As you walk in, you realize this is one of those great family run joints. You wouldn’t consider it a dive restaurant but maybe a place where the BBQ does the talking not the décor. The aroma of hickory is heavy in the air as the smoker is turning out amazing cuts of beef, pork and everything in between. If your visit is timed just right you will enjoy your meal with scents of cherry wood finishing off slow roasted smoked meats.
As you walk to the counter the owner Shelia will take your order and then in front of your eyes she will prepare your food. That’s the true test of how you know this BBQ will knock your socks off, the owner takes the time and care to prepare the smoked meats from start to finish.
The St. Louis style spare ribs are so tender the meat just falls off the bone and when you buy the full rack the bones are stacked double high. You can taste the smoke in every bite; it’s not over powering the flavor of the pork but accentuates the natural essence of the meat. As you dig into your plate with enthusiasm cleaning each bone down to the white you relish the fact that the meat is cooked perfect and melts in your mouth.
The tangy house made BBQ sauce has such a complex flavor profile with a tomato and vinegar base and fresh chilies and garlic, and then finished with a secret combination of herbs and spices to round out a wonderful zesty sauce. Q4U has three other sauces going up in heat levels from regular to habanero peppers all the way to ghost chilies, in small doses they all are excellent, but for the masses regular is quite tasty. When you want to turn up the heat the habanero has a kick that doesn’t burn your tongue but enhances the spare ribs.
Q4U is located 857 North Summit Blvd beside Taco Bell. They have a wide assortment of BBQ, sides and all the trimmings; from burnt ends to smoked sausages and specialty items like smoked salmon and marinated turkey breasts. This Q4U BBQ has some of the best BBQ in Summit County.