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Nancy's BBQ

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301 S Pineapple Ave, at Ringling Blvd, on the roundabout, Sarasota, FL 34236-7019
+1 941-955-2271
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So riddle me this: if a rib joint has no ribs, is it still a rib joint? I think the answer is no. Friday night, not late. No ribs. No apologies, just a shrug. No sign on the door. I will never return here, there's other rib joints in Sarasota. They will get my coin and Nancy's will not.

Thank Delcogeesewatcher
Sarasota, Florida
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very laid back setting in the Burns Court area on the south side of downtown. Order at the front counter and pick from a wide variety of brisket, ribs, chicken, pork and other typical BBQ favorites, with a wide variety of sides and some daily specials. I had a pork daily special with baked beans, cole slaw and baked... More 

Thank Bob M
York Beach, Maine
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463 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very large selection of barbecued foods! Great sides especially the baked beans. Picnic table seating. The wait staff is helpful! Nice for a casual lunch!

Thank DRH0PS
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
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144 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An assortment of Beef, Chicken or Pork BBQ choices along with southern sides such as Cheesy Grits or Baked Mac & Cheese. Place your order at the counter then pick up your order and head outside or stay inside to enjoy your meal. Family owned and a downtown Sarasota go to for BBQ for years.

Thank Kurt L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best BBQ in the area. Outdoor seating on picnic tables in addition to seating inside. Lots to choose from.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had ribs and pulled pork sandwiches and cold beer that was enjoyed by all. Nice variety of sides was good as well.

Thank ticklegolf
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am from TN and this place Nancy's is like a MacDonald's. Its ok but the BBQ is not special at all. Locals rave about "Nancy" but I don't get it. If ya need a BBQ fix its an OK place I guess to go. Not bad but I do not think if you know anything about NC or TN... More 

Thank Richard B
Riverview, Florida, United States
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were turned away from another local restaurant in Sarasota and decided to visit Nancy's BBQ. It was 15 minutes prior to closing and pickings were minimal. However, the food we did have as a group was wonderful. My friends absolutely loved the chili and complimented the chef. I loved the cheese grits, cheese au gratin potatoes, shredded chicken, brisket.... More 

Thank Brockport95
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must for lunch in Sarasota. Excellent brisket, chicken and pulled pork. Atmosphere is very basic. We always buy some BBQ sauce to take home.

Thank walpar
Sarasota, Florida
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I often go to Nancy's before catching a movie at Burn's Court. It's really convenient for a quick meal, because you order at the counter and then find your own seat at one of the picnic tables. Sometimes it's really crowded, but the line moves quickly and there's always seats available. We pretty much always split the... More 

Thank Megan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 S Pineapple Ave, at Ringling Blvd, on the roundabout, Sarasota, FL 34236-7019
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-955-2271
Voted Sarasota's "Best BBQ" 2012 and 2013 by the readers of SARASOTA Magazine. We're a locally owned, family friendly, fast casual bar-b-q joint. Community seating inside, picnic tables on our screened porch and outside in our garden area. Good selection of American beers, including artisan breweries, plus wine. Children's menu. Serving award-winning Pulled Pork, Texas style Brisket, St. Louis Ribs, Smoked Chicken, pastrami-rub smoked and chilled salmon, and 13 sides -- most vegetarian and many vegan. Oh ... and don't forget our entree size salads: both our BIG salad and our Southern Ceasar Salad!

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