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“BBQ Well Hidden” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Island BBQ - CLOSED

Island BBQ
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Parking Available, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Parking Available, Takeout
Hamden, Connecticut
Level Contributor
323 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“BBQ Well Hidden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

Hi again. Island BBQ Has a nice full menu featuring 5 kinds of BBQ Sauce: Island Sauce, Smokey Sauce, Sweet Vinegar (Carolina style) Sauce, Mustard Sauce and Spicy Orange. They have Beach Boxes and Regular food too. - However -

They are hard to find because of zoning laws which set them way back from the street with a curtain of palms and hedges along the road. It seems that the town P & Z Commission is deliberately trying to hide their smaller shops.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank OldeBear
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Florahome, FL
Level Contributor
123 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Best Q I've had in a long long time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

Mainly just a take out, which generally means not that hot. All I had was the pulled pork with the "smoky sauce" and it was unbelievably, indescribably delicious. If you are in Sanibel and you are a barbeque fan, you owe it to yourself to try it. If the rest of the menu is half a good as the pulled pork, you'll be pinching yourself to make sure you're not dreaming.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Mooseman_9
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Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Why choose subway when you can have some good BBQ ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Quick and good. Nice easy atmosphere. Everywhere else on the island people were waiting and I walked right in got my sandwich and a cold beer and some good conversation.

Helpful?
Thank golfnov26
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UK
Level Contributor
180 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“This is not fast food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Went here for a quick take away pizza. Menu has pulled pork, chicken, brisket in a variety of ways that are also toppings for pizza. We ordered 3 pizzas and a side of fries and waited inside with no seat for 20 minutes. Next time we would order ahead. Food was quite tasty but luke warm. Fries weren't particularly nice, but it filled a hole. Staff were friendly.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank sarzit11
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Waxhaw, North Carolina
Level Contributor
125 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“take out lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

We used this take out bbq for lunch one busy afternoon. The food was made to order and since it wasn't busy the food came out in no time. The girl was accommodating enough to bring the completed order to us outside. Behind the counter was a gentleman, which I assumed to be the owner and his worker who were as nice as can be. The bbq was average, but, satisfied our hunger.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank eji358
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