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O.B.'s Real Pit Out-N-Back B.B.Q.

725 Industrial Blvd. (I-75, exit 218/McDonough) Send to Phone
Family-owned, O.B.'s does a fine job with barbecue’s classic dishes.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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O.B.'s Real Pit Out-N-Back B.B.Q. Restaurant Review

: The large pile of wood outside this rustic structure isn’t just for decoration; it means O.B.'s smokes over wood. The pulled pork (shredded rather than chopped) is moist, tender and richly flavored, with a good measure of nicely charred outside meat mixed in with the moist inside meat. But we think the star of the show is the rack of Memphis-style ribs, boasting a nicely seasoned but not overly salty dry rub. The three sauces are a sweet, a mild and a hot, the latter the best in our view. Fried green tomatoes are just decent while fried dill pickles are a hit. Coleslaw and baked beans are among the better side items, and the hushpuppies, de rigueur for North Carolina 'cue fans, are quite good. While the place once served beer, it no longer does so, and the sweet tea is too sweet for our tastes. Solution? Order half sweet and half unsweetened for balance.


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