Kingman is the town that everyone travels through. Unfortunately, even travelers traveling through get hungry. Many people think their choices are limited to the fast food they see from the hiway. So I thought I would tell you about my two favorites that are both conveniently located close to 40 and Route 66 and won’t take too much time out of your schedule.
The first is the Redneck’s Southern Pit BBQ. This restaurant hasn’t been around less than a year but has made a big impact on the locals. It all started with a regular guy BBQing for friends and family. As everyone was groaning with pleasure, they would mention that he really needed to sell it. A couple of his brothers agreed with the friends and built him a trailer with smoker so he could go around to the fairs, rodeos, etc. and sell the BBQ. It is not surprising that at these events, people kept saying that he really needed to have a permanent place to sell the BBQ. Eventually, he did just that and opened up the Redneck BBQ.
Walking into Redneck is like walking into a friends or family BBQ party. It is casually decorated with the proper roll of paper towels on the tables. The food is fantastic and you can taste the care taken in the food. They have stuff baked potatoes along with the normal BBQ offerings of pulled pork and brisket, chicken, ribs and hotlinks. Ribs are severed only at night during Monday through Thursday but all day Friday and Saturday. Don’t get there to late because they sell out fast. My husband thinks the brisket is the best he ever has had and believe me when I say he has tried them all over the country. Of course they have side but I don’t go any further than the beans. Oh the beans. Odes should be written to those beans. I can dream about those bits of bacon swimming among those delicious beans.
Redneck’s is located in the old part of Kingman on Beale Street and has a parking lot associated with it. Drop on by. You will feel just like you are having dinner among friends instead of just a spot on the interstate. 420 E. Beale Street.
The second place is Bangkok Thai. This is the place that you have driven by and thought who would stop there? It is neat to a service station in a building that you would wonder if it was going to fall into the ditch it is next to. But next time, do stop. The food is good. Okay you are thinking “what does a cowboy town like Kingman know about Thai?” I have no idea but it better than many of the Thai restaurants that I have known in big cities. Who would have thought?
They serve more than just Thai so those who are afraid of heat are covered. In fact, that is the one drawback is if you ask for the food to be spicy, you get what would normally be 5 on a 1 – 10 scale. If you like your food really spicy, ask for double X. We have never had anything bad so experiment. This is a really small place so if you have a large party, you are going to need to get there early or late and avoid the rushes. 208 E Andy Devine Ave, Kingman
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