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Lillie's Q

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9848 W Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541
+1 850-654-3911
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lillie's is consistent, and actually improves. Frequented by repeat travelers to our are from out of state (personal experience and reported to me by a large group of business travelers from Northern Virginia and The District of Columbia). Lillie's is TRUE smoked ONSITE. The Memphis Tacos are a real kick, should not be missed. All orders are served in generous... More 

Thank LocalGirlEatsGood
Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding BBQ. Do not be fooled by this small roadside shack, the meat is great, and fairly priced. A few picnic tables on the porch if you want to stay there and eat, but most business is carry-out. Had 2 pork sandwiches for a special of the day at $9.00 sandwiches were huge and outstanding.

Thank Robert S
Destin, Florida
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be late. The owner cooks only so many racks of ribs. You are late, you starve. The ribs are great and I mean St Louis Pappy's great.

Thank Sunburned31
Miramar Beach, Florida
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This tiny carry out features surprisingly delicious pulled pork and ribs. They carry a variety of sauces so you can choose your favorite - sweet, tangy, spicy, whatever. For a special treat or a party, you can order ribs, but if it's a holiday you must get your order in early as they sell out. Visitors who want a local... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

No frills here, but darn good BBQ sandwich. Has a variety of sauces to choose from. Bring cash, no credit cards.

Thank Golf1040
Atlanta, Ga
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151 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 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 

1 Thank psl126
Nashville, Tennessee
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284 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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St. Louis, MO
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?