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Pearl Country Store

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106A NE Highway 441, Micanopy, FL 32667-4002
(352) 466-4025
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Spring Hill Florida
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In the back of a Marathon gas station is the best BBQ I have ever tasted. Walk up counter, order, pay and have a seat or take it out. Can't wait to get back, worth the two hour trip!

Thank Travelyn-mama
Fort Lauderdale
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As others say, Pearl Country Store is inside a gas station on 441 in Micanopy. We stopped here after a hike in Payne's Prairie and the food totally hit the spot! I was kind of unsure after reading mixed reviews, but our food was delicious and the service was excellent! We ate here on a Sunday at 11 a.m. so... More 

Thank FTL-G8R
Gainesville, Florida
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236 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

The Pearl Country Store is on the highway through Micanopy, a tiny rural town about halfway between Gainesville and Ocala, which is to say: nowhere. But, if you love BBQ, you owe it to yourself to at least check it out, if only for the ribs. Here's why. About 10 minutes off I-75 at the Micanopy exit, the Pearl Country... More 

Thank doctorbobster
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Good bbq and I love to look at the gas station they have all kinds of nicknacks and the homemade stuff they sell is cool too

Thank Michael V
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Yeah i was high, but seriously, sauerkraut is not coleslaw. The pork was good. Baked beans made me smile.

Thank Sam P
Tampa, Florida
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168 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

After taking my girlfriend for her first visit to explore the shops of Micanopy we stopped in at the Pearl Country Store for some of the barbecue raved about on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed! My girlfriend and I both chose pulled pork sandwiches with a jumbo for myself. The smoked ribs, shoulder and brisket are displayed in a case... More 

1 Thank Tommy J
Micanopy, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Best barbecue you will taste anywhere. The brisket is amazing. Great for breakfast also with homemade corn beef hash and blueberry pancakes. Staff are always friendly. However, During UF football home games this place is completely packed.

Thank Carlene C
Orlando, Florida
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Ribs are fall off the bone tender. I think they are St. Louis ribs. They aren't baby backs. The sides are "ok". Mac n cheese dry, green beans ok, tasted straight out of can. Potatoe salad good. Didn't get the ba beans as they looked real thick. Chicken a little dry. Ate in dining area near food counter. Floor dirty.... More 

Thank LinseyBaby
Bradenton, Florida
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131 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Once we found this gas station/country store/BBQ we added it to our list of favorites! There are enough tables to make this a great experience. You order at the counter, get your drinks self-service and the BBQ is brought out to your table. The sandwiches are delicious and hearty! My friend ordered the pork and I got the brisket. We... More 

Thank AvaE27
Vero Beach, Florida
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Pearl at first glance looks like your average rural convenience store/gas station. Tucked to the side after you enter is a luncheonette-style barbecue restaurant, offering pork, chicken, brisket and ribs, both as entrees and sandwiches served on a roll or on garlic Texas toast. They serve breakfast as well. The food was excellent and the service was adequate (we were... More 

Thank susanbaldwin1009

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106A NE Highway 441, Micanopy, FL 32667-4002
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Micanopy
  • Phone Number: (352) 466-4025

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?