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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great bbq and service! Our first time having bbq in Kansas and we were impressed!! The ribs were amazing and so were the sides!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed March 29, 2024 via mobile

Never disappoints! We all usually get our same favorites every time- for me it's always the burnt ends sandwich-so good! The coleslaw is fantastic and even their pickles are great. Congratulations to them on winning Salina's best bbq for another (of many) years! Well deserved!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed March 28, 2024

We have 2 favorite bbq places south of our Dubuque Iowa home and this is one of them. (The other one is PigOut BBQ in Natchez, Mississippi, which is a whole other trip) We make sure we’re in Selina for lunch whenever we’re traveling through....Best chicken, ribs, onion rings, slaw, baked beans, pickle spears and iced tea. Great staff. Just 2 complaints: it’s really hard to cut up my chicken with the flimsy plastic cutlery, really need something more substantial, and we would prefer you be located in Dubuque! Franchise? You’d be very popular!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 11, 2024 via mobile

Great BBQ, fast service, good prices and cordial people! Went here after a day at the zoo in Salina. Thoroughly enjoyed the meals with 4 adults and 2 kids. Highly recommend this BBQ.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed January 24, 2024

This is a little mom and pop barbeque spot in Salina, Kansas this is superb!!! As soon as you exit your car, that wonderful aroma of smoking meat hits you, and you know you're about to be amazed. They had a lady writing down your...order as you stood in line, then you give your ticket to the cashier who enters your order. They offer pretty much all smoked meats you can name-ribs, chicken, and all the other usual suspects. There are "crowd pleasers" for $56 and $100, which you might order for a large family or a party perhaps. The onion rings looked divine. The dining area is rather small, & we got there before the big lunch rush, & by the time I was seated there was a line out the door. Offer the usual sides, fries, slaw, potato salad, corn bread, beans, and the aforementioned onion rings. I got the junior brisket sammie with a side of beans. The beans had that wonderful smoky flavor too and slices of their sausage in there, because why not??!! Sodas and lemonade, no beer or cocktails. For those not familiar with where Salina is located, it is in the north central part of the state, and I-70 cuts through the very top of it. So for travelers going through the state on I-70, this would be a great place to get awesome food. Closed Sundays. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 30, 2023

Great food and convenient location. Plenty of food (ribs, burnt ends, onion rings, potato wedges and beans) with leftovers!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 30, 2023

Wow! We stopped for the night in Salina on our way home and decided to look for BBQ places to eat dinner. So glad we chose this one. I had the two meat plate with brisket and chicken and it was too much to eat....My Beagle appreciated the chicken though! Everything was very good. The pulled pork sandwich was smoky and sweet. Would definitely eat here again when in town!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 14, 2023 via mobile

We had a pulled pork sandwich meal yummy and the slammer a yummy foot long sausage with pulled pork and beef with Chipotle sauce. Good yummy. Will be back!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 15, 2023 via mobile

We stopped here on our way through Salina. The barbecue ribs were delicious and the serving was a good size. The onion rings were huge.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 14, 2023

I happened to be going through Salina on my way back from a trip to Western Kansas. This place is one that had been recommeded to me by a friend, so I thought I'd give it a try. I stopped in and ordered a "basket"...including a brisket sandwich, fries and beans. The basket comes with a drink. Overall, I'd say the food was pretty good. Not the best BBQ I've ever had, but still decent. The fries were typical frozen fries. I prefer fresh, but that's not enough to knock down the rating. Prices were a bit higher than I would have expected for a place like this, but not outrageous. I debated between 4 stars and 5 starts, but felt it was good enough for a 5 star rating. I'd have gone 4.5 if that option was available. Limited parking. Service was good and quick. Staff was friendly. Overall a pretty good experience. Would definitely stop again.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 3, 2023

We came from MN to visit our son who recently moved here. I wanted some Kansas BBQ, and this one came up at the top of the list when I asked Google. Between the 3 of us we had brisket, burnt ends, ribs, and the...sausage, with beans and coleslaw sides. We absolutely loved the food! I don't like vinegary coleslaw so this was the best we've had in a restaurant. So creamy! The meat was tender, the BBQ sauce was perfect, we didn't use the spicy hot one. The beans were good, you could taste the brown sugar. The place is nostalgic, the perfect place to relax, you could have, and hear, your conversations. The other guests from the area were friendly, we asked them what they recommend for us to see. It's a great little homestyle place. Forget the big chain restaurants, I will go back again before we head back to MN.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 29, 2023

Good food, friendly people. State troopers and firemen were having lunch, and seemed like they were regulars there, so the food must pass their taste test. For the price we paid for lunch, we expected somewhat larger portion sizes.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 22, 2023

After a long day’s drive, this BBQ place perked up our spirits!! Good crowd, friendly people, and delicious BBQ!! Not fancy, just stop in as you are!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 31, 2023 via mobile

I am from Kansas City and know barbecue. This restaurant would do well in our city and here it is pretty darn good. They do their own sauce that you can't buy anywhere else and it gives your dish a wow factor.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 8, 2023 via mobile

I had the rib dinner with beans and potato salad. Partner had the sausage and fries. Our meal was good; we enjoyed it. We were driving through the area and found it on TripAdvisor. We then stopped at the ice cream place just up the...street. That was good, too.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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For large groups, yes, but for smaller parties we can almost always get you in. Wouldn’t be necessary. Thanks!
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I didn't see beer, but we were traveling on a road day so beer wasn't on our radar.
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