Sunday, October 18, 2009

Well I'll Be: Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que Wins Best BBQ in Orlando Poll

Yeehaw! Bubbalou’s Bodacious Bar-B-Que serves the best doggone bar-b-que in Orlando, according to a recent Eating Orlando poll. Readers chose the local, five-unit BBQ joint by a slim margin over second place Keller’s Real Smoked Bar-B-Q. Blackwater Bar-B-Q was third, and Cecil’s Texas Style Bar-B-Q was fourth. Judging from the top two vote getters, it seems readers prefer small, local chains over one-of-a-kind institutions. Or maybe they just really love their smoky meat and sweet sauces.

In one of the closest polls in Eating Orlando history, readers were all over the board in their choice for best ‘Q. I’m the same way myself. I’d eat at any one of these spots any day of the week. But I do love one particular spot more than the others. More about that later…

The results:

First Place: Bubbalou’s Bodacious Bar-B-Q 26%
Second Place: Keller’s Real Smoked Bar-B-Q 19%
Third Place: Blackwater Bar-B-Q 14%
Fourth Place: Cecil’s Texas Style Bar-B-Q 13%
Fifth Place: Porkie’s Original BBQ 8%
Sixth Place (Tie): O’Boys Bar-B-Q 7%
Sixth Place (Tie): Wildside BBQ Bar & Grill 7%
Seventh Place: Jack Benny’s Barbeque 4%
Eighth Place: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 2%

Congratulations to Bubbalou’s. I have a review of the Winter Park location in the pipeline, and I’ll tell you about my favorite soon.

Nominees for the poll were gathered from suggestions sent in by Eating Orlando followers on Twitter.


J.G. said...

Good choice, Orlando! We had dinner at the Winter Park location recently, and it was great fun to watch everyone from construction guys to Park Ave. ladies stopping in for their Q. And the meal was even better than the view.

Looking forward to the review.

The Mighty Will said...

Unfortunately, there's a big flaw with public polls like this one. People are very passionate and personal about things like their favorite BBQ. The average consumer rarely deviates from their favorite BBQ spot. So, of course they are going to vote for their favorite - despite the fact that they haven't tried other places.