BBQ is a difficult thing to excel at. Luckily for the inhabitants of Jacksonville there are many places that know what they’re doing when it comes to smoked meat. The options can be overwhelming, so we’ve narrowed it down for you to make tonight’s dinner options easy. Make sure you have your wet wipes and napkins ready because here are six of the best barbeque spots in Jacksonville.
6. Bow Leg’z Bar-B-Que
The wood-smoked meat at Bow Leg’s Bar-B-Que is everything you’ve been looking for; with BBQ plates, spare ribs, chicken wings, sandwiches and even meaty salads. Their premium sides include macaroni and cheese, collard greens, and green beans. Aside from the delicious and affordable food, the staff is extremely warm and welcoming.
5. Woodpecker’s Backyard BBQ
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Whether you’re looking to dine in or take out, Woodpecker’s Backyard BBQ has your meat needs covered. You’re bound to have leftovers to bring home with you. Located in a quiet area near the river, the meat at this little hole in the wall is tender with just the right amount of fat. Think turkey, sausage, pork, brisket, chicken, and ribs.
4. MOJO Kitchen, BBQ Pit Blues Bar
It’s a music venue, and a bar but the food is what makes MOJO Kitchen so special. Dishes include smoked salmon, fried green tomatoes, burnt ends, and pulled-pork quesadillas. They’re serving up smoked meats and showcasing blues musicians, what else could you ask for?
3. Gilbert’s Social
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The food at Gilbert’s Social is your typical Southern fare, yet made modern and exciting. There are your classic dishes like smoked pulled lamb shanks and jerk chicken drums, and new favorites like fried wild shrimp and grilled Andouille sausage. You can’t go wrong ordering anything off of their menu.
2. The Bearded Pig
Southern BBQ joint and beer garden The Bearded Pig is doing something right. This hot spot takes their meat seriously – you’ll find everything you’re looking for on their extensive menu. Don’t skip out on their popular sauces; OG, Sweet Spot, Drizz Mustard, and XXX. And their draft list is every beer drinker’s dream.
1. 4 Rivers Smokehouse
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4 Rivers Smokehouse does barbecue the old school way. Their tri-tip is served with a smokehouse chimichurri sauce and their smoked jalapeños are mouth-watering and very addicting. You can also pick up their all purpose rub and brisket rub for when you’re trying your best to recreate this deliciousness at home.