Hard to believe how long it's been since I last ate here, but here I was, four years later. Smoke still trickled out of the screened in cooking room off to the side, the faded plastic pig hadn't moved from his perch on the roof, the parking lot was still potholed and even the sky seemed to be the same cold gray. But of course what I was interested in was if the barbecue was still good.
I like the handpainted menu on the walls:
The inside is quite small, with just a couple tables, but there is still the screened in eating area out front. I didn't get a good picture but the walls are covered with license plates and other interesting memorabilia.
They had several lunch specials, one of them was three ribs, a side and drink for $5.99. I placed and paid for my order and had it in my hands in under two minutes.
They say their food is 100% wood cooked. Smoke flavor was definitely there but not real strong. It seemed like they were partially smoked then finished (or at least kept warm) inside. I also like a little more crust on my ribs than I got. They were some meaty ribs and along with potato salad they were a filling meal. Even though the spicy sauce gave them a kick, I still could have used a little more flavor for the amount of meat.
Post From 2007:
I tried this little place in Fanning Springs (across the street from the state park) the other day. It's a good old-fashioned barbeque shack. I don't know how long it's been around, but it looks like a long time. Like most places in this area, it's a little run down. It does have a nice screened in dining area in the front (just a few stools inside). The food is very good, they cook everything over wood and you can see their big smoker off to the side. The pulled pork I had had excellent flavor, and they gave me a pile big enough to try all three of their sauces which were also good.
FOOD RATING: 4 OF 5
OVERALL RATING: 3 OF 5