BBQ Restaurants in Palm Beach Gardens


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When Dean Lavallee opened the first Park Avenue BBQ in 1988, he had one lofty mission in mind: to serve the best barbecue ever made. Despite the seemingly impossible nature of his goal, he and his team continue to rise to the challenge, dry-rubbing their meats to smoke and char-grill on-site. They use all-natural, grain-fed, domestic pork for their traditional and Carolina-style barbecue pork—pulled by hand—and only use fresh, never-frozen ribs that are smoked daily over hickory. As diners chow down on hearty homestyle sides, seafood platters, or buffalo wings tossed in one of six sauces, they can admire the dining room's pictures of their city's most prominent people, places, and robot mayors. Park Avenue BBQ arranges their meats into fun, hearty dishes such as the Dempublican sandwich, which combines smoked pork and beef brisket separated only by cheese and bacon to create a sizeable sandwich that the team has dubbed "porkalicious". They whip up Funnybonz, which look and taste like miniature ribs, using tender, lean pork that's prepared by cooking up regular ribs beneath a shrink ray. In 2008, their dedication to each dish caused Cityvoter's users to name Park Avenue BBQ the best barbecue in town.
4425 Military Trl
Jupiter,
FL
US
Style is all about expressing yourself. And everyone's style is different. At Players, customers can up the ante on their athletic wear with one-of-a-kind t-shirts, designer denim, and rare and limited release Nike and Jordan kicks. Shelves and racks are stocked with brands such as Parish, LRG, Neff, DGK, Levis, AtLab, and Coke Boys, including t-shirts and New Era caps emblazoned with logos of MLB, NBA, and NFL teams. Old school Nike's pair well with tees bearing the horned logo of the Chicago Bulls, while an orange button down shirt can create a fresh look with a straight-billed Cleveland Browns cap. The shop also carries a number of camouflage shorts, designer shirts, and basketball shorts to ensure customers can complete their new outfits without having to join the most dangerous knitting club in town, the knit wits.
10229 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach,
FL
US
Most barbecue joints slather their food in one type of sauce?the smoky Texas style, the sweet Memphis style, or the vinegary North Carolina style. That?s not the case at Red's Backwoods BBQ. There, six signature sauces from various regions coat fall-off-the-bone ribs, slow-cooked pulled pork, and juicy chicken. The chefs also use a secret rub to bring out the flavor of their homemade gator bites. And though the large portions of meat and two sides offer filling meals by themselves, taste buds pine for decadent Southern sweets such as housemade banana pudding, Kentucky bourbon pecan pie topped with scoops of ice cream, and frothy root-beer floats that harken back to a simpler time when everyone moved at a slower pace and rode dinosaurs everywhere.
1345 W Palmetto Park Rd
Boca Raton,
FL
US
Lucille's Bad to the Bone BBQ slathers on the delicious with its signature grilled dishes. Its roughshod renegade chili ($5.25) or luscious split pea soup with pulled pork ($4.25) will warm up the palate enough for it to take off its tear-away windbreaker, and the crispy chicken salad, with its buttermilk-battered chicken, crispy noodles, bacon, and honey barbecue dressing, will exercise crunch muscles ($10.99). The best of both worlds, combining half a rack of baby back with half a rack of St. Louis–style ribs, will coat taste buds in its toothsome sauciness ($19.99), and the variety of blackened, grilled, or fried fish will transport the sea's savoriness to local stomachs ($13.99+). Barbecue buffs who like to protect their fingers from an onslaught of sauce with shields of wheat can chomp on the buffalo chicken wrap with blue cheese ($8.99), the mahi Reuben ($9.99), or the barbecue sandwich in one of three ways: pulled pork, beef brisket, or pulled chicken ($8.99).
3011 Yamato Rd
Boca Raton,
FL
US
Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Mississippi Sweets BBQ Co., a down-home barbecue joint in Boca Raton. When you're ready to pig out, Mississippi Sweets BBQ Co. is ready to serve you the scrumptious food you're craving. Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new. Take the kids along too — Mississippi Sweets BBQ Co. is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love. Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally. Mississippi Sweets BBQ Co. prides itself in its delicious catering. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Mississippi Sweets BBQ Co. Mississippi Sweets BBQ Co. provides easy access to an adjacent lot. Mississippi Sweets BBQ Co. offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
2399 N Federal Hwy
Boca Raton,
FL
US
Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Shane's Rib Shack, a down-home barbecue joint in Boca Raton. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. Shane's Rib Shack is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along. Shane's Rib Shack is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days. Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Shane's Rib Shack is come-as-you-are. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig. With a parking lot adjacent to Shane's Rib Shack, you won't get stuck circling the block. Shane's Rib Shack's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
2240 NW 19th St
Boca Raton,
FL
US
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