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Kay Bros. BBQ – New BBQ Joint – Gainesville, FL

Thanks to Andy Staples from for pointing out a new BBQ joint he visited in Gainsville, Florida called Kay Bros. BBQ. He intimated that they still appeared to be getting their kinks out, but since the BBQ offerings in this area are extremely limited, it’s worth a look at.

As there aren’t any official reviews online, here’s information from their website: “Brothers Darren and Steven Kay opened the inaugural location of Kay Bros. BBQ across from the University of Florida in early 2011. As youngsters, the brothers worked at a neighborhood barbecue restaurant and quickly developed a passion for slow smoked meats and southern style side dishes. After college, the brothers traveled to renowned barbecue destinations such as Memphis, Kansas City, and Austin. They were on a mission to discover what true barbecue should taste like. These visits laid the foundation for transforming a hobby into a way of life. Kay Bros. BBQ represents the culmination of these travels and brings together the many wonderful flavors and regional variations that make barbecue a true piece of Americana.”

Additionally, “At Kay Bros. BBQ we slow smoke our meats using real hickory and oak woods. The way real BBQ should be cooked. Our BBQ sauce bar features eight delicious homemade sauces that we developed and perfected ourselves. The side dishes are much more then an afterthought as they are made from scratch every morning including mac ‘n cheese, sweet corn bread, mashed potatoes, baked beans and more!”

Have you been to Kay Bros. BBQ? What are your thoughts?

If you want to check it out yourself you can here:

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Posted in BBQ Joints on by kevin - Comments (3)


  1. Andy should visit Adam’s Ribs on 13th st and probably only 2 miles from campus.

    They are a big time local favorite with great ribs and pulled pork but the collards are AMAZING.

    just my two cents :)

    Herb Jones
    Online Potential inc. – a Gainesville advertising and marketing agency

    Comment by Herb Jones — May 26, 2011 @ 4:35 pm

  2. Oh my goodness this place is like CRACK COCAINE! (not that I’m actually aware how a crack addiction is) but..I find myself keep coming back to Kay BBQ twice-sometime three times a week…isn’t that right Steven (the owner) ummmm, this place is yummmy :)

    Comment by Rosey — August 5, 2011 @ 11:07 am

  3. OMG- the brisket is better than my grandma’s. The garlic green beans and Mac n cheese are unbelievable. I will be back to visit often.

    Comment by Kim — November 14, 2011 @ 4:36 pm

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