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“Go for the meat-carnivore's delight!”

Barb and Wally's Down South Barbecue
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
288 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Go for the meat-carnivore's delight!”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

This is an unpretentious dive with great food served by a delightfully surly wait staff that is the best pulled pork, brisket, and chicken around (certainly better than the chain BBQ places) with a wide variety of sauces--my favorite is Great Smokey which you have to ask for since they only pack for take out for some strange reason (it is not sweet and moderate smokey--which I love). Ribs are always good; just tend to favor the pulled meats which are lean and scrumptious. Lots of sides. NO beer-a big bummer; so take it out which seems to be a big part of there business.
It is in an ugly strip mall next to an Italian restaurant and mail service; but, don't despair. It is a fabulous place for a dive! I say this with affection.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great little place!”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

I found a great BBQ place in Ponte Vedra (just south of Jacksonville Beach). It is a very small place in a strip mall so don't let the size of the place keep you from trying it. They are more a lunch spot than a dinner location, so don't expect many people there during dinner time. It is called "Down South". All the meats were great and the sides were all home made and taste great. I tried the baby back ribs and beef brisket, and the cheesy potatoes. I can't say that I've had any better any other place.

  • Visited March 2014
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Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
2 reviews
“Call it Down Home Cookin'”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

This is a nice small shop with very friendly service and great tasting food at reasonable prices. I had a half-rack of ribs and have never been served this much meat in a half rack. It was cooked to perfection, the sides were like those you'd get in someone's home, home-style cooking. And there is a awesome selection of barbegue sauces on the table to try out.

  • Visited March 2014
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Best in show”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

By far, this little place in a strip mall has the best BBQ in town. Nothing fancy, just great BBQ. Try the brisket.

Visited February 2014
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Indialantic, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Wonderful BBQ”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Home style and friendly. Made us feel very welcome. The owner made sure we were happy! The food was awesome with such a variety of different BBQ sauces that was delightful!

Visited February 2014
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