8. BBQ King
Claiming to be barbecue royalty takes serious gumption -- unless you can prove your worth. This bright-orange BBQ bunker with a smoker out back has earned its crown. The Southern-style barbecue joint fills the surrounding neighborhood with the aroma of slowly smoking pork and chicken. Heaps of meat and traditional Southern porcine-filled fare is matched by some less traditional (yet very South Florida) offerings of jerk chicken, smoothies, and seafood salad. BBQ King is located at 2500 W. Davie Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-835-5325.
Barbecue is the kind of unpretentious fare you'd expect to be served in a roadside shack. Well, Troy's has that down. On the corner of Federal Highway and Martin Luther King Boulevard in Boynton Beach, this unpretentious spot serves moist, open-barrel smoked ribs that will have you coming back -- and probably sweating -- for more. The sweet and tangy, tomato and vinegar sauce doesn't cover the flavor of the meat -- it enhances it. Definitely worth a little roadside pit stop. Troy's is located at 1017 N. Federal Highway in Boynton Beach. Call 561-740-1125.
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