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Fred Cotten Barbeque

2623 N Main St, Jacksonville, FL 32206-2945
+1 904-356-8274
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good44%
  • Average0%
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2 Aug 2018
“Local secret”
26 Aug 2017
“Don't let the outside deter you”
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2623 N Main St, Jacksonville, FL 32206-2945
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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Fred Cotton's has been around for decades. Locals have long known and enjoyed the barbecue at this hidden gem. It is a small ordinary looking building, but the food inside is always really good.

Thank Nevyntoo
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We're in town for a cruise and don't board until late, so we decided to find a local place to eat. Hubby wanted bbq, so we happened upon this little place. I read the reviews and decided to give it a try, even though it...More

Thank amorriso25
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant is a Northside landmark that several generations of people enjoyed. It went down and eventually closed. But thank goodness, someone who loved the restaurant and the great memories of past times, bought it and the rest is history. He restored it, keeping the...More

Thank whdempsey3003
Reviewed 3 May 2016

New Ownership with the Original BBQ Sauce and Salad Dressing recipes. Food quality and serving sizes greatly improved since the new owners purchased and re-opened the restaurant from Billy C, who had basically let the business die. Interior and exterior have been given a facelift....More

Thank Laura E
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

This is the old place... 17th and main ...Was pleasantly surprised....the ribs are great, almost like the old days...house salad the same...will become a weekly affair

1  Thank cebsr
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have been looking for bbq and tonight we drove around and found this spot that closed after 60 something years and was bought and reopened by new owners. The ppl were super friendly and the ribs are meaty and the sauces...More

1  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 30 September 2013

We had stopped a couple of months ago for the sandwich board special of buy a large pork or beef sandwich, two sides and a drink and get one. Very tasty, sandwich (filled to slightly overflowing), grilled corn, and sauce. The fries were good, but...More

Thank AuntieWinter4
Reviewed 26 May 2012

Went here as a kid with my dad. It is not in the best neighborhood, but for BBQ this good I could care less where I have to go to get it. Fred died years ago and a guy named " Billy C " put...More

Thank Fullcirclehomes
Reviewed 27 January 2010

Tried to find this place a few times, and couldn't. Worth the persistence. The spare ribs were the best ever, no need for sauce, smokey and tender. The place is a dive, when you walk in it is no nonsense. The service is adequate. I...More

1  Thank JasonEddy
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Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2623 N Main St, Jacksonville, FL 32206-2945
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-356-8274
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