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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have high standards for BBQ and this certainly met them. Everything we ate was delicious. We were a bit skeptical about the mac and cheese because it has bits of ham in it — but it was one of the most...tasty parts of the meal. (You actually don’t notice the ham, other than the boost it gives to the flavor!)More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Favorite BBQ in Pensacola - hands down. Brisket, Ribs, Burnt ends, Mac & Cheese, and the best smocked chicken you will ever put in your mouth.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience - delicious BBQ, nice staff and great place. Stop there, when in Pensacola. Prices are fair and the smoker is located in front of the house

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed May 31, 2022 via mobile

Ribs and Brisket was great, sides were good as well. You won't be disappointed a must eat restaurant if near Pensacola Florida.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 9, 2022 via mobile

Got takeout here. Two meat plate to go. Gonna go back again. And again. I live far from this place but when I’m in area I stop every now and then. Fresh ingredients. Great family business.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 19, 2022 via mobile

Thanks for always being there at the last minutes notice and never telling us you can’t have our order ready…. If you are looking for a business to cater your event or even just family night at home, THIS is the place…

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 5, 2022

This cozy unpretentious BBQ could joint has killer ribs brisket and chicken. We also tried several sides - the pork and beans were tangy, potato salad was Rock solid and that coleslaw on point if standard. The Brunswick stew is like barbecue in a bowl...with veggies. I would have been totally happy eating a big bowl for lunch! Johnny was our server and he literally made us feel like family, answering all our questions smiling and genuinely interested in making sure we were happy... And we really were! The sausage is probably the weak link here but not because it's bad but simply because the other items are so good. Their house made barbecue sauce is also hot peppery and tangy if a bit sweet It was about 50 bucks for the two of us but we brought home lots of leftovers and enjoyed them all over again the next day! Come hungry you won't regret stopping here!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed October 13, 2021

We come to the area usually once a year and Hot Spot is always on the itinerary. Stopped today, Gabriella T was our waitress. She was so pleasant and efficient. Topped our drinks off twice. Asked twice if we needed anything. Brought our food to...us after ordering within a few minutes. Said they always try to serve fast in case someone has to get back to work. Was very nice to visit with as was a woman at the bar who worked there. Didn't get her name. We had a pork sandwich that could not be better, bread was perfect also, potato salad, pork and chicken combo with Brunswick Stew and mac n cheese. Every food item could not have been better. I hesitated about the chicken thinking it would be dry but it was best I have ever had in a restaurant. So moist and tender, seasoned perfect. Every item was fantastic. The bbq sauce was even served warm! Will try for another trip here before we leave because it was so good and waitress was so nice.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 16, 2021 via mobile

Best barbecue we’ve had! Spicy but not 🥵. Generous portions. Key Lime pie was scrumptious! Brownie was wonderful, too! Gabby was our server and she was fun and efficient! Great place!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 15, 2021

I partially blame myself for this because even the server warned me. I ordered one plate with ribs and brisket. They charge over $9 extra for the ribs and over $6 extra for the brisket. She said it would serve two. No. It had two...ribs and maybe six slices of brisket. With two sodas it cost over $40.00. This was a single platter for one person. My wife thought I was crazy. It was literally twice the price of other BBQ places, because I eat at many such places. The food was extremely good. I do want to point that out, but no BBQ is worth $40 for a plate that serves one person, so you need to be cautious. But the food was extremely good and it would be wrong not to give them credit for very tasty BBQ.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 1, 2021

My brother and I are all in to Barbecuing. We decided to try this place while on vacation. All I can say is this is the best BBQ I have eaten beside our own. The brisket was so good and the ribs were as well....Their bbq sauce was great as also. Not to mention the cookies were delicious! The customer service was even better. I wish they shipped. Because I sure would order some right now.More

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

We drove up to this little hole-in- the- wall where somebody was busy barbecuing on the grill. There were some covered outside tables. We wanted out of the heat so we went in where we were warmly greeted by the lady behind the counter. Our...waiter, Harrison was also friendly and humorous. I had a pulled pork sandwich W/ slaw and smoked pork and beans. Delicious! My husband had the brisket sandwich and potato salad which was also delicious. We took lemon cream pie to go. We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 28, 2021 via mobile

Rude, bad management. Chips were stale and the bread was nasty. It's basic white bread but the price is 3x what it should be. The microwave has not been cleaned in years The restaurant does use the microwave. Angela said that. Truly Sonny's is better.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 27, 2021

We were greeted by Amanda and she was super helpful by going over the menu. We ordered the 3 meat plate so we could try more and it was delicious!! Very reasonably priced. Highly recommend you give them a try.

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

Came to Pensacola to see my son and stopped in this place. I love BBQ and had high hopes for this place. After eating I have to say the biggest disappointment is that we don’t have this place in Lakeland. Hands down the best BBQ...I have had in a long time. The coolest place and the nicest people. The owner came by to check on us. I wish I could give it more stars.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Hot Spot Barbecue is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4