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American, Barbecue
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed February 7, 2022 via mobile

Indoor and outside seating, we chose the outside because it was a nice day. Staff were friendly and helpful on dinning options. Generous portions of meat. Brisket was great along with the pulled chicken. Good service on refills of soda, building was a little antiquated...but had a old time charm. Overall a great place to grab some BBQ.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 20, 2022

Ordered to go and the order was accurate. We had a pulled chicken plate and pulled pork plate. Both meats were cooked nicely and super tender. The sides of corn and baked beans were so-so. But the red slaw was tremendous. I could have made...a meal of the red slaw alone.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 29, 2021

We happened upon this place while driving from Death Valley to Sequoia National Park. Several locals recommended it and the line was out the door so we knew it would be good! The brisket and sweet potato fries were amazing :)

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed October 9, 2021 via mobile

No masks on any staff member. Long slow order line. Pulled pork was pretty taste neutral, not like smoked meat. Brisket was lean, as we asked, but had weak or no bark. Fried okra was good. Black eyed peas were not good. Ordered unsweetened iced...tea, and we received sweet iced tea. Doubt we will return.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed May 17, 2021 via mobile

Whenever we're traveling from Barstow to Bakersfield we always stop here in both directions. On this visit we had the 1/2 rack with two sides and the pulled pork and shrimp combo. Everything was amazing. Try the red slaw as one of your sides. It's...amazingMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 5, 2021

Dropped in here out of the blue on the road to St. George, Utah. This small town has a lot of excellent places to eat, so I visited just a couple of them to pick one for dinner. The smell of the Barbecue, combined with...the Desert type eclectic furnishings, convinced me to stay here. Beef Brisket was perfectly prepared with almost zero fat. Sauces (3) were all excellent. Side (beans) was not particularly a winner. Service was fast and efficient. Staff kept coming by to ask if I needed anything on multiple occasions, which is always appreciated. While I did not have beer it was clear that they had a wide selection of craft brews. When I was leaving the hostess was thanking everybody for dining there, which is always a special touch. Will stop here again if I am ever back in town..More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed November 10, 2020 via mobile

An average place to eat with large portions. We ordered brisket sandwiches with sides of okra and beans. The okra was very good and the beans were okay. The brisket was tasty but overly fat. The bbq sauce was tasty. The prices were a little...high for this type of place.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 10, 2020

Phoned in the order cause of the pandemic 55.00 family feast 7.00 12 oz mac n cheese and tip My husband picks it up its already tied . Tight He brings it home and I start to unpack it first thing is 1 garddn salad....Ok 2 pieces of bread ok I called and asked was this right the orde seemed off. She was dismissive and said it was right As I continued to unpack The bbq sauce i asked for a sample of all of them. Was not in the bag I called back and the phone went silent I heard no one so I just hung up. We were treating ourselves in a time of stress and chaos. We could have spent 20 at subway and had just as good food Beans were even crunchy. They won't get us again We try to buy local and was really looking forward to this meal. Below is what you get for 75.00More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 25, 2020

thank you for great experience this afternoon ..... had lunch and it was wonderful ... i had the redslaw and brisket and my friend had the pulled pork and potato salad ..... your staff was very friendly and the service was fantastic ..... we will...be back ....More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 22, 2020 via mobile

Stood in line for 45 minutes, they basically stopped taking orders. Never said anything, just left us standing there. Not ideal for a pandemic. Phone orders were being taken though. They definitely need to rethink their technology and process! Pulled pork was amazing, beef was...good. Skip the ribs. Mac and cheese was fabulous.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 12, 2020 via mobile

Just have to get it off my chest....really like the food here. That said, one time when I used the wrong sized containers (large ones sitting on the raised counter (apparently these are used for other purposes but are sitting in plain sight) with a...placard nearby that invites you to help yourself to squirt the bbq sauce from self serve bottles. I was waiting for a to go order and the owner (I know he’s the owner by his description in other reviews) approached me and told me that I should have asked for the much smaller containers when I ordered and that I owed him ten dollars for the amount of bbq sauce I had taken (pretty sure it was much, much less than a grocery store bottle which would cost about two bucks!) I felt threatened as a woman (he’s a pretty big guy and he seemed angry) so I paid it and left. The sauce was good and we used it appreciatively. I live locally but honestly I will not return because of the customer service and my son experienced a bad customer service experience here on a separate occasion. It has taken me a while to write this review because I support local businesses and I know this is probably atypical of others experiences. Thanks TripAdvisor for letting me vent but it was an honest mistake and I did not appreciate the owner treating me like I was some sort of criminal regardless of how good the food is.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

The food is delicious, the atmosphere is meh! It is self serve type eating, seat yourself. Nothing fancy but Locals like it.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2020

Comfort place to sit and have the meals. Sure enjoyed that there were so many very young workers there and they did a wonderful cooking!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 23, 2019

We had Brisket, Pulled Pork, Pork Ribs, and Chicken and a lot of it. Chicken was tender and flavorful. Ribs were cooked just right nice and tender. Brisket was tender and very good.Pulled pork was outstanding. The sides were also great! The side of Fried...Buffalo Cauliflower was unexpectedly delicious. And I don't even like cauliflower, it was addictive. Red House Chili and Sweet potatoe fries were outstanding and my salad was good. All the personal were really nice. The place was definitely hopping! The Decor was Fascinating and colorful. Speaking of Colorful, you can even sigh the walls. We'll be back!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2019

We were greeted nicely and given an explanation about the service in the restaurant. There is a lot of History here and displayed nicely. There is a cute waterfall display at the back of the restaurant with a few tables around it to enjoy the...view. I ordered the ribs with a salad and fruit. The ribs were dry and chewy as if they were old and overcooked.My salad was good as well as the fruit. The ribs I ordered were not fall off-the-bone as stated on other reviews I have read elsewhere. That was a disappointment. My husband had the Cod platter with the sweet potato fries. He said it was very good. The service was good. I believe that a person should decide for themselves how good a place really is by visiting that place.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
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