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Shakedown BBQ


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 Winner

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Real. Applewood Smoked. BBQ. Follow the Smoke...
$6 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
American, Barbecue
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews brisket baked beans cole slaw sandwich mac cheese baby back ribs bbq sampler half rack of ribs turkey bread spicy sauce off the beaten path diet soda hidden away behind the counter well worth the trip fall off the bone
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Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

If you want amazing barbecue, this is the place. And if you want amazing barbecue it’s not always going to be convenient. Shakedown sells out because their food is excellent (by far the best ribs - meaty and true fall off the bone) so go...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank susanbrandt
Reviewed August 13, 2018

So tasty and filling. The ghost pepper coleslaw was spicy and great. BBQ sampler was off the hook. Got the sausage in it, was so good and not gritty and fatty like most, just meaty and good. Delish home made sauces. Great all around, well...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sukeduke
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Come early because they sell out early. We were lucky to get there in time for the last two racks of ribs. Great sides. Spicy sauce. Served on paper on the tray. Fantastic

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Peekamoose
Reviewed June 26, 2018

My wife and I tried Shakedown this weekend based on some great reviews seen online. It's a 70 mile trip for us but it was worth it! We split a half pound brisket sandwich and a half pound pulled pork sandwich and were very pleased...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank fourfang
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Finally found another good Bbq joint in Pa. To be clear, it was four in the afternoon. Not prime time for fresh Bbq, and I understand that. We split a sampler with ribs, pulled pork and brisket. Ribs had a good tase, proper amount of...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank A2078PMericc
Reviewed May 27, 2018

We went here while at a soccer tournament in Hershey. We were starving, hot and had a LARGE dog with us so our options were limited. We felt like we hit the jackpot. The owner/chef and waitstaff could not have been more welcoming or nicer....More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 23smith23
Reviewed March 11, 2018

First visit after being in the Grantville area. We got the pulled pork, the white BBQ sauce and the mac and cheese and beans. Excellent smoke on the pork. Loved the white sauce and the slaw was nice and tangy. It is a very small...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Battina1031
Reviewed November 7, 2017

All the food here is very good. We especially liked the brisket and spare ribs. They offer several sides. We opted for the coleslaw and found it delicious.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Gaylord C
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

TIP #1 - Go for lunch if you can as that's going to be the freshest meat TIP #2 - If you go for dinner, their website says they close around 7ish or when food runs out so plan ahead This place was off the...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank wmr812
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

I honestly had no idea this little gem existed until checking TripAdvisor when in the area for a Gem Show. We both had the brisket and Mac & cheese. The brisket was tender and not overpowered with any artificial flavor or sauce. I sampled the...More

Date of visit: August 2017
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May 31, 2018|
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No alcohol sold.
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