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Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed November 6, 2020

We were seated outside (by choice) at one of the available picnic tables. We were given menus and our drink order was taken by a lovely young lady. Everyone received their order just as requested...no excuses! Our server was always checking on us to refill...drinks etc. The food and service are wonderful. We'll be back sooner than later. RonMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 2, 2020

The brisket was excellent, flavorful and juicy. We found the pulled pork and the macaroni and cheese to be a bit dry but the flavor was good. The coleslaw, cornbread and sauces were all tasty. Portions were large.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 9, 2020

We visited this small quaint restaurant last night. Wonderful service and some of the best BBQ I've had east of Texas. Brisket perfectly done-pulls apart and juicy with just the right amount of smoke. Ribs meaty with just a minimal rub and some good tangy...sauce for dipping. My wife's pulled pork was juicy and tender. Sides were good, and the corn casserole was outstanding. Worth the drive. We will be back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 31, 2020

This is one of the best BBQ places I've ever ate at! Every single thing that we have tried here has been delicious! The service is always with a smile!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 9, 2020 via mobile

This is the best bbq I have had huge sides and you will not leave hungry excellent service try it You will like it

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 16, 2020 via mobile

Still the most delicious BBQ in Florida. However, the post pandemic prices will cost you your retirement! It’s always been a great place but the price increases after reopening will limit or stop me and others from visiting!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 23, 2020 via mobile

Once again we had a fabulous lunch at Artmans. The brisket was tender, juicy and full of flavor. The green beans and corn casserole were some of the best I’ve had. Tables were spaced 6’ apart. The wait staff all wore gloves and masks. Whenever...one of the wait staff came by our table they checked to make sure everything was good or if we needed anything . I wish I could try one of Artman’s fabulous desserts but the portions of my meal were so generous I had no room. A visit to Artman’s us always a great experience.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Best brisket I’ve ever tasted! Their homemade sides are all delicious but my favorite is the broccoli rice casserole. My husband lives their baked beans and coleslaw.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020

I just recently found this little bbq shack that I lived up the road from & never knew it. LOL. My experience was outstanding at Artmans country smokehouse , you walk in and get greeted instantly with such friendly workers, you take a seat and...they bring you menus and ask what you are drinking. Savanna was our server and she did a over-the-top job. Making sure we had refills and suggesting the best platter - Papas Special. She informed us that it was a family owned company and the family was better then the bbq! (Hard to believe because it’s just so good) we will definitely be back! Thank you Artmans and Savanna for such a great experienceMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

The brisket and pork , ribs were very good. The meatballs wrapped in bacon were so spicy I thought I ate peppers! My mouth went numb and my lips were in pain. That's a spicy meatball!!! The baked beans were also spicy and I couldn't...eat that either.I guess I'm the baby in the bunch because I can't take that kind of heat in my food. Both the cornbread and chocolate cake rocked the house down!!! Sweet tea is good too.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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mdupree
October 7, 2019|
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Response from gerrysherman | Reviewed this property |
Everything sure looks and tastes real to me! Give it a try . . . it will become your favorite BBQ restaurant in The Villages area.
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Penny B
September 23, 2017|
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Response from BevFleming | Reviewed this property |
Yes, a limited selection of beer and wine.
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June 30, 2017|
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11-7 W,TH,FR,SAT 11-6 SUN Closed Monday and Tuesday. Enjoy!!
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