Florida October 04, 2016
The Tiny Town In Florida With The Most Mouthwatering Destination Restaurant
Sure, big cities usually have plenty of restaurants to choose from, but nothing beats that hidden gem you stumble upon during a road trip, preferably in a charming small town. If you couldn’t agree more, we have the perfect place for you to discover:
Micanopy is a sleepy little town in North Florida, just south of Gainesville. Though the town only has about 600 residents, it's also home to some of the best barbecue in the state.
At first, Pearl Country Store & Barbecue looks like any old convenience store next to a gas station in a small town, but step inside, and you might find your new favorite restaurant.
It's not unusual to find this small space packed with long lines of hungry folks, eager for some of Pearl's famous barbecue or breakfast specialties.
This unique restaurant and store came about in the early '90s when Pearlene and Wayne Davis started a store with a little BBQ restaurant in an old gas station location. Present owners David and Peggy Carr saw the store for sale on scenic Highway US 441 in 2001 and could not resist. They wanted to bring development to the little town, while keeping the Old Florida feeling that draws people to Micanopy.
Things really took off, though, when they added Big Jim's Barbecue and Sharon Hope's delicious breakfast menu to the mix.
Locals and visitors can't resist stopping for some of their famous ribs or a homemade breakfast. Take a trip down to this historic small town and see for yourself.
Pearl Country Store & Barbecue is open daily from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, so you can easily fit other activities into your plans.
An awesome place to visit in town is Payne's Prairie Preserve State Park, a National Natural Landmark and a great place for camping, hiking, biking, and viewing wildlife like bison, alligators, and wild horses.
Micanopy is also famous for its selection of antiques, and you could spend many hours hunting for treasures in the historic downtown district, covered by shady oak trees.
What do you think? Are you ready for a trip to Pearl Country Store & Barbecue? After that, you can try this
Road Trip Through Florida’s Most Picturesque Small Towns.