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Bono's Pit Bar-B-Q

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6760 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32605-4313
+1 352-331-3112
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Rolla, Missouri
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the way from Naples heading north and was convenient off I75. We like to try new establishments and bar b q sounded good. We arrived at lunch time. Immediately was greeted, seated and serviced. Waitress was very friendly, somewhat unfamiliar with specials with " everything is real good and a great deal". Ordered pork plate and pork sandwich each... More 

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Thank FRmboy
Treasure Island, Florida
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598 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We split a sloppy pig and a 1949. Both were absolutely awesumly great, we agreed, and we will be back for sure. Great food, great service, great smells!!. If you like bbq you will love this.

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Thank Daniel K
Nebraska
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here on our way to Atlanta, and we are glad we stopped. Great food, big portions, quick service. If we lived near here we would eat here often!

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Thank KathyJed
Southampton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in Monday evening while driving to Tallahassee. First thing you notice when you walk in is the amazing smell of the pit! Second is the friendly welcome, our server (didn't catch his name) was super nice and obviously knew a lot about BBQ. The food was so tasty, especially the beans and stew! Big portions and cheap, especially the... More 

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Thank Olivia Y
Gainesville, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Slawpy pig sandwich! It was delicious, we liked being able to see the guy working the pit & meat. The mustard sauce is very mustardy , the hickory red had a little kick but the sweet n tangy was just right. Portions were not skimpy! We were traveling home from the beach & stopped to eat. It smelled so good.... More 

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Thank MarkRebecca1217
Gainesville, FL
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I ordered a meal to be delivered by doorstep delivery and when I received it I only got a half rack instead of a full rack of ribs. I paid $22 for a half rack?? When I called to explain this to the manager she basically called me a liar stating that her cook said he did the order right!... More 

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Thank KandCjourney
Space Coast, Florida
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182 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Went for lunch and got their BBQ Feast for 2-3 and for the 3 of us, it was plenty! Service was fast and food came out quick and hot. Wait staff was very friendly and will certainly go again!

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Thank travelnmax
Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We were looking for a place close to the La Quinta Hotel that offered good food we could carry out. The brisket was very good and the portion was generous. If you want a family friendly, home cooked meal in a casual restaurant, Bono's is a good choice.

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Thank Jim W
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Most disappointed I've been in Bbq ever. Dry fatty meat. Slow wait staff. Smelled like a sewer had backed up outside( that sure brought the appetite right up). And if you're asthmatic stay away. The smoke in here is choking. Seriously. Accidentally leaving some meat on the dash all day would be better.

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Thank Brian M
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

The meat was so dried out. No flavor. All bbq sauces smacked of vinegar. The corn was swimming in a 1/4 cup of grease. Seriously worst food of my life.

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Thank Denagh M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6760 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32605-4313
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-331-3112

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?