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“Smoked wings and BBQ sampler Review” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Murky Waters Blues and BBQ

Murky Waters Blues and BBQ
Ranked #5 of 248 Restaurants in Gulfport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $22
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in the Historic Downtown Gulfport, Murky Waters offers slow-smoked BBQ, 17 draft taps featuring local and craft beers, and live blues music.
Jacksonville, Florida
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Smoked wings and BBQ sampler Review”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

Went there for dinner not intending to eat vegetables. I had the BBQ Spicy wings which were good. They were smoked and fried crispy. Pretty good. Only a hint of spice and sweet. I would get them hotter next time. My Buddy had garlic Parmesan which were not spicy and not the way I like wings but were pretty good as well. We split the sampler which had a good amount of meat. 4 ribs, two slices of Brisket some pulled pork and pulled chicken. Three sauces were in house made. The spicy sauce had a smoked jalapeno taste and was real good with the pulled meat. The sweet was typical sweet and ok with the ribs. The vinegar base was good with the brisket but it didn't need sauce. Neither did the ribs. The ribs were fall off the bone tender but not too tender which was good. I like that they didn't put any sauce on anything for me. The place was clean. Wednesday is wing night and they have a blues band Friday and Saturday. I would go again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Gulfport, Mississippi
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Yummy BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Actually saw this place though an Ole Miss email and decided that it would be someplace new to try. We have the Shed up on 53 which is good BBQ as well. The food here was very good. They give you big servings as well.

Visited July 2013
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1 review
“Best Q & Blues Round Here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

The best BBQ ribs, brisket, pulled pork & chicken I have found anywhere. The pecan wood smoke does make a difference!
The sides were prepared with appealing flavor and adequate proportions. The drinks were generous and economical. The music is colorful and at a pleasant volume. Plenty of screens to follow sports here.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very Good Food But Go At The Right Time Of Day!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

I have eaten here several time and the food is really good. Prices are reasonable for the amount of food you get. The atmosphere and live music when they it are awesome! The people that I meet and/or see there are also always enjoying themselves!

I have one large issue however! Do not think you can get a seat to eat if they have a descent to great band on Friday or Saturdays after the bands start! You have to be there at 8 or before. So you folks that like to eat a late dinner, FORGETABOUTIT!

Went on a Friday in a group of 8 TO EAT, then stay for the Music and drink some & dance. There Four 4-top tables, with only 1 or 2 people at them. They were not eating & only 2 tables, the people had drinks. We talked to the servers, the manager, and even 1 of the owners about what they could do to seat us. I even asked this owner if there was any way he could ask the people at a table or 2 if they wouldn't mind sharing a table so we could sit and eat. Then we would join the bar crew for the rest of the evening! He did not say a word, turned away and walked into the back & did not come back out!

So, do not waste your time to go there to eat on the above days & times, even though the food is worth going there for! Just one persons opinion and Experience! That left a bad taste in EIGHT peoples mouths. And word of mouth can spread Quickly!

BTW - My rating is over-all! 4-1/2 Stars for Food, Price, Atmosphere, etc... 4 Stars for Service, when you can get seated properly, and 0 Stars for Ownership! Hope the other 2 Owners know how to talk to & treat their customers!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Gulfport, MS
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Barbeque”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The best barbeque in downtown Gulfport. Lunches are great and fast. They also have good music on weekends.

Visited October 2013
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