$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Carry-Out BBQ Food and Drinks at Fred's BBQ ($20 Value)

Fred's BBQ

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Restaurant serves succulent oak grilled barbecue ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, and chicken smothered in sweet sauces

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Valid for carry-out only. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $12 for two Groupons, each good for $10 worth of carry-out BBQ food and drinks ($20 value)

Memphis-Style Barbecue: Where Pork Rules

Barbecue the Memphis way involves tender pork, spices, and slow smoking. See what else Groupon discovered that distinguishes the barbecue style from all others.

Other barbecue-loving cities may specialize in beef ribs or brisket, but for Memphis, it’s all about the pig. That, and the dry rub, a blend of seasonings reportedly invented by Charlie Vergos of Memphis restaurant, Rendezvous. Although every proud Memphis chef has his or her own secret dry-rub recipe, many base their recipes on some combination of oregano, garlic, salt, chili powder, and paprika. (Legend has it that the last was added when a meat salesman tasting Vergos’s original blend complained that, while the flavor was great, barbecue should really be red.) Worked into the surface of the meat and smoked over wood coals, a dry rub becomes a burnished crust that keeps juices from leaking out. Underneath this crust, baby back ribs, spare ribs, and pork shoulder become so soft they don’t require a knife or a servant who chews your food for you.

Although crusty is probably the most popular look for Memphis pork, there’s still room in town for those who prefer their meat “wet.” A sweeter tomato-based sauce balanced with a vinegary tang is one popular finishing touch. Another step is known as the mop. A mop is essentially dry rub plus water with or without vinegar, applied as a basting sauce while cooking to add deep flavor and moisture. This is what makes up a Memphis-style pulled-pork sandwich—along with, of course, pork shoulder, coleslaw, and a soft white bun capable of soaking up juices from the meat and Southern hospitality drifting through the air.

Customer Reviews

Food, service, everything exceptional!
Harris D. · October 24, 2016
Delicious ribs and pulled pork! Highly recommend it!
Yensy C. · October 23, 2016
Best bbq in Odessa for sure.
V-twin Demons MC M. · October 21, 2016
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    Fred's BBQ

    8643 Gunn Highway

    Odessa, FL 33556

    +18132173487

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