4907 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL | Directions 3220730.297928 -81.616764
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 9pm
Neighborhoods: Spring Glen, Greater Arlington
Ribs to die for... – Mmmm mmmm mmm. I went to this place and tried the ribs and was just blown away! You need to try it. Can't wait to go back!
The Best! – The best BBQ in the U.S! It doesn't matter what you order, you'll love it. When I lived out west, my first stop upon landing in Jacksonville was Lou Bono's. I now live 75 miles away in Georgia, but a detour to southside is always in order if we're in Jax. Go hungry!
best ribs ever & iced tea !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – I went there to see my cousin that works for Bonos.....i went by what he told me about the the food.....and
it was fantastic....the iced tea was great....the ribs were outstanding. it is a nice atmosphere, nice employees.
i would go back again. the mandarin store is the BOMB.....you need to go there.....ask for the specials for the day or night.
The original Bono's serves slow-cooked barbecue and indulgent sides like deep-fried corn on the cob. – The Scene
The Bono's on Beach Boulevard is the first--it opened in 1949--and it still has original booths and counters. It's casual, for sure. Come in wearing a tie and the staff just might throw you out. It's not uncommon to see men tucking their napkins into their shirts, and you'll be thankful for the Wet-Naps when you've finished your meal.
Beef, pork, chicken and turkey are slow-cooked and, upon request, slathered with Bono's special mild, hot or red sauce. The ribs will have you licking your fingers and asking for more. Yummy sides like homemade coleslaw, sweet potatoes or fries make the meal, with a slab or two of grilled Texas toast thrown in for good measure. Don't miss out on the local favorite--deep-fried corn on the cob. Burgers, hot off the grill, are quarter-pound patties stacked high with lettuce, tomato or good ol' fashioned American cheese.
Lip Smacking – I have dine at all the BBQ restaurants in Jacksonville, even north to Maryland & west to Texas but no one beats BONO'S. The pure taste of the meat come from Harvey, main cooker who has been there over 50 years and give BONO'S it's personality. When Harvey retires there is going to a great lose. At all the other BONO's here in Jax it is not the same.
One day I met a man who flies from New York to Jax, has lunch at BONO's, drives to Miami for business back to Jax eat at BONO's and flies back to NY. He's biggest regret was when he retired.
Best Ribs Ever! – Best family fingerlickin' good BBQ place ever! Meat falls off the bones, the mustard BBQ sauce is delicious - not sweet or salty, service is with a smile. Generous servings, good price, lots of history!
Beef and Pork and Chicken, Oh My!!! – I brought my family into Bono's for dinner and the food and service was amazing. The portions are huge and the prices are more than reasonable. My kids had a blast.
Put Some South In Yo Mouth – I have traveled all over the country in search of the best bar-b-que ever. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu and I dare you to only have one glass of sweet tea. By far th ebest of all time.
Terrible meat – I ordered the smoked turkey. They use some sort of rubbery processed meat that is discusting. I asked the waitress what exactly it was and if it was processed, but she just shrugged and said "I have no idea." Well, I have no idea why people eat at this place!!!???
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