Price Range $-$$

Monday – Closed, Tuesday 16:00 – 21:00, Wednesday – Thursday 11:00 – 21:00, Friday – Saturday 11:00 – 22:00, Sunday 11:00 – 21:00 

Experienced by your COTD staff – Stuart & Lisa

The Bearded Pig is a Southern BBQ Joint and Beer Garden located on the Southbank of the St. Johns River in the San Marco neighborhood of Jacksonville and they also have a location on Kings Ave.

Now yes – we know its a drive to get from Orlando to Jax but combine this with a day out at the beach or on the way back from Daytona or St Augustine and it’s the perfect way to end the day.

They have a couple of locations but our favorite is the beachside location – it has ample outside seating and, whilst not directly on the beach, it’s a good spot for some people watching. Go when the airshow is on and you get a good view of the skies!

Their menu is pretty locked down but they do have the odd special on now and again – however our staple is the burnt ends. I would literally crawl over broken glass for a portion (or two) of these. They are superb. I usually order a lean and a fatty end cut of each and gently drift into a meat coma.

The brisket and mac-n-cheese are also firm favorites but honestly we haven’t had a bad meal here ever. Price wise it’s very very competitive and I’d go as far as to say cheap (compared to a lot of mediocre chain bbq restaurants). Order a little at a time, have a drink, relax on the patio and just eat the afternoon away. Word of warning though – this is authentic bbq so once it’s gone it’s gone & the burnt ends are always the first to run out – so maybe do lunch rather than dinner!

1700 3rd Street South Jacksonville, FL 32250

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