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Oaks Open Pit BBQ

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6112 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4029
+1 941-922-7778
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10:30 - 20:30
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 21:30
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Harrison,ohio
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an out of the way restaurant but what a great find. Open air, Tiki bar restaurant, with really good smoked food. I had the sampler with brisket, ribs and smoked chicken. Loved the brisket and smoked chicken, tasted the pulled pork and all were delicious, the ribs were not my favorite. However the baked beans were awesome. Great... More 

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South Venice, Florida
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unfancy old Floorida setting. ribs are the large 7" type perfectly slow cooked and meaty. Several BBQ sauces to choose from. Chicken and fish are also excellent. Try a combo for about 12.95 with 2 sides. Quality-Service-Price, hard to beat. Tap beer under $3.00

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Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food here used to be of good quality. It has really gone down hill over the last couple of years.

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Thank sutty31
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had the pulled pork and chicken combo. Everything tasted the same. The pulled pork tasted old. Definitely not fresh. The chicken tasted like fish. The mac n cheese was ok as was the fries. The sweat tea was average. Garlic toast was good.

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Thank Douglas D
Sarasota, Florida
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92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a throwback! Very kitschy...alligator hide hanging on the wall, old fashioned counter service. Nothing fancy, just great prices and good ol" BBQ. Portion sizes were good, several sauce choices and sides. Had a large pulled pork sandwich for under $6. Also tried the pork ribs. Very meaty and tender. Very, very casual!!!!!

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Thank Tyler B
CENTRAL WI
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205 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

SMELL WOOD SMOKE WHEN YOU WALK into a b.b.q. joint ,,,turn around,,,i ordered the bbq chicken and it seemed to just be baked ,, side were good,,,service was xcellent,,they dont have smoked wings,,,my fave,, i have had bbq everywhere in the country ,,,and this is not for me,,,,BUT THEY were busy ,eat in and carry out

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Oshawa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place looked interesting and menu looked well priced. We were greatly disappointed. Waited close to 40 minutes for order and when it finally came one order was not what was ordered but waiting so long just had to eat. Ribs were like chewing on shoe leather.Steer clear of this place for your BBQ.

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Thank OshawaDawn
Cincinnati, Ohio
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Empty Lot for good reason. We would rather take a random shot at a roadside cooker! We will not go back.

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Thank Creighton W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The gator bites are what draw me back. It is hard to get gator (The Healthiest Meat You Can Eat. Ribs are great. ( depends on the day sometimes.) Sauces for ribs are out of this world. The sides are delicious and the prices are great for what you get. The only better place is only open a few hours... More 

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o_lynne
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Had not visited in a while ..... forgot how good it was. Old Florida atmosphere. Good smokehouse meats

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Thank o_lynne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
10:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 20:30
Thursday
10:30 - 20:30
Friday
10:30 - 21:30
Saturday
10:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6112 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4029
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-922-7778

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