Location: 324 Broadway Kissimmee, FL 34741

I’ve lived in the South for a long time now. I’m not saying that makes me a BBQ expert, but I know good food, and that includes good BBQ. I’m very picky about BBQ because it’s not my favorite thing in the world, so if you’ve won me over, you’re doing it right!

I headed to Big John’s on the recommendation of a friend who was craving eating here on an almost daily basis at that point. I needed to know what all the hype was about. I walked in and the smell of smoked meat overpowered me, it was wonderful. After talking to the friendly staff for a few minutes, I decided on a sampler platter so I could try everything!

When I got my food, I knew that I had immediately underestimated this place. Let’s just talk about the picture for a second. My food came on an entire tray, and it filled it! I was so excited to start eating! I went for the brisket first. That’s my judge of a good BBQ place. If the brisket is moist and flavorful, they’ve done their job. I took a bite and it was bliss! I couldn’t wait and tried everything else on the tray. Nothing disappointed! I even liked the pulled pork, and that’s my least favorite thing at BBQ places.

Other notable things from here? Their sides are amazing! The fries are fresh cut and you can taste the difference. They also come with a house-made ranch that is to die for! The fried okra was fresh and crunchy, the sauces were flavorful and the perfect compliment to the meat. I can’t gush enough about this place. I love that it’s close to where I live, that it’s local, and that they care about providing delicious, high-quality food!

Check it out, you won’t be disappointed!