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“Awful”
Review of Island BBQ - CLOSED

Island BBQ
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awful”
Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Spent a week at Sanibel late January 2014. Decided to pick up some takeout. Tried Island BBQ, located in a small mall next to Subway. DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE! We pulled in at 5:30 p.m. Ordered a meal for two that included ribs. Told they were out (a BBQ out of ribs at 5:30? Really?). Said they would substitute pulled pork and pulled chicken. Owner comes in while my order is being worked on. Guy behind counter prints cash register summary, and they high five. Screams to me that their principal concern is money, not product quality or service. Got back to resort. No pulled pork. Pulled chicken was awful. Half smoked chicken was edible, but that is the best we can say. We eat BBQ fairly regularly. I smoke on my big green egg. I expect this place to head south in the not too distant future with the poor quality of food and service. Stay away.

Visited January 2014
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Rockford, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing pizza!”
Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

We got the honey mustard pizza and a pizza with pulled pork, chicken, and brisket (can't remember the name of the pizza). All very good it is on a flat bread then cooked with all of it on it! It is a defent try. It is a little place but somewhere you should try! ( it is a place where you order at the counter and wait not fast food but amazing) There is seating outside along the sidewalk. He had a map on the wall where you could put a pin where you are from. It was cool to see where people come from all over the world.

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Thompson, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

We ordered the pulled pork "un-wich". Delicious pork, coleslaw and pickles! Prices are great too. No indoor seating so we took ours back to house because weather was a bit cool but there is seating outdoors if you prefer.

Visited January 2014
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Hamden, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
356 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“BBQ Well Hidden”
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
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Florahome, FL
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Best Q I've had in a long long time”
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
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