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American, Bar, Barbecue
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed August 16, 2021

My wife and I stopped by on the way home from Savannah Ga and it was out of this world good! I got the ribs and they were perfectly done. They would win a BBQ competition with those ribs! Everything was fantastic, our server was...Patience (thats her name), and she was great.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed May 8, 2021 via mobile

Stopped for a quick bite from AL to South FL and was an easy on and off from Interstate 10. My husband is a chicken wing connossiuer and scored these the best chicken wings he’s ever eaten hands down. They were so delicious we got...another order to take with us because the bartender said they’d be even better when we got home. She wasn’t kidding, they were fabulous. Highly recommend the chicken wings and buck sauce. I had a pulled pork on a bun with cole slaw and it was decadent. We will definitely be back on our way through to Tallahassee. Bartender makes a mean margarita to boot and the ambiance is great. Five stars.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 18, 2021

My wife and I had high hopes for Big Woods based on the favorable reviews, the atmosphere, and the crowd when we arrived. It was great eating at a place without a ridiculous mask mandate too, which attracted us to them. The atmosphere was enjoyable,...and the service was good. However the food was bad in general. The place seemed to focus on barbecued foods, so I had the ribs, my wife ordered the shrimp dinner, and a half a rack of ribs. She had rice and mashed potatoes for her sides. Her shrimp were excellent, but both sides were terrible. The rice seemed like a rice-aroni knock off. The potatoes seemed like instant and were underwhelming. The gravy was likely from a jar. My sides were fried okra and green beans. The fried okra were decent. My ribs looked unappetizing, and that was accurate. They were chewy, tough, and fatty. I like some fat on ribs, but this was a chewy mess, and my wife's were the same. The food was just terrible quality. I think they started with bad ingredients and ended with a product that reflects that. I would never recommend this place and won't be back based on this experience. It's a shame because it looks cool and has decent service, but it's the worst place I've eaten at since moving to Florida. I really wanted to like this place, but they need to make improvements.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 26, 2021

Been coming here for a while now.. most excellent good portions and good value for your money but most important is it tastes great ! awesome steaks as well ! Our server was Valene and went above and beyond to ensure our tea glass never...got below half ! also some of the biggest deer heads and cool atmosphere on the walls This is the BBQ - SPOT Look no where else in this area !More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed December 31, 2020

We travel fairly often on I-10 in Florida and discovered this tasty place a couple years ago. Were thru there this evening and had held our taste buds in check waiting to eat here again. We entered - in our masks - and we were...stared at like we had 2 heads each. I pulled up TA to refresh my memory about the popular mentions and immediately saw that 2 reviews ago the review title indicated the same experience. I didn't even read the review - just the management response. It gave me SOME relief because as I read it, sure enough someone was sanitizing a recently vacated booth. I would normally give your food and service 5 stars - today it's a 2 because even though you may screen your staff daily - many - especially young people exhibit few to no symptoms. That is major concern for us so if it is for you we just wanted to share that. Food and service still great but we were fairly uncomfortable.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed August 8, 2020 via mobile

We found this place after being in Madison for the day. And we were absolutely blown away by how good the food, the atmosphere and cleanliness of the restaurant. I am absolutely going to recommend this place to friends and family. It’s definitely worth the...drive from Valdosta!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed June 25, 2020 via mobile

I would love to recommend this place and the food is good. But under current circumstances, I am HIGHLY disappointed. My friends and I stopped for lunch while on a weekend trip. We came prepared and following CDC and Florida phase two rules, had our...masks on when we entered. Much to our dismay, we were the ONLY people wearing masks. NONE of the employees, servers, hostess, bartender, etc. were wearing masks. As we waited almost 5 minutes to be seated, everyone already seated kept looking at us like they had never seen a concerned, health conscious person before. When someone did come to seat us, she sat our group as far from the rest of the patrons as she could. At this point we were grateful, but not sure if that was done for our benefit or someone else's. Upon reaching the table we were handed plastic reusable menus and the table already had a full rack of community condimints on it. Our server stood right next to us each time she came to the table, showing NO social distancing at all. We did not witness a single phase 2 restaurant rulebwing observed. We were able to eat our food, only thanks to our own preparedness. We had our own cups and sanitizer, which we used on everything.More

Date of visit: June 2020
momof2in2, Owner at Big Wood BBQ and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2020

We’re sorry you felt uneasy during this time. Rest assured we go above and beyond to make sure everything is sanitized between each patron. Our menus are cleaned with sanitizer solution after each use along with table surfaces and each touchable item on the tables....More

Reviewed June 23, 2020

This is the place you want to eat. Large restaurant with lots of customers, but the staff and kitchen seem to handle it with no problem. Not far from the Interstate and access is easy.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020

Great atmosphere, great food. Great salad bar. I have tried most appetizers and have never been disappointed!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

We were passing through town and wanted to stop for bbq. We were not disappointed! Ribs and pulled pork were delicious! They also have a full bar and great prices. Service was excellent!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Big Wood BBQ and Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5