BBQ may be popular from coast to coast, but this beloved cuisine is embedded in the DNA of the South as one of Florida's famous foods. When our real estate agents are craving BBQ, slow-cooked meats and tangy sauces are just minutes away at these top restaurants.
- Keller's Bar-B-Q - 280 S. State Rd. 434 #1047, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Keller's Bar-B-Q is just down the street from Altamonte Springs homes for sale, but the recipes and techniques were created over 130 years ago, deep in the Everglades. Each day, fresh meats are trimmed and basted with Andy Keller's secret sauce before cooking. Try the trademark Brunswick stew, made with pork, beef, and chicken in a rich tomato sauce. Keller's is open 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday.
- OakWood Smokehouse & Grill - 230 Citrus Tower Blvd., Clermont, FL 34711
At OakWood Smokehouse & Grill, not far from Clermont homes for sale, the star of the show is their award-winning ribs. Described by customers as "fall-off-the-bone delicious," rib combos are on special every day of the week. If you have a seafood lover in your group, OakWood also gets high marks for their fried fish. Hours are 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily except Sunday when doors close at 3 p.m.
- Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que - 5818 Conroy Rd., Orlando, FL 32835
Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que may be near Orlando homes for sale, but their reputation extends far and wide. National sources such as Food Network, the New York Times, and Southern Living have recognized Bubbalou's for their tasty food and warm hospitality. Can't decide? Go with Bubbalou's Special, a combo of ribs, chicken, beef, and pork with three sides and garlic bread. Bubbalou's is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- BubbaQue's - 1306 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, FL 32626
From the tongue-in-cheek name to the traditional recipes, BubbaQue's is designed as a tribute to the joys of this uniquely Southern cuisine. Enjoy flavorful brisket, pulled pork, chicken, or turkey as a sandwich, dinner, or topping for salads and nachos. Dress up your choice of meat with one of ten different sauces, including Bubba's signature Tractor Grease. Dine in or take out after a day of viewing Chiefland homes for sale. Hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday.
- 4 Rivers Smokehouse - 9220 Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32256
John Rivers, founder and namesake of 4 Rivers Smokehouse is a Jacksonville native. It's only fitting that his family-owned restaurant should have a location within a convenient distance from Jacksonville homes for sale. In addition to classic sandwiches and platters, their BBQ meats are showcased in south-of-the-border favorites, including burritos, tacos, and barbacoa bowls. Give your taste buds a new treat with one of the John Rivers Originals, such as the aptly-named Texas Destroyer, featuring their signature Angus brisket on a brioche bun topped with onion rings, jalapeños, melted provolone, and 4R sauce. Hours are 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Fabulous food is only one of the things to love about living in Central Florida. Find out more when you contact us at Watson Realty Corp.