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E & L Barbeque

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1111 Bailey Ave, Jackson, MS 39203-1909
+1 601-355-5035
10:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

We were a bit disappointed because this place didn't live up to the great reviews shared before our visit. Looks like on a good day it's a local hot spot because they seemed to know many of the customera. There was a security guard around the door & a fairly long line. Unfortunately the meat was a little rough, dry,... More 

Thank 1fitmami
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

I arrived to find a line, so I am thinking, "this is going to be good"! No it was not, they ran out of ribs, left me standing without offering options. After 45 minutes of waiting, I asked for a refund. Then I was told ribs are coming up now. The texture was terrible, flavor lacked smoke. The baked beans... More 

2 Thank Emma T
Alexandria, Louisiana
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Okay, I love this place. I could drink the BBQ sauce by the glass. When you drive up, it's a little hole-in-the-wall. We're not talking 4-star seating. Get over yourself. Go inside and stand in line with the Mayor, visiting Senators, the Walmart cashier and everyone else who knows great BBQ. When you walk in, there is a security guard... More 

4 Thank Natalie P
New Jersey
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013 via mobile

OK...do you remember the closing credits on the old Flintstone cartoon where they bring the ribs out to the car at a drive-in and they tip over Fred's car? Those ribs probably came from E & L. Serious...best ribs I've ever had. And the place is legit. If you're going to eat ribs this good, you have to do it... More 

3 Thank rev123
Bloomington, Indiana
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2013

When there is an armed guard at the door, you know you have found BBQ worth fighting over. First, you can smell the smoke from a couple blocks away. No GPS needed. The place itself is stripped of all unnecessary elements. Get in line, order, pay, take food to a table, eat. It is a streamlined BBQ making machine. We... More 

2 Thank freddyfish_11
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2013 via mobile

E&L has always been one of my Jackson faves! The sauce is to die for - a perfect mixture of spicy and sweet. I have tried the ribs and rib tips and while they are good, I love the links. They are big and spicy, and the sauce makes them extra good. A hit link order comes with 3 links,... More 

Thank Cleindian44
Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Once you get past the fact that there is an armed guard, you'll find excellent food and gracious people. The dining area is a bit stark but hey you're here for the BBQ. The portions are mammoth! The sauce is so good. If you're in Jackson, try this place.

1 Thank Stahl_D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2012

They are OK ppl here talk them up sooooo much I just moved here from Detroit and have tasted betterr BBQ then then there so slow and food is OK. You be the judge.

1 Thank nikkinicole30
Jackson, Mississippi
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2012

Finger lickin good is all I can say. Every time I come here I get the rib tips with sauce on the fries. Oh my gobbly gooo! I'll tell you this, if you order this, make sure you are near the bed. The last time I ordered this was during lunch. I came down with a bad case of the... More 

Thank Ms_Easy_Sailing
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2012

I love this place, the rib tips are delicious, and I love their famous sauce on fries. Unfortunately it's located in a place I'd rather not visit often, even though they provide security. Therefore I rarely get to eat it but when I do it's amazing, wish they would relocate!

Thank BreeRenee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 Bailey Ave, Jackson, MS 39203-1909
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: +1 601-355-5035

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