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Ken's Bar-B-Que

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285, Lake City, FL 32055
+1 386-752-3845
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Crystal River, Florida
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Four of us dropped into Ken,s for dinner last night. We managed to order ribs, BBQ pork dinner and a Pork BBQ sandwich. The dinners came with two sides and toast. Sandwich came with fries. Dinners were good, ribs were a bit dry, sides were tasty and well seasoned. Tea was good. Prices were very reasonable. Service was excellent and... More 

Thank KCDC1989
Lake City, Florida
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually order "to go" from the Ken's on US 90. The BBQ and sauces are great. Nice folks :) The ribs are always done, but for an extra measure of tenderness, take them home, warm for 30 minutes to an hour at 200 degrees - covering the ribs with sauce from Ken's. Amazing.

Thank Joe B
Central Florida, Florida
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

The price was good but I'm so use to really good BBQ this was disappointing. The waitress was very nice and helpful and the restaurant was clean.

Thank Lagar_7
Lake City, Florida
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Bar-B-Que Chichen, porks slabs, stakes, and much more, but when I ask for a extra pice of bread they charge for it, we did not like that we never heard in a restaurant to charge money just for a small piece of bread.

Thank MiriamWarren
Lake City, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Great Local Food at an awesome price. Typical BBQ menu except they do not serve pulled prok....but they will chop it for you. I love the Ken's Club Sandwich with BBQ Turkey, Pork and Beef. Great portions and low price.

Thank Jgreene27
Corinth, Vermont
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Ken's was listed in our AAA guide, so we thought we'd give it a try. We won't be back We got take out and I should have looked at the meal before leaving the place. Our meals had no bun or bread, just meat piled in the styrofoam (thankfully, we were camping nearby and had our own loaf of bread... More 

Thank al b
Largo, Florida
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436 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Saw some positive reviews about Ken’s as we were traveling on I-75. Always on the lookout for a good barbecue restaurant, we decided to give it a try. The look of the place, the menu offerings and the quality of the food was kind of like Sonny’s Barbecue, but not quite as good—sort of a Sonny’s light. Most everything was... More 

Thank Keith B
Rock Hill, SC
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

The location information about this restaurant is completely wrong. It took us out in the middle of a forest with nothing but dirt, washboard roads. Thank heavens we were in a truck and carrying gun - completely isolated. After we found our way back "to civilization" we spotted the restaurant right on Hwy. 90 East about 2 miles from I75.... More 

Thank AnnTRockHill_SC
Ocala, Florida
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Stopped in and had a blast great tasting food and juicier than Sony's down the street the portions much larger plus the girls are more friendly this place is a plus.

Thank David N
Greensboro, North Carolina
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530 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Old school BBQ - great options, low cost and fresh quality. Try the Brunswick stew and pork sandwiches. This place has been around forever - it consistent and worth the visit.

Thank Flyby0161

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 285, Lake City, FL 32055
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 386-752-3845

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