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“Barbecue is outstanding”

Sweet T's Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #10 of 536 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $23
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Fountaingrove Parkway
Transit: City bus stop
Bremerton, WA
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Barbecue is outstanding”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

As others have noted, this was a pleasant surprise - I did not expect to find great BBQ in wine country!
They had a special on St Louis ribs, which were described as longer and meatier than the baby back ribs; I love meat, so heck yes! Wow. A half rack consisted of 10 of the best ribs I've had in the last 30 years. Spiced perfectly, with a not-to-sweet sauce on the side, the meat was smokey, tender and perfectly cooked.
Our group sat outside, near the smoker, so our clothes/hair did smell a bit smokey the next day (and delicious!). The patio was perfect though, and I would recommend it if possible.
Appetizers were very good, and generously portioned, even the fried okra was good (not too greasy).
The specialty drinks appeared overpriced, skip those and head to the well-curated (and well-priced) wine list, large selection by the glass, try the Viognier.
We finished switch the sweet potato bread pudding - share this, as the serving is enormous, but so very good.
Service was excellent, with many servers bringing the food to our large party, food was hot, and severed the entire group efficiently and quickly.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Wilmington, NC
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Would keep coming back for sure”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

We were in Santa Rosa for a family reunion with a large party (23) and we were looking for a good BBQ spot for one night. We ended up at Sweet T's and were not disappointed. The food was absolutely perfect from the salads, to the appetizers (corn bread, fried okra, ...) and of course the BBQ. The baby back ribs were cooked perfectly with a great rub and good flavor and the pulled pork was also very smoky and tender. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for small and large families.

  • Visited August 2013
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Alameda, CA
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Killer soul food in wine country”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Who'da thunk there'd be great soul food in Santa Rosa? We're from Alameda. We came here on a stay-cation & LOVED IT!! Tender, juicy, spicy, smoky, BBQ soulfood perfection. Cucumber gin cocktail was so refreshing! Wish this was closer. We'd be regulars. Will definitely be back when we visit the area again.

Visited July 2013
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Philadelphia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Can't Stop Going Back”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Tino the chef said to me tonight, "you seem to come here a lot." Can't get enough of this place. Good food, impeccable service, and incredible teamwork to watch. Get there early and you can get a table outdoors. Just a great dining experience. #1 in Santa Rosa.

  • Visited August 2013
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Portland, OR
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“What a great dining experience!”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Southern food, somewhat unique, very delicious!
Our waitress was just as excited to recommend dishes as we were to try them -- crispy brussel sprouts were so yummy, the cajun catfish was excellent as was the real creamed corn. Had the sweet potato bread pudding for dessert and that was the perfect end to a wonderful meal! We did have to wait a bit for our food, but we knew that going in and the waitress warned us as well.. it's all hand-made and cooked from scratch.

  • Visited July 2013
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