Wherever you travel, knowing where to find the best barbecue is crucial to a trip’s success. During your next trip to Disney, be sure to stop at one or all of these bbq destinations.
This longtime barbecue food truck now serves its blend of barbecue inspired by the Carolinas and Alabama at a brick-and-mortar location too. Pictured below is the Talladega sandwich with beef brisket with two types of sauce mixed in before being sprinkled with chopped jalapenos and slices of conecuh sausage (a special product made in Alabama).
Go: North Quarter Market, 885 N. Orange Ave. in Orlando. caro-bamabbq.com
Harry and Larry’s Bar-B-Que
Even if you don’t spot Harry & Larry’s deep narrow space in the heart of Winter Garden’s historic district, your nose will direct you to the barbecue mainstay. Go with the dry-rub seasoned brisket is moist and fork-tender and pairs perfectly with the restaurant’s spicy barbecue sauce.
Go: 54 Plant St. in Winter Garden; 407-614-5950
Jesse’s Rib Shack
Looks can be deceiving, and nowhere is this more true than at Jesse’s Rib Shack. Tucked inside a building that lives up to the “shack” in its name are some of the best ribs in Orlando.
Go: 2202 W. Pine St. in Orlando; 407-501-9299; Facebook
Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa
Pig Floyd’s smoked meats get a healthy dose of global flavors in their sauces, from tikka masala to chimichurri. Even the sides are unique to barbecue with options such as black beans and rice, grilled Mexican street corn, fried yuca and more.
Go: 1326 N. Mills Ave. in Orlando and 9680 N. Narcoossee Road, Suite 103, Orlando. pigfloyds.com
Smoke & Donuts
Barbecue and doughnuts is the unlikely duo that once you experience, you’ll wonder why you didn’t try them before.
Besides barbecue mainstays such as pulled pork and smoked brisket, Smoke & Donuts serves some unique dishes as well. The Smokin’ Doughnut Sandwich combines the eatery’s namesakes — diners can choose from brisket or pulled pork to be sandwiched in a cake doughnut.
Go: Find this food truck around town by following its Facebook page at Facebook.com/SmokeandDonuts
Within Sugarboo’s simple green building lies a mystery: the makeup of their main barbecue sauce. Described by the owners as “not quite mustard-based, not quite tomato-based, and not quite vinegar-based,” it’s a tangy, tasty blend of well … something. Get the sauce tossed on the succulent ribs.
Go: 1305 N. Grandview St. in Mt Dora; 352-735-7675; sugarboo.com
Uncle Kenny’s BBQ
This Clermont restaurant has been testing its St. Louis-style barbecue in competitions almost since it opened. Smoky pulled pork with a hint of bark goes well with the mustard-based barbecue sauce, but don’t be afraid to try each of the eatery’s dressings.
Go: 157 US-27, Clermont; 352-394-1225; unclekennysbbq.com
All credit for this delicious list goes to Orlando Sentiniel. https://www.orlandosentinel.com/food-restaurants/os-et-best-barbecue-central-florida-20180508-story.html