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“Has gone way down hill” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blue Flame Barbeque - CLOSED

Blue Flame Barbeque
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Level Contributor
24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Has gone way down hill”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2011

I have gone there many time in the past and always enjoyed the food and didn't mind paying the price due tot the quantity of food you get.
Since the current owner has taken over, she relies to much on the younger help and does not know how to run a business. Food taste has gone way down hill, quantity's are tiny for what you pay and people just don't know what they are doing. (whomever is cooking the food now)
I like it the way it used to be, not to mention they changed the barbeque sauce, which is one thing we really loved. Why change what worked so well. No common business sense and we will not return as many of our friends have made the same decision. It's really to bad. Used to be a great place when the former owner ran it. He was always there cooking and making sure we were happy. Not anymore!!:(((

  • Visited September 2011
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Helpful?
Thank J H
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48 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Overpriced mediocrity.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2011

If this were the only bbq restaurant in the world, it would alright - unfortanetly, it is the only game in the town of Port Angeles. However, this is not the only bbq restaurantin the world; and when the others are thought of when at blue flame, I couldn't help but feel extremly ripped off. The menu is very limited, even for a bbq joint, and lacks some of the essentials - no cornbread? ya kidding me? The lack of variety would be excusable if what was offered was fantastic. It's not. The meat is dull. The salad is a leaf of lettuce. The bbq sauce could have been picked at Costco. And - in place of cornbread - the bread roll is barely bite sized. All of this for more than or at the very least an equivalent price to any other bbq place.

Four words sum up blue flame: worst-bbq-restaurant-ever.

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4 Thank maverickyeti
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Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
170 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“find another place”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2011

prices are to high for the quantity and the quality of food. the chicken is dry and over cooked and the ribs are mushy. seeing how this is about the only bbq joint around, the people must not have tasted good bbq before. they always seem to be out of something the last two times i have been there and i dont think its from seeling alot, they just dont cook enough. i wont be back and will spread the word. i was really disappointed in the food and the price.

  • Visited July 2011
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3 Thank rick r
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Port Angeles, Washington
Level Contributor
134 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Yum! Definitely worth your time...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2011

My family LOVES the Blue Flame BBQ, not only for the food, but for the casual Port Angeles style. Port Angeles is a come as you are town where suit coats, ties, and high heels are rarely seen. We go to Blue Flame without expectations of wanting something different and we are NEVER disappointed.
Well.. let me take that back - sometimes we are disappointed... because they are not open 24/7!
Call ahead for take-out

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank OlympicPeninsula2
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Poulsbo, Washington
Level Contributor
30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderfull BBQ and Blue Cheese Salad”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2011

This place has the best hearts of Romaine salad with oil and vingegar based dressing with lots of Blue Cheese chunks and Red Onions. The ribs are cooked outside in the smokey pit area and are excellent. I drive 70 miles to go there and it is worth it. They use Charcoal or cut wood for the fires. I have tried all of the meats and they are something special. Call ahead for hours open --. Currently open Thursday thru Saturday but may extend hours for spring and summer.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank NWMIND
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