Jacksonville, being nestled in the south, has its share of great barbecue places. Not all are the same. Not all are even worth trying. To make sure you receive quality food and wonderful service, think about these places the next time you are in there mood for some real barbecue.
Found at over 10 locations across Jacksonville, Sonny’s BBQ is one of the biggest barbecue chains in the area. Open seven days a week until 9:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. on the weekends, Sonny’s is known for its slow cooked meat. Cooked on an open grill over oak wood, meats such as pork, beef, sausage, chicken and ribs are slowly cooked for up to 12 hours. Their mission is to offer one of a kind barbecue while creating an atmosphere that allows the customer to feel right at home. It’s a brand that everyone from the area knows and can depend on for great food and a great dining experience. For more details, look up www.Sonnysbbq.com.
Sometimes people know the familiar chain restaurants and hesitantly never branch out to the “hole in the wall.” Well, don’t be scared to try something new with Big Oak BBQ. Nestled on the north side of Jacksonville, this small joint offers big taste and lots of great service. It serves some of the juiciest and tender ribs known to Jacksonville. Locals who live close can vouch for its reputation on taste and service. It offers feasts to serve the whole family with plenty to box up for left overs. For more details, look up www.bigoakbbq.com.
Another local barbecue place worth trying is The Pig, with 5 locations in Jacksonville and one serving the Callahan area. This place is known for its phenomenal ribs and homemade blend “Pig Sauce.” The older locations aren’t known for being fancy or having the fanciest décor, but that doesn’t matter to the regulars because they know they are there to be served some of the best barbecue in town. Guests come in and find a seat wherever there is one available. They offer an extensive all-you-can-eat menu of whatever you can think of from chicken, ribs to seafood. You want it, they have it! For more details, look up www.thepigbarbq.com
Maybe you like dining at familiar places. Bono’s Bar-B-Q is another chain of restaurants in our area that serve solid barbecue dishes. With several locations on the south side and west side of town, open from lunch through dinner time, you can catch Bono’s for a tasty meal. They serve a host of appetizers such as onion rings and their thin, crisp pieces of fried squash. They also make delicious pork, beef, ribs, chicken and sausage with all the side fixings. Look them up at www.bonosbarbq.com to find out more information.
Wherever you are at in Jacksonville, you won’t have to go far to find some of these great barbecue establishments. So bring the family and get served a delicious spread. Come try out what great barbecue Jacksonville has to offer.