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Bell FL: Atkins BBQ

My car's moving map took me on the backroads for my trip back from Florida and I'm glad it did. The road was beautiful and quiet. But eating places were relatively spare along the route so I was glad when I spotted Atkins BBQ. I was even happier with the food.

Atkins displays signs proudly announcing its 25th anniversary in April 2016. It's clearly the place to be in town, with all sorts of families eating lunch. The service was very friendly and helpful. Despite the name, Atkins has a full menu, including steaks and burgers.

This is my BBQ pork plate. As you can see, the meat is ham, not pork butt. Ham is juicier and more a more consistent cut of meat. Their choice of ham, and its modest labeling, is a sign of the care they take with their food. The cornbread was outstanding, with just the right amount of sweetness. The beans and creamy cole slaw were exemplary. I hope to take the Florida backroads again and Atkins will be on my list of places to visit.


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