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Lillie's Q

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9848 W Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541
+1 850-654-3911
11:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Atlanta, Ga
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151 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all the BBQ was good but not my all time fav. They are a 4 location operation according to the owner; LA, Chicago, StL and Destin. The owner claims they have won 1st place at the Memphis BBQ contest in May. It was pleasant eating out on their deck. They make their sauces in ST Louis. He makes... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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272 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is a walk up window with just an older gentleman to take your order. We were second in line. After listening to him talk to the women in front of us for 15 about all he does for cancer charities without any acknowledgment of waiting customers, we left. And then we noticed the women he was talking to left... More 

Thank J M
Mocksville, North Carolina, USA
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Just happened upon this place. Wow so good if you like BBQ. The best I have ever had and the owner served us! So delightful to talk too. This stop made my day so enjoyable talking to the owner and hearing his great American story! Wish we lived closer (we are from NC) we would visit often if we were... More 

St. Louis, MO
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

As I have a home near this location for past 13 years, I love to support the local businesses restaurants & try to avoid most of the chains. I have been going to this location once or twice a year for the past several years. As much as I hate to say it, I probably won't go back. Pulled pork... More 

Thank garygringo
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We live across the street and like to visit Lillie's Q, when it is open. It is not always easy to tell and they go out of town for BBQ competitions from time to time so the store is closed. That said, any time we have had the food, it is terrific. It is one of the places to visit... More 

Thank janet0446
Destin, Florida
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

The food is very average and if you're familiar with really good barbecue like you can get in Kansas City or Memphis, ave your money

Thank 1wa2hvn
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

My hotel staff highly recommended Destin’s Lillie’s Q for BBQ. They failed to tell me that it is a BBQ Shack with seating only on the porch, cash only and it closes at 6 pm, so don’t be late or you will miss out. The BBQ is truly world class. Just by the owner, Quito McKenna’s, description of his ribs,... More 

Thank Lynn V
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

The pulled pork sandwich was good. The baked beans tasted like Campbell's. The owner was so grouchy it was comical.

Thank knoxslp
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Best bbq I've ever eaten and as a truck driver I've had bbq all over the country! I had a half rack of ribs and my love and my 2 daughter's had pulled pork dinner with baked beans and potato salad, all was so good i over ate big time, very reasonably priced can't recommend this place much more highly!... More 

Thank David Z
Memphis, Tennessee
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206 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I haven't visited any of the restaurants, but, I can vouch that they have amazing food & seasonings!! Lillie's Q was on our VIP tour during the Memphis In May BBQ Fest. They were extremely accommodating and very generous with their bbq!! It was great!! They also have patented some "interesting" chips!! Unfortunately, they didn't have any to sample. But,... More 

Thank Debi M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9848 W Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-654-3911

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