A white picket fence around the patio welcomes eaters to Billy-Bobz Bar-B-Q. The barbecue joint's classic exterior hints at an equally traditional menu. Chopped pork and pork ribs, sliced beef, and smoked turkey are all served on platters or sandwiches. They come with classic sides, such as fried okra and baked beans.
To his friends, Kevin Layne goes by "Bacon," which is a convenient nickname for a guy who has been perfecting the art of slow-cooked meat for nearly two decades. His work has paid off, as Bacon's BBQ?his labor of love?has gained attention for its delicious menu of pulled pork, beef brisket, ribs, and other victuals. Guests can savor the smoky flavors at the Bacon's BBQ headquarters or bring the meat to their own events, courtesy of Bacon's full-service catering.
Dickey?s Barbecue Pit has smoked beef brisket in-house nearly every night since 1941, painting each morsel with a tangy house-made sauce. Pulled pork, turkey breast, and polish sausage round out the menu with meals that are heartier than a burrito wrapped in Paul Bunyan?s plaid shirt. Boxed lunches and catered buffets brim with homestyle sides such as coleslaw, mac 'n' cheese, and jalape?o beans. Once the last pickle has been crunched and the last finger has been licked, guests can savor one of the restaurant?s most cherished traditions: a vanilla cone, on the house.
BubbaQue's emulates the renowned culture of southern hospitality with a cheerful, welcoming atmosphere and a menu of hearty, southern-style barbecue. It's chefs slow-smoke premium cuts of pork, beef, and poultry to creating mouthwatering sandwiches and barbeque specialties— including the barbecue wings that won them the champion title at Lakeland's King of the Wing competition. The chefs utilize their barbecuing expertise to create seven different types of sauces, with flavors ranging from spicy to smoky to sweet.
Out in the dining room, baskets of barbecue and bottles of beer speckle wooden picnic tables. The restaurant decor is lively—with colorful knickknacks, playful signs, and zero marble busts of a glowering Andrew Jackson.
At Cup O' The Irish, guests relax in the atmosphere of both a European cafe and a homey Irish pub, where cups of strong espresso, pints of Guinness, and good conversation mingle. Live musicians strum songs as guests sip whiskey-spiked irish coffee or real fruit smoothies. Hearty plates of shepherd's pie, pasties, or breakfast bagels quell stomach rumbles.
Committed to making expertly flavored yet laidback eats, BoJens’s team of chefs prides itself on its menu of casual, inventive fare. The culinary crew whips up traditional American bites such as burgers, hot dogs, and wings along with fried seafood and four different varieties of fries. The chefs also prepare a menu of meatless options for vegetarians and hungry plankton, as well as an ever-changing roster of exotic sides made with meat from alligators, frogs, and ostriches.