May is National BBQ Month! We’re not going to pretend anyone needs an excuse to chow down on some delicious smoked meats and home-cooked sides, but this month-long holiday basically gives you free license to try out all the tastiest barbecue joints near you! Here’s where to find the best barbecue in and around Mount Dora, FL.
Restaurant: 3725 W Old US Hwy 441, Mount Dora, FL 32757
Food Truck: Varies
Whether you visit Barnwood’s brick-and-mortar restaurant or their mobile food truck, you’ll be treated to succulent smoked ribs, brisket, chicken, and more. Decadent desserts like blueberry cobbler and peanut butter pie serve as the perfect cap to your meal. Get there early to try their country breakfast buffet!
Grumpy Bert’s Rub Me The Wrong Way Ribs
As the name implies, Grumpy Bert’s BBQ prides itself on serving up food with ‘tude. Just look at their menu names: Petulant Pulled Pork, Rub Me The Wrong Way Ribs, and Cantankerous Corn Casserole are just a few examples of the apparently very irritated food Grumpy Bert’s has to offer. But don’t let the less-than-sunny disposition fool you; this barbecue is out-of-this-world.
Don’t let Oakwood’s status as a Central Florida chain distract you from the fact that they make some of the tastiest barbecue in the area. You won’t find much in the way of culinary experimentation on this menu. It’s just the tried and true BBQ classics, slow smoked and served until they run out. And trust us, you don’t want to wait until they run out.
You can find Blazin BBQ serving up their amazing takes on classic barbecue all over Mount Dora and the surrounding areas. They have traditional items like brisket and pulled pork sandwiches, but specialty dishes like the BBQ Sundae – three layers of baked beans and sausage, pulled pork, and coleslaw in a cup – are where Blazin BBQ truly shines.
King’s Taste puts a lot of emphasis on the tradition of barbecue. They’ve been slow cooking ribs, chicken, pork, brisket, and more in their secret sauce for more than 50 years now, and it’s clearly a recipe for success. When you take a bite of that perfect golden bronze crust and taste the juicy meat within, you know you’re taking a bite of history.