The first time I saw this blue painted concrete block building, I assumed it was another closed up shop, one of the short lived restaurants that seem to come and go in this area. But a few days later, I started seeing their "Now Open" signs around town, and of course had to try it out.
There are only two tables inside. Across the middle of the room is a small counter where you pay, next to this glass case holding the day's supply of meats:
Your choice is cut right in front of you after you order, a rarity around here but the way I think it should be. The owner kept up an almost constant banter with his customers as he sliced off ribs and chopped pork. "Ya'll watch out for bones in them beans, Grandma said put the bones in the beans, so we put the bones in the beans" he told one.
I ordered a "Memphis Style" pork sandwich which comes with slaw on it. Apparently he forgot that part, because when I opened my to go box a few minutes later, no slaw. No big deal though, the sandwich was beautiful.
I hope they stick around so I can try their other meats. If they are as good as the pork, just a bit more attention to detail would put this high on my list of favorites.
FOOD RATING: 4 OF 5
OVERALL RATING: 4 OF 5
Memphis Blues BBQ
165 Southwest 4th Avenue
Lake Butler, FL 32054-2021
11:00-2:00 for lunch,
4:00 until ? for dinner