i have only had food delivered from this new restaurant. i have not actually dined in, so i cannot accurately speak on that. very simply, the meat served here is fabulous. great smoke flavor, tender and juicy. if you like delicious, smoked bbq, this is a must try. even the bologna(yes, bologna) is awesome! and for $5 for a bologna sandwich with side, a great deal. i made 2 ginormous sandwiches from my lunch sized portion. now, the sauce. i cannot imagine describing this sauce as "award winning", unless the award was for contention for worst sauce... the heaviest flavor that comes through is that of A1(you know, the steak sauce). it seems that the last few times the food has come, the sauce had a heavier influence of brown sugar, which did make it a little better. i still would not offend good bbq sauce by calling this sauce decent. the side dishes that i have tried are the baked beans, potato salad, mac & cheese and candied yams. the baked beans to me were more of a ranch style, in their own juice, as opposed to a thick, seasoned "baked" variety. they were not bad, but definitely not great. the potato salad is more than adequate and the mac & cheese is more mac than cheese, and not a very creamy variation. the candied yams are the best side i have tried. i like my yams rich and sweet, and these fit the bill perfectly. to recap, the meat is the real star here. if you are a carnivore, do yourself a favor and give bonnie b's a try. the meat is why i will say that the overall rating is very good. with some fine tuning, exceptional would not be out of the question.
I just had dinner at Robins a few nights ago, and I was a bit disappointed. I ordered a combo plate - BBQ ribs (spareribs) and chicken and while the food was plentiful, the chicken was a bit undercooked and the ribs more tough than tender. Service was a bit impersonal on this last visit too. The place was nearly empty on a Wednesday night, but our server wasn't at all "engaged" - he was just going through the motions. I remember the quality being better here years ago. I'm sure to return again to give it another try, but I'll definitely ask for my chicken to be thoroughly cooked.
Good ribs for a great price. $30 garbage can combo can feed a family of 3.5! Get the ribs dry and load up on the 4 different sauces. The tri-tip and sausage are fantastic as well. Great sides incude the sizzlin' 'shrooms, blue cheese cole slaw and blueberry cornbread. Grab that basket of peanuts on your way in, it's time to grub!