We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Nancy's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
301 S Pineapple Ave, at Ringling Blvd, on the roundabout, Sarasota, FL 34236-7019
+1 941-955-2271
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

394 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 389: English reviews
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was cold and the barbecue was dry. Cold beer, sweet corn bread, nothing special except the decor and outside seating was fanciful and fun.

Thank draePDX
Level Contributor
57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I were so looking forward to going here based on the reviews. However, our experience was not a good one. The ribs were dried out and a cut we'd never had before and didn't enjoy, the brisket was tough, the pulled pork didn't seem to be pulled but rather cut, and the dark meat chicken was just... More 

Thank TooterBoston
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tripadvisor was rating Nancy's as the top B-B-Q restaurant in Sarasota. I drove there one evening to pick up a To-Go order, a 1 hour excursion. The 1/2 lb of sliced brisket, and the 1/2 lb of pulled pork were nothing like some of the other reviews exclaimed. It wasn't "melt in your mouth", and seemed no better than some... More 

Thank logicalposition
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nancy's is a gem in downtown Sarasota. The location is located within walking distance from downtown and is within the historic Burns court area. My son loves to sit outside on the patio by the big red tractor. The whole chicken is our go-to dinner with a side of baked beans, Brussel sprouts, and mac and cheese. The salad is... More 

Thank Kevin E
Springfield, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a cafeteria style BBQ place with a lot of character and the food is delicious. We had unbelievable brisket and pulled chicken sandwiches. The sides were upscale, hot and really mouthwatering (I was sad when mine were gone). It has picnic tables inside and outside.

Thank SDC372
Edgewater, Maryland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Inexpensive and great food. Side dishes also excellent. Best baked beans I've ever had. Can't wait to go back.

Thank edward b
Pequannock, New Jersey
Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great pulled pork and chicken. Baked beans and ribs are great! Casual dining and extensive menu selection.

Thank Jeffrey P
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was intrigued by the reviews, so stopped in last week for lunch. I ordered chili, and it was outstanding. Nice chunks of beef, robust flavor and just the right amount of heat for my taste. I'm going back for the ribs and chicken.

Thank edwrdjh
Level Contributor
98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No frills. Straight up country style BBQ joint. Counter service on trays. Good menu. Average food. Inside and outside picnic table dining. Good place to stop by. Nothing really outstanding. Sauces are table side bottles. Ok value. Ok food.

Thank FloridaTravelfan
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lots of good sides to choose from. pulled pork sandwich was absolutely delicious. super clean and friendly!

Thank BriannaBriannaJ

Travellers who viewed Nancy's BBQ also viewed

Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast

Been to Nancy's BBQ? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 S Pineapple Ave, at Ringling Blvd, on the roundabout, Sarasota, FL 34236-7019
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-955-2271
Voted Sarasota's "Best BBQ" 2012 and 2013 by the readers of SARASOTA Magazine. We're a locally owned, family friendly, fast casual bar-b-q joint. Community seating inside, picnic tables on our screened porch and outside in our garden area. Good selection of American beers, including artisan breweries, plus wine. Children's menu. Serving award-winning Pulled Pork, Texas style Brisket, St. Louis Ribs, Smoked Chicken, pastrami-rub smoked and chilled salmon, and 13 sides -- most vegetarian and many vegan. Oh ... and don't forget our entree size salads: both our BIG salad and our Southern Ceasar Salad!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Nancy's BBQ staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?