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“Good Barbecue, Friendly Teen Service”
Review of Charlie K's BBQ

Charlie K's BBQ
Ranked #6 of 24 Restaurants in Ocean View
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

It IS just a shack and the food is to go (if there were any picnic tables I didn't see them). But the ribs are good -- truly "fall-off-the-bone." The pulled pork also was quite good. The teen staff were very friendly and the service was quick. Two minor quibbles: The sauce is very sweet and comes automatically slathered on the ribs. That, however, is a matter of personal taste; I would have preferred the ribs dry and the sauce a little tangier. We ordered macaroni and cheese and got macaroni salad instead. But it was fine and we ate it all up. The reviewers who note that the place often runs out of ribs are not kidding: I went at 5 pm on a Friday in August to stay ahead of the crowd; and kept the ribs warm until dinner. These are not the best ribs in the whole world but they are tasty and the price is good value.

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We ordered our food to go .... When we got home the order was slightly messed up. No mac/cheese for one side and I ordered brisket and got pulled pork. Other than that no other complaints. Will definitely eat there again.

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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Charlie K,s is a great BBQsource. It is pretty much a take away place though they do have some outside tables. Ribs are great and pulled pork is another favorite. Sides are OK but I go for the BBQ and that is great! Go early as they close up when they run out of food!

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Reviewed January 2, 2012

Miss the way Bootsie's made the beef and pork. The cornbread is very good.

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Reviewed September 30, 2011

Charlie K's only makes a limited amount of SLOW cooked BBQ per day.

The good about that - The food is fresh, thoughtful and delicious
The bad about that - they run out fast and can't make more

We went to Charlie K's with a big order, only to find that they were out of chicken and pulled pork.
While disappointed, we decided to fill the holes in our order with more brisket, more ribs and more sides.
The outcome was a bunch of happy, completely full families.

I'm not an expert on BBQ but eat a lot of it.
I can tell you the brisket we ate was hot and tender. Seasoned just right, it was a crowd pleaser.
The ribs were falling off the bone and delicious.

The cole slaw was great and not to liquidy. The mac and cheese was fresh, creamy and cheesy, not dry like a lot of other bbq takeout places. The cornbread was a little on the sweet side for me, but still good. The baked beans were also well done. Everybody loved the sweet potato fries, although they are more wedges than fries.

We will go back to try the chicken and pulled pork...if they are out...we'll get more brisket and ribs!

Glad to have a BBQ place back in Bethany that is worth going for great food.

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