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Ten Best Barbecue Spots in South Florida

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10. Lucille's Bad to the Bone BBQ

If you're looking for badass barbecue in Boynton Beach or Boca Raton, look no further than Lucille's Bad to the Bone BBQ. Here the focus is on pork cuts -- baby back ribs (which are smaller but extremely tender) and St. Louis-style ribs (which are meatier and fattier) are patted with dry rub, slow-cooked, and then finished off on the grill, creating an ideal moist yet crisp texture. A sweet house sauce seals the deal, but the restaurant offers flavor profiles ranging from smoky to spicy to Carolina mustard. Lucille's is located at 3011 Yamato Road, Boca Raton; call 561-997-9557. Also at 6691 Boynton Beach Blvd. in Boynton Beach; call 561-742-7449. Visit badtothebonebbq.com.

9. Mrs. Smokeys Real Pit Bar-B-Q

America is a melting pot, unifying people from cultures, and Mrs. Smokey's likewise unifies all the barbecue. Using a hickory blend of wood, the spot churns out barbecue from all ends of the spectrum: Southern pork, Texas beef brisket, and Memphis dry-rub and wet ribs. You can order your ribs with just a dry rub of salt, onion, garlic, and spices or smothered in sauce. Same for the pork and the brisket. Point is: It's good -- no matter which way you like it. Mrs. Smokey's is located at 1460 10th St. in Lake Park. Call 561-318-5137, or visit mrssmokeys.com.

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