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“Closed - Sign says Open” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blue Dot Barbecue

Blue Dot Barbecue
Ranked #79 of 659 Restaurants in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Pensacola, FL
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440 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Closed - Sign says Open”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Not too much I can say about the Blue Dot. This is the second time we have tried to eat at this place as I have heard so much about their hamburgers and wanted to see if they were truly that good. Each time they have been closed. Last week they had the open sign on but they were closed. I know of at least two other cars came while we were there and they also drove off.
Either they make too much money or are poorly managed.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Biloxi, Mississippi
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171 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Post some hours that you are open and stick to it...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Have gone there three times now at lunch and the place is never open. The locals nearby told me they show up and leave when they feel like it. I really wanted to try their burgers but this is no way to run a business. I did notice a sign on the door that stated groupons only accepted on Tues and Thur but they should have to stipulate this before you buy it. Very disappointed.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank busielady1
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Burger in town... but it's not going to be "Your Way."”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

When I say, "Best Burger in town," let it be known that Garrett's Grill (on Michigan Ave) is basically tied w/ "Blue Dot."

The burgers have been made the same exact way for years, down to the yellow wrapper. Note, the burgers come LTO'd out and they don't handle substitutions that well.

Beyond that fact, the burger meat recipe has a perfect consistancy of texture and flavor.

DON'T COME FOR THE ATMOSPHERE - COME FOR THE FOOD!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jarod K
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Pace, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“find someplace else”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

went in twice and could not get burgers. had a groupon went in on wed and he tells me sorry i only do groupon on tues and thur. what!!!! NO NO thats not how it work, this man thinks people and stupid. so i gave the groupon to friends to use the next day i get a call at 1.15 pm and they say could not use the groupon because he was out of burgers. he had only been open 1 hour. got my money back from groupon, not going to lose any sleep of this dump. go to five sisters around the corner best food in town.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Pensacola, Florida
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141 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Iconic Pensacola Hamberger place. Lots of history but only sell burgers and rib sandwiches”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

I have been hearing about the Blue Dot for several years. We finally made it over there around 12:30 and were waited on quickly. 15 mins later we were out the door with our sandwiches. It is a bare bones place - Burger, bag of Lays chips and can of coke. The hamburger was moist and juicy but the bun was soggy on the bottom. (toasted with butter according to friends). It seemed to have lots of mayo, tomato, and onions. I believe it is cash only. Strange hours so get there between 12 and 2 to get food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank FloridagirlP-cola
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