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.
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s dishes up hearty American fare for the whole family at its laid-back, athletically themed restaurants. An extensive menu of perennial sports bar favorites like burgers, sandwiches, and wraps make teeth work overtime, while baskets of crispy wings come with 12 tasty sauce options. The little leaguer’s menu and Kid’s Zone game room sate both smaller stomachs and dexterous thumbs. Folks of all ages can peruse the wall mounted sports paraphernalia, reliving glorious victories of days past, or fretting about interoffice ice dancing competitions yet to come.
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.
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.
Newberry's Backyard BBQ soulfully dishes out ribs by the rack, pork by the pull, and sides by the spoonful to diners hankering for heavenly smokiness. After scanning the vast menu, start off with a seasoned helping of sweet potato fries ($6.25) or fried ravioli ($5.95) before plunging mouth bones into sandwiches ($6.25–$9.25) smuggling juicy morsels of pork, beef, turkey, and more. All sandwiches, midday meals, and delicious dinners are served with at least one succulent culinary sidekick (choose from a hunger-fighting roster of potato, coleslaw, baked beans, applesauce, and more). Enjoy a light meal with a chamber salad ($8.49), beef up dinners with a hot-off-the-grill NY strip ($16.99) or rib eye steak ($14.75), and get faces deliciously dirty with owner Rocky Voglio's tasty baby back ribs ($10.99 half rack, $16.99 full rack).
Gator Q flavors meats with the restaurant's signature dry rub before smoking them on-site over local Black Jack oak steeped in apple cider. Savory smoked meats such as pulled pork, St. Louis ribs, turkey, and chicken are served au naturel or can be accented with a choice of 10 signature sauces. Servers clad in tie-dye also ferry signature dishes such as the pulled-pork deep-fried barbecue eggroll and the Memphis club, a Texas toast sandwich that towers as high as the state's naturally occurring meat geyser, stuffed with pulled pork, smoked turkey, and cheese. Sides crafted from local produce complement meals, along with a dose of festive aesthetics in the form of University of Florida Gator colors and memorabilia.