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Ken's Bar-B-Que

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1542 Ohio Ave S, Live Oak, FL 32064-4514
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Florida
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking forward to having a yummy barbecue meal and was disappointed with the quality of the food. The barbecued meat was thinly sliced pieces of ham, not hearty pieces of beef. The cole slaw was blah - not flavorful and fresh. Later I found out this is a chain restaurant so I guess they prepare the food the... More 

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Thank ShirleyFlorida
Atlanta, Georgia
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654 reviews
471 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I ordered one BBQ pork sandwich mid afternoon with a very empty restaurant. I was told it should take no more than 5 minutes to get the sandwich. It took more than 20 minutes to get the sandwich. In the meantime I saw cooks playing around in the kitchen even hanging all over the wait staff.

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Thank ddmullis
Live Oak, Florida
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Good food. BBQ is great, but the steaks are actually pretty good also. Sunday night, Yes, I said Sunday Night in Live Oak Florida, is all you can eat BBQ Pork. Great deal, only weird thing it's all you can eat pork, but not the fries. Come on those are cheaper than pork and it would really aid the meal... More 

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Thank marktaynton
Live Oak, Florida
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Ken's is a staple for BBQ in North Florida! Solid in being consistent in giving you good BBQ whether you want chicken or beef. They also have daily specials, I have been there many times and never disappointed.

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Thank Sika57
1 review
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Very good food. Dry Restaurant! Friendly waitress. Enough parking lots. Easy to find, near Publix and Wallgreen.

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Thank Hubert E
Live Oak, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Lots of families eat here on school nights or before the local football games. We like the sliced pork, but ask for lean.

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Thank SuwanneeSong
Lake Worth, Florida
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Like a lot of the restaurants in this area, the decor is tired, but the BBQ is delicious. Our server was friendly & attentive. The food came quickly and was hot. Good homemade coleslaw, frozen fries were ok. Worth stopping here if you are in the mood for BBQ.

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Thank Susan A
lake city
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84 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Most of the time Kens has decent food, but stay away from the steak sandwich on garlic toast. It was soggy and meat tasted crappy--my fault--never should of gotten steak at b b q place.

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Dunnellon, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2015

I've been to Ken's many times, and am always happy with one exception- the salad is never. But then again, no one goes there for salad! I love the BBQ and sides. Great baked beans and sauces. The coleslaw is not my favorite, but again, it's all about the meat! Always super friendly people ready to serve you!

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Thank jessica f
Atlanta, Georgia
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654 reviews
471 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

I recently met my family for lunch at Ken's in Live Oak all the food was very good, the service was extremely poor. I must say I was very disappointed in the overall experience

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1542 Ohio Ave S, Live Oak, FL 32064-4514
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Live Oak
Description
It has been in business for decades, so you can find it listed in many places. It is owned by the same people as the Lake City store with the same name.

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