5 to Try: BBQ Hot Spots

Satisfy your hankering for juicy, finger lickin' barbecue chicken, beef, pulled pork or ribs at local BBQ joints in the Orlando area. Taste buds are tantalized with slow-cooked dishes smothered with hot, mild or sweet sauces and paired with baked beans or slaw. Take a break for lunch or dinner and experience what these bodacious barbecue spots have to offer.

Updated: January 25, 2010

Barbecue Bonanza


Porkie's Original BBQ

256 E Main St, Apopka, FL 32703

Mosey on over to Apopka and experience Southern hospitality while you sink your teeth into tender, smoked pork, beef, chicken or ribs cooked in a 14-inch open-pit and covered wit hot, mild or sweet sauce.


Cecil's Texas Style Bar-B-Q

2800 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32806

Take a bite out of tender, hickory-smoked beef briskets, pulled pork or ribs cooked for 14-18 hours, then paired with jalapeno mashed potatoes. The restaurant serves barbecue the old-fashioned way by hand-trimming and carving the feast right before your very eyes.


Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

3390 University Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792

Step inside a restaurant with a wooden barbecue shack atmosphere and plates overflowing with a huge heaping of beef, chicken, pulled pork or ribs with garlic toast and baked beans on the side.


Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Q

1471 Lee Rd, Winter Park, FL 32789

Follow the dancing pink pigs to barbeque heaven at this Winter Park restaurant. The eatery serves down-home BBQ and is best known for its baby back ribs and hickory-smoked chicken with all of the fixin's.


Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill

2911 Vineland Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746

Watch the game or your favorite show from your table while eating barbecue delicacies and relaxing in a lodge-style atmosphere. The dishes are accompanied with baked beans, slaw, fried apples and other sides.