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The Sand Bucket Smoke

980 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas, FL 32456-4603
+1 850-229-4227
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“baked beans” (24 reviews)
“brisket” (26 reviews)
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11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
980 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas, FL 32456-4603
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We ordered a grilled hamburger and a pulled pork sandwich. Everything was either disappointing or okay- except the fries. They were delicious. The staff wasn't overly friendly or attentive.

Thank camillian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was disappointing and the price was worse. Service left room for improvement. Smoked pork was over cooked. Coleslaw was not very good. One highlight was the southern state mustard bbq sauce.

Thank swayngimb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried the seafood, so we can't speak for the barbecue. Grouper basket was ok, but nothing the write home about. More than the food, the atmosphere and service were the big disappointments. We waiting for a long time, only to finally get a table...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying on Cape San Blas and had set out for a different restaurant only to find that it was closed, so we headed to the Sand Bucket. I'm not a big BBQ fan so I was a bit leery of their food but...More

2  Thank KSR1201
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've had better smoked food but it wasn't bad. We had chicken, sausage, ribs and pulled pork, a little bit of everything.

Thank flamingotravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 17 year old large son ordered grouper fingers, at $17.99 the "bucket" left him wanting more food. My husband and I got "The Sampler", at $28.99 we weren't really impressed. Most of the smoked meat was dry, some of it was cold. I get...More

Thank KLoveWoobysMom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for a quick meal. No waitstaff anymore. Friendly atmosphere. Pretty good bbq. Grouper sandwich very good.Place is small so you might have to wait at certain times.

Thank jsgelardi2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of six visited on a Saturday evening in mid July. Not too crowded. Atmosphere is nice but nothing particularly noteworthy. Food was very good. Pulled pork and brisket was delicious. Great place for a relaxed dinner. Would be perfect at lunch.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

We waited about an hour (7 people). Not necessarily a great atmosphere, just a small house type of place. You order from a counter/don't have a server. They sell beer and wine, no liquor. The food was good, not great. For us next time, I...More

Thank B8295YTalisonh
Reviewed July 2, 2017

We love the BBQ here - all of it, the chicken, the brisket, the pork, the ribs... my favorite is the brisket though. Tender and perfectly cooked/smoked and doesn't need sauce or anything else. The pork is great and the chicken is really fantastic-it literally...More

Thank joe s
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Questions & Answers
February 14, 2017|
Response from Annette H | Property representative |
All of our meats are gluten free, also baked beans, greens, Brunswick stew, fries, grilled shrimp and green salads.
October 15, 2016|
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Response from Annette H | Property representative |
We allow certified dogs in the restaurant.
Kathe N
August 16, 2015|
Response from Annette H | Property representative |
I am sorry at this time we don't have the facilities available for pets.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 980 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas, FL 32456-4603
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Cape San Blas
  • Phone Number: +1 850-229-4227
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