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Best Bar-B-Q in Broward: Readers' poll

Bar-B-Q'd Ribs
A platter of Barbequed Spare Ribs - Finger lick'in good!

Bar-B-Q means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, and we can't even agree on how to spell it. Is it "BBQ", or "barbeque" or "barbecue" or my favorite, "Bar-B-Q"? And once you get beyond the spelling issue, the argument progresses to the kind of meat. Should it be spare ribs, baby back ribs, beef ribs, sliced or chopped pork shoulder, pulled pork, sliced beef brisket, or even Bar-B-Q chicken?

The next point of this smoky debate is the sauce. Should it even have a sauce or should it be slow-cooked with a dry rub, or even "naked," allowing the smoky flavors of the meat to come out all on their own? And if you're one who's partial to sauce, should it be blazing hot, or sweet, or even have a touch of bourbon? One of my favorites, is a spicy and sour, vinegar-based Carolina style Bar-B-Q sauce that's thin in comparison with most Bar-B-Q sauces, and rarely found in Broward.

One thing everyone who loves Bar-B-Q can agree on, is whether it ribs, pork shoulder, beef brisket, or chicken, the meat should be tender, juicy, and full of smoky, slow-cooked flavor.

Cast your vote on the poll for the best Bar-B-Q in Broward, and sooner better than later, the top choices will be personally reviewed by this starving Examiner. It's up to you to steer me to the tastiest, most succulent Bar-B-Q in the land. So heat up the competition, and let the Bar-B-Q begin!

Poll choices are presented in random order to prevent bias. Links are provided in the directory below where available.

Don't see your favorite Broward Bar-B-Q restaurant? Write in your favorite in the "Other" space.


Betty's Restaurant & Barbecue
601 NW 22nd Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 583-9121

Chez Porky's BBQ Restaurant‎
105 Southwest 6th Street
Pompano Beach, FL
(954) 946-5590‎

Dixie Pig Bar-B-Q
4495 North Dixie Highway
Oakland Park, FL
(954) 772-5977‎

Ernie's Bar-B-Q
1843 South Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 523-8636

Georgia Pig Barbeque & Restaurant
1285 Southwest 40th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 587-4420‎

Jack's Bar-B-Q Smokehouse
500 East Oakland Park Boulevard
Oakland Park, FL
(954) 567-9595

Jax House of Ribs
5401 Powerline Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 776-0739

Mc Millon's Bar-B-Que
1508 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Pompano Beach, FL
(954) 977-7753

Renegade Barbeque Company
5720 Seminole Way
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 797-5943

Scruby's Bar-B-Q & Ribs
5718 North University Drive
Tamarac, FL
(954) 718-1898‎

Smokey Bones BBQ & Grill
809 South University Drive
Plantation, FL
(954) 474-3833

Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q
2699 South University Drive
Davie, FL
(954) 452-1604‎

Texas Hold 'Em BBQ
21 Southwest 7th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 764-7427‎

Tom Jenkins BBQ
1236 South Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 522-5046


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