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Eli's BBQ

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360 Skinner Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698-5769
+1 727-738-4856
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I ordered the bbq beef sandwich combo and it was the worst sandwich I may have ever eaten in my life. I would estimate that 3/4 of the sandwich was fat and gristle that was not edible. I'd like to support locally but I will not be returning here. Try Dunedin BBQ on Main street, much better food.

Thank Bart S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Huge rainstorm and the heavens opened right before we got there, we waded through a parking lot lake, and then we could smell the delicious food and we knew it was worth it! Friendly staff and the food was outstanding. I've never had such meaty and tender ribs in my life! My friend ordered the pulled pork sandwich and I... More 

Thank Marcy D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Eli's is the real deal. In an age that has seen southern BBQ go global in the culinary world, it would be very wise to support, honor and cherish all the long time joints like this one that have set the standard for many generations. BBQ stands are a dime a dozen, but the ones that last and become institutions... More 

Thank Gary A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Always a cheap thrill to pay a visit to Elis. Always something good cookin up with your choice of great sauces. Ribs and sausage and chicken and pulled pork, its all super. I enjoy riding my bicycle over and picking up a pound of pulled pork to go for $11, its good for 5 awesome sandwiches ! They close at... More 

Thank Ray F
Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Eli's BBQ is right on the Pinellas Trail where it crosses Skinner. Housed in a small structure with a smoker out back, fans line up starting at 11:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, the only days Eli's is open. There's no inside sitting, but there are picnic tables outside. Most people do take-out. The food is terrific and cheap.

Thank 1544patriciab
Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Eli's BBQ is a must go to place in Dunedin. It is not fancy, but the ribs are excellent. It is only open a few days a week. When you drive by you can see a line of customers waiting for their turn to order. Enjoy!!

Thank Sandy34698
Lakewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Good home made take out food. Ribs, chicken and soul food served on paper plates. Sit under a tree or take it home. It's authentic.

Thank Mike P
Maple Shade, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Definitely will go back to Eli's BBQ next time I'm in Dunedin. Line for their excellent BBQ starts 11am & well worth the wait, they are only open Friday & Saturdays. I had to have the rib dinner but they also offer pulled pork & chicken. I have never had such delicious BBQ southern style. Ribs just melted in my... More 

Thank FLBeachBumEveryMay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We drove past this place this morning and saw the smoke. We thought it has to be good. We went back for lunch and to our great surprise. It was amazing. This little hole in the wall is exactly what good bbq should be at. No fancy plates or utensils just solid delicious bbq

Thank Cgallagher1113
Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Anytime I visit this area (from AZ), I always have to stop at Eli's. This time I tried their pork ribs (half slab). WOW ! Not only were they delicious, but they were huge !!! And their two sauces (hot & mild), which I mixed together, added another level of flavor. But you don't need the sauces to enjoy the... More 

Thank Tom S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Skinner Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698-5769
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +1 727-738-4856

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?