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Ken's Bar-B-Que

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285, Lake City, FL 32055
+1 386-752-3845
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Palm Bay, Florida
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate at Ken's on the way out of Florida, and we each had a sliced pork sandwich, fries, Sweet potato fries and beans. The pork was very flavorful, you did not need any sauce, but their sauces are great too. The sweet potato fries were super. Plenty of pork and the fries too. We got a pint of beans... More 

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Owensville, Indiana
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319 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looking forward to some good smoked BBQ, we tried this restaurant. The BBQ chicken was best with more of a smoky taste, the pork was thinly sliced which made it dryer; tasty but not as smoky-tasting. Sides were good; slaw very good, sweet potato fries were also good. 2 slices of Texas toasted bread were on top of plate. Plenty... More 

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Thank Denise D
Crystal River, Florida
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Four of us dropped into Ken,s for dinner last night. We managed to order ribs, BBQ pork dinner and a Pork BBQ sandwich. The dinners came with two sides and toast. Sandwich came with fries. Dinners were good, ribs were a bit dry, sides were tasty and well seasoned. Tea was good. Prices were very reasonable. Service was excellent and... More 

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Lake City, Florida
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We usually order "to go" from the Ken's on US 90. The BBQ and sauces are great. Nice folks :) The ribs are always done, but for an extra measure of tenderness, take them home, warm for 30 minutes to an hour at 200 degrees - covering the ribs with sauce from Ken's. Amazing.

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Thank Joe B
Central Florida, Florida
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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The price was good but I'm so use to really good BBQ this was disappointing. The waitress was very nice and helpful and the restaurant was clean.

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Thank Lagar_7
Lake City, Florida
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Bar-B-Que Chichen, porks slabs, stakes, and much more, but when I ask for a extra pice of bread they charge for it, we did not like that we never heard in a restaurant to charge money just for a small piece of bread.

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Thank MiriamWarren
Lake City, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Great Local Food at an awesome price. Typical BBQ menu except they do not serve pulled prok....but they will chop it for you. I love the Ken's Club Sandwich with BBQ Turkey, Pork and Beef. Great portions and low price.

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Thank Jgreene27
Corinth, Vermont
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Ken's was listed in our AAA guide, so we thought we'd give it a try. We won't be back We got take out and I should have looked at the meal before leaving the place. Our meals had no bun or bread, just meat piled in the styrofoam (thankfully, we were camping nearby and had our own loaf of bread... More 

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Thank al b
Largo, Florida
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450 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Saw some positive reviews about Ken’s as we were traveling on I-75. Always on the lookout for a good barbecue restaurant, we decided to give it a try. The look of the place, the menu offerings and the quality of the food was kind of like Sonny’s Barbecue, but not quite as good—sort of a Sonny’s light. Most everything was... More 

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Thank Keith B
Rock Hill, SC
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

The location information about this restaurant is completely wrong. It took us out in the middle of a forest with nothing but dirt, washboard roads. Thank heavens we were in a truck and carrying gun - completely isolated. After we found our way back "to civilization" we spotted the restaurant right on Hwy. 90 East about 2 miles from I75.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 285, Lake City, FL 32055
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 386-752-3845

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