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Bono's Pit Bar-B-Q

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6760 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32605
+1 352-331-3112
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Plant City, Florida
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

There's not much good BBQ to choose from in Gainesville. I ate at Adam's Rib Co. yesterday and wasn't impressed. I went to Bono's today to compare and ordered the same thing...pork, ribs, mac and cheese and baked beans. Bono's was way better. The meal was overall much more flavorful than Adams. Also, Bono's has a drive thru so that... More 

Thank coachbradbrunson
Panama City Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This place is located in an area that is so busy it took us almost a half hour to travel to Bono's by car from our motel, which was a little more than three blocks away. Avoid travel to Bono's during rush hour. We were sadly disappointed in the level of service, and the quality of the food. Tasteless unsweetened... More 

Thank travels B
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 December 2016 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 

Thank FRmboy
Treasure Island, Florida
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640 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 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.

Thank Daniel K
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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!

Thank KathyJed
Southampton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

Thank Olivia Y
Gainesville, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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 

Thank KandCjourney
Space Coast, Florida
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187 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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!

Thank travelnmax
Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 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.

Thank Jim W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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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: 6760 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • 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?