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“Not your typical BBQ, But in a good different way.”
Review of Ernie's Bar-b-que & Lounge - CLOSED

Ernie's Bar-b-que & Lounge
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hadn't eaten for quite awhile and had hankering for some BBQ. Plugged BBQ into Google Maps and this was what came up and said oh yeah forgot about them. Came in late on a Sunday. Staff was warm and welcoming. Took good care of us. The Food was good but not what you might expect for BBQ. Instead of the traditional BBQ covered in sauce and colored with smoke rings this is more Caribbean style. The meat was good but could use some more flavor. The sauce was a nice tomato and onion sauce with a nice hint of pepper. It is almost more of a stew/marinara style not a thick sauce you might expect for BBQ. Oh and by the way the Bimini bread makes great French Toast the next morning if you don't eat it all while you are there.

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Thank aray213
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

We have been going here for more years than I want to admit. We prefer the dining room on the second floor open air room. As usual, the locals always help out our vacationing friends. The Conch salad is a must and one of the items that has made Ernie's a must. On this Memorial Day Weekend, we weren't alone for great B B Q! The open faced pork or beef shouldn't be ignored. As a matter of fact, one tourist just had to look at my plate and ordered the same!
Service is always the best. They are friendly, helpful and make you feel welcome and part of the Ernie's experience. If you get lucky, Ashley will be your server, IT'S WHY ERNIE'S IS THE INSTITUTION IT IS!

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Thank Mark F
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

We walked over to Ernie's for dinner the night before our cruise, when we were staying at Comfort Suites. The service was friendly and very accommodating for our large group of 24. Waitresses were outgoing and made us feel at home. Food was average.

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Thank Pamella B
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

While this is a suitable restaurant and close to Comfort Suites we thought the food was just OK and was also a bit pricey.

Thank tarheelduo
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

A close friend who grew up in Ft. Lauderdale turned me on to this place a few years ago.This is my 3rd time to "Dirty Ernie's" (as the old-time locals call it). Their BBQ is not your typical Texas or Memphis style fare. It has a Bohemian twist to it. The sauce is unique and one of a kind. Sandwiches are ginormous and served on their famous Bimini Bread. Ernie's may not be for everyone.....but I really like it. Besides, any restaurant to survive this long must be doing something right, so it's worth a try! One last note: grab a seat upstairs if you can!

Thank Andycapt
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