FL Posted in Florida September 08, 2015 by Victoria W 13 BBQ Joints In Florida That Will Leave Your Mouth Watering Uncontrollably Who says Florida isn’t “Southern” enough to have amazing barbecue? Keep reading for 13 reasons this just isn’t true. 1. Blue Willy's Barbecue Facebook/Blue Willy's BBQ This little place in Pompano Beach may not look like much, but it's easily one of the best BBQ joints in Florida. Willy hails from Texas, but Carolina pulled pork and Memphis-style ribs are prepared with just as much care as the Texas brisket. 2. 4 Rivers Smokehouse Facebook/4 Rivers Smokehouse 4 Rivers has blazed its way through Florida in recent years, opening several locations while other restaurants were scaling back. Follow the signs for Hot Brisket Now, but save room for an incredible dessert. 3. MOJO Bar-B-Que Facebook/Mojo Bar B Que, A Southern Blues Kitchen MOJO locations throughout north Florida strive to serve amazing food from a Southern Blues Kitchen. The Bar-B-Que is good, but the sides, like the mac-n-cheese, fried green tomatoes, and sweet potatoes, are out of this world. 4. Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que Facebook/Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que If your'e in Tampa with a hankerin' for some BBQ, head to Al's in Ybor City. The name says it all. 5. Shiver's BBQ www.tripadvisor.com Shiver's is a local landmark in Homestead serving up fall-off-the-bone ribs with Southern style for over 50 years. If you're in South Florida, give Shiver's a try. 6. Georgia Pig BBQ & Restaurant Facebook/Georgia Pig BBQ & Restaurant This roadside joint in Fort Lauderdale has been around forever and has had plenty of time to perfect their craft. An unexpected bonus: An amazing pancake breakfast. 7. Madd Jack's Bar B Que Facebook/Madd Jacks Bar B Que Shack Madd Jack's in Cape Canaveral is really something special, from starters to desserts. Luckily you'll enjoy it just as much the next day, because you'll definitely have leftovers. 8. Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ Facebook/Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ Who says you can't get Texas barbecue in Florida? If you're in Gulfport, you have to eat at Smokin' J's. 9. Adam's Rib Co. Facebook/Adam's Rib Co. Adam's is the place for ribs in Gainesville. Period. 10. Nancy's Bar-B-Q Facebook/Nancy's Bar-B-Q This rustic spot features long picnic tables, solid BBQ, and a wide array of creative sides nestled in downtown Sarasota. 11. First Choice Bar-B-Que Facebook/First Choice Bar-B-Que With locations in Brandon and Plant City, First Choice is simple, unfussy and done right with large portions, everything barbecue is supposed to be. 12. Mrs. Smokey's Real Pit Bar-B-Q Facebook/Mrs. Smokeys Real Pit Bar-B-Q Mrs. Smokeys prides itself on great food and excellent service with locations in West Palm Beach and Jupiter. 13. Smokin D's BBQ Mark Gonda via Facebook/Smokin D's BBQ It can be easy to drive by this roadside pit stop, but if you're in St. Augustine and looking for a hearty meal for a fair price, try Smokin D's. It's a tiny place with almost no seating, so grab some take-out and bring cash. Have you tried any of these restaurants? Please share your favorite barbecue places with us below!