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Roadside Rib Shack

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$$ - $$$
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2045 Bahia Vista, Sarasota, FL
+1 941-330-9597
Today
11:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading reviews on Trip Advisor, we thought we would try this restaurant as it had a high rating and was very close to were we were staying in Sarasota. We found that the pulled pork was decent, lots of different sauces, but order baked beans and coleslaw which were very disappointing. The baked beans looked and tasted like they... More 

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Thank JBS953
Kentwood, Michigan
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great daily specials. Friendly service. And the food is first rate. When you need a barbecue fix on siesta key this is the place for takeout. We are having ours tonight on the beach as we watch the sun set and drink adult beverages.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We were in Sarasota (Siesta Keys) on a short vacation from "The Up North" over the Thanksgiving week. Everywhere I travel I try checking out a local non-chain BBQ place - love supporting small businesses and I do love BBQ! This place had the correct name for a good BBQ place! The owner was out of brisket when we called... More 

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Thank Mike R
Sarasota, Florida
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

So I walk in a half hour before they close and ask if they have any type of closing special. The owner Vince, tells me I don't discount my food, thanks for stopping by. Really? That's how you speak to the customer? The barbecue is not that good to deal with a bad attitude especially being the owner. I would... More 

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Thank Al O
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I was introduced to the Roadside Rib Shack by a friend and go there regularly when I visit Sarasota. Good Ribs with a large portion size. Both sweet and spicy barbecue sauces, although the spicy is pretty mild.

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Thank Lee A
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been to the Roadside Rib Shack multiple times and it is definitely the best BBQ within 200 miles. The brisket and the ribs are wonderful and the sides are excellent as well. My favorite are the greens. Give this place a chance and you will come back for more, no doubt about it.

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florida
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Best ribs anywhere. The mac & cheese is great. Lots of food. Come hungry, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank sueinveniceflorida
Albion, Indiana
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Ate here one of our last nights in Siesta Key, and the food was plentiful and very good. I had ribs & chicken, and my husband had chicken. So much food we couldn't eat it all - they do not skimp on the portions at all! Excellent barbecue!

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Thank janean3115
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were in the mood for BBQ so after reading the reviews on here we decided to try it. We both had the Roadside sandwich which is pulled pork and pulled chicken together. We decided to have the nice gentleman mix it with the sweet AND spicy BBQ sauce. It was outstanding and tender. The wings were... More 

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Thank Joanna0728
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome barbecue served by really friendly staff. And sweet tea like my mom wishes she used to make. The sides are delicious and the jalepeno corn bread is the best.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2045 Bahia Vista, Sarasota, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-330-9597

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