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Jimbo’s BBQ 9211 Crawfordsville Road

This joint is located in an old house right on US 136. They have limited seating and parking in the rear. Just in case you aren’t sure where you are this is on the side of the house.

It is small place that is as neat as a pin. All of the food they offer is listed on 2 chalkboards on the wall.

As soon as you park and step outside your car you can smell it. When you walk through the front door you can smell it. A carnivore’s dream. Smoked meat. Pat and I both enjoy BBQ and have eaten at several but I don’t recall that many joints that offer chili; and none that offer Brunswick stew. The stew tempted me but I was there to try the BBQ so I ordered their brisket special with one side and drink for $8.99.

The bun was pretty generic but the brisket was far from being run of the mill. It had a nice smoke ring and an excellent smoke flavor. It was also very tender and lean. The sandwiches come undressed but they offer 4 different sauces at the table. Texas, Memphis, Kansas City and Carolina. The first three are tomato based with varying degrees of sweetness. The Carolina a vinegar based. I liked a combo of Carolina and KC. While the meat was exceptional the mac and cheese was ho-hum. Macaroni with canned cheese sauce. Very cheesy just not what I look for in a Mac and cheese.

Pat is right there are several joints that do a good job with pulled pork. It is just a matter of how good that determines where to go. That and location. Clermont is pretty far for the both of us so I can’t see me hanging out there. However I can see myself going back for the stew. That is not something you see every day.

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6 responses

  1. I sure do wish BBQ didn’t cost half a day’s wages or I’d eat it all the time. I agree; the mac and cheese in your header has that nice crusty edge that is better than the creamy soup kind. The brisket sounds great!

    April 12, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    • I hear that. Brisket is a lesser cut of cow but it is not priced accordingly. So after it is smoked for 12 hours you have a lot of shrinkage which explains a lot about the pricing. Don’t know what the deal is about pork butt. Still 6 to 7 dollars for a sandwich is standard for around here. As for the mac and cheese. I don’t get it.

      April 13, 2017 at 7:01 am

  2. Sounds great! I love undressed bbq above all others, and I tend to go for the tang. Far for us, but must be a hoppin place for the locals!

    April 12, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    • Oh yeah. Another BBQ place opened up just across the street. Also their second Mexican food joint is opening up next door to the Police station. We got filled in on all of the culinary gossip at the Raceway Pub, down the street. A delightfully divey bar selling domestic bottles for $1.50. My kind of place.

      April 13, 2017 at 7:07 am

      • Delightfully divey — lovely consonance 🙂 Been a long time since I was in a dive. So many memories of hidin in booths, catchin up with old friends…

        April 13, 2017 at 7:11 pm

  3. Linda

    Jumbos slab of ribs is the perfect amount for two hungry adults. If you like moist, fall off the bone ribs My husband and I both agree you will have no room for sides getting full from all the ribs with Jimbos amazing sauces. Enjoy!! Jimbos gets 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟.

    May 16, 2020 at 6:15 pm

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