The grill masters at BurgerQue flip hand-formed beef patties onto freshly baked buns, filling each Burger Bag with four of these epic, juicy creations. Family-size orders of coleslaw and homemade potato chips accompany the quadrangle of tasty hamburgers. Though not included with this Groupon, hamburgers may be built to include extra toppings for an additional cost, such as cheese ($0.25+), a slathering of chili ($0.50+), mushrooms ($0.50+), and bacon ($1+), though they cannot be topped with search-warrant requests to happily surprise one's favorite judge.
When a restaurant's award tally ticks close to 100, there's no need to change the menu. That's the philosophy at work at Michelbob's Championship Ribs, where co-owners Lou Bavaro and Bob Mattson have been serving baby back ribs imported from Denmark and slathered in award-winning original-recipe barbecue sauce since 1979. All of their meats?which also include barbecue chicken, pork, and beef?are slow-smoked to a tender perfection each day and served alongside sides such as baked beans, cole slaw, and onion rings, which are all also made fresh daily. Most recently, their victuals won the Naples Daily News award for Best Food in Southwest Florida. They also ship their sauce and ribs anywhere in the United States via overnight air shipping, catering to the legions of fans and long-haul bike messengers who crave their delectable barbecue brand.
Using an in-house brand of tangy, sweet sauces, steaming stacks of ribs, and homespun slow rubs, the family recipes behind Quick Q BBQ deliver authentic, smoky, home-style flavor. Strap a bib around wayward beards and take a gander at the menu, on which heaping plates of ribs, chicken, ham, and mullet await the maws of barbecue connoisseurs. The meat not only falls off the bone but also practically hops in the mouth, chews itself, and writes it all off as a business expense. Barbecue plates come with iced tea and a variety of meat choices, including a jaw-dropping, chin-mopping stack of pulled pork with baked beans and mac 'n' cheese ($9.50) or an entire smoked chicken with mac 'n' cheese and fries ($12.50). Light lunchers can stock their own bags of bones with a three-bone rib sandwich with fries ($6.99), paired with 8-ounce house-made Southern sides such as potato salad, coleslaw, and collard greens ($1.99 each). Crank open your auxiliary stomach for dessert; Quick Q's sugary slew of cherry and peach cobblers ($0.93) and rum cake ($2.99/slice) high five tongues and fist pound bellies. Sidle up to one of Quick Q’s tables clad in a checkered tablecloth, or pull up to the drive-thru to bring victuals home to pod people masquerading as your real family.
Luckie B's cooks up batches of authentic barbecue, smoking meat up to 10 hours to create a tender, robust flavor. After memorizing the menu, hang a fang on a 1/3 rack of baby back ribs, dry rubbed and slow smoked with your choice of sauces ($10.95), or befriend the barbecue-smoked half chicken, rotisserie smoked and lightly seasoned ($8.95). Other edible options include salads, sandwiches, and a plethora of sides. A full liquor bar helps keep conversations lubricated, and a relaxed, family-friendly vibe will make diners feel like their clingy home is following them around again.
Hall of Fame player Lee Roy Selmon did a lot of notable things, but perhaps the most lasting part of his legacy is his chain of restaurants. A sports restaurant worthy of his name, Lee Roy Selmon’s focuses on the tasty flavors of his Oklahoma upbringing, combined with the convenience of a sports bar. Diners enjoy his childhood favorites of fried green tomatoes, chicken wings, meatloaf, and brisket. They also are treated like team members; all gathered for a common love of sports. At Lee Roy Selmon’s, it’s perfectly fine to sit back and watch the game while enjoying chicken and waffles. That’s how Lee Roy would have done it.
Rib City Restaurant one of the best choices around St. Petersburg for delicious barbecue. Ribs made them famous, but you can get so much more, including tons of other barbecue choices, sandwiches, salads and plenty of sides. Order a piece of pie and a work of art will arrive at your table. The casual atmosphere is fun for the whole family or groups. Eat in or take out - make sure you ask for extra napkins!