The Bearded Pig

After it rained all week, spending the afternoon outside was just what we needed!

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We decided to check out one of Jacksonville’s newest restaurants – The Bearded Pig BBQ Located in th San Marco area.

The restaurant has a cool atmosphere. Large bar on the inside with seats on the outside as well. Also, a covered beer garden that’s pretty much the same size as the inside. It’s a quick serve restaurant so you order at the counter, pick up your drinks, and put a number on the table. This adds to the overall relaxed atmosphere. You can head back to the bar for another beer at any time.

The menu is pretty standard for a BBQ joint – brisket, pulled pork, chicken, ribs, etc.  I ordered the pulled pork sandwich

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and Matt got The San Marco, a ridiculously large plate of brisket, pulled pork, 1/4 rack of ribs, 1/4 chicken, macaroni & cheese, and cole slaw. I was more than happy to help him finish it!

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The ribs were huge!

When ordering, they asked if he wanted white or dark meat on the chicken and fatty or lean brisket. I appreciated  the options.  All items were juicy and delicious. The rub on the ribs was really flavorful as well. Mac n cheese gets an A+, not grainy or gummy and actually tasted like cheese! (I’m pretty picky about my mac!). I personally prefer a mayo based cole slaw but if you’re more into a vinegar based slaw, this one’s for you. The acidity pairs well with the fatty meats.

On each table are 4 sauces: mustard based, standard sweet barbecue, vinegar based, and xxx, a super spicy version of the vinegar based. I can’t say for sure, but it looked like they were all made in house.

Oh, I have to give a shoutout to the pickles! Briny and salty, yes! I loathe sweet/bread & butter pickles so they were a very pleasant surprise!

We’ll definitely be coming back, and you should too! Let me know if you’ve been there and your thoughts.

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