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Bono's Pit Bar-B-Q

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8011 Merrill Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32277-6545
+1 904-743-3727
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We gathered here with a large group of high school friends from many years ago. We had a very large group but even with that the service was great. The bar-b-q and all of the sides were delicious.

Thank Pat_Tom1
Jacksonville, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I had a sore throat and only wanted soup. The brunswick stew was so good I'm going back to get more.

Thank D S
Burlington, United States
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129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were driving through town looking for lunch. We stopped at Bono's. There was a steady stream of cars going into the parking lot and pulling out again... we didn't realize what a booming take-out business they have! We walked inside and were seated, passing the many people ordering/picking up take-out. The inside of the restaurant smelled smokehouse smoky -... More 

Thank Jerry L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The night before we tried another nearby BBQ place and were very disappointed, so much so that we almost swore off BBQ in Jacksonville, FL. We stopped in for lunch after finding out that Hungry Howie's did not have subs. We were on our way to an appointment and almost left thinking we did not have time. We were seated... More 

Thank Redman1982
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I have always loved Bono's BBQ. The best in town. Daily specials are good. Craig and his sister are the Owners. They have always contributed food for the ShAdCo quarterly meetings I would hold for 125 people and Policemen of the community. Very generous.

Thank rgold02
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Love all of their meats. The smoked wings are a favorite. Love the ribs & brisket, too. Always great food & friendly, efficient staff. ❤️

Thank Maureen L
Jacksonville, Florida
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The brisket was fantastic! Very tender, lots of flavor. I had the small portion and it was plenty for me.

Thank LisaPFLNP46
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

I have been eating Florida barbecue for a long time (from TN originally) and this might be some of the best barbecue we've ever had. Nothing was greasy, everything was perfectly smoked. The sides were excellent. Matt or server, made the evening complete. He was a complete gentleman, and told us that he still continues to work there as a... More 

Thank Scott W
Forked River, United States
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149 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Hubby and I shared the full rack of baby backs with sides of sweet potatoes, string beans and a side salad. Ribs were fall off the bone awesome! Salad chilled and very fresh, sides very tasty. Wait service was attentive, friendly and offered menu assistance. A must try if in this area!! And they have a drive thru!!!

Thank Denise A
Fredericksburg, Texas
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341 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

No matter which Bono's you visit, the food is always consistent. Our visit to the Merrill road one was no exception. Now understand I am from Texas, so no BBQ east of the Red River will be as good as Texas BBQ. I usually get the Brisket, which is a good imitation of Texas Brisket. This time i tried the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8011 Merrill Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32277-6545
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-743-3727

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