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Fred Cotten Barbeque

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2623 N Main St, Jacksonville, FL 32206-2945
+1 904-356-8274
10:00 - 18:30
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 18:30
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Jacksonville, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This restaurant is a Northside landmark that several generations of people enjoyed. It went down and eventually closed. But thank goodness, someone who loved the restaurant and the great memories of past times, bought it and the rest is history. He restored it, keeping the look and feel just was we remember - just fresh and clean. The pit master... More 

Thank whdempsey3003
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 May 2016

New Ownership with the Original BBQ Sauce and Salad Dressing recipes. Food quality and serving sizes greatly improved since the new owners purchased and re-opened the restaurant from Billy C, who had basically let the business die. Interior and exterior have been given a facelift. Smoke Master Bobby cooks up some of the Best Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Beef Brisket... More 

Thank Laura E
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

This is the old place... 17th and main ...Was pleasantly surprised....the ribs are great, almost like the old days...house salad the same...will become a weekly affair

1 Thank cebsr
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have been looking for bbq and tonight we drove around and found this spot that closed after 60 something years and was bought and reopened by new owners. The ppl were super friendly and the ribs are meaty and the sauces are wicked awesome!!! We will def be back😆

1 Thank Lisa M
Jacksonville, FL
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145 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

We had stopped a couple of months ago for the sandwich board special of buy a large pork or beef sandwich, two sides and a drink and get one. Very tasty, sandwich (filled to slightly overflowing), grilled corn, and sauce. The fries were good, but okay. This past Saturday was 4th saturday cruise down main st. (Classics, muscles, customs, and... More 

Thank AuntieWinter4
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2012

Went here as a kid with my dad. It is not in the best neighborhood, but for BBQ this good I could care less where I have to go to get it. Fred died years ago and a guy named " Billy C " put his name in front of Fred's - a real disservice. Every time I am in... More 

Thank Fullcirclehomes
Jacksonville, Fl
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2010

Tried to find this place a few times, and couldn't. Worth the persistence. The spare ribs were the best ever, no need for sauce, smokey and tender. The place is a dive, when you walk in it is no nonsense. The service is adequate. I rated it a 1 for atmosphere, but in the world of "Que" that's not a... More 

1 Thank JasonEddy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:30
10:00 - 15:30
10:00 - 15:30
10:00 - 15:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2623 N Main St, Jacksonville, FL 32206-2945
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-356-8274

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?