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Nancy's BBQ

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301 S Pineapple Ave, at Ringling Blvd, on the roundabout, Sarasota, FL 34236-7019
+1 941-955-2271
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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98 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Be prepared to stand in line, but it's worth the wait. I had brisket tacos and my wife had pulled pork. We felt the best sides are the baked beans and the corn bread. This was the best BBQ I have had in a long time. The corn bread was simply amazing. You order at a counter and then sit... More 

Thank wte154
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448 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious barbeque! This is great food and very reasonably priced. It's only been open for a relatively short period of time so get there now before the crowds descend!

Thank 970alexanderp
Miami, Florida
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nancy knows how to do the smoker...and the sides...and the baked goods..and everything else to serve her discriminating well traveled regulars with darn good food and service. This restaurant is filled with respect and love to the palate. Just go ahead and order one of everything so you know like I know that it is all terrific. You will feel... More 

Thank Pat G
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

So riddle me this: if a rib joint has no ribs, is it still a rib joint? I think the answer is no. Friday night, not late. No ribs. No apologies, just a shrug. No sign on the door. I will never return here, there's other rib joints in Sarasota. They will get my coin and Nancy's will not.

Thank Delcogeesewatcher
Sarasota, Florida
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very laid back setting in the Burns Court area on the south side of downtown. Order at the front counter and pick from a wide variety of brisket, ribs, chicken, pork and other typical BBQ favorites, with a wide variety of sides and some daily specials. I had a pork daily special with baked beans, cole slaw and baked... More 

Thank Bob M
York Beach, Maine
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468 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very large selection of barbecued foods! Great sides especially the baked beans. Picnic table seating. The wait staff is helpful! Nice for a casual lunch!

Thank DRH0PS
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
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144 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An assortment of Beef, Chicken or Pork BBQ choices along with southern sides such as Cheesy Grits or Baked Mac & Cheese. Place your order at the counter then pick up your order and head outside or stay inside to enjoy your meal. Family owned and a downtown Sarasota go to for BBQ for years.

Thank Kurt L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best BBQ in the area. Outdoor seating on picnic tables in addition to seating inside. Lots to choose from.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had ribs and pulled pork sandwiches and cold beer that was enjoyed by all. Nice variety of sides was good as well.

Thank ticklegolf
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am from TN and this place Nancy's is like a MacDonald's. Its ok but the BBQ is not special at all. Locals rave about "Nancy" but I don't get it. If ya need a BBQ fix its an OK place I guess to go. Not bad but I do not think if you know anything about NC or TN... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 S Pineapple Ave, at Ringling Blvd, on the roundabout, Sarasota, FL 34236-7019
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-955-2271
Voted Sarasota's "Best BBQ" 2012 and 2013 by the readers of SARASOTA Magazine. We're a locally owned, family friendly, fast casual bar-b-q joint. Community seating inside, picnic tables on our screened porch and outside in our garden area. Good selection of American beers, including artisan breweries, plus wine. Children's menu. Serving award-winning Pulled Pork, Texas style Brisket, St. Louis Ribs, Smoked Chicken, pastrami-rub smoked and chilled salmon, and 13 sides -- most vegetarian and many vegan. Oh ... and don't forget our entree size salads: both our BIG salad and our Southern Ceasar Salad!

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