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$10 - $20
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American, Barbecue
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Reviewed March 28, 2020

We had to get back home and they had just announced closing Disney - we headed to the Airport early - just did a google search and found Fuel. Very good BBQ - Brisket was spot on - I really enjoyed the 1/2 chicken. Don't...just consider going ...GO you wont be disapointedMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 23, 2020

We tried the beef brisket and burnt ends. The burnt ends were good ($7.49 for 4 ounces) but the beef brisket ($7.49 oz) had a lot of fat, this is important as they weigh the meat and mine had a lot of fat, I can't...say if that was considered for the serving. The BBQ beans were good as was the mac and cheese. Sides run from $2.09 and up. We didn't care for the fried okra or sweet potato fries. It is not a fancy place but somewhere you can eat inside or outside. The people were super friendly but I thought we paid a bit much for what we had. You can have your meal served on a bun or served with corn bread on the side. Food is served on a metal tray with plastic silverware.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

Best BBQ I’ve had. Not real fancy, walk up counter, seat yourself inside or outside and bar right next door.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 4, 2020 via mobile

Everything the other reviews said were true... Love some Ribs...??? This is 4 U... Price was good and food was worth the trip... outside dining in FLA.. is always nice..

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 12, 2019

This is probably the best BBQ food in central florida. We were there during a street music festival so it was a bit crowded. I want to go back on a regula weekend night. The people were friendly but there was not much room to...sit during that event.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

I've been to a lot of BBQ places near Orlando (Ellie Lou's, Four Rivers, Pig Floyd, Sonny's...) and this one is the best. It's located next door to The Alley, a nice blues bar with live music. Very good brisket, excellent greens, not too expensive.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

Burnt Ends perfect ! Mac n cheese perfect ! Fuel custom Barbecue sauces all have such great layers of flavor . AND are you ready for this - they have DOLE WHIP ! Don’t need to go to Hawaii or Disney to get it anymore.... A-joins The Alley blues club next door and you can take your metal tray of delectable meat over to the club to enjoy the live music. Check website for live music .More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 29, 2019

The food is great, but its a bit pricey. I had the brisket, it is comparable to 4 Rivers they are $5 more per half pound. The Ribs were amazing and fell off the bone better than 4 Rivers. The pulled pork was also tasty....I had the smoked mac and cheese and the Collards for sides. We enjoyed both, they were really good, but again the portions seemed small. If I am in downtown Sanford this is one of the better options! I don't understand the bad reviews, the food I had was really good.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch here while in town and were very happy with the food served. The pulled pork and brisket was out of this world. The lunch specials are very good value. Service was fast and friendly.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 27, 2019

I recently started working near Fuel and I couldn't help but notice the incredible smell on breaks. My wife and I went to try it the other day and that was a mistake. We got there and were told that they were out of all...meats except the brisket and one kind of pork. So that determined our order immediately. The brisket was super dry and unseasoned. The pork was made with a whiskey bbq sauce that was definitely not worth ordering again. All sides are all a la carte...which would be fine if there were more than two bites in an order. Ordered the okra which was too salty to eat. We also got greens which tasted like they had dropped the sugar bag in the pot. I ended up throwing most of my meal away. My wife ate all of hers because she isn't as picky of an eater, but we still had to go somewhere else to eat immediately because she was still hungry. From now on, I'll just have to enjoy the smell and save myself the disappointment of actually eating it.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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