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Area 51 BBQ & Grill

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PRICE RANGE
$9 - $24
CUISINES
Barbecue, Korean, Asian
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Reviewed June 12, 2021 via mobile

The pulled pork platter and sand which were awesome. I would just order the sandwich if I came again, plenty of meat. The Mac and cheese was Kraft, it wasn’t great and not worth the side. The Texas toast was also phenomenal

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed September 5, 2020 via mobile

Our first visit today and we were pleasantly surprised; we had gone to the old place when it was Gilberts and we found the ambience at Gilbert’s to be a little disconcerting. Area 51 has fixed things up and made it a lot more comfortable...and charming. The wait staff was terrific and very friendly and helpful. I had the Bibimbap and my husband had the Bulgigi Burrito. Both were delicious. Will be back!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Area51BBQandGrill, Owner at Area 51 BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2020

Thanks so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your bibimbap and burrito! We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed August 20, 2020

Once my shipmates and I entered the place, we were greeted with the nicest folks and sat within a reasonable time. The menu features great cuisine (every type of tender meat, strips, shreaded, etc) but what surprised me most were the side dishes. After we...were served, I immediately dug into the Mac and cheese side dish for a quick bite before tackling my ribs...and WOW! What an excellent recipe Jay and his team employed. Many, many places treat side dishes like and after thought - but not this crew. The baked beans were also magnificent! And the ribs themselves? The lightly blackened exterior greet the taste buds with a handshake, and Area51's sauces are out of this world! High recommend, and we can't wait to try it again!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Area51BBQandGrill, Owner at Area 51 BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2020

Hi Captain Jetty. We are humbled and honored by your very kind words, and we are thrilled that you and your shipmates enjoyed your meals. Thanks for your very generous mention of our side dishes. If you like greens, might we suggest that you give...More

Reviewed August 18, 2020 via mobile

This food is delicious. Although they serve both Korean Bar B Que and American, we have yet to get past the Bibimbap or the dolsot for two. Been three times and it is getting to be a weekly tradition for my Mrs. the first time...we tried the Bibimap. It looked good on Facebook, so we gave it a try. We were far from disappointed. OMG it was Great! And reasonable prices as well. The second time we tried the Dolsot for two, and it was even better. Came with sides of Japchae, pan fried chicken dumplings, kimchi, and bok Choi kimchi. We have had it twice now and again, yet to disappoint. If you want to try something new, this is the place! We love it and now are fans!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Area51BBQandGrill, Owner at Area 51 BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2020

We are so glad to hear that you've enjoyed all of your dining experiences with us. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for your very kind words. We hope we continue to live up to them! We greatly...More

Reviewed August 10, 2020 via mobile

You can get a bunch of excellent Korean sides too but you really come for the really flavorful Korean BBQ. It has great taste and the meat is so tender. Good coronavirus social distancing but we called order in and did take away just to...be saferMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Area51BBQandGrill, Owner at Area 51 BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you enjoyed the Korea BBQ and hope you've had a chance to try them all. Stay tuned for new additions to the menu, including our...More

Reviewed July 31, 2020

The food was yummy! We went for a late lunch and ordered loaded bbq fries, pulled pork meals, Turkey, Mac and cheese, and pork sandwiches. There were 2 adults, a teen, and 2 kids and our Bill was $71 without the tip. Again, we all...loved the food and the service was A+.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Area51BBQandGrill, Owner at Area 51 BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2020

We're so glad that everyone enjoyed their meals, Jessica. Thanks for your support and for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you all again!

Reviewed July 5, 2020

I have only eaten there once - and that was to have a pulled pork sandwich - BUT - it was outstanding! The Island has been in need of a good BBQ restaurant for quite some time - and I think we may finally have...one. They said they were tweaking the menu and will have a few changes soon. I will be interesting in heading back and trying more. Think maybe ribs are in my future!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Area51BBQandGrill, Owner at Area 51 BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2020

Hi Dennis. We're so glad you enjoyed your pulled pork sandwich, and we hope you find the rest of our menu to be just as great. We really appreciate you taking the time write a review and for your kind words. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed June 30, 2020

The brisket plate was awesome! They know how to make real BBQ at this place! almost as good as Texas BBQ at its finest!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Area51BBQandGrill, Owner at Area 51 BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2020

Howdy, William! Thanks for the review and for your kind words. We're thrilled you enjoyed our BBQ. Thanks so much for your support!

Reviewed June 29, 2020

Wonderful concept for the island! My family loves the pulled pork sandwiches and ribs at Area 51. The flavors are delicious and service is always fantastic!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Area51BBQandGrill, Owner at Area 51 BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2020

Hi Kim. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you enjoy what we have to offer, and we appreciate your support. We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon!

Reviewed June 26, 2020

We've eaten at Area 51 many times since their opening. Each time the food is consistently excellent! We particularly love the Baby Back ribs and the pulled Pork Sandwiches. Annette's baked beans are so delicious and the best I've ever eaten. Try it out and...see for yourself!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Area51BBQandGrill, Owner at Area 51 BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2020

YAY! We're so glad you like our barbecue, and WOW at the compliment on our baked beans! Thank you so much, Ann, for taking the time to write a review, for your kind words, and for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you...More

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Yes, Area 51 BBQ & Grill offers takeout services.

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Area 51 BBQ & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5