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Sushi_Girl

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Fat Boys Barbecue? Tue, 02/10/04 10:14 AM (permalink)
I saw a Fat Boys Barbecue the other day when i went to Ocala Florida,,is that a chain? it really didnt look like one, and has anyone ever been in there? im curious.There is a huge vacancy for good b-b-q here i need some place to go.
 
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    suz1998

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    • Location: Orlando, FL
    RE: Fat Boys Barbecue? Tue, 02/10/04 10:34 AM (permalink)
    There used be a couple of them here in central Florida many years ago. I remember eating there with my Mom whenever we would go shopping at the Fashion Square Mall on Colonial Avenue in Orlando. It was her favorite place.......it closed years ago, and I sure do miss their sliced pork sandwich!! You should check out the one in Ocala and let me know if it is worth a trip. I would love to surprise my Mom......
     
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      Tom-Fl

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      • Location: Satellite Beach,Fl, FL
      RE: Fat Boys Barbecue? Tue, 02/10/04 11:23 AM (permalink)
      The originator of the chain was in Cape Canaveral during the early space days.

      They sold a few outright and franchised a few.

      Part of the group went to J-ville and started the Woody's franchises and another part went to Gainesville with Sonny Tillman to become Sonny's franchises.
      The family broke up and now the son, Ronnie, has Meemaw's Carolina BBQ in Indian Harbour Beach,Fl.

      They tend to lean to their breakfast business and salad bar lunches.

      They are all known to have good beans.

      Some of the independents are better than others.

      Tom
       
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        RVlifestyle

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        RE: Fat Boys Barbecue? Sat, 10/30/04 9:25 PM (permalink)
        We ate at a Fat Boy's BBQ the other evening in Okeechobee. Not the best we've ever had but well above average.
         
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          BT

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          RE: Fat Boys Barbecue? Sun, 10/31/04 3:18 AM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by Sushi_Girl

          I saw a Fat Boys Barbecue the other day when i went to Ocala Florida,,is that a chain? it really didnt look like one, and has anyone ever been in there? im curious.There is a huge vacancy for good b-b-q here i need some place to go.


          When I was an intern and resident at Shands Hospital in Gainesville in the early 70's, I didn't have a lot of time for meals, but there was a Fat Boy's just down the road (toward Ocala, just before you come to Paynes Prairie--I forget the highway #) and, being a BBQ lover, I ate there whenever I could. It wasn't the best I ever had, but it was definitely passable Q--but, of course, that was 30 years ago.

          I thought somebody here in a different thread told me it had gone to the big smokehouse in the sky. Glad it hasn't.
           
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