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Gators BBQ

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8083 Baymar St, Jacksonville, FL 32220-3367
+1 904-683-4941
11:00 - 20:00
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Little hole in the wall type place, Nothing fancy but i f you appreciate all the attention put in the food, you will not be disappointed. Bbq Chicken was so delicious, tender and had a great smokey flavor. Not a big fan of the sauce i picked but they do have a good variety to fit your palate. Perfect place... More 

Thank Antonio R
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have grown up eating BBQ in South and this is a BBQ lovers dream! Fried Pickels are my fav "fried sin" and these are THE BEST I'VE EVER HAD (the ranch served with is perfect compliment but they are so awesome don't even need to dip!) The Pork plate sandwich with baked beans and fried okra was not only... More 

Thank LTD2thfairy
Jacksonville, Florida
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This type of restaurant is one that you go to the counter and order you food and then they bring it out to you. You get your own drinks. I had brisket and my wife had turkey and ribs. each had two sides, mine were baked beans and fries. My wife had fries and potato salad. The brisket was awesome!!!... More 

Thank MarknMar
Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

All I can say is awesome😊😎 great food for a very reasonable price I have been coming to gators bar b que for quite some time and will recommend this restaurant to others

Thank ericapollard77
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This small, clean, family friendly place, is a must if you're every lucky enough to be in the area! Deliciously prepared BBQ ranging from gator to swine and everything in between, the full spectrum of flavors come alive in every bite, along with great sides and big gulp soft drinks. This small but bustling spot clearly has everyone coming back... More 

Thank tammy s
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden treasure. It's locally owned and everything is perfect. From the minute you walk in you feel at home. I've tried multiple items and all have been tender and hot. Ribs fall off the bone and the brisket has a perfect smoke line. Not to mention their fresh banana pudding for dessert. Writing this review makes... More 

Thank woodard17
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126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I am a restaurant expert according to tripadvisor and I must say that it does not take an expert to determine that this venue, in my opinion, has the best BarBQ in the Southeast. The pork ribs are the finest quality with lots of meat and flavor. There is no guesswork. This is prime time big time great ribs- I... More 

1 Thank PenmanUk
Stamford, Connecticut
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100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is in an older residential area and evidently has been there a long time. Family owned too, with the smoker out back. I had the short ribs, which came with sweet barbecue sauce (see photo). Very tasty! Everything here is great and real. Full of local residents. Pay them a visit!

Thank Nutmeg06878
Land O Lakes, Florida
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461 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Wow! I'm from Memphis and had a craving for good BBQ! This place hit the spot! My sandwich with BBQ pork and slaw was excellent. The beans were tasty as well. The place is very small so we ordered it to go. A table opened up so we grabbed it. Since we were eating in, we were given small containers... More 

1 Thank 13betty
Raleigh, North Carolina
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were driving up the east coast and it was right about dinner time and we needed a place to eat and when we pulled up good, this was the closest place with the best ratings. So, we got lucky by finding this place, but we will seek it out next time. Everything was great in this very small restaurant.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8083 Baymar St, Jacksonville, FL 32220-3367
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-683-4941
Behind Bennetts Hardware in the Marietta section of Jacksonville

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