Cuisine Type: Barbecue and seafood fusion
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Brisket, ribs and bassa
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: We encourage call-in orders, have a drive thru, and are open late
Tell us about your specialty, Fainted Ribs?
When time and temperature come together perfectly.The fiber of the meat can no longer hold. Then the meat collapse and faints.
Are there any dishes on the menu you consider to be a hidden gem?not necessarily the most popular, but surprisingly delicious?
The specially ordered jerk-flavor meals. Also checkout the burnt 'n' fries.
What's one fun fact about your business?
We love to cater to families.
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