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“Real wood-smoked Barbecue!”
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It's Just Barbecue
Ranked #8 of 17 Restaurants in Orwigsburg
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed 25 October 2009

First of all, the location is in Deer Lake, on the edge of Orwigsburg, right along rt. 61. You'll see the large pink pig grille sitting outside.

I really like this little place. It's really hard to find good BBQ in the area, but it's perfect cuisine for Berks and Schuylkill county. Darn good, no frills, and inexpensive. Seating area is all picnic tables and paper towels on the roll. True to the bbq way of life. They use real wood smokers to slow cook the meat. When you drive by, the smell grabs you and forces you to stop the car.

I've had their pulled pork and the smoked half chicken, and I was very happy. For quick and simple fare, they have sandwiches. To get a bbq chicken sandwich is like getting a 1/4 of a chicken on a bun. I cut the meat slab in two and save one for another sandwich later.

For sides, they have the standard baked beans, cole slaw, mac salad... but do not miss their awesome potatoes. The chunky potato salad is a treat, and you won't find a better baked potato anywhere. The only thing I've eaten here that I'd call just average are the pork ribs, not as tender as some places.

It's a simple little place. Menus are printed on brochures only (and on their website). They close during the winter and are closed Monday and Tuesday. It's a family business that enters major bbq comptetions and does catering and bulk sales. Their beef brisket has won awards. It's cool that this place fills a needed food niche, and it's done by someone who's passionate about the art of barbecue.

I would love to see them really prosper and grow to new and larger locations. They're about 5 miles north of Cabela's. If they could set up a place next to them, they'd clean up. And they'd be closer to my house. ; )

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