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“Home style BBQ and all the fixings ”
Review of Gators BBQ

Gators BBQ
Ranked #58 of 2,057 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Cuisines: Barbecue
Description: Behind Bennetts Hardware in the Marietta section of Jacksonville
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Description: Behind Bennetts Hardware in the Marietta section of Jacksonville
Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

So off-the-beaten-path, it must be good. And it is! Now we go there whenever we have a craving for real BBQ. It's a bit cramped, the BBQ smell can be a little overwhelming (because everything is cooked right there), but the food is fantastic and the service is warm and friendly. We recommend calling ahead and getting the food to go. Otherwise there's usually a line to wait. They pack the food very well so it stays warm. The prices are good/fair. Lots of variety: BBQ, seafood, wings, veggies… and you have to try the banana pudding.

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Kinda hard to find; in a neighborhood and actually in a HOUSE. BBQ was excellent (had the rib platter). Not much room, so if it's crowded carry out. Price was great for what I got. Still has the old fish odor (someone else commented on that), but you get used to it or eat outside.

Thank llstom
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Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

We are a family of seven passing through and decided to have dinner here based on others reviews. Dining area is tiny... Maybe seating 20. Waitress was friendly and helpful. Pulled pork was great. The fried foods were not... The fries, onion rings, fried shrimp and fried scallops all tasted strange...unfiltered oil maybe? Kids liked the Mac and cheese. My son was complaining that his eyes were burning and others complained about the odor. Either they don't have exhaust fans in the kitchen or they are not working. The odor permeated our clothing. Not a great experience. They seemed to be doing alot of take out and that's probably the best way to go... And stick to the BBC items.

Thank RubiconRider
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

My husband found this place for us to eat lunch. I am usually not a big BBQ fan and especially not at a chain. Since this was a Mom and Pop, I agreed to go. I was wonderfully surprised! Everything we had was soooo good! Ribs were moist and good flavor, fried green tomatoes were crispy, the best collard greens that I have ever had, even the garlic toast and sweet tea were great. It was busy but we were well taken care of by very friendly people. Oh yeah, don't let the building scare you off, JUST GO FOR THE FOOD! We will definitely go again.

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2  Thank Jaxgrl2011
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Recently voted Best BBQ in Jacksonville, and it's no wonder. This place is a hole in the wall, but FABULOUS! My sister-in-law from Atlanta claims that this place has the best fried okra that she's ever had! All of their meats are very tasty. Their sides are ample and delicious. And, if you're nice, you get banana pudding! It's still be best BBQ in Jax!

1  Thank jeffb1650
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