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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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12:00 - 20:00
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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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WOODSTOCK
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is below average for this type of place but prices are in line with other BBQ places. Ribs were quite fatty especially the ribs served under the all you can eat choice. In fact, there was much more fat than meat on the ribs. No wonder they offer all you can eat,after the first taste, you do not... More 

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Thank sheldon z
Waterloo, Iowa
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did take out the other night for ribs and beef sandwich, fries, beans, and mac n cheese. They were all good.

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Thank LEACHZOO
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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468 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have tried several BBQ restaurants in the Sarasota Bradenton area and this is the best we have experienced. It is a little bit of a hole in the wall appearance and has a down home feel to it. Not much for ambiance, but what the heck, it's a BBQ spot.

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Thank Rockydogz1
Rockford, Illinois
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159 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ribs were great, very tender. So was the pulled pork. The BBQ beans were the way I prefer them, probably with brown sugar and molasses rather the Texas style. The sides are pretty standard. Apple sauce is apple sauce. We got PLENTY of food, in fact we had so much leftover we had another meal the second night, and... More 

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Thank Llamma2
Harrison,ohio
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank KAKA62
South Venice, Florida
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank resident344
Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 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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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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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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, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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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