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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed June 27, 2022 via mobile

Our waiter, very king and professional. The ambiance, just good! Food was plentiful and tasty. Still, I will not make and special trip to come here.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 9, 2022

Our family has been to many bar-b-que restaurants across the US. At the end of our meal we had a discussion about whether this one is the best. It is certainly close. Everything we had (pork, brisket, turkey, catfish) was great. The sides were unique...and fantastic. The prices are fair, the building is nice and the service was friendly.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 5, 2022

My being tired of BBQ asked server about other options on the menu and the salmon was suggested. My girl eats a lot of salmon, she said this was the best she had in while. Meanwhile, I was chowing down on Carolina pork and brisket...meat combo. Both meats were great. Sweet potato mash excellent. BBQ Beans right there too. Did I mention 3-7 happy hour every day - even Saturday?! Easy to recommend you go here.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 14, 2021

I had heard a lot of good things about Mojo Hogtown BBQ and I got a chance to try it when my mother was visiting Gainesville. Located downtown, the restaurant has a large open seating area once inside. There are a few tables on their...front deck area if you prefer to eat outside. There’s so many delicious-sounding items and appetizers on the menu so I went with the three-meat combo in order to try the most. I ordered the beef brisket, Texas hot link, and St. Louis spareribs, plus as my two sides I chose the sweet potato mash and the BBQ pit beans. The brisket was incredibly tender, the sausage link had a firm casing that was bursting with flavor, and the spareribs had a zesty dry rub flavor. It was the sides, thought, that took this meal over the top. The sweet potato mash was heavenly and the pit beans has a sweet, smoky, savory flavor that made them some of the best baked beans I’ve ever had. On there table were 5 different homemade BBQ sauces, which made it fun to mix and match. Our waitress so was pleasant and helpful when choosing from the menu. Overall, I would say Mojo’s rivals BBQ that I’ve had in Austin, Texas at some of the famous joints there. Get to Mojo BBQ in Gainesville right now – you won’t be sorry you did!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed November 4, 2021

Went to Motown Bar-B-Que last night for dinner. WE usually try to go there once a week and I always have enjoyed the food. The people seated next to us on the porch outside brought a small dog with them to the restaurant. During our...meal, and theirs, they put their dog ON TOP OF THE TABLE, and let it eat off their plates. Then, WHILE THEY WATCHED, they allowed the dog to lick the tops of the sauce bottles which are open so you can dispense the sauce. Needless to say, we were appalled and couldn't finish our meals. I went inside to tell our server what happened and he told me that the couple comes in all the time and they always have to tell them not to do that. Well, my days of eating there are finished. Who knows how many times I've eaten from a table that a dog sat on or how many times I may have used a sauce that a dog licked. If this is a recurring them , you should have the common sense to tell them to never return with the dog. I'd advise evryone to steer clear of Mojo Hogtown until management sets a policy of no dogs at the restaurant except for service dogs. And no animals ever on the table or licking out of a container. Theses dog owners should be banned from ever eating at this place again. Filthy and disgusting!!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed August 22, 2021

The atmosphere was really fun! Loved the brisket and mac and cheese! Sweet potato hash was yummy too! And cheerwine! Even better! Great service as well.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed March 19, 2021 via mobile

Nice size side portions. Unbelievable Whiskey bar and selections. We left our CC and they were helpful to mail it to us as we were visiting from out of town.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 2, 2021

Recommended by a BBQ-loving friend, we left the Mojo Hogtown Bar-B-Que disappointed. Read on for details. Occupying a comfortable space that speaks "BBQ" on the edge of downtown, we were quickly seated on a COVID-Sunday. The service was friendly and efficient. Onion rings were sizeable,...hot and steamy and flavorful; they were great, even without the ranch dip. We seleted the 2-meat combo sampler, selecting brisket and ribs. The brisket was dry and lacked smoke. It was, in a word, boring. The ribs were moist, sweet, flavorful but with an excess of salt in the rub. They were good enough to order again. For the sides, the BBQ pit beans were too sweet and not something I would order again. The Brunswick Stew was an interesting potpourri of flavors (as this dish often is) and worth the $2 upcharge. Between the ribs, rings and brunswick stew, I'd return to sample the other meats on the menu.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 24, 2021 via mobile

Great bourbons to choose from. Was referred here for large selection of Bourbon, stayed a long time with friends on outdoor patio with heaters, ate our way through the appetizers menu. Fantastic fine and food was great

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 15, 2021

In downtown Gainesville. the Hogtown serves some serious BBQ. The meats (burnt ends, north carolina, and pulled pork were all cooked to perfection. And the sides may have been even better? The mashed sweet potatoes are a must!!! The meat portions were generous.. There for...lunch as the smell of their meat smoker outside was what we followed! They have a full bar with a happy hour that begins at 3pm. Very spacious well appointed country style establishment with good service as well. Highly recommend!!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 3, 2021

Even in January we were able enjoy our meal outside. My husband had the shrimp and grits with beans as the side. All excellent including the corn bread. I just ordered a side of macaroni and cheese. We still had more than we could finish....The service was very good as well. Happy Hour until 7 every dayMore

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 31, 2020

The aroma that hits you when you walk in tells you that you're in for a treat. We just moved from Texas and miss great bbq. Hogtown satisfied our craving. Meats are perfectly smoked and tender. The portions are plentiful. Two of us shared a...three meat plate and there was plenty. My husband is a huge carnivore, so that's saying something. They have a nice range of options for sides. Order the burnt ends appetizer. They are superb. Our server was wonderful. The dining room is beautiful. They have a full bar with lots of beer, wine, and cocktail choices. The only thing keeping this a 4 instead of 5 start rating is the seasoning. The veggies were so spicy neither one of us could eat them. The seasoning on the chicken was also a bit overwhelming if you don't love heat. I had to order any extra side of unseasoned fries to cool off the heat. If that's not a concern for you, you'll leave 100 percent happy.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 10, 2020

This place cater our company Christmas party the food was delicious and had pently to choose from. The staff was very friendly also.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 23, 2020 via mobile

EVERYTHING was delicious! We Gad a party of 10 hungry ppl including kids and there was not one thing we tried that wasn’t amazing! We ordered the whole hog and it had a little bit of everything and all the meats were cooked perfectly... the...macaroni was great! I had a cup of stew and it was so good! My friends had the hot chicken sandwich and they raved about it! Definitely be back! Don’t forget to order some wings as an app we couldn’t get enough!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 7, 2020

The barbequed meat was really good but the sides were just okay. Good size portions . Not too pricy.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Yes, Mojo Hogtown Bar-B-Que offers takeout services.

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Mojo Hogtown Bar-B-Que is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4