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“Great Tri-Tip!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Alex's Bar-B-Q of Shell Beach - CLOSED

Alex's Bar-B-Q of Shell Beach
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Sherwood, Arkansas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Tri-Tip!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

Great BBQ! Bring your own fun, atmosphere is dull, but food is great! The service has been good, but they ARE just employees.

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Thank Cheryl P
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English first
Alpine, Wyoming
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Still the best ribs on central coast.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

Got a last minute reservation here for Valentines day. Hadn't been here in years. It is under new ownership now and very nicely decorated, but we loved it when it was dive ;-) Glad the new owners kept some of the old ambiance like the neon sign. Most of had our traditional ribs, but some ordered steak and it was excellent also. Loved the Valentines touch of free roses for the ladies, very nice evening!

Visited February 2013
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2 Thank WYGirl12
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“outstanding bbq”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

stopped in on a busy Saturday and got excellent service. i had the special and it was to die for my husband had the ribs and he devoured them. first time stopping in and we will definatly be coming back.

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1 Thank frankandjess
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Bakersfield, CA
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worst Service of All Time”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

We had reservations for a party of 8 recently and were seated soon after arrival. However, that was the end of our positive experience. From there it went downhill fast. We were totally ignored for about 20 minutes with no one even acknowledging our presence though waitresses were walking by. It was like we were invisible. One member of our party approached the manager and spoke of our blight. He apologized and said he would send over complimentary appetizers. Things were looking up! Another 10 minutes passed by with no waitress and no appetizers. Finally a waitress came and took our order. Our drinks came with some forgotten. The appetizers still had not shown up. Finally after additional reminders we got the appetizers and then after waiting another 30 to 45 minutes, finally the food. Absolutely the worst service we had ever received at a restaurant. The only thing that made it tolerable was that that the food was decent and due to the bad experience they agreed to take 15% off the bill and comped the appetizers and desserts. To top everything off there was a piece of plastic wrap in my wife's dessert. Total time invested 2 hours. First time I almost walked out after ordering.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Calpoke
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California
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Smokey BBQ & Chowder”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

We enjoyed the our late lunch of clam chowder and pulled pork sandwiches. This clam chowder was very good, and the first one I'd ever tasted with a smokey flavor. Worked for me. The pulled pork on garlic break was yummy, too.

But one thing that made the visit even nicer was our waitress. She felt we'd waited too long for our lunch because we arrived as chefs were changing shifts. She took it upon herself to give us a 10% discount. That was completely unexpected.

Visited January 2013
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Thank PWestcomm
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