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“Where Great BBQ Meets a Strip Mall”

Barb and Wally's Down South Barbecue
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We had an incredible lunch here this week. Were in the area staying at Sawgrass Marriott and read on TA all the great reviews. You would never know to look at this joint that they really know their BBQ. We wanted to try as much as possible and split the 1/3 rack baby back ribs, briskett and pulled pork. We also had collard greens - best I have ever had in a restaurant, cole slaw and their baked beans. Their brisket and pulled pork were wonderfully smokey, juicy and full of flavor. Their ribs were excellent - tender, meaty perfection. Slaw was exceptional and collard greens were heavenly - bacony and perfectly seasoned. Give this place a try, you will not be disappointed. Service was good too, everyone is greeted at the door. The owner takes pride in his product and is pleasantly sarcastic and knows his regulars by first name. Wish they delivered to Melbourne, FL. Next time in town, we will try other items. Can't wait to go back. Thanks for the great memories Wally.

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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.

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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.

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Thank Aaron C
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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.

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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.

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