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Fred Cotten Barbeque

2623 N Main St, Jacksonville, FL 32206-2945
+1 904-356-8274
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  • Terrible10%
Aug 2, 2018
“Local secret”
Nov 3, 2018
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2623 N Main St, Jacksonville, FL 32206-2945
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Sucked...Arbys roast beef sliced on a machine was supposed to be brisket....rip-off....greens out of a can...you want garlic toast? No loser, you get stale cold white brrad

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jaxbroo
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Fred Cotton's has been around for decades. Locals have long known and enjoyed the barbecue at this hidden gem. It is a small ordinary looking building, but the food inside is always really good.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nevyntoo
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

We're in town for a cruise and don't board until late, so we decided to find a local place to eat. Hubby wanted bbq, so we happened upon this little place. I read the reviews and decided to give it a try, even though it...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank amorriso25
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This restaurant is a Northside landmark that several generations of people enjoyed. It went down and eventually closed. But thank goodness, someone who loved the restaurant and the great memories of past times, bought it and the rest is history. He restored it, keeping the...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank whdempsey3003
Reviewed May 3, 2016

New Ownership with the Original BBQ Sauce and Salad Dressing recipes. Food quality and serving sizes greatly improved since the new owners purchased and re-opened the restaurant from Billy C, who had basically let the business die. Interior and exterior have been given a facelift....More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Laura E
Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

This is the old place... 17th and main ...Was pleasantly surprised....the ribs are great, almost like the old days...house salad the same...will become a weekly affair

Date of visit: November 2015
1  Thank cebsr
Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have been looking for bbq and tonight we drove around and found this spot that closed after 60 something years and was bought and reopened by new owners. The ppl were super friendly and the ribs are meaty and the sauces...More

Date of visit: October 2015
1  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had stopped a couple of months ago for the sandwich board special of buy a large pork or beef sandwich, two sides and a drink and get one. Very tasty, sandwich (filled to slightly overflowing), grilled corn, and sauce. The fries were good, but...More

Date of visit: September 2013
Thank AuntieWinter4
Reviewed May 26, 2012

Went here as a kid with my dad. It is not in the best neighborhood, but for BBQ this good I could care less where I have to go to get it. Fred died years ago and a guy named " Billy C " put...More

Date of visit: May 2012
Thank Fullcirclehomes
Reviewed January 26, 2010

Tried to find this place a few times, and couldn't. Worth the persistence. The spare ribs were the best ever, no need for sauce, smokey and tender. The place is a dive, when you walk in it is no nonsense. The service is adequate. I...More

1  Thank JasonEddy
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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  • Address: 2623 N Main St, Jacksonville, FL 32206-2945
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-356-8274
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