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Best Fried Shrimp & BBQ Pork

Discussion in 'Dining and Food' started by Rudyjohn, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. Rudyjohn

    Rudyjohn SoWal Insider

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    Which restaurant in So. Walton & Destin makes the best fried shrimp; also BBQ pork?
     
  2. FoX

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    Best shrimp is Smiling Fish - not too much breading.

    BBQ is not real in FLA. Although Greg Smith's place 98 BBQ ain't bad.
     
  3. RiverOtter

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    My brother swears by Dan's Old South BBQ on 98 in West PCB
     
  4. Rudyjohn

    Rudyjohn SoWal Insider

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    Actually, it is real in FL, at least in No. Fla, but not anywhere else in Fla. and certainly not Sonny's, if that's what you're thinking.
     
  5. FoX

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    Everything I've tasted in FLA is a Sonny's knockoff.

    There is a Jim 'N Nick's in Baytowne but even it is no better than Sonny's. :roll:

    Must be the salt air that creates greasy smoked meat and sickly-sweet, grocery-store style sauce. Yuck.
     
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  6. Kimmifunn

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    Yes. Dan's Old South is the BEST BBQ. I was just trying to think of the name of it the other day. The best baked beans too. It's not too far into PCB so it's totally convenient.
     
  7. GVM

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    For the best friend shrimp...there's a place called Louie's on 98...on the right...well past the Eastern intersection of 30-A and 98. I've driven by it a million times...always thought it was a bbq joint...cause for some reason they have a pig cooker along the side of the road near their sign. Stopped in a couple of weeks ago and had VERY good fried shrimp...and the side order vegetables were very good. Prices weren't bad, either. Pretty good fried shrimp at Bayou Bill's, also. I, too, give Dan's bbq the thumbs up.
     
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    Should clarify...Louie's is on the right as you're headed east toward Panama City Beach from Rosemary area.
     
  9. Beachlover2

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    Our favorite place for BBQ pork is Pig's Alley in Sandestin. Small roadside place with picnic tables set up ouside right off of 98 just east of the Outlet Mall. It is yummy. :wub:
     
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    We used to love Nick's fried shrimp on 30-A. Last time we were there, they still hadn't reopened since the fire. Have they opened back up yet?
     
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    They were good. Condos will replace the restaurant. :sosad:
     
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    I cannot say the Pig's Alley is a great place to eat since it is difficult to enjoy eating on the deck so close to the exhaust fumes from the traffic. However, their pork sandwiches are the best around. (Sauce could use a little help but it is good.) Get your food to go.
    I have been to excellent BBQ contests in Memphis, NC, and SC, and while Pig's Alley is not a "show winner," I think it is the best BBQ in this area. If you are willing to drive over to Port St Joe, there is a good roadside BBQ joint on the main road (hwy 98) called something like Beachview BBQ. The guy has been there for a long while, and it is worth every bit of the price for the culture variety, after being in this place for a while, and the BBQ is good. You will have to go to see what I am talking about. I recommend taking your food over to the park at Port St Joe to eat it under the big Oak Trees.
     
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    I like their white chicken BBQ and a big 'ol sweet ass tea.
     
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    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    Who's?
     
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    Pig's Alley
     
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    Speaking of clogged arteries, has anyone ever had fried bbq? I know it may sound strange, but it is some dangerous stuff. Pulled pork bbq, very lightly breaded and fried. Like bbq french fries.
     
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    For real? Bummer.
     
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    Sea Bar also has good fried shrimp and other seafood.
     
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    Take a drive to Nick's on the Bay, west of Freeport on Hwy 20.
     

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