BBQ restaurants. Especially considering their recent way to cope with increasing supply costs was to make the sandwich rolls smaller and keeping the price the same. The cornbread is ok, but for a BBQ restaurant should be better. Its not kept warm, and typically dried out. I've heard good things about their deep-fried potato salad, but not a fan of potato salad and haven't tried it.

The Williamsport location is a bit small inside and its a zoo if you get there between 12 and 1. I always try to get there before or after then otherwise you may have a long wait and in the winter especially no where to eat your food. You have to take it with you back to your car or office.Overall not bad, but after finding Clems on 220 in Linden I'd rather make the drive there.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Meal for a Great Price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Lots of different meals to choose from as well as lots of side. We have dined here several times - in and take out - and each time the food has been great. Lots of different bbq sauces to choose from too!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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elpaso
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126 restaurant reviews
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“Great BBQ!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Got a sampler plate, everything good. Try the white bbq sauce. Never heard of it before, really different and good.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Northeast, USA
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“Great BBQ in Williamsport PA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

Acme is a small BBQ joint in downtown PA. Excellent sandwiches and a variety of sauces (try the Sweet Heat). The deep fried spicy green beans are out of this world. Very little seating, but an outdoor covered patio makes up for that in the summer.

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Brunswick, Maine
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Yummmy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Great food, good prices. Seating is somewhat limited if you go around lunch time.

Visited July 2012
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