98 BBQ (vs. Jambones)

Discussion in 'Dining and Food' started by bchtravlr, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Matt J

    Matt J SWGB

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    While everyone is always going to have a different experience I have to echo both SSB and JR's comments, they are both wonderful and unique. There is no "better" as they are completely different restaurants and foods that just happen to be under the classification BBQ.

    Keep up the good work Scott.
     
  2. lennonsdarlin

    lennonsdarlin Beach Lover

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    Jambones...WE LOVE!!!! (98 also. I'm not a conniseur of smoked goods so it all seems tasty to me. )Our group happens to be breakfast, lunch and dinner drinkers, soooo...The Bone seems to be the pick of the day...every other day!!!! Different friends come in from Destin and I'm finding myself eating bar-b-q 3 fricking times a week! Thank God it's (did not know this) ORGANIC PIG!!!???:dunno: I find somebuddy I know everytime I go alone. The bartenders are great, (we always sit at the bar) the guys are nice (they think we're perty) the girls are nice ( they think we're perty) and it's always a good time! OK, we did have one watery Bloody Mary! We didn't complain....one outta 500....I'll take dem odds! I also at times am on a wait crew, so I'm harsh with service people if they don't fill my needs or if there is even a hint of attitude. Truly, never had a problem with any of the staff...Always a good time and a welcomed addition to the hood!
     
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  3. ShallowsNole

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    Both restaurants are great. I have to admit I had sort of forgotten about 98 BBQ until the basketball teams from SWHS went there to eat last week. Now ShallowsSquirt won't let me forget again. ;-)

    Meanwhile, last time I had carryout from Jambones, I ate it for three different meals, and it was good each time. MY what a lot of great food.

    Both are tremendous assets to Santa Rosa Beach, particularly among the restaurants on 98. :D
     
  4. Santiago

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    I am in uncharted waters here as I find myself agreeing with you, SWGB. Don't fire back, I'm just kidding with you. For just a pork sandwich, I think 98 BBQ is far better. For everything else, I like Jambone's. I do find myself going to Jambone's more often than 98BBQ for whatever reason and hope they both stick around. Scott, I did deter an older couple from leaving Saturday because they got tired of waiting at the counter for the girl to emerge from the back. We chatted for a minute until she came out and took their order. I'm sure after a terrific meal, they will come back.
     
  5. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    you know, BBQ can be as controversial as politics and religion.

    maybe the poster of this thread does not realize that there is an unwritten rule of respect for local businesses (its called common courtesy). If you like it and have a good experience to share - post it! If you don't like it and have had a bad experience - contact the business owner directly and keep it private. on the board, we like to keep it positive. a little constructive feedback is okay now and then..

    this poster however was not even talking about his/her own experience in the restaurant - he was referring to words of some friends. even worse!

    all I know is that from so many folks I've heard from, Jambone's has been received into this community with wide open arms. not to worry Scott.
     
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  6. Kurt Lischka

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    To elaborate - we have some specific ideas about postings about local businesses that you can see here - http://www.sowal.com/bb/announcements-business/2-sowal-forum-rules-general-info.html

    I don't think the original poster's comments were that harsh. Not harsh enough to make Scott feel so bad. We want people to be able to post honest comments about businesses, as long as they aren't being too harsh or obviously trying to damage a business. We can all be good community members by following the golden rule.

    Meanwhile, you can see that what has happened on this thread has happened before - a simple criticism brings out lots of supporters, which is certainly good for business.

    Remember also that some customers can never be pleased, especially when they are hungry and cranky. I'm glad I don't have to serve them. ;-)
     
  7. scooterbug44

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    I am constantly amazed at how rude some people can be to wait or barstaff - and that they think it won't somehow come back to bite them in the arse/pocketbook. :roll:

    Most service personnel take too much pride in their work to sabotage your food, but that doesn't mean your rudeness won't someday catch up with you.
     
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  8. 6thGen

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    Quick question, and given the sensitive nature of politics, religion and barbecue, I'll try to be delicate. Is the 98 Barbecue heat fueled by wood? Most of the stuff I've had at 98 barbecue tasted more like oven "barbecue" with Tony's seasoning. Still not bad, and I'd still eat there, but I prefer JamBone's, provided it's kosher to say that I prefer one over the other. Great service at both. Thanks and I'll hang up and listen.
     
  9. bchtravlr

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    I have taken the advise recommended and provided Scott with the specifics of the negatives I referred to in my original post, as I too don't believe that these details should to be aired on the board.

    To reiterate the intent of the original message, I enjoy the quality of Jambones food, and plan to go back. I have taken multiple out of town guests to Jambones, and plan to continue in the future. The breadth of the menu and full bar is a critical element we need in Sowal especially after normal dining hours.

    I will also continue to enjoy the old (and new to me) 98 BBQ, as it does offer a great alternative!
     
  10. John R

    John R needs to get out more

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    It's actually the new 98 BBQ.
     
  11. sbartoldus

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    And while we're at it, the name of the other restaurant is JamBone. ;-)
     
  12. archas00

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    BBQ and good times

    scott--and all
    we love jambones so much and got so fired up about this post we ate there today for lunch, and as usual, the staff was friendly and efficient and the food was delicious. for all those posters who love Jambones go support your local business, you'll get some great BBQ out of it! :lolabove:
     
  13. Mark Partington

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    I have to agree-(like anyone cares)- with 'hey jude?'...aka? You know;it's always been my opinion that these 'handles' are convenient cover to sit back & snipe on any site- it certainly devalues the credibility of your word if you wont put your signature over it.
    Well......this has been ugly.

    from:2L82BAQT
    (headin out to Jambone)
     
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  14. traderx

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    I have eaten at neither JamBone nor 98 BBQ but look forward to the pleasure during my next trip.
     
  15. Smiling JOe

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    My complaint about JamBone is more a complaint about me -- feeling the need to clean my plate, which is a huge supply of food, more than I should ever eat at one sitting, but I never take home any leftovers.

    Service? JamBone is for the most part, a counter service restaurant. You order at the counter, fill your own beverages, etc. That may be confusing to some people who expect it to be a full service restaurant.

    When I've been at night, the cocktail servers are working their booties off, keeping the beverages well-supplied.

    The BBQ at JamBone is some of the best I've ever eaten (and I've eaten BBQ all over the south east USA, including many championship BBQ festivals) and the slaw is awesome with the Jalape?os.
     
  16. bluemtnrunner

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    Scott was one of the first people I met in Sowal. Right there in the aisle at Publix he invited me to a full moon party at Grayton. When he opened Jambone I was happy to go and enjoyed the food, the service, and the fact that he came up and spent a few minutes talking to us before going on to talk to other customers. Heck I even watched him haul coolers full of DElicious BBQ down to the beach for a party he was catering. Now THAT is service.
    Hang in there Scott. I think most of us know that you are a very dedicated businessman who is committed to the best quality food and service.
     
  17. SandSquatter

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    Jambone Jambone

    Wow, I have to say that I am truly surprised to hear that Scott or his AWESOME employees could turned any kind of bad service. We have spent many many nights there, some at the bar, some at the tables and even a few in the parking lot and to tell you the truth they go out of their way to make it the best experience in South Walton. Scott even went back into the kitchen to make a BBQ Pizza after they closed the kitchen and even better, after they discontinued the pizza for the short amount of time.

    Scott keep up the great work, I miss you guys and can't wait to come back. The thing I hate the most about moving from SoWal is my Jambone Jambone.

    To everyone at Jambone, you freakin rock.

    St. John
     

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