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Big chunks of moist chopped pork with chewy bark on a soft, sweet bun. Not bad, Sheila's.
Big chunks of moist chopped pork with chewy bark on a soft, sweet bun. Not bad, Sheila's.
John Linn

This week in Dish, we review Sheila's Famous BBQ, Conch, & More, a two-month old Caribbean/barbecue shack in Lake Worth.

I count myself among the geek crowd simply because I find barbecue - like most good things in life - to be worth the extra time and effort. That, plus being a self-righteous barbecue nut is so much more fun than being obsessed with, say, comic books. With barbecue you get to taste the results. The proof is quite literally in the pulled pork.

Or chopped pork, as in the chopped pork sandwich I tried at Sheila's Famous BBQ, Conch, & More a few weeks back. I ordered the sandwich from Sheila's takeout window and grabbed a seat at one of the tiled, stone benches under the building's shady overhang out front. The sandwich, overflowing with hunks of pink-tinged pork, was barely contained in the small paper tray it was served in. I took a bite, and bits of smoky meat toppled out, landing in the tray with a glop thanks to the generous helping of rich tomato-based sauce. It was delicious; a sandwich after my own geeky heart.

But the pork isn't the only great thing at Sheila's. The place serves fantastic Bahamian-style conch and seafood. The full review can be read here . But hit the jump now for some mildly pornographic food shots.

Fabulous cracked conch is deep-fried until tender inside and crisp outside, and served with limes and plenty of mustard-based dipping sauce.
Fabulous cracked conch is deep-fried until tender inside and crisp outside, and served with limes and plenty of mustard-based dipping sauce.
John Linn
Conch salad can be ordered extra spicy with slivers of Scotch bonnet pepper. The chewy conch is light and refreshing thanks to a bath of citrusy lime juice.
Conch salad can be ordered extra spicy with slivers of Scotch bonnet pepper. The chewy conch is light and refreshing thanks to a bath of citrusy lime juice.
John Linn
Sheila's ribs are coated in lots of peppery sauce (a little too much, if you ask me). But the meat is flavorful and tender thanks to hanging out with oak wood smoke for four to five hours.
Sheila's ribs are coated in lots of peppery sauce (a little too much, if you ask me). But the meat is flavorful and tender thanks to hanging out with oak wood smoke for four to five hours.
John Linn
From the road, Sheila's looks very modest. But that laid back vibe makes it a fun place to stop in anytime.
From the road, Sheila's looks very modest. But that laid back vibe makes it a fun place to stop in anytime.
John Linn
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Sheila's Famous BBQ, Conch and More - Closed

1132 S. J St.
Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-951-2723


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