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“Loved it so much we went back the next day!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yellow Dog Eats

Yellow Dog Eats
Ranked #16 of 3,744 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Norcross, GA
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Loved it so much we went back the next day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

This is the kind of place that you normally see on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (but it hasn't yet made an appearance)...

You order at the counter right inside the door, and then try to find a seat. While waiting for your food, you can browse the walls filled with bottles of wine, jars of pickles, jams, jellies and sauces to take home. (We brought home several- the Fish's Citrus BBQ sauce is great as are the Green Tomato Hot Pickles)

The owner is named Fish, and he wanders around the dining area engaging in light conversation with everyone. When asked, he said that Fish was his real name as he was raised by "Hippies".

On to the food which is wonderful. My two favorites are the Elvis Club and the Pulled Pork Nachos, both are piled high with the signature Pork BBQ which has just the right amount of smoke and the citrus BBQ sauce is out of this world. We also tried a Turkey Sandwich which was also good but why order turkey when you can get pulled pork?

Well worth a 30 minute drive!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Miami, Florida, United States
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“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

Don't be fooled by Yellow Dog's name or meager appearance, this is defiantly an experience to say the least. Was confused about the location upon arrival, looks more like a house than a restaurant and there was a chicken running around outside, I personally found that to be humorous.

Going inside it did look a little rundown, but most hidden gems are. Ordered the pulled pork and it was messy but delicious. It was the best pulled pork sandwich I have ever had in my life! I didn't care for the coleslaw or chips but other than that this place is Highly recommended!! I will defiantly be back!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A great secret”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

Yellow Dog Eats is one of my very favorite restaurants. Its an "off the beaten path" place housed in an old house then country store turned restaurant. The menu is full of eclectic foods from the award winning Chef Fish. Pork barbeque is a main stable of many sandwiches but there is so much more on the menu. The atmosphere just adds to the ambiance with an awesome outdoor shaded area complete with resident cat to great you.

YDE is a hidden gem you want to share with everyone, but its that fact that makes it so great.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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clermont
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“Good, don't be turned away by quirkiness!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

Yellow Dog has always been a locals favorite. You will get ample food. Don't let the quikiness influence you. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Scotland
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“Totally laid back place to eat with great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

Four of us lunched here last week and have to say it was superb...

A laid back counter service, tables chairs and walls you are encouraged to leave your mark on, and food that is unique and delicious.

Two of us had wraps, one salad and one pulled pork sandwich. Plates all cleaned off in no time.

On leaving, the founder/chef/owner Fish came over to chat and he was just so friendly.

Altogether a great experience and would recommend without hesitation to anyone looking for a chilled lunch in such cool surroundings!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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