Published: December 2, 2015
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There are a lot of great barbecue restaurants across the country from the West Coast to the East Coast. Even just on the East Coast there are tons and tons of great barbecue restaurants and we all know that Carolina Barbecue is a great style of barbecue. So it should be no surprise that within North Carolina two of
Many of you know of Sam Jones who’s family owns and operates the famous Sky Light Inn located in Adyen, NC where the main staple is just a simple but amazing pulled pork, so it should be no surprise that Sam wanted to expand his barbecue horizons and open his own barbecue restaurant with his name right on the building.
Barbecue Restaurant Review and Rating of Sam Jones BBQ
With all of my barbecue restaurant reviews I like to break up them into three different categories: Food; Atmosphere and of course the pricing of the barbecue food.
- Food: Obviously the quality of the barbecue food is most important and I must say that the food at Sam Jones BBQ was top notch. I really enjoyed all the food that I tried from the spare ribs, to the pulled pork and the sides were also amazing. The pulled pork was just smoked correctly and really had the correct combination of smokiness and taste of pork. In addition to the pulled pork, I tried the spare ribs and I must say that they were one of my favorite pork ribs that I have ever tried. The pork ribs were not only smoked to the correct tenderness but they were also packed full of flavors that left me wanted so much more. The ribs had the prefect mahogany coloring and they were just so flavorful.Besides the main courses the side dishes were also amazing, my favorite side dish had to be the baked beans that were filled with chunks of ground beef. By having the chunks of ground beef it brought the additional texture to the baked beans and there was a hint of smoke in the beans which wasn’t over powering the beans it was a perfect combination.
- Atmosphere: When you first walk up to the restaurant you are greeted by the outdoor smokehouse and you get to see right away where your amazing barbecue is being smoked. I really enjoyed that aspect of the restaurant. In many barbecue joints that I have visited the location of the smoker is in the back of the kitchen hidden away from sight and you just have to imagine what the smoker looks like, but not at Sam Jones BBQ and I think just that aspect alone puts Sam Jones BBQ on a whole new level of barbecue excellence.
Overall Thoughts: Sam Jones BBQ has risen the bar on Eastern North Carolina barbecue. Sam’s passion for creating amazing barbecue for his customers is something that can not be duplicated and it comes out through the food that is being served. You know that someone has a passion for barbecue and the barbecue restaurant that he/she owns when a customer calls up and the owner is the one picking up the phone, troubleshooting and even taking orders.
Sam Jones BBQ will quickly become a stop on the “barbecue restaurant road trip” just like his other amazing barbecue place: Skylight Inn. Sam should be extremely proud of what he created and more importantly his customers should be even more excited that they get to eat his barbecue more than once. I know for a fact that the next time I am traveling on the eastern part of North Carolina, I will be sure stopping at Sam
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