Ten Best Barbecue Spots in South Florida

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4. Dixie Pig
Lots of places serve Carolina barbecue sauce, but few actually specialize in Carolina barbecue itself. The 21-year-old Dixie Pig has been serving pork marinated in a special vinegar-based sauce, then slow-cooked with hickory wood and served with a no-mayo, vinegar-based coleslaw. It's a taste of the country. Dixie Pig is located at 4495 N. Dixie Highway in Oakland Park. Call 954-772-5977, or visit dixiepigbarbeque.com.

Photo via Blue Willy's barbecue facebook page
3. Blue Willy's Barbecue
This much-beloved barbecue truck might be on a short hiatus -- owner Will Banks is currently in the process of renovating a new brick-and-mortar location that's expected to open sometime in July -- but it's known for its awesome celebration of different styles of barbecue. Banks uses a combination of hickory and pecan woods to slow-cook his simply prepared -- only salt and pepper as seasoning -- Texas-style brisket, Carolina-style pulled pork, and spare ribs. Homemade sauces -- from Carolina (mustard and vinegar bases) to white Alabama sauce (a tangy mayonnaise-based sauce) for chicken -- are served on the side. Blue Willy's will be located at 1386 S. Federal Highway in Pompano Beach. Call 954-224-6120, or visit facebook.com/bluewillys.

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Used to be a Sonny's on University a few lights south of I-595. Now is Old Florida BBQ.


Shorty's isn't bad either ? BBQ is pretty good at a lot of places that don't require driving over several county lines. I drive Miami-Dade to Broward because the bbq in NMB keeps failing & closing their doors. BBQ is getting too expensive, but that's food in general . These artsy looking plates that look more like a painting than they do a meal is overkill for bbq. I recall a day when the Sonny's AYCE chicken plate was $ 5.49, a Big Deal Sandwich plate was $ 4.99.

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The Dixie Pig is very much underrated. Love that place. Hard to believe it was once a Dairy Queen. Nice people too. Great prices. Try the breakfast. I don't get there often enough, but when I get in that neighborhood, I will not pass it by. Try their Slaw Dog.


Just one look at Blue Willie's and Hickory Sticks pics of their bbq is proof enough for me that they are real deal smoked q!

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