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“If you like big thick BBQ ribs that taste incredible then go here”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Oaks Open Pit BBQ

Oaks Open Pit BBQ
Ranked #417 of 1,029 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“If you like big thick BBQ ribs that taste incredible then go here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you're craving BBQ and like ribs then do what we do during the work week and drive past all the other bbq restaurants to land at The Oaks Pit BBQ. They are the oldest local bbq restaurant in Sarasota and are still around for good reason:
The ribs are the largest around and the flavor is so good I can enjoy them without sauce witch is unheard of for me. However, there sauces are great too. The meats are all great and the atmosphere is average(needing some serious updating) so I give them a "very good". Wait until you see the ribs come out, you will laugh at how much bigger they are than anyone elses in the area.
Enjoy.

  • Visited February 2013
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Connecticut, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Maybe it was a bad day”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Tried the all you can eat ribs for $12.99. Pork ribs were a little tough and dry. Second plate I tried pulled pork and chicken (breast) again they were dry. Beans were very good, fries were average. The waitresses were very kind and pleasant, the portions were very generous, they did not skimp on either plate. I would consider going back to try the chicken fried steak with mashed and green beans, which Today on special was a very reasonable $6.99. I hope today was not indicative of the daily food which is served, there were people at the time I was eating who liked what they ordered.

  • Visited February 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great little BBQ Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

My husband had been wanting to try this for a while and we were out at dinner time and decided to stop there. Great prices and the food was good. I very impressed with the friendly and helpful staff, they all worked together tom make sure everyone was taken care and greeted quickly!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Julie H
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NEW WINDSOR
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“Good BBQ for a restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

The Oaks is a nice place for lunch. Good salad and a good sandwich. their BBQ is average and sauce is too sweet for me. I look for a private BBQ guy named Perry...check the famer's market on Wednesdays

Visited April 2012
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Thank JAMES L
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

Small little place with big taste. Try anything on the menu. Your palet will be happy. Great food at great price. A can't miss place to pig out. Friendly staff and owners are very polite to their guests.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Mike D
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