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What's your favorite place (aside from your backyard) to eat BBQ?

Post Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:02 pm
matthewhickey medium-well
medium-well

Posts: 206
Location: KY
I have had both good and not so good at Smokey Bones, but I have never had bad BBQ Nachos there, always a winner in my book. Also, I have never, ever had a bad meal at RH&B. We had one in Lexington, but it went ou of business. I guess that says something about either me or thier food, huh? :D I think most people in KY were more accustomed to something like Sonnys or Tony Romas. Of course, this was about 5-6 years ago, so maybe people didn't have the idea of what good que was all about then, I don't know. But, I sure do miss having a good chain around for BBQ. We did have a Corkys open up and I do like their food, but I still can cook better ribs than them. :D :D I just don't have all the trophys hanging around like they do, oh well. I'm just lazy, not untalented. Yeah, thats the ticket!

Post Fri Sep 09, 2005 9:57 am
DarkRubiTJ medium-well
medium-well

Posts: 221
Location: Livingston, TX.
They just put a Smokey Bones a couple of miles from us and I wasn't impressed. Having grown up in great BBQ country, I have a pretty good idea of what good Q tastes like and it wasn't Smokey Bones.

The brisket was sliced wrong and because of that it was really tough. I tried the 3 meat platter and none tasted like the Q I'm used to. My Lady had the ribs and they tasted like they were forced and the smokey flavor was artificial.

We won't be going back.
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Post Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:58 pm
foxspit medium-rare
medium-rare

Posts: 72
Location: Nebraska
Famous Dave's is about the only franchise barbecue joint in Lincoln and the quality is consistent. I like Famous Dave's, nice smokey flavor and plenty of sauce choices if you want that.
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Post Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:20 pm
Andy medium
medium

Posts: 196
Location: Dane County, WI
I like Famous Daves very much, for a chain.
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Post Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:17 pm
ubbergubber medium-rare
medium-rare

Posts: 66
Location: central wi. usa
As fare as chains go tony romas can do a decent job with the ribs and have a good overall atmosphere and the famous daves can get a little over the top but if you want some fun its not bad with a sense of hummer thrown in. the meats are good but i have been to several and found thy tend to make some things different each place..(Still haven’t found the same Texas brisket sandwich three times ...) but for the area i live in...It’s better than nothing...or ...as i see it ....
In the great state of WI. Where bar-b-que is defined as ground hamburger in a red"ish" sauce on a white bread bun it’s not surprising that almost every sit-down type restaurant has a "barbequed"...”bla bla "...and it is a fryed
'Bla bla " toped with the best available open red sauce in the back ...
For me I like the chains..Its closer and cheaper than going out of state or at least 3 hours for ribs...but if i get that bad off i make my own .but then on this sight dont we all ( sorry about the ranting yall' its spring and ill feel better soon ...mmmm wood smoke......)
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Post Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:04 pm

Posts: 176
Location: Hillsborough, NC
Smoky Bones has okay Q, as does Famous Dave's. Bones is KC style with thick rich sauce smothering the meat, while Dave's is a bit more refined with an actual taste of the meat peeking through. Bones thinks way too much of their product ($11.95 for a Q plate!).

In North Carolina and the southeast, Sonny's BBQ is pretty popular; however, their Q is very smoky flavored and sliced thin with the thick-rich sauce on it.

Best chain that I've found in North Carolina is "Smithfield's Chicken and Barbecue". They serve up "Eastern North Carolina style" Q which is sauced with a vinegar based with red pepper flake sauce. Also has wonderful Brunswick stew, white cole-slaw, potato-salad, and some of the best hushpuppies you could ever imagine. The chicken is fried golden crispy and is always super moist inside. Top this all off with a big cup of sweet iced-tea and you got yourself a great dinner! On my 1-5 scale, Smithfields rates a 4.7!

Post Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:39 pm
HND medium-well
medium-well

Posts: 240
Grand Scale wrote:
I like Smokey Bones and Red Hot and Blue.
Both have very respectable if not good BBQ.


smokey bones is pretty good.....

i remember redhot and blue to be a great place for ribs....then they shut down here in the quad cities.....

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