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Oaks Open Pit BBQ

6112 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4029
+1 941-922-7778
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (39 reviews)
“pulled pork” (16 reviews)
“pork sandwich” (5 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
6112 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4029
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've driven by this restaurant for years but never ate there so thought we'd try it with a party of 10. We were quickly seated by a friendly server. It is a small quaint older place. I ordered ribs and they were fatty and greasy....More

1  Thank emptynester23
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The BBQ has a real good smoky taste. You know you are eating really good. The flavor is fabulous. The prices are great. You can eat in or take out. The portions are great. You can't lose. They have variety of foods and sides. /they...More

Thank Evelyn M
Reviewed 27 April 2018

I've been curious about this restaurant for a few years. It looks like a dive, but sometimes that's where you find the best BBQ. I decided to give it a try tonight and, well, it's a dive. I ordered the baby back ribs. They were...More

Thank SouthboundEventually
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Don't go to the chain spots, this is way homier. Its just a little hole in the wall but that's what we like when we travel...eat where thelocals eat. Ribs were good but a little dry, corn on the cob was great as were the...More

Thank mammagogo
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We love BBQ and found this gem right on the main drag of Tamiami Trail. It is the type of BBQ Shack we scope out on travels. The Oaks didn't disappoint. The staff was very friendly. We had the Alligator Bites and Pulled Pork Platter....More

Reviewed 23 March 2018

It's small and hard to find, but the search is worth the effort. The staff is friendly, the prices modest, and the food excellent. We needed carry-out for 12. We ordered racks of baby-back ribs, beef brisket, chopped pork, plus all the accompaniments, including key...More

Reviewed 25 January 2018

When finding this place we thought it was a Bar, hang out, or gust a dive and almost left. Small, hidden under big trees, & some what run down, with the only thing missing were the row of bikes. My mistake inside it was clean,...More

Thank powell2765
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

The BBQ is to die for. Portions are huge. Meat falls off the bone. The place has red checked plastic table cloths, diner seating, friendly service. The baked beans and the rest of the sides are very good, typical of the options in a BBQ...More

Thank Llamma2
Reviewed 20 December 2017

We’ve driven by here a number of times but to be honest, thought it looked a little rundown so we never stopped. We finally decided to read some reviews and give it a shot. Wish we had done that sooner! We were so impressed. I...More

Thank Hognfrog
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Since the restaurant is only a short walk from the house we rent for our holiday, we decided to give it a try. We were told to take a seat wherever we wanted, the interior was rough in a nice way and the beer was...More

Thank Rallykatt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6112 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4029
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-922-7778
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