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Pearl Country Store

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106A NE Highway 441, Micanopy, FL 32667
+1 352-466-4025
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent cracker BBQ hidden in a gas station. And you know you're on the edge of a major university when the sign says "We have the Sunday NY Times"

Thank Gary R
Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are in the Micanopy area or if you are looking for a good place to eat that's not too far from I-75, this might be the place you've been looking for. It's a really not much more than a grill nearly hidden in the back of a country store, but the bbq and sides are excellent. It's easy... More 

Thank Keith1009
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This little country store packs a big surprise. Outside you will find the usual little country store by the wayside accompanied by the inevitable gas station (no diesel). A few "old guys" sit on the bench outside seemingly throughout the day. Not much to attract the unknowing. But go inside and "Wow!" A small, it very well-chosen wine selection awaits... More 

Thank Fran D
Spring Hill Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

In the back of a Marathon gas station is the best BBQ I have ever tasted. Walk up counter, order, pay and have a seat or take it out. Can't wait to get back, worth the two hour trip!

Thank Travelyn-mama
Fort Lauderdale
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

As others say, Pearl Country Store is inside a gas station on 441 in Micanopy. We stopped here after a hike in Payne's Prairie and the food totally hit the spot! I was kind of unsure after reading mixed reviews, but our food was delicious and the service was excellent! We ate here on a Sunday at 11 a.m. so... More 

Thank FTL-G8R
Gainesville, Florida
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236 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Pearl Country Store is on the highway through Micanopy, a tiny rural town about halfway between Gainesville and Ocala, which is to say: nowhere. But, if you love BBQ, you owe it to yourself to at least check it out, if only for the ribs. Here's why. About 10 minutes off I-75 at the Micanopy exit, the Pearl Country... More 

Thank doctorbobster
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Good bbq and I love to look at the gas station they have all kinds of nicknacks and the homemade stuff they sell is cool too

Thank Michael V
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Yeah i was high, but seriously, sauerkraut is not coleslaw. The pork was good. Baked beans made me smile.

Thank Sam P
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

After taking my girlfriend for her first visit to explore the shops of Micanopy we stopped in at the Pearl Country Store for some of the barbecue raved about on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed! My girlfriend and I both chose pulled pork sandwiches with a jumbo for myself. The smoked ribs, shoulder and brisket are displayed in a case... More 

1 Thank Tommy J
Micanopy, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Best barbecue you will taste anywhere. The brisket is amazing. Great for breakfast also with homemade corn beef hash and blueberry pancakes. Staff are always friendly. However, During UF football home games this place is completely packed.

Thank Carlene C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106A NE Highway 441, Micanopy, FL 32667
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Micanopy
  • Phone Number: +1 352-466-4025

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?