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Oaks Open Pit BBQ

6112 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4029
+1 941-922-7778
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (35 reviews)
“pulled pork” (16 reviews)
“chicken” (15 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
6112 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4029
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Since the restaurant is only a short walk from the house we rent for our holiday, we decided to give it a try. We were told to take a seat wherever we wanted, the interior was rough in a nice way and the beer was...More

Thank Rallykatt
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The pulled pork was very fatty and the service was horrible. We went in around 12:45 mid week so we were with all the workers there and we were disappointed with the lack of attention to refiling of drinks and other requests we had that...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This place use to be good when the old owner had it. Since the change of hands a few years ago it has went downhill very fast. The quality of the food is bad, service is slow. You think as a new owner you would...More

Thank CaBe49
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Lunched one day while staying on Siesta Key. Very convenient to the island. Great BBQ and sides. We all were too busy eating to talk!

Thank dbhagewood
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I ordered the All-You-Can-Eat dinner, and it was great, but seriously, I should have saved money and only ordered the Two-Meat dinner, because when they brought out my first plate, it was so huge I knew I wasn't going to be asking for more. But...More

Thank DJMotil
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Bad attitude all around for just a simple carryout. Called in. Greeted with, "Whaddya Want?" Typically, we overlook this slap (on top of poor parking, odd menu, etc.) but tonight was worse than usual especially with season being over.

Thank Rideman
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The food is below average for this type of place but prices are in line with other BBQ places. Ribs were quite fatty especially the ribs served under the all you can eat choice. In fact, there was much more fat than meat on the...More

Thank sheldon z
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We did take out the other night for ribs and beef sandwich, fries, beans, and mac n cheese. They were all good.

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We have tried several BBQ restaurants in the Sarasota Bradenton area and this is the best we have experienced. It is a little bit of a hole in the wall appearance and has a down home feel to it. Not much for ambiance, but what...More

Thank rockydogz1
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The ribs were great, very tender. So was the pulled pork. The BBQ beans were the way I prefer them, probably with brown sugar and molasses rather the Texas style. The sides are pretty standard. Apple sauce is apple sauce. We got PLENTY of food,...More

Thank Llamma2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6112 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4029
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-922-7778
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