I have never had barbecue at a restaurant that measured up to the barbecue from the better roadside stands that are open on the weekends. Up until recently, my favorite was Eli's in Dunedin. That was until I went to the Bar-B-Q Queen.
Phillis, the owner, has a roadside stand on Highland, but has recently moved indoors to a small store on Gulf to Bay, just a little east of Crest Lake Park. The ribs are meaty, smoky and moist, and you can choose from eight different sauces from mild to hot or sweet to not. The smoked collard greens are a specialty of hers. The baked beans are like molasses candy. She also bakes a variety of cakes and pies, including traditional favorites like sweet potato pie, and inventions of her own with names like "Better than Sex".
At the moment she is only open Thursday through Saturday, but hopefully as the business grows she'll be back to five days a week.
1621 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33756
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