Tom'Jr.Years ago there was a great BBQ place in Boca Raton, FL: Tom's. Tom started out with a small trailer on Dixie Highway where you would take out your order. It was always a shock to see a line of luxury cars parked and waiting for their BBQ. When I would visit my parents I would pick up some ribs and drive to their place. The aroma filled my car and by the time I got to their house I was ready to eat.
Eventually, Tom opened a full restaurant and during the season it was always packed. No reservations and the lines were incredible. However, the wait was worth it. The ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and catfish were fantastic. His BBQ sauce came with various degrees of heat. The aroma would drive you crazy. The sides of hush puppies, corn, collard greens, and black-eyed peas also good.
In addition to the best BBQ I have ever had, Tom and his wife were the nicest people you could meet.
Tom was a Pastor in his church and he helped many individuals overcome drug and alcohol addiction, and would employ them in his restaurant.
When I would visit my parents, this was the one place I would be sure to eat at. If you asked my sons where they would like to eat the answer was always Toms.
Eventually, Tom's wife passed away and he died shortly thereafter. The restaurant closed and my favorite BBQ joint was no more.
My sister who still lives in the Boca Raton area said that she thinks their son has opened a BBQ joint in a neighboring town.
I have gone to a number of good BBQ joints in St. Louis, Kansas City, and other cities. But none could match Toms.
Hey to a city boy like me Burbank is the middle of nowhere.Jasper, GA....Pickens County.
“Middle of nowhere...?”
Do beware the speed trap south of town though-brutal!!!
Jasper is town that you don't go "through", it's a town you must "go to".About 30 minutes from where we live, just across the TN-GA line.
I have heard of Bub-Ba-Que, never have stopped there though. Now it’s a mission.
Another reported worthwhile BBQ place in Jasper is Big ‘Uns right on Hwy 515 just north of town.
100% agree, the fact that its on this list and Franklin isn't is criminal, temporary closure or not. Definitely a fun place, especially with a group and plenty of booze, but just not the best quality compared to some of these other places.I've been to the Salt Lick in Driftwood many times. Very good but not great.
Sonny's has 7 locations. Six are in Dallas- it would take an act of congress to get me to drive in Dallas. The other is on I-35W, far north Fort Worth. Why do the traffic gods mock me?